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World NowClashes between Syrian government forces and the rebel Free Syrian Army erupted across the country, despite the peace plan that calls on both sides to lay down their arms....
World NowAs the death toll continues to tick upward in Syria, some Syrians opposed to the government have grown impatient with the United Nations monitors sent to bear witness to its peace plan....
World NowPalestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that exploratory peace talks with Israel are at an impasse....
World NowIsrael Palestinian Authority West Bank A cash-strapped Palestinian Authority received a reprieve Wednesday as Israel approved the release of about $200 million in taxes collected during October and November....
Babylon & BeyondPress freedom groups are calling attention to a raid on the office of the Agence France-Presse news agency in the Jordanian capital earlier this week after it reported that the motorcade of Jordanian King Abdullah II was pelted with bottles......
Babylon & BeyondAfter six months of Egypt- and Tunisia-inspired protests, Jordanian pro-democracy demonstrators calling for reforms and a wider public say in politics remain persistent and show little sign of ceding their demands. Though demonstrations in Jordan have...
Jacket CopyWhat's the most widely requested banned book at Al Taliya Books in Amman, Jordan? Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses." Al Taliya Books is the place readers go when they want to get a book that has been officially banned, Borzou......
Babylon & BeyondJordan has had regular peaceful protests in recent days, pressing King Abdullah for political reforms, but a Friday demonstration outside the Husseini mosque in Amman turned unexpectedly violent when a gang of more than 100 pro-government counter-...
Babylon & BeyondDemonstrations turned violent as government supporters clashed with protesters in the Jordanian capital Friday, hurling stones at each other. Scores of people were injured, according to news reports from Amman. [Updated at 11:45 a.m. PST: Hamza Mansour,...
Babylon & BeyondIn an unprecedented development in Jordan, protests similar to those that have rocked Tunisia and Algeria in recent weeks erupted in the Arab kingdom Friday. Thousands of people took to the streets of the capital, Amman, and several other cities......
Babylon & BeyondFollowing two weeks of demonstrations in various cities across Jordan against high commodity prices and government policies, the country's ruler King Abdullah II said on Wednesday that it's time to bring about more political and economic reforms in the...
Babylon & BeyondThe U.S. Embassy in Egypt has been closed indefinitely, spokeswoman Elizabeth Coulton told CNN, although it is still offering 24-hour emergency assistance. Embassy staff in have been overwhelmed by inquiries and the State Department now has a 24/7 task...
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