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March 31, 2018 9:40 am gmt |
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Refugees competed for the first time in the recent Dead2Red Relay Running Race, an annual marathon relay event, in Jordan. The race started near the Dead Sea, the lowest place on the Earth’s surface at nearly 500 meters below sea level. The route passed through “Wadi Rum”, known as ...
In India
February 10, 2018 3:37 am gmt |
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Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi stopped over to greet King of Jordan, Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein on Friday (February 09), on his way to a three-nation tour of Palestine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Oman. Modi’s Jordanian counterpart, Hani Al-Mulki came to receive him at the airport. Mo...
In Canada
January 14, 2016 11:38 am gmt |
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Ebrahim and Bara Alali aren’t strangers to snow, but they’ve never seen anything like a Canadian winter before. The two boys are refugees from Syria. They arrived in Windsor, Ont. with their parents Bara Alali and Nada Alkousa about nine months ago, and this is their first winter in the c...
In Europe
November 18, 2015 7:36 am gmt |
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French fighter jets intensified their raids on Syria on Monday night (November 17), targeting the Islamic State’s stronghold in Raqqa after the group claimed coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people, the defence ministry said. “The raid including 10 fighter jets was l...
In America
September 27, 2015 4:59 am gmt |
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Tens of thousands of people crowded the streets of Philadelphia as Pope Francis made his way to Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday (September 26) in the evening for a ceremony that included prayer, performance and barring witness. The pope was addressed by six different families with different pli...
In Asia
August 29, 2015 5:02 am gmt |
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Syria’s 4 1/2 year conflict has driven half of the country’s people to flee their homes, with the number of those who have left the country approaching 20 % of the pre-war population. At least 7.6 million people are displaced within Syria, which counted 23 million inhabitants at the start...
In Middle East
July 25, 2015 11:24 am gmt |
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As the Syrian crisis moves towards its fifth year, and aid agency funding dries up, an increasing number of Syrian refugees are choosing to return home. As Syrians continue to flee airstrikes and shelling in their war-torn country at a rate of several thousand per day, many are now caught in an impos...
In Canada
May 29, 2015 2:05 am gmt |
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Canada will not vote for beleaguered incumbent Sepp Blatter in today’s (Friday) presidential vote at the FIFA Congress. Victor Montagliani, president of the Canadian Soccer Association, says Canada will cast its ballot for the only other candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan. Montaglian...
In Middle East
May 25, 2015 11:37 am gmt |
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Thousands of displaced people fleeing Ramadi and the violence in Iraq’s western Anbar province continued to head to Baghdad via Bzebiz bridge after the government waived restrictions and granted them entry on condition that each family had a sponsor. The exodus is the latest in the aftermath of...
In Asia
May 11, 2015 8:59 am gmt |
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Women and girls from the parts of Iraq and Syria are being stripped naked by ISIS fighters and are treated like slaves. Those kidnapped girls who are passed around like cattle to Dohuk or Mosul cities, through boats are being stripped naked at slave auctions. These girls are distributed among ISIL le...
In Canada
April 30, 2015 3:57 am gmt |
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King Abdullah visited Canada and a meeting regard to security cooperation among Jordan and Canada held in Ottawa yesterday (Wednesday). This meeting had been arranged among Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Jordanian King Abdullah. During king Abdullah’s third trip to the country since...