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Stifled in Middle East, Lebanese Band Finds Audience in West

By Sarah Dadouch BEIRUT, Aug 20 – Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila’s blend of indie rock and lyrics about social and political injustice has won a passionate following among fans seeking an alternative to Arab pop with its romantic themes. But securing a firm footing in the Middle East has been difficult for the band. Jordanian

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Jordan Hands Life Sentence to Soldier Who Killed U.S. Trainers

BEIRUT, July 17 – A Jordanian military court sentenced a soldier to life imprisonment with hard labour on Monday for killing three U.S. military trainers at the gate of a major air base last year, a judicial source said. The soldier had been charged with premeditated murder and had pleaded not guilty, the source said.

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Trump to Meet Muslim Leaders at Summit in Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah II of Jordan, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Niger’s Mahamadou Issoufou are among leaders invited by Saudi King Salman for a summit with US President Donald Trump. The Arab-Islamic-American Summit will be among a series of talks expected to be held in Riyadh between May 20-21, Saudi officials said. Trump has frequently been accused

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Syrian Girls Flee War Only to Become Mothers in Jordan Camp

By Lin Taylor ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan, Dec 15 – In a crowded maternity clinic at a refugee camp in Jordan near the Syrian border, Elhem cradled her crying 11-month-old son, bounced him on her knee and then handed him to her mother to help calm him down. “When I had the baby I felt

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Haya Bint Al Hussein: A Princess on a Mission

EXCLUSIVE: HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein talks of her humanitarian efforts, family and memories. Leila Hatoum I feel good when we are able t0 bring in the aid to those in need says HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, when asked about her humanitarian initiatives and her interest in helping people from all four corners of the

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Three U.S. Trainers Shot Dead at Jordan Base

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, Nov 5 – Three U.S. military trainers were shot dead in Jordan on Friday when their car failed to stop at the gate of a military base and was fired on by Jordanian security forces, a Jordanian military source said. The incident occurred at the Prince Faisal air base in the

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