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“Unfair” Refugee Distribution Stokes Global Crisis

LONDON, Oct 4 – The burden of the global refugee crisis is being unfairly shared, with just 10 countries hosting the majority of refugees, humanitarian groups said, urging wealthy nations to step up their response. Fighting in Syria, Afghanistan, Burundi and South Sudan has pushed the total number of refugees to a record 21.3 million

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Jordan Sentences Gunman, 22, to Death for Security Complex Attack

AMMAN, Aug 4 – A court in Jordan sentenced a 22-year-old man to death on Thursday for an attack on a security complex that killed five people in June, state news agency Petra said. The state security court found Mohammad Masharfeh guilty of “committing terrorist acts that led to the death of human beings and

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Syrian Rebels Say Russian Jets Hit Refugee Camp Along Jordan Border

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, July 12 – Jets believed to be Russian on Tuesday struck a refugee camp along Jordan’s north-eastern border with Syria, killing at least 12 people and injuring scores in the first such Russian strike near the Jordanian border, rebels said. Several jets flying at high altitudes struck at noon a makeshift

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CIA Weapons for Syrian Rebels Sold to Arms Black Market: NYT

June 26 – Weapons shipped into Jordan for Syrian rebels by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia were stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, the New York Times reported, citing American and Jordanian officials. Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November

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Jordan: Widow’s Inc.

After fleeing civil war, a Syrian refugee started a business in Jordan to support her family BY Oscar Lopez Sitting behind a large wooden desk in her white hijab, a cigarette in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other, Lara Shaheen looks every bit the modern Arab businesswoman. The only problem is

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Car Bomb Kills Jordanian Troops at Syria Border

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, June 21 (Reuters) – Six Jordanian border guards were killed by a car bomb in a remote area of the frontier with Syria on Tuesday during an attack launched from Syrian territory, security officials said. The explosives-laden vehicle blew up a few hundred metres from a camp for Syrian refugees in

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Jordan Arrests Suspect After Deadly Attack at Palestinian Camp

AMMAN, June 6 – Jordanian authorities arrested a suspect after an attack on Monday at a Palestinian refugee camp that killed three security officers and two others, state television and an official said. Initial investigations suggested the attack at the intelligence department’s office at the Baqaa camp was an “individual and isolated act”, Jordanian government

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Attack Kills Three Jordanian Intelligence Officers at Palestinian Camp

AMMAN, June 6 – Three Jordanian intelligence officers and two other security personnel were killed in an attack on a security office in a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of the Jordanian capital, a government official said on Monday. Jordanian television, quoting a government spokesman, described it as a terrorist attack that took place

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