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This month on Inside the Middle Eastupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 14:31:00

This month on Inside the Middle East PHOTOS: Angelina and Brad Visit Orphaned Children in Jordanupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 15:31:00

The couple travel to the SOS Children's Village in Amman PHOTO: Brad and Angelina Take the Twins for Ice Cream!updated: Mon Oct 05 2009 12:08:00

The couple step out with Knox and Vivienne in Amman, Jordan

Young Palestinians play to their strengthsupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 13:17:00

The Palestinian Youth Orchestra (PYO) is just one example of the Middle East's many arts and music initiatives that are helping spread a message of peace and harmony.

Palestine Youth Orchestra on iReportupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 05:24:00

The Palestinian Youth Orchestra (PYO) is just one example of the Middle East's many arts and music initiatives that are helping spread a message of peace and harmony. World Soccer: Iraq's '07 Asian Cup triumph seems a world awayupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 15:05:00

There might have been hardly an Iraqi fan in Jakarta's Bung Karno stadium on July 29, 2007, but it hardly mattered; not anymore. The Iraqi national team had gotten used to not playing in front of its own supporters. Baghdad, with its burning sectarianism, long had been off-limits for the game's fans, managers and, of course, its players.

'Hurt Locker' pits men against bombsupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 10:11:00

The great director Alfred Hitchcock used to describe the distinction between surprise and suspense in terms of a bomb placed underneath a table.

'The Hurt Locker'updated: Tue Jun 09 2009 10:11:00

Watch a clip from the film 'The Hurt Locker.'

Sri Lanka says it has seized last rebel areaupdated: Sat May 16 2009 12:54:00

Sri Lanka's prime minister warned Saturday that his country "stands on the brink," as its soldiers cornered Tamil Tiger fighters in an assault that is trapping more than 50,000 civilians on a small plot of coastal land.

The Pope visits Jordanupdated: Mon May 11 2009 11:29:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman walks the streets of Amman, Jordan to see how people there feel about the Pope's historic visit.

Analysis: Pope's message to Muslims might prove riskyupdated: Sat May 09 2009 15:53:00

For more than 20 years, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, then the Vatican's top doctrinal czar, was the intellectual architect of the papacy of John Paul II.

Pope on 'high-wire act' tour of Middle Eastupdated: Sat May 09 2009 03:18:00

Pope Benedict XVI arrived Friday in Amman, Jordan, for a weeklong visit to the Middle East that he hopes will help "foster good relations between Christians and Muslims."

Pope to embark on Mideast tourupdated: Fri May 08 2009 23:58:00

Pope Benedict XVI will leave for a weeklong tour of the Middle East Friday morning, the first papal visit to some of Christianity's most holy places since Pope John Paul II made the pilgrimage in 2000.

On the Banks of the Jordan Riverupdated: Fri May 08 2009 23:58:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman gives a short history of the Jordan River ahead of the Pope's visit.

Commentary: Mr. President, next stop Jakartaupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 16:28:00

During his visit to Turkey, President Obama sought to officially reach out to the Islamic world after eight years of tension by declaring in a speech to the Turkish Parliament that he is determined to have a lasting "partnership with the Muslim world."

Breast cancer message goes globalupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 11:07:00

A nurse in Jordan who was diagnosed for breast cancer last year is dying because she didn't seek treatment. The family of a woman in Tanzania didn't know she was ill until her tumor started eating through her skin.

Middle East breast cancer crisisupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 11:07:00

The Middle East is home to a growing breast cancer epidemic. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

New Middle East envoy to visit region soonupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 14:51:00

Middle East special envoy George Mitchell could be traveling to the region as early as next week, two Obama administration officials said. Seth Davis: Thoughts on Pitt, Syracuse, more in my inaugural mailbagupdated: Sun Dec 14 2008 21:34:00

We'll begin my inaugural mailbag of the 2008-09 season with a pair of questions about the Orange:

Syria releases American journalists, official saysupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 17:14:00

Syria has released into U.S. custody two American journalists who Syrian officials said had illegally entered the country, a senior State Department official said Thursday.

Two U.S. journalists missing in Lebanonupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 13:19:00

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut is asking for assistance in locating two missing American journalists who were on vacation in Lebanon and have not been heard from since they left the Lebanese capital last week. US Embassy: 2 Americans Missing in Lebanonupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 12:55:00

The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon says two Americans are missing in Lebanon and is appealing for information on their whereabouts

Suit: KBR forced Nepali men to work against will in Iraqupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 18:28:00

A lawsuit filed in California against Kellogg, Brown and Root on Wednesday alleges the company and its subcontractor were involved in a human trafficking plan that forced Nepali men to work against their will in Iraq.

Obama might pressure Iraqisupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 18:34:00

Sen. Barack Obama says that if he were president, he would consider pressuring Iraqis to pay for projects.

Sri Lanka hope to punch above their weightupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 23:11:00

Being a small nation with only around 20 million people, Olympic appearances have always been very important for Sri Lanka.

Report: World ignoring Iraqi refugee crisis updated: Thu Mar 20 2008 21:31:00

"Mr. B" and his family dodged militias by moving from house to house in Baghdad -- but they couldn't escape being Sunni or the fact that Mr. B had served in Saddam Hussein's military. Back to Baghdad: Hell Reassessedupdated: Sat Mar 15 2008 18:00:00

After a six-month hiatus, TIME's veteran Iraq correspondent returns to gauge the surge's impact. Have things changed?

Groups seek help for vulnerable Iraqisupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 12:31:00

Two humanitarian groups launched urgent appeals Tuesday, seeking millions of dollars for vulnerable and destitute Iraqis.

Baghdad's armored car marketupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 12:31:00

CNN's Michael Holmes visits a shop where armored vehicles are bought and rented for the streets of Baghdad, Iraq. A Flight Back to Baghdadupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 10:00:00

A TIME reporter returns to a Baghdad he has not seen in four years and discovers that it is not the same city he knew

Amputee boy walks again: 'My life is back'updated: Wed Dec 19 2007 18:11:00

Mohammed Rasoul, a 12-year-old Iraqi boy whose right leg was blown off during a car bomb attack, gingerly stands on his new prosthetic limb and then struggles to walk using parallel bars to help with his balance.

Face time with Issam Chalabiupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 07:39:00

Issam Al-Chalabi worked as Iraqi oil minister from March of 1987 to October 1990. He left Iraq shortly after the invasion by Saddam Hussein of Kuwait in August 1990 and retired from government service in 1991. Since then he has been working as a consultant in Amman, Jordan. Muslim Leaders Send Peace Messageupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 08:40:00

Their letter marks the first time so many high-profile Muslims have come together to make such a public call for peace

Iraqis flooding Jordan get free schoolingupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 08:27:00

In the sunbathed schoolyard of the Shmisani Institute for Girls in Amman, Jordan, principal Sanaa Abu Harb makes an announcement over the speaker system.

Refugee Childrenupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 08:27:00

CNN's Hala Gorani talks from Amman about Iraqi refugee children

Youssif and family arrive in U.S.: 'Am I in heaven?'updated: Wed Oct 03 2007 11:25:00

Youssif, the 5-year-old Iraqi boy who was savagely burned by masked men, arrived in the United States late Tuesday with his family -- the first step toward his lengthy rehabilitation.

Youssif arrives in Americaupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 11:25:00

CNN's Arwa Damon follows along on the journey to recovery as an injured Iraqi boy and his family arrive in the U.S.

U.S. lawmakers' plane fired uponupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 06:58:00

A U.S. military plane with three U.S. senators and a U.S. House member onboard came under rocket fire while leaving Baghdad, Iraq, for Amman, Jordan, Thursday night and had to take evasive maneuvers.

Militant: 'Those who cure you will kill you'updated: Thu Jul 05 2007 08:53:00

A British Anglican cleric working in Baghdad said a man he met in Jordan issued a disturbing threat that is now feared to be a dire portent in the aftermath of failed British bombing attacks.

U.N. wants $60M to help scattered Iraqi refugeesupdated: Mon Jan 08 2007 13:27:00

As up to 50,000 Iraqis flee their homes every month, the U.N.'s refugee agency said Monday that it will seek $60 million this year to help the roughly 3.7 million people displaced by violence in the war-ravaged nation.

Second guard held in Hussein video investigationupdated: Thu Jan 04 2007 07:17:00

A second security guard who witnessed Saddam Hussein's execution was detained for questioning Thursday in the investigation into a cell phone video of the hanging, an aide to the Iraqi prime minister told CNN.

More arrests expected from Hussein execution videoupdated: Wed Jan 03 2007 01:44:00

At least two more arrests are expected in connection with cell-phone video of the moments before Saddam Hussein was hanged, Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie said Wednesday.

The Hajj: Your e-mailsupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 08:27:00

I feel very fortunate to have undertaken this journey with my family. It would be next to impossible to verbalize the experience in few words. All I would like to say is, that Hajj brought a new perspective to life and made me realize how utterly futile it is to wage wars (both at the micro and macro level) either in the name of religion, personal or group conflicts or in the name of "democracy." Regardless of our nationality, race, religion and status we are all mortals. The greatest jihad (struggle) that every human undertakes is the jihad to be human. Rukhsaana Yoosufani, Texas, U.S.

Preparing to cover The Hajjupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 04:13:00

Arriving in the evening of December 20 in this hot, desert kingdom, laden with a train of boxes bearing some 280 kg of camera equipment, and some vague notions of a "schedule" to be adhered to, your ideals are dispelled as soon as you set foot in the arrivals lounge at King Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Baghdad diary: life in hellupdated: Sun Aug 06 2006 09:31:00

Time's Aparisim Ghosh has reported extensively from the boiling cauldron that is Baghdad. In an excerpt from this week's Time, he describes his most recent visit -- a rare look inside the most lethal place on Earth.

Airstrike ends weeks of hunting for al-Zarqawiupdated: Thu Jun 08 2006 08:09:00

Two 500-pound bombs ended the hunt for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most wanted insurgent in Iraq, and the man behind some of the grisliest terrorist attacks of the war.

Lawyer: Saddam Hussein ends hunger strikeupdated: Mon Feb 27 2006 05:01:00

Citing health concerns, former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has ended his hunger strike after 11 days, his attorney said Monday from Amman, Jordan.

Fortune: Secret No More: Inside the Pentagon's Iraqi PR Firmupdated: Mon Jan 23 2006 00:01:00

If you've read anything about the Lincoln Group, the Washington, D.C., firm that has been hiring Iraqi clerics and paying Iraqi newspapers to run articles written by U.S. soldiers, you might be won...

Fortune: Secret no moreupdated: Fri Jan 20 2006 10:01:00

If you've read anything about the Lincoln Group, the Washington, D.C., firm that has been hiring Iraqi clerics and paying Iraqi newspapers to run articles written by U.S. soldiers, you might be wondering, Who are these people? In most news accounts Lincoln is referred to as a PR firm, but nobody in the PR business had heard of it before December. That has led to whispers that Lincoln might be a front for the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.

CNNMoney: Secret no moreupdated: Wed Jan 11 2006 10:57:00

If you've read anything about the Lincoln Group, the Washington, D.C., firm that has been hiring Iraqi clerics and paying Iraqi newspapers to run articles written by U.S. soldiers, you might be wondering, "Who are these people?" In most news accounts Lincoln is referred to as a PR firm, but nobody in the PR business had heard of it before December. That has led to whispers that Lincoln might be a front for the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.

Strong earthquake rattles Greeceupdated: Sun Jan 08 2006 07:01:00

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck southern Greece early Sunday afternoon, rattling much of the country, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Al Qaeda claims Israel attack linkupdated: Thu Dec 29 2005 15:37:00

In what may be a sign that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's terror group is expanding its operations, Al Qaeda in Iraq has posted a statement claiming responsibility for firing missiles from Lebanon into northern Israel earlier this week.

Cooper: War is hell, opportunityupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 14:37:00

We arrived in Baghdad this morning. Caught the first flight in from Amman, Jordan. It's a Royal Jordanian flight, but the crew is South African, because contractors are the only ones willing to take the risk.

Transcript of Bush speechupdated: Wed Dec 07 2005 07:35:00

President Bush on Wednesday gave the second of four speeches outlining his strategy for victory in Iraq, focusing on efforts to rebuild the war-torn country and its economy.

Musharraf: Pakistan winning fight against radicalsupdated: Sun Nov 13 2005 13:44:00

The president of Pakistan said Sunday it was highly unlikely his country would have to deal with the kind of terrorist attack that killed 57 people last week in Amman, Jordan.

Quick condemnation of Jordan attacksupdated: Wed Nov 09 2005 19:15:00

Wednesday's deadly explosions in Amman, Jordan, drew swift condemnation in Washington and at the United Nations.

Amanpour: A 'matter of time' for Jordanupdated: Wed Nov 09 2005 18:56:00

Three suspected suicide bombings hit hotels frequented by westerners in downtown Amman, Jordan, Wednesday night, killing dozens of people and wounding many more.

Hotel blasts kill dozens in Jordanupdated: Wed Nov 09 2005 14:55:00

Three apparent suicide attackers detonated nearly simultaneous explosions Wednesday night at hotels in downtown Amman, Jordan, killing at least 67 people and wounding more than 150 others, the deputy prime minister of Jordan said.

Journalists freed, Indonesia saysupdated: Mon Feb 21 2005 02:22:00

Two Indonesian journalists taken hostage earlier this week in Iraq have been released, Indonesian officials said Monday.

Jakarta vows to free hostagesupdated: Sat Feb 19 2005 01:01:00

The Indonesian government "will leave no stone unturned" in their effort to free a pair of Indonesian journalists taken hostage in Iraq, Indonesia's Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

Iraq: Indonesia reporters missingupdated: Fri Feb 18 2005 04:35:00

A pair of Indonesian journalists are missing in Iraq and may have been taken captive by uniformed gunmen, Indonesia's Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Polish hostage: I was treated wellupdated: Sat Nov 20 2004 08:46:00

A Polish woman kidnapped in Baghdad last month has made a surprise appearance in Warsaw saying her captors treated her well but refused to reveal how she was freed.

Hopes rise for French hostagesupdated: Fri Sep 03 2004 03:14:00

Hopes that the two French journalists being held hostage in Iraq could be freed soon rise following reports they have been transferred to guerrillas willing to negotiate their release.

U.S. probes allegations of Afghan prison abuseupdated: Sat May 15 2004 11:33:00

The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan confirmed Saturday that a second investigation has been initiated into allegations of detainee abuse at the hands of U.S. jailers.

Two German security men missing updated: Sat Apr 10 2004 07:59:00

The German Foreign Ministry has confirmed that two of its security staff assigned to the German Embassy in Baghdad are missing.

Red Cross wants to visit Saddamupdated: Sat Feb 14 2004 10:49:00

More than two months since Saddam Hussein's capture, the U.S.-led coalition still has not allowed the International Committee of the Red Cross to visit him.

Six killed in capture of Saudi terror suspectupdated: Thu Jan 29 2004 12:12:00

Five members of Saudi security forces and a sixth man were killed in a raid in Riyadh that captured a suspected terrorist Thursday, the Saudi Ministry of the Interior said.

Muslims protest at headscarf banupdated: Sat Jan 17 2004 10:39:00

Hundreds of Muslims protested in Paris, London and other cities Saturday against the French government's plan to ban religious symbols -- including headscarves -- from state schools.

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