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This month on Inside the Middle Eastupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 07:11:00

This month, Inside the Middle East explores the stories of women throughout the region, highlighting Jordan in particular as a country whose constitution doesn't codify equal gender rights.

Syrian unrest unchanged by regime movesupdated: Sun Jun 24 2012 21:16:00

Rebel fighters killed 16 Syrian soldiers in a battle in the northern Syria town of Daret Azza on Sunday, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Jordan's prime minister resignsupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 12:33:00

Jordan's prime minister resigned Thursday, the Jordanian Royal Court and state-run Petra news agency said.

UK moves to deport alleged terror fund-raiser Abu Qatadaupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 14:48:00

British authorities have arrested Abu Qatada, whom they describe as an inspiration to terrorists that include one of the hijackers who struck on September 11, 2001, the Home Office said Tuesday.

Bombs, guns hawked at arms trade showupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 14:06:00

Military brass shop for weaponry at a huge arms trade show in Amman, Jordan. VICE goes inside.

UK, Jordan hold 'useful' talks over Abu Qatadaupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 14:43:00

A UK government official held "useful discussions" with authorities in Jordan over efforts to deport a freed radical from Britain to the Arab nation, the Home Office secretary said Friday.

British dilemma over Abu Qatada releaseupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 14:43:00

Abu Qatada's release comes after the European courts ruled his detention was illegal. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.

British minister heads to Jordan for Abu Qatada talksupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 21:42:00

A British minister is traveling to Jordan as the United Kingdom seeks a way to deport a freed radical cleric described by authorities as an inspiration to a September 11 hijacker and other terrorists, the Home Office said Tuesday.

U.N.'s Ban visits Jordan to move Mideast peace process forwardupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 02:25:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pays an official visit to Jordan on Tuesday, as part of a Middle East trip to help move the peace process forward.

Hamas leader meets Jordan's king; first official visit since 1999updated: Sun Jan 29 2012 15:55:00

The exiled leader of the Palestinian Islamic faction Hamas met with Jordan's King Abdullah II on Sunday in his first official trip to Jordan since his expulsion in 1999.

Jordan's king addresses reformupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 18:37:00

Jordan's King Abdullah talks with CNN's John Defterios about the formation of a new government and unrest in Syria.

Jordan's king discusses Middle East peace talks with Obamaupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 18:37:00

Jordan's King Abdullah met Tuesday with U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the conflict in Syria, which borders Jordan.

UK cannot deport radical cleric, European Court rulesupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 06:59:00

The United Kingdom cannot deport a radical cleric linked to al Qaeda to Jordan because evidence obtained by torture could be used against him there, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in a landmark case Tuesday.

Israeli, Palestinian officials meet in Jordan to relaunch negotiationsupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 17:57:00

Palestinian negotiators put forward proposals on security and borders during talks with Israeli representatives in Jordan, Palestinian media reported Tuesday.

The nomadic cave dwellers of Petraupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 09:46:00

Over a million visitors travel to the rock-cut architectural wonders of Petra, Jordan each year.

Cave dwellers of Petraupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 09:46:00

IME journey beyond the well-worn tourist paths, and meet the people who live, work and protect Petra.

Arrests, skirmish between protesters, Syrian embassy employees in Jordanupdated: Sun Dec 11 2011 20:28:00

Tensions flared Sunday at Syria's embassy in Jordan -- an incident an embassy official described as an attack on Syrian employees, while an activist deemed it a peaceful demonstration before the protesters themselves were attacked.

Jordan's king visits Ramallah ahead of Palestinian talksupdated: Mon Nov 21 2011 12:10:00

Jordan's King Abdullah made a rare visit to the West Bank Monday to hold talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as the Palestinian leader is expected to renew reconciliation talks with rival political faction Hamas later in the week.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 06:24:00

IN FOCUS: Jordan's nuclear ambitions

'No one has any idea what to do about Syria,' Jordan's king warnsupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 12:19:00

No one has any idea how to deal with what's happening in Syria, Jordan's King Abdullah told CNN, saying he has "great concern" about how things will develop there.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 06:17:00

FACETIME: Mahmoud Jibril, former Libyan interim Prime Minister After the death of Colonel Gadhafi, Libya is looking towards a new and very different future. This week in a special edition from the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan, MME sits down with the country's former interim prime minister Mahmoud Jibril to discuss a timeline for a new constitution and elections. IN FOCUS: Jordan's economic pressures Tensions have been high in Jordan, where King Abdullah dismissed his cabinet for a second time this year and appointed a new prime minister. Jordan is one of the smallest economies in the Middle East and suffers from high rates of poverty. Leone Lakhani takes a look at Jordan's most pressing issues. Marketplace Middle East airs weekly at the following times (all GMT): Fridays: 0845, 1645, Saturdays: 0615, Sundays: 0515, 1745, Mondays: 0045

Gadhafi's demise and the Arab Spring updated: Fri Oct 21 2011 13:00:00

Three gone (Gadhafi, Mubarak, Ben Ali), two holding on in the face of daily protests (al-Assad, Saleh), two more (Kings Abdullah of Jordan and Mohammed of Morocco) trying to stay ahead of the curve of protest: After 10 months of the Arab Spring, the region is still in the throes of a heady and unpredictable transformation.

Jordan's king dismisses prime minister and cabinetupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 10:07:00

King Abdullah II dismissed Jordan's cabinet and prime minister on Monday, appointing a leading jurist to take over the government and undertake reforms leading to new election laws and government accountability, according to a statement from the Department of Information and Communication.

Jordan top group as China struggle to qualifyupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 13:14:00

Jordan took a step nearer qualifying for the World Cup finals for the first time with a 3-0 win over Singapore Tuesday to top Asian Group A with a 100 per cent record.

Israeli ambassador returns to embassy in Jordanupdated: Sat Sep 17 2011 07:50:00

The Israeli ambassador to Jordan has returned to Amman a day after security concerns pushed officials to send much of the embassy staff home early, an Israeli foreign ministry spokeswoman said Friday.

Protest turnout small after Israelis pull staffers from Jordan embassyupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 12:54:00

The Israeli Embassy in Amman on Thursday sent home all but a skeleton staff due to security considerations, an Israeli Foreign Ministry official told CNN.

Jordan mulls constitutional reform to weaken king, boost protectionsupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 20:44:00

Jordanian authorities took a key step Sunday toward enacting sweeping changes to the country's constitution, initiatives that would decrease the king's authority, reinforce the separation of powers and bolster civil rights.

Jordan, Turkey join calls for Syria to end the violenceupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 16:05:00

Two of Syria's neighbors joined growing international calls Monday for Damascus to halt its violent crackdown on anti-government protesters -- calls that came even as the violence itself continued.

Searching for the Arabian Oryxupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 09:00:00

CNN's Rima Maktabi takes to the dunes of the Dubai desert in search of the fabled and endangered Arabian Oryx.

Arabian oryx back from brink of extinctionupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 09:00:00

Forty years ago the Arabian oryx was extinct in the wild.

Jordan police use batons on marchersupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 22:43:00

Riot police attack demonstrators marching through Amman, Jordan. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

4 Jordanian police detained, probe promised after protesters attackedupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 22:43:00

A Jordanian official ordered an investigation Saturday to look into police officers' attacks on pro-reform demonstrators in Amman, state-run media reported.

Riot police attack demonstrators, journalists in Jordan's capitalupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 23:34:00

Riot police in Jordan attacked demonstrators Friday on the streets of Amman, in some cases punching, kicking and beating them with sticks.

Clashes mar visit by Jordan's king, witnesses sayupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 13:55:00

Clashes broke out between citizens and anti-riot police during a visit by King Abdullah to southern Jordan on Monday.

February: Jordan's king orders reformupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 06:00:00

King Abdullah II of Jordan dismisses his government and appoints a new prime minister following political protests.

Jordan sees interim council as representative of Libyan peopleupdated: Thu May 26 2011 07:28:00

Jordan considers Libya's Interim National Council to be the legitimate representative of the Libyan people and will send a permanent envoy to the rebel-held city of Benghazi, Jordan's foreign minister said Tuesday, according to the state-run news agency Petra.

Maps, land and history: Why 1967 still mattersupdated: Tue May 24 2011 18:32:00

On the website of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs there is a map -- with a message. The map itself is a basic display of how regional borders looked before the Six Day War in 1967. The message is in the distances drawn from those borders to major Israeli cities.

Palestinians go it aloneupdated: Tue May 24 2011 18:32:00

CNN's Matthew Chance takes a look at how Palestinians, frustrated by peace process, are poised to go it alone

Amid talk of intifada, Jordan's Palestinians demand right of returnupdated: Fri May 13 2011 19:56:00

About 6,000 Palestinian refugees gathered Friday near Jordan's border with Israel to mark the founding of the Israeli state and to demand to be allowed to return to their ancestral homes.

Who should the U.S. support?updated: Mon May 09 2011 07:25:00

Most recently the question is being asked about Syria. Before, we wondered about the rebels in Libya. Before that, Egypt. The U.S. is winging it.

Pipeline carrying natural gas to Israel, Jordan explodes in Egyptupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 06:30:00

Israeli officials said they will seek an immediate solution after a pipeline that sends natural gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan exploded early Wednesday morning.

People.com: William and Kate's Honeymoon Locale: Jordan?updated: Mon Apr 18 2011 13:09:00

Palace aides stay mum, saying that the couple's post-wedding break will be private

Protest in Jordan turns violentupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 19:40:00

Several civilians and scores of police officers were injured Friday when pro-monarchy supporters clashed with hard-line Islamic activists in this city a half hour northeast of the capital.

Syrian scholar, activist arrestedupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 12:12:00

A Syrian scholar and political activist was arrested Wednesday by Syrian security forces, an opposition activist told CNN on Thursday.

In Jordan's capital, police separate loyalists, protestersupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 11:41:00

Police in Jordan's capital worked to separate pro- and anti-government demonstrators on Friday and avert the violence that erupted there last week.

Protests in Jordan turn violentupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 11:18:00

CNN producer Jomana Karadsheh explains how peaceful demonstrations for reform have heated up.

More than 100 people injured as demonstrators clash in Jordanupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 11:18:00

Demonstrations turned violent in Amman, Jordan, Friday as government loyalists clashed with protesters who are pushing for reforms.

Jordan's youth push for changeupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 06:57:00

Young Jordanians have been taking to the streets of their capital, inspired by revolutions they have witnessed in Egypt and Tunisia, and keen to make their own voices heard.

Activists demand change in peaceful Jordan protestupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 02:04:00

A large demonstration in downtown Amman on Friday ended peacefully a week after clashes erupted between pro-government and anti-government demonstrators near the Al Husseini Mosque.

In Jordan, some injured in scufflesupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 14:26:00

Several people in Jordan's capital were injured in clashes between pro- and anti-government demonstrators on Friday, witnesses said.

Jordan's economic hard timesupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 14:26:00

MME takes a look at Jordan's economic realities of high poverty, unemployment and a large budget deficit.

March on Inside the Middle Eastupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 08:20:00

Egypt's children of the revolution

Jordan's king calls for 'real and quick reform'updated: Sun Feb 20 2011 13:31:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II told his new government to enact "real and quick reform" Sunday amid growing protests around the Middle East, promising to root out corruption and give lawmakers a bigger role in government.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 10:47:00

In focus: Saudi's economic woes

Middle East turmoil threatens vicious economic cycleupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 08:00:00

The turmoil that's roiled Arab states from Tunisia to Yemen is also creating a headache for those entrusted with reviving economies hard hit by rising energy and food prices, growing public debt and the prospect of more expensive borrowing on the international markets.

Opposition figures join ex-general in Jordan's new governmentupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 08:01:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II swore in a new government Wednesday with a mandate for political reform, a former general at its head and several opposition and media figures among its ranks.

Jordan feels economic pinchupdated: Sun Feb 06 2011 19:27:00

CNN's Rima Maktabi samples the mood in Amman, as Jordan's restive population faces a regional crisis.

Jordanian tribal figures criticize queen, demand reformupdated: Sun Feb 06 2011 19:27:00

In unprecedented criticism of Jordan's royal family, three dozen prominent Jordanian tribal figures issued an urgent call for reform Sunday and warned that the country may follow Tunisia and Egypt into turmoil without it.

Gas pipeline to Jordan set ablaze in Egyptupdated: Sat Feb 05 2011 10:19:00

A pipeline that sends natural gas to Jordan was set on fire in the Egyptian Sinai town of El Arish on Saturday, and the suspected act of sabotage has forced its temporary closing, officials said.

Low key protests in Jordan pass off without incidentupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 09:24:00

Several hundred protesters braved rain and cold temperatures here in the capital to protest against Jordan's new prime minister Friday. The demonstration, called by the Islamic Action Front, passed off without incident amid a low-profile police presence.

Explain it to me: Arab unrestupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 16:22:00

CNN's Jim Clancy explains the rioting in Egypt and what that means for the US.

Report: Algerian president says he'll lift state of emergencyupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 16:22:00

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Thursday he will soon end a two-decades-long state of emergency in that county, according to a news report.

Tunisia, Egypt aftershocks spur regional leadersupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 16:09:00

The popular uprisings against longtime strongmen in Tunisia and now Egypt have triggered aftershocks around the Middle East and North Africa as authoritarian rulers move to head off similar uprisings in their own nations. Here's a summary of what has happened elsewhere:

Yemen president discusses futureupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 16:09:00

Yemen's president says he will not seek to extend his term. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Jordanian Islamists meet king but say protests will continueupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 14:32:00

Islamist leaders say they will go ahead with protests Friday here in the capital despite a meeting with King Abdullah II.

King's prime minister choice steams Jordanian oppositionupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 19:19:00

Opposition groups in Jordan are upset with King Abdullah II's choice for a new prime minister, saying the decision should have been made in a different way.

The domino effect of Arab unrestupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 11:03:00

Bowing to the massive pressure of demonstrators, Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak said Tuesday he will step down in September after 30 years in power. King Abdullah II dismissed his government in Jordan as calls for reform swept across North Africa and the Middle East. Analysts offer their views on what this wave of unrest means for the region and the world.

Egypt unrest: Regional contagionupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 11:03:00

The director of Middle East studies at Fordham University looks at the unrest in Egypt and beyond.

King's uncle reacts to Jordan shake upupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 21:05:00

Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan talked to CNN International about King Abdullah's decision to dismiss his government.

Jordan's king dismisses government, appoints new PMupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 21:05:00

The king of Jordan dismissed his government Tuesday and appointed a new prime minister with orders to implement political reform.

Egypt, Jordan, and the Arab world's 'watershed' momentupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 13:42:00

The protests that have spread through parts of the Arab world led to dramatic change in another country Tuesday, as Jordan's king dismissed his government.

Protesters in Jordan demand political, economic reformsupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 09:35:00

Islamists, leftists and union members marched Friday in downtown Amman, demanding more significant economic and political reforms to help struggling citizens.

Middle East to follow Egypt's lead?updated: Mon Jan 31 2011 09:35:00

CNN's Fareed Zakaria tells John King how the unrest in Egypt could impact the rest of the Arab world.

International agencies ask for $280 million to support Iraqi refugeesupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 05:54:00

The U.N. high commissioner for refugees announced an inter-agency appeal Wednesday for $280 million to support Iraqi refugees.

Jordan protesters inspired by Tunisian rippleupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 13:36:00

Nearly everyone you talk to in this little desert kingdom reacts the same way. They break into a broad smile at the mention of Tunisia.

The Tunisia ripple effectupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 13:36:00

The rising cost of living in Jordan is causing citizens to draw inspiration from Tunisia. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Japan and Jordan reach quarterfinals of Asian Cupupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 13:51:00

A hat-trick from Shinji Okazaki helped Japan to a 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup as Group B winners.

Beaten Saudi Arabia sent crashing from Asian Cupupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 14:03:00

Saudi Arabia's quest for a fourth Asian Cup title, and first since 1996, is over after they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Jordan in Doha on Thursday.

Syria shock Saudi Arabia at Asian Cup; Japan snatch drawupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 12:38:00

Saudi Arabia and Japan made stuttering starts to their bids to win a record fourth Asian Cup title on Sunday.

Stand-up comedy doing serious business across Middle Eastupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 09:58:00

Egyptian comedy promoter Maha Hosny is driving through the traffic-clogged streets of Cairo while talking to CNN on her cell phone, when there's a terrifying screech of tires and the line goes dead.

Connoisseurs toast Jordan's desert winesupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 10:37:00

It's not the sheep he uses to keep his grape vines tidy that make Omar Zumot's wines unusual. Nor is it the fish he uses as a source of fertilizer.

Jordan's wine revivalupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 10:37:00

Arwa Damon introduces us to a vintner aspiring to compete in international circles with his eco-friendly organic wines.

Al Jazeera: World Cup broadcast was jammed from Jordanupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 16:33:00

Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based satellite TV network, claims its live broadcasts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup were jammed from a location inside Jordan.

Jordan: Palestinian state offers peaceupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 09:41:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II tells the U.N. that Israeli-Palestinian negotiations are critical to world peace.

U.S. Embassy in Jordan warns against travel to Aqabaupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 11:41:00

The U.S. Embassy in Jordan warned Wednesday that "credible information" has been received about a possible imminent threat in the region of the Gulf of Aqaba, the branch of the Red Sea that lies between Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

Iraqis line up at bankupdated: Sat Sep 04 2010 14:56:00

Traffic comes to a standstill as Iraqis living in Jordan line up to receive money from Iraq's Dept. of Immigration.

In Jordan, an act of charity for Iraqis turns into bureaucratic messupdated: Sat Sep 04 2010 14:56:00

What was supposed to be an act of charity for Iraqis living in Jordan turned into a bureaucratic nightmare this week.

One killed after rockets hit Israel and Jordanupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 07:16:00

One person was killed and five others injured when a rocket landed in front of a hotel Monday in the city of Aqaba, Jordan, the official Jordanian news agency, Petra, reported.

Three Iraqi government employees killed in bus crash in Jordanupdated: Sat Jul 31 2010 15:56:00

Three women who worked for the Iraqi government were killed a bus accident in Jordan on Thursday, an official with Iraq's Ministry of Science and Technology announced Saturday.

Jordan's King Abdullah II, Israeli PM Netanyahu meetupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 12:02:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Tuesday in Amman, according to Jordan's state news agency and the prime minister's office.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 13:18:00

In focus -- Quenching Jordan's Thirst

Sniffing out bombsupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 22:41:00

Dogs are being deployed in larger numbers to detect explosive devices in Iraq, as CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Report: Many Iraqis who fled remain 'uprooted'updated: Wed Feb 17 2010 22:41:00

Violence has dropped in Iraq, but millions of civilians who fled their homes because of warfare in that country remain "uprooted," a refugee-advocate group said in a report released Wednesday.

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