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Transcript: President Putin’s statement on Russian jet fighter shot down by Turkey. Meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan

From the Kremlin
November 24, 2015

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Your Majesty, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Russia.

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The Crusader fortress of Karak

Even today the 12th Century crusader fortress of Karak Castle dominates the town and surrounding countryside. Built between 1142 – 1161, this was the pinnacle of Crusader castle technology and it still has the power to awe as you approach it. 586 more words


Black Friday Release: Jordan 8 "Aqua"

Black Friday is always a big day for Nike. This year (2015), Nike will be releasing the Jordan VIII Retro “Aqua”. Limited to one pair per customer. 18 more words


Explore Petra On StreetView

Petra – Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. 41 more words

Tracking ISIS to DC’s Doorsteps

By Ulson Gunnar – New Eastern Outlook – 23.11.2015

The problem with America’s “anti-ISIS coalition” is not a matter of poor planning or a lack of resources.

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"Learning Arabic in Amman" by Chloe Briney

As is likely very obvious, one of my goals in coming to Jordan was to improve my Arabic. It’s been interesting living here and experiencing the challenges that I both foresaw and didn’t see coming in terms of using the language. 701 more words

Area & Arabic Language Studies