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Syria: The view from next door

Syria: The view from next door | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The BBC's Jim Muir looks at how Syria's neighbours are reacting to the crisis and how the various outcomes might affect them.
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Jordan swears in new reform government

Jordan swears in new reform government | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's U.S.-backed King Abdullah swore in a reform-minded government on Monday to speed up political liberalization after protests inspired by popular uprisings in the Arab world.The...
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Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood accuses government of attacking pro-reform rally

Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood accuses government of attacking pro-reform rally | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Attack on a tribal pro-reform rally north of Amman leaves several injured; activists say injuries occurred when unknown assailants dispersed rally with firearms, stones and sticks.
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Jordan government bans supporters from Amman demos

Jordan government bans supporters from Amman demos | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
AMMAN — Jordan will ban government supporters from demonstrating in the capital, a top official said Tuesday as King Abdullah II vowed to fight attempts to "sabotage" the country's reform drive.
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Jordanian Riot Police Destroy Protesters’ Camp in Amman

Jordanian Riot Police Destroy Protesters’ Camp in Amman | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Riot police stormed a pro-democracy rally on Friday, leaving one man dead, injuring scores of other people and dispersing a 1,000-person tent camp with water cannons.
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Jordan protesters 'attacked by government supporters'

Reports from Jordan say anti-government protesters have been attacked in the capital Amman.
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Jordanian protest group sets up camp in Amman

Jordanian protest group sets up camp in Amman | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Youth movement pledges to stay in Abdul Nasir square in an Egypt-style sit-in until promised reforms are carried out by the Jordanian government.
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AFP: Jordan Islamists urge Morocco-style reform

AFP: Jordan Islamists urge Morocco-style reform | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
AMMAN — Jordan's Islamists urged King Abdullah II on Monday to carry out reforms similar to measures taken this month by his Moroccan counterpart, saying there was no need for a dialogue commission.
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Jordanians demand constitutional reforms

Jordanians demand constitutional reforms | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
AMMAN — More than 1,000 Jordanians demonstrated on Friday in Amman's city centre to demand constitutional reforms and dissolution of parliament. "The people want to reform the regime and constitution. The people want to dissolve parliament. Change and reform is a popular demand," the protesters chanted outside Al-Husseini mosque after midday prayers.
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Jordan’s king calls for Assad to step down

Jordan’s king calls for Assad to step down | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Abdullah is first Arab head of state to urge Syrian leader’s resignation; EU and Arab League to announce sanctions...
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'No one has any idea what to do about Syria,' Jordan's king warns - CNN.com

'No one has any idea what to do about Syria,' Jordan's king warns - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
No one has any idea how to deal with what's happening in Syria, Jordan's King Abdullah tells CNN in an exclusive interview, saying he has "great concern."...
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Police staves violence as Jordanian protests continue

Police staves violence as Jordanian protests continue | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Rally radically different than elsewhere in the Arab world, emphasizing reform and unity under the ruling monarch.
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Jordan PM defends freedom of speech after unrest

Jordan PM defends freedom of speech after unrest | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
AMMAN — The prime minister of Jordan said on Monday people have the right to free speech and that the government will set aside special areas for protests, in an apparent bid to ease tensions after bloody clashes last week.
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Attack injures 57 Jordanian protesters

Attack injures 57 Jordanian protesters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Government supporters hurled large stones at a pro-reform demonstration by students in the Jordanian capital Amman on Friday, injuring 57 protesters, an AFP journalist reported.
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Hundreds of Jordanians set up protest in capital

Hundreds of Jordanians set up protest in capital | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Hundreds of Jordanians set up a protest camp in a main square in the capital on Thursday to press demands for the ouster of the prime minister and wider public freedoms.
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Queen Rania, Asma al-Assad, and other Middle Eastern rulers' wives who have become symbols of inequality.

Queen Rania, Asma al-Assad, and other Middle Eastern rulers' wives who have become symbols of inequality. | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Last night, not quite a month after a Vogue profile of Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad declared Syria the "safest country" in the Middle East, government forces killed six in the southern city of Deraa, site of unprecedented protests against the ruling reg
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In Amman's hip cafes, the expression is on the menu

In Amman's hip cafes, the expression is on the menu | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The conversation at a famed coffee house in Amman has never flowed more freely than since the recent uprisings.
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