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 'Tree of life' has Kurdish roots: study
'Tree of life' has Kurdish roots: study

Seen by some as emblematic of the Mediterranean landscape and cuisine, the olive tree in fact has its domesticated roots in Kurdish regions, said a study Wednesday that seeks to settle an age-old debate.

'Tree of life' has Kurdish roots: study
Iraq to close border with Jordan, protests block highway
Iraq to close border with Jordan, protests block highway

Iraq will close its border with Jordan on Wednesday due to anti-government protests that have blocked the main highway linking the two countries, a military official said.

Iraq to close border with Jordan, protests block highway
Israel PM met Jordan king in Amman over Syria: media
Israel PM met Jordan king in Amman over Syria: media

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman recently to discuss violence in Syria and the country's chemical weapons stock.

Israel PM met Jordan king in Amman over Syria: media
Iraq agrees to extend oil pipeline through Jordan
Iraq agrees to extend oil pipeline through Jordan

Iraq and Jordan agreed on Monday to extend an oil pipeline to the Red Sea city of Aqaba for the export of Iraqi crude, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said after a fleeting visit to Amman.

Iraq agrees to extend oil pipeline through Jordan
Kazakhstan President discussed Middle East with King of Jordan
Kazakhstan President discussed Middle East with King of Jordan

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev had a telephone conversation with the King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein.

Kazakhstan President discussed Middle East with King of Jordan
Zaatri refugee camp. ©REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
Jordanian thirst for water grows

"I wish I could live at the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp because there is water there," a Jordanian man says, frustrated that he has not had any tap water of his own in months.

Jordanian thirst for water grows
Pro-Palestinian activists barred from West Bank visit
Pro-Palestinian activists barred from West Bank visit

Israel and Jordan on Sunday barred pro-Palestinian US and European activists from trying to cross into the West Bank to deliver aid to students, a number of sources said.

Pro-Palestinian activists barred from West Bank visit
Hussein bin Talal, the King of Jordan. ©RIA Novosti
Street in Astana will be named after King of Jordan

One of Astana's streets will be named after Hussein bin Talal, farther of the current King of Jordan.

Street in Astana will be named after King of Jordan