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Manisha Kalyan's strike helps India beat Jordan 1-0 as Blue Tigresses collect second consecutive win
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Manisha Kalyan's strike helps India beat Jordan 1-0 as Blue Tigresses collect second consecutive win

Manisha netted the game's only goal on Friday night to help the Blue Tigresses get their second victory on the trot at the Prince Mohammed Stadium. Earlier this week, India had defeated Egypt by the same margin at the same venue.

Indian Women's Football Team to play two international friendly matches in Jordan
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Indian Women's Football Team to play two international friendly matches in Jordan

The team had a brief camp in Goa and has now travelled to Jordan with a squad of 23 players

India women's football team to play two international friendlies against Egypt, Jordan in April
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India women's football team to play two international friendlies against Egypt, Jordan in April

The matches will be played in Jordan on 5 April (against Egypt) and 8 April (against Jordan).

Asian Youth and Junior Boxing Champiomships: Vishwanath Suresh, Vanshaj strike gold; Indians clinch 39 medals in total
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Asian Youth and Junior Boxing Champiomships: Vishwanath Suresh, Vanshaj strike gold; Indians clinch 39 medals in total

Indian youth boxers secured seven gold, three silver and eight bronze medals while the junior team finished with 21 medals including eight gold, seven silver and six bronze

Jordanian military kills 27 in shootout with suspected smugglers from neighbouring Syria
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Jordanian military kills 27 in shootout with suspected smugglers from neighbouring Syria

Earlier this month the military said an army officer was killed in a shootout with smugglers along the long porous border it shares with Syria

Watch: Jordanian MPs exchange punches in the country's parliament; see video here
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Watch: Jordanian MPs exchange punches in the country's parliament; see video here

According to reports, a brawl took place regarding amendments to the country's constitution, following which MPs were caught punching and shoving each other whilst exchanging furious insults

More than 100 world leaders to attend UN's General Debate starting 20 September in person
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More than 100 world leaders to attend UN's General Debate starting 20 September in person

The UN will be following a hybrid model, offering nations the possibility of sending leaders to New York in person or making prerecorded statements to be shown in the assembly chamber

How an alleged plot to overthrow Jordan's king laid bare a growing rift between royalty, influential tribes
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How an alleged plot to overthrow Jordan's king laid bare a growing rift between royalty, influential tribes

Though Jordan's King Abdullah II managed to thwart an alleged plot by his half brother Prince Hamza to take the throne, insiders fear that anger percolating under the surface could erupt at any moment. Hamza has a huge following among Jordan's tribes

Fake videos, misinformation on social media inflame Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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Fake videos, misinformation on social media inflame Israeli-Palestinian conflict

A video shared by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesperson purportedly of Palestinian militants firing rockets at Israelis from civilian areas in Gaza Strip was taken down by Twitter, as it was a 2018 clip from Syria or Libya

Jordan prince was asked to stop activities destabilising security, stability, says army chief
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Jordan prince was asked to stop activities destabilising security, stability, says army chief

Army chief of staff, General Yousef Huneiti, denied reports that Prince Hamzah was arrested. He said an investigation is underway and its results will be made public in a 'transparent' manner

Jordan's former crown prince, in video statement, says he has been confined, lashes out at 'ruling system'
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Jordan's former crown prince, in video statement, says he has been confined, lashes out at 'ruling system'

Hamzah bin Hussein said he had been informed he was being punished for participating in meetings in which the king had been criticised, though he said he was not accused of joining in the criticism

NBA: Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan praises LaMelo Ball, says rookie has 'exceeded our expectations'
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NBA: Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan praises LaMelo Ball, says rookie has 'exceeded our expectations'

LaMelo Ball's game — which includes an array of slick, needle-threading passes — has brought some needed pizzazz and star potential to the Hornets, a team owned by Michael Jordan which has been mired in obscurity for years.

In Arab States, coronavirus pandemic traps African domestic workers who find themselves unemployed, abused
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In Arab States, coronavirus pandemic traps African domestic workers who find themselves unemployed, abused

In Arab states, fear of contagion has upset relations between many domestic workers and their employers.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Prithviraj, crew of Aadujeevitham return to India after being stranded in Jordan during lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Prithviraj, crew of Aadujeevitham return to India after being stranded in Jordan during lockdown

Prithviraj alongside a 58-member crew of Aadujeevitham finally returned to India in a special Air India flight run by the government under the Vande Bharat Mission.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Prithviraj Sukumaran, crew of Malayalam film Aadujeevitham, stuck in Jordan during lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Prithviraj Sukumaran, crew of Malayalam film Aadujeevitham, stuck in Jordan during lockdown

Prithviraj Sukumaran, who is stuck with the crew of his film Aadujeevitham in Jordan, has issued a statement detailing the status of their current whereabouts.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian boxers returning from Olympic qualifiers in Jordan to be home-quarantined
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian boxers returning from Olympic qualifiers in Jordan to be home-quarantined

A total of 13 boxers and almost an equal number of coaching staff arrive back on Thursday after clinching an unprecedented nine Olympic slots in the qualifiers which concluded on Wednesday in Amman.

Refugee policies in Brazil, Uganda, Turkey offer lessons for India, but realities of influx, political contexts cannot be ignored
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Refugee policies in Brazil, Uganda, Turkey offer lessons for India, but realities of influx, political contexts cannot be ignored

In the first part of this series, we analysed refugee policy in three countries that, like India, have also not signed the RC51 (and its1967 Protocol) – Bangladesh, Lebanon, and Jordan. In this part, we will explore the refugee policy regimes of key countries in the Global South that have – Brazil, Turkey, and Uganda.

Opening up India's borders for refugees isn't a zero sum game, nation can learn from Bangladesh, Jordan, Lebanon
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Opening up India's borders for refugees isn't a zero sum game, nation can learn from Bangladesh, Jordan, Lebanon

Over the years, despite no national framework, India has followed a relatively generous, though ad-hoc, approach to incoming refugees. Considering this strong historical record, the recent Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) building on the 2015 amendments to the Foreigner Act Rules, appears particularly arbitrary.

Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas vows not to 'kneel' or 'surrender’; Benjamin Netanyahu hails Donald Trump's move to turn over key West Bank parts to Israel ‘historic breakthrough’
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Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas vows not to 'kneel' or 'surrender’; Benjamin Netanyahu hails Donald Trump's move to turn over key West Bank parts to Israel ‘historic breakthrough’

President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Mideast peace plan Tuesday alongside a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu, presenting a vision that matched the Israeli leader’s hard-line, nationalist views while falling far short of Palestinian ambitions

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Iraq proposes Jordan as host after governing body's request to change venue amid protests
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Iraq proposes Jordan as host after governing body's request to change venue amid protests

Iraq had been due to play the two games in Basra — against Iran on 14 November and Bahrain on 19 November — but the southern port city has been caught up in the anti-government demonstrations that have swept Baghdad and the south.