Today in History for February 8th

Highlights of this day in history: Funeral of Jordan’s King Hussein; Premiere of ‘The Birth of a Nation’; a South Carolina civil rights protest turns deadly; the Boy Scouts of America is incorporated; actor James Dean born. (Feb. 8)

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Today in History for February 7th

Highlights of this day in history: the Beatles arrive in America; Ramzi Yousef arrested for the 1993 blast at New York’s World Trade Center; Jordan’s King Hussein dies; author Charles Dickens and country singer Garth Brooks born. (Feb. 7)

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Pompeo reassures Jordan amid Syria drawdown plans

(8 Jan 2019) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday held face to face meetings with Jordan’s King Abdullah II amid confusion over conflicting Trump administration statements about a planned US troop withdrawal from Syria. (Jan. 8)

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Leaders from around the world bid farewell to George H.W. Bush

International dignitaries, including Britain’s Prince Charles, King Abdullah of Jordan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, gathering with US leaders inside Washington’s National Cathedral ahead of the state funeral service for George H.W. Bush.

US secretary of state meets with Jordan’s King Abdullah II

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Washington. IMAGES

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(26 Oct 2018) Here’s the latest for Friday October 26th: Authorities make an arrest in the mail bomb case; Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen visits Trump’s border wall; The death toll from Jordan’s flash floods rises; The ashes of Matthew Shepard are laid to rest.

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Relatives of victims in Dead Sea tragedy wait outside a morgue

Relatives of victims in ‘Dead Sea tragedy’ wait outside al-Bashir Hospital’s morgue in Amman. At least 21 people, most of them schoolchildren, were killed in flash floods in Jordan, according to the emergency services, in what a government newspaper dubbed a “Tragedy at the Dead Sea”.

Jordan reopens main border post with Syria after 3 years

Jordan reopens its main border crossing with war-torn Syria, a key Middle East trade route, after a three year closure.

Renewable energy on rise in resource-poor Jordan

Set atop a mosque in the south of Amman, dozens of shimmering solar panels reflect a growing trend in the resource-poor desert kingdom as it tries combat its heavy reliance on imported energy.