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Independent, neutral judiciary a main pillar in reform drive — King

Having an independent, neutral and transparent judiciary is a main pillar in Jordan’s comprehensive reform endeavour, His Majesty King Abdullah said Wednesday.
  • Four imams banned for pro-Islamic State Friday sermons

    The Awqaf Ministry has banned four clerics for encouraging citizens to support the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group during Friday sermons earlier this month, the minister, Hayel Dawood, said Wednesday.

  • Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town

    Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State (IS) militants, marking the semi-autonomous region’s first military foray into Syria’s war.

  • Fatality as Palestinian drives into Jerusalem train stop

    A baby was killed and eight people injured when a car slammed into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop on Wednesday, emergency services said, in what Israeli forces described as a "terrorist attack".

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