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In addition to 110 booths showcasing handicrafts and handmade items, Souk JARA, which opens every Friday, also includes several restaurants and play areas for children, as well as a stage that hosts performances by amateur and professional Jordanian artists (Photos by Muath Freij)

Jordan offers swap to secure freedom of IS-detained pilot

Although Jordan expressed readiness to set free a convicted terrorist in return for the freedom of a Jordanian pilot taken hostage by the so-called Islamic State (IS), the latter did not respond to the proposition but sent another ultimatum to the pilot’s family, hours after a first deadline set by the group ended. Full story