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  Jordan Fanclub - Home
This is just a very quick note advise that Jordan has gone away for a long weekend break, she will be back on Monday, an...
Jordan is in the following magazines this week: New magazine Reveal magazine Love It!
Today, Jordan will be on: Five News on Channel 5 at 11.45am Sky news at 12.30pm.
www.jordanfanclub.co.uk   (120 words)

  Jordan (05/07)
King Hussein ruled Jordan from 1953 to 1999, surviving a number of challenges to his rule, drawing on the loyalty of his military, and serving as a symbol of unity and stability for both the East Bank and Palestinian communities in Jordan.
According to Jordan's Department of Statistics, 13% of the economically active Jordanian population residing in Jordan was unemployed in 2006.
Jordan signed a Threshold Agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in October 2006, and was subsequently deemed by the MCC to be eligible for a Compact Agreement in recognition of the country's progress on economic, social, and political reform indicators.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3464.htm   (3188 words)

  The EU's relations with Jordan - Overview
Jordan is among the five countries which have adopted an ENP action plan in 2005 for the next three to five years covering a new and ambitious agenda for the political social and economic fields, towards sharing common values with the EU.
Jordan’s comparative political importance goes beyond the limitations of its size and economic and natural resources and relies on its capacity to remain proactive in the political field which is a rare asset among the countries in the region.
Jordan is one of the better-performing countries of the region in terms of life expectancy at birth (72 years old), adult literacy (91%), access to basic services and education (enrolment has reached, respectively, 91%, 80%, and 31% at primary, secondary and tertiary levels).
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/jordan/intro   (2950 words)

  Jordan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jordan is a constitutional monarchy based on the constitution promulgated on January 8, 1952.
Jordan is a Middle Eastern country, bordered by Syria to the north, Iraq to the northeast, Saudi Arabia to the east and south and both Israel and the West Bank to the west.
Jordan is classified by the World Bank as a "lower middle income country." The per capita GDP was approximately $1,817 (€1,479) for 2003 and 14.5% of the economically active population, on average, was unemployed in 2003.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jordan   (3603 words)

This population growth stems from two sources, in Jordan the population increase is due to the birthrate and in Israel the large waves of immigrants in recent years have increased the population (Tall, p.69).
For Jordan the main projects were the rehabilitation of the East Gohr Canal, the repair of the Yarmouk main canal tunnel, and the constructions of the rockfill dam on the Zarqa River - the King Talal dam.
The Jordan's main sources are the Hasbani River, which flows from Lebanon to Israel, the Banyas River, which flows from Syria to Israel, the Dan River, which begins and flows inside Israel, and the Yarmouk River, which begins near the Golan Heights and flows to the Jordan River.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/ice/JORDAN.HTM   (2767 words)

 NBA.com: Michael Jordan Bio
Jordan, who by now shaved his head completely bald triggering another trend and making him recognizable by just the dark rounded silhouette of his head, was now known as a champion.
Jordan was under scrutiny for what was thought to be poor decisions with respect to his gambling endeavors.
Jordan led the NBA with 30.4 ppg as the Bulls charged to a record 72 victories during the regular season, then stormed through the playoffs with a 15-3 record ending in a six game series win over the Sonics.
www.nba.com /history/players/jordan_bio.html   (3723 words)

 The Crossing Jordan Encyclopedia
Jordan Cavanaugh is a sexy, smart and fearless Boston medical examiner with a checkered career past who is working under the guidance of Dr. Garret Macy.
The bodies that come to the morgue have ‘died’ and ‘crossed’ Jordan’s path—in which she’s made sure they received their ‘justice’ by catching their killer…or telling their story.
A pun on Jordan's name and her off-beat temperament—don’t cross Jordan or get in her path when she’s on a mission…At times it fits beautifully.
www.crossingjordanencyclopedia.com /homepage.htm   (621 words)

Jordan relies much on the sparse rain falling over the country, and water flushing through the Jordan Valley (along the Jordan river).
When Jordan's territories west of the Dead Sea were lost in the war against Israel in 1967, half of the country's agricultural land disappeared (the just claim to this land is since 1988 transferred from Jordan to Palestine).
Jordan has been strongly urbanized in modern ages, and most of the nomadic activities of the indeginous bedouin population has disappeared.
www.lexicorient.com /e.o/jordan.htm   (210 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jordan is ranked 3rd out of 17 countries in the Middle East/North Africa region, and its overall score is higher than the regional average.
Jordan gained its independence from Britain in 1946 and is a constitutional monarchy with relatively few natural resources and an economy supported by foreign loans, aid, and remittances from expatriate workers, many of whom work in the Persian Gulf oil kingdoms.
Jordan's financial sector, dominated by banking, is fairly well developed, and reforms are being implemented to bring supervision and regulation in line with international standards.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Jordan   (921 words)

 Jordan travel guide - Wikitravel
Almost completely land-locked (save for a small outlet on the Red Sea in the Gulf of Aqaba and a frontage on the Dead Sea), Jordan is bordered by Israel and the West Bank Palestinian territory to the west, by Syria to the north, by Iraq to the east and by Saudi Arabia to the south.
Jordan acceded to the World Trade Organization in January 2000, and signed free trade agreements with the United States in 2000, and with the European Free Trade Association in 2001.
The majority of foreigners working in Jordan are on contract work with foreign multinationals and development organisations (Amman is the 'gateway to Iraq' and a key base for the continuing efforts to rebuild its neighbour).
wikitravel.org /en/Jordan   (3146 words)

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 Jordan: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
The Middle East kingdom of Jordan is bordered on the west by Israel and the Dead Sea, on the north by Syria, on the east by Iraq, and on the south by Saudi Arabia.
Jordan was swept into the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, however, and lost East Jerusalem and all of its territory west of the Jordan River, the West Bank.
Jordan: situated on the eastern limits of the Levant, Jordan is a fledgling country in an ancient land.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107670.html   (1133 words)

 Jordan - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jordan was also expelled from the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which resulted in further influxes of Palestinian refugees.
In 1991 Jordan's economic situation had been further strained with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Kuwaiti refugees seeking asylum and on Dec. 30, 1991 the government passed an IMF approved austerity program.
Also during 1993 Jordan had formulated an agreement with the PLO that would give the Central Bank of Jordan monetary responsibilities during the transitional period of Palestinian self-rule while King Hussein also continued to work to end Iraq's isolation in the Arab world.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/jordan.htm   (1500 words)

Jordan relies much on the sparse rain falling over the country, and water flushing through the Jordan Valley (along the Jordan river).
When Jordan's territories west of the Dead Sea were lost in the war against Israel in 1967, half of the country's agricultural land disappeared (the just claim to this land is since 1988 transferred from Jordan to Palestine).
Jordan has been strongly urbanized in modern ages, and most of the nomadic activities of the indeginous bedouin population has disappeared.
i-cias.com /e.o/jordan.htm   (199 words)

 Jordan, Transjordan - The Peace FAQ
Jordan was created in the part of the British Mandate of Palestine east of the Jordan River, the majority of the Mandate.
On August 23,1959, the Prime Minister of Jordan stated, "We are the Government of Palestine, the army of Palestine and the refugees of Palestine.
"Jordan is not just another Arab state with regard to Palestine but, rather, Jordan is Palestine and Palestine is Jordan in terms of territory, national identity, sufferings, hopes and aspirations, both day and night.
www.peacefaq.com /jordan.html   (1642 words)

 USAID - Asia and the Near East - Countries - Jordan
Jordan is one of the ten most water-deprived countries in the world.
Jordan is striving to be a player in the global economy.
Jordan’s social reform efforts are focused on ensuring that the benefits of development and reform are spread throughout society.
www.usaid.gov /locations/asia_near_east/countries/jordan   (795 words)

 NBC.com > Crossing Jordan
DEADLY VIRUS HITS BOSTON--Jordan (Jill Hennessy) defies special prosecutor William Ivers (guest star Jeffrey Donovan) orders by performing an autopsy on a corpse that she believes did not actually die from the flu.
Woody's (Jerry O'Connell) interest is piqued after the corpse spews out an unusual liquid and he offers to go with Jordan to investigate.
Meanwhile, Bug (Ravi Kapoor) is concerned about Lily (Kathryn Hahn) coming in contact with the deadly virus since she is pregnant and cannot take any medication, leaving Lily to make a tough decision.
www.nbc.com /Crossing_Jordan/index.html   (118 words)

 Jordan Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
When To Go The best time to visit Jordan is in spring or autumn, when you can dodge the baking sun of summer and the freezing winds of winter.
Travellers to Jordan should exercise caution in popular public sites and be informed at all times of the current political situation.
The strange kink in the eastern border between Jordan and Saudi Arabia is known as 'Winston's Hiccup', supposedly because Winston Churchill drew the boundary of Transjordan after a more than satisfactory lunch.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/middle-east/jordan   (490 words)

 Michael Jordan, Encyclopedia of Gods: Over 2,500 Deities of the World   (Site not responding. Last check: )
They vary from a two-sentence description to a lengthy narrative that includes physical description, powers, domain, relatives and associates, adversaries, titles, known period of worship, other names, region of worship and where the god is found in literature and art.
Jordan has included a chronology of the major religions covered by this book and a "Civilization Index." The Civilization Index is the handiest thing in the world for quick reference when you know the name of the culture but not their deities.
For the person with a casual interest, it is an engaging manuscript that will fascinate the imagination and take you on journeys to distance places and times.
www.rambles.net /jordan_encycgods93.html   (290 words)

Jordan has also been making an effort to reduce its large implicit oil subsidy, since a marked reduction in grants from Saudi Arabia in May 2005 made the issue urgent, pointed out Moody's report.
Jordan's assets are underutilized due to institutional challenges faced in red tape, policy coordination, programming capacity and maintaining a serviceculture.
Some were flown to Jordan in 2003 and the rest are in storage in the United States.
www.usrom.com /Countries/jordan.htm   (3244 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Middle East and Northern Africa : Jordan
President George W. Bush chose Jordan as the venue for this week's meeting with Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki of Iraq at least in part because he saw Jordan as the safest and friendliest spot in the region.
Jordan’s General Intelligence Department (GID) frequently carries out arbitrary arrests and abuses suspects in its own detention facility, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Jordan’s parliament should reject an agreement that would shield U.S. citizens and personnel under Jordan jurisdiction from ICC prosecution for war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today.
www.hrw.org /mideast/jordan.php   (1304 words)

 NBC.com - Crossing Jordan
In the season finale, the entire group of coroners survive a plane crash and all wonder what caused the crash and when will they be rescued.
Woody and Jordan prove two heads are better then one.
Garrett has his reservations about the "new" Jordan.
www.nbc.com /Crossing_Jordan   (140 words)

Situated just east of the River Jordan, it continues to be a bridge between ancient and new civilizations and an
In winter it offers therapy at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth where "floating" rather than "swimming" is a unique adventure in the extremely saline and mineral rich waters.
It is as beautiful to see as are northern parts of the country, Umm Qais, Jerash with its wonderfully preserved Roman ruins, or the capital, Amman, and the mosaic city of Madaba.
www.atlastours.net /jordan   (224 words)

 Jordan News - Topix
The militant group Hamas demanded Saturday that Jordan clarify its stance on the Palestinian right of return after an Israeli daily reported that the Jordanian king spoke in favor of paying compensation to Palestinian refugees instead.
The report Friday in the Haaretz newspaper claimed King Abdullah II had told a visiting Israeli parliamentary delegation this week that he favored the payments over granting Palestinian refugees and their millions of descendants the right to return to Israel, as Palestinians have long demanded.
Yitzik's visit comes hours after the Arab League picked Jordan and Egypt _ the only two Arab countries to have signed peace treaties with Israel _ to take the lead in approaching the Jewish state to promote a Saudi-drafted peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
www.topix.net /world/jordan   (678 words)

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