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Entries from November 2005

67 dead in Jordan

November 10th, 2005 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Update 00.26 Official figures put the number of dead at 67, with 300 injured. Jordan’s borders with Saudi, Iraq, Israel, Syria and Occupied Palestine have been closed. All government buildings and schools have been closed until further notice.

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Syria news update

November 10th, 2005 · 14 Comments · Uncategorized

There’s been a lot of news about Jordan on the Syria News Wire tonight. But some very important things are happening in Damascus too. So in case you missed it, here’s an update: Syria puts travel ban on the UN 6: the six Syrians who Mehlis has requested interviews with have been barred from leaving […]

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53 dead, prominant Jordanians attacked

November 9th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Update 23.46 Latest reports of 53 deaths. Suggestions that the wedding party that was attacked in one of the hotels was for a prominant Jordanian family. No independent confirmation.

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Ministry of Health: 52 dead in Amman

November 9th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Update 23.44 The Jordanian Ministry of Health says 52 have died in Jordan.

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31 dead in Amman, reports of suicide bombers

November 9th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Update 22.38 Police say 31 have been killed and 200 injured in a set of blasts in hotels in Amman, Jordan. Early reports say the attacks were carried out by suicide bombers. The death toll has been rising all evening. Stay with the Syria News Wire.

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Dom Joly: My brush with the Syrian Secret Service

November 9th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Returning to the Syria of his childhood summers was to be a trip down memory lane for British comedian Dom Joly. But then he was plunged into a world of high-speed car chases, sinister spies and evil dwarves… The Independent, UKPublished: 09 November 2005 Here’s a dream scenario: someone rings you up out of the […]

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20 die in 3 bomb blasts in Amman

November 9th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Update 22.59 20 people are now thought to have died, with many more injured, in three simultaneous blasts in hotels in the Jordanian capital. The Radisson, Hyatt and Days Inn have been targetted. Some arrests have been made near the Radisson, and police are said to be looking for a car with Iraq. An Al […]

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Third hotel explodes in Jordan

November 9th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Days Inn hotel in Amman is now being named as another hotel which has suffered an attack this evening.

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7 dead in Amman

November 9th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

First bomb hit at 20.50 (8.50pm). The first Syria News Wire post was two minutes later. AP say 7 bodies were remvoed from the Hyatt. The whole of the stone entrance was shattered. Police say another explosion hit the nearby Radisson hotel, in the wedding hall. There were casulties there too.

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Reports say one bomb in Amman

November 9th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

BBC, AFP say there was ONE bomb – at the Radisson hotel. The bomb exploded while police were evacuating the Hyatt hotel. Five reported dead. 40 injured. The timing is possibly significant – Jordan’s King Abdullah is planning a visit to Israel. Radisson/Hyatt hotels host a number of Israeli tourists.

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