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  • World’s largest ‘Slip n’ Slide’ to be built in Jordan

    September 3, 2015 | 9:54 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    The desert kingdom of Jordan might seem like an unlikely location for the world’s largest water slide. Breaking the record for the longest “Slip n’ Slide”, the long sheet of thin plastic that becomes slippery when wet, is designed as...

  • Israel says it is addressing Jordan concerns on new airport near border

    August 13, 2015 | 9:57 am

    Israel is in talks to resolve Jordan's misgivings about potential safety risks posed by the construction of a new Israeli airport near their border, the Israeli transport minister said on Thursday.

    Slated to open by the end of 2016, the airport at Timna, outside the Israeli...

  • U.S. military aircraft, passenger plane have near-miss over Eilat

    June 6, 2013 | 2:27 pm

    A U.S. military aircraft and an Israeli passenger plane nearly collided over Eilat.

    A C-130 Hercules aircraft flying from Bahrain to Jordan and the Arkia plane came within two miles of each other, according to reports.

    The military aircraft tried to land at the Eilat Airport believing it was the King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba. The Israeli control tower helped the U.S. plane make it to Jordan.

    It was the second time in two weeks that there has been a near-miss over Eilat.

  • Will Jordan become the next Dubai?

    March 5, 2013 | 9:50 am

    There's more to the Red Sea city of Aqaba than pristine waters and breathtaking coral reefs. The liberalized duty-free area is seeking to become the gateway of commerce in the region, Jordanian officials say.

    The Aqaba Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), which runs the port city...