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  • 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...