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2008-10-10 06:00:18

Text of report in English by privately-owned Jordan Times website on 10 October [Report by Muhammad Ghazal: "We Were Kidnapped." - Jordan Times headline.] AMMAN -Taylor Luck and Holli Chmela, the two Jordan Times journalists, who were released by Syrian authorities on Thursday [9 October] after they were reported missing in Lebanon said they entered Syria against their will. The Syrian authorities accused the two Americans of illegally entering the country, but both insisted that they...

2008-10-10 00:00:13

Two U.S. journalists were handed over to the U.S. embassy in Damascus late Thursday after being detained in Syria. Taylor Luck, 23, and Holli Chmela, 27, were to be returned to Jordan where they work for The Jordan Times, The New York Times reported. The Syrian state news agency Sana said Chmela and Luck were picked up Oct. 2 as they entered the country "illegally with the help of a smuggler." Officials said they would be handed over to the U.S. Embassy in Damascus after "necessary...

2008-10-09 12:00:20

Two U.S. journalists who were reported missing last week while vacationing in Lebanon are being held in Syria, Jordanian officials said Thursday. Holli Chmela, 27, and Taylor Luck, 23, hadn't been heard from since Oct. 1 when they left Beirut, CNN reported. Luck is an editor with The Jordan Times in Amman, and Chmela was a freelancer for the newspaper, Sameer Barhoum, the publication's editor said.

2008-10-09 11:00:00

Text of report in English by privately-owned Jordan Times website on 9 October ["Search Under Way for 2 Missing Jordan Times Journalists" - Jordan Times Headline] By Mahmoud Al Abed and Mohammad Ghazal AMMAN -The search continued on Wednesday [8 Oct] for The Jordan Times editor and reporter Taylor Luck, 23, and freelance writer Holli Chmela, 27, who went missing during a vacation in Lebanon during the Id Al Fitr holiday. A statement from the US embassy in Amman yesterday said the families...

2008-10-08 15:00:14

Text of report by Lebanese National News Agency website [The US Embassy: "Search under way for two US nationals who left Beirut on 1 October." NNA Headline] Beirut, 8 October (NNA) - The US Embassy in Beirut has issued the following statement: "The families of Miss Holli Chmela, 27, and Mr Taylor Luck, 23, are asking for the public's help in providing information on the whereabouts of the two US citizens. They have not been heard from since October 1, 2008 when they reportedly departed...

2008-08-06 15:00:41

By Jordan Times, Amman Aug. 6--AMMAN -- Some 179 violations of the Copyright Law have been referred to the judiciary in the first half of this year, the National Library Department (NLD) announced on Tuesday. The infractions, recorded up until June 30, ranged from selling of illegally copied CDs, DVDs and computer software to the use of technological devices pirating satellite channels. The department registered an average of 30 intellectual property rights (IPR) violations per...

2008-08-05 12:00:41

By Omar Obeidat, Jordan Times, Amman Aug. 5--AMMAN -- A Jordanian citizen involved in an attack on an Israeli El Al Airlines office in Vienna Airport in 1985 was released from prison on July 19 and authorities are facilitating his return home. Austrian Ambassador to Amman Franz Holberger told The Jordan Times on Monday that Mustafa Abdul Hamid Badra was sentenced to life by an Austrian court and spent 22 years, six months and 22 days in jail. The decision to free him was made by...

2008-08-04 15:00:41

By Mahmoud Al Abed, Jordan Times, Amman Aug. 3--AMMAN -- The Jordan Institute of Diplomacy (JID) and the US Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs have agreed to launch a programme of advanced studies in international affairs. The joint programme is designed to prepare participants for careers in diplomacy and leadership roles in government and international organisations, Yassar Qatarneh, director of JID's Regional Centre on Conflict...

2008-08-04 12:01:04

By Hana Namrouqa, Jordan Times, Amman Aug. 3--AMMAN -- The much-longed-for Disi Water Conveyance Project will be launched today under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah at a ceremony to be held in the southern Mudawara area. The Ministry of Water and Irrigation signed the implementation agreement with GAMA, the Turkish company responsible for implementing the project, on April 7. The multimillion-dollar project will be ready in three-and-a-half years after construction...

2008-08-04 12:00:42

By Thameen Kheetan, Jordan Times, Amman Aug. 3--AMMAN -- Roman Catholic, Greek Catholic and Greek Orthodox Jordanian families enjoyed on Friday a type of religious music they had never experienced at church masses before. Drums, percussions, conga and bass guitar along with classical guitars, Arabic lutes, violins, a flute and a piano contributed to the religious atmosphere created by chanters of the Fountain of Love religious troupe in a two-hour concert at the Palace of Culture....


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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