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Saudi princesses held captive in royal compound for 13 years appeal for release

Saudi princesses held captive in royal compound for 13 years appeal for release

March 13 (UPI) -- The ex-wife of Saudi King Abdullah is claiming the king has imprisoned her four daughters -- Saudi princesses -- in a royal compound for the past 13 years.
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Saudi Arabia lists Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah as terror groups

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 7 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia added the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah and two Syrian-based groups to its list of terrorist organizations Friday, officials said.
Kerry, Jordan's king discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Kerry, Jordan's king discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

AQABA, Jordan, March 7 (UPI) -- The international community must back Middle East peace efforts based on a two-state solution, Jordan's King Abdullah said Friday.

Jordan says it stopped attempt to smuggle weapons from Syria

AMMAN, Jordan, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Five people were arrested in the attempted smuggling of large quantities of weapons into Jordan from war-torn Syria, the Jordanian military said Monday

Obama to seek extension of aid to Jordan for Syrian refugees

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has told Jordan's King Abdullah II he will seek to renew a five-year aid package to help Jordan with a flood of Syrian refugees.
Barack Obama, Michelle exchange sweet Valentine's Day tweets

Barack Obama, Michelle exchange sweet Valentine's Day tweets

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The president and the first lady put their love on full display for Valentine's Day, even though they would be spending Friday night on opposite coasts.
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Water crisis brings threats of Mideast war, terrorism: report

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Satellite data released by the University of California, Irvine, shows the world's water supply is disappearing fast because of agricultural demand, an expanding population, energy production and climate change, with the Middle East, Africa and Asia in particular facing crisis in the next few years.
Obama, King Abdullah to meet at serene California estate

Obama, King Abdullah to meet at serene California estate

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A Southern California estate in Rancho Mirage offers heads of state a serene setting to discuss sensitive subjects, a Heritage Foundation research fellow said.

Jordan sees independent Palestine as global interest

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Setting up an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital is in the "international interest," Jordan's King Abdullah II said in Washington.

Obama schedule for Friday, Feb.14

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama speaks to House Democrats at their retreat and goes to California to discuss the U.S. response to the state's drought, his Friday schedule said.
Biden, Abdullah agree on need for Syria aid

Biden, Abdullah agree on need for Syria aid

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden hosted Jordan's King Abdullah II in Washington Wednesday to discuss their countries' ongoing efforts to resolve Syria's civil war.

Jordan's king in U.S. to review Middle East peace options

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Jordanian King Abdullah II said he was carrying the message to Washington that a two-state solution was the only viable option for Middle East peace.

Obese Saudi man loses 700 pounds after king orders him hospitalized

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A Saudi man has lost more than 700 pounds six months after the country's king ordered him hospitalized, the head of the patient's medical team says.

Obama to travel to Saudi Arabia next month

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia in March following his travel to the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy, the White House press office Monday.

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The King Abdullah Canal, until 1987 known as the East Ghor Main Canal and renamed after Abdullah I of Jordan, is a canal that runs along the east bank of the Jordan River.

The Canal's main water sources are the Yarmouk River, the Al-Mukhaibeh wells close to the Yarmouk River, Lake Tiberias (through a tunnel built after the 1994 Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty), Wadi el-Arab and the Zarqa River (after storage in the King Talal Dam). The canal’s design capacity is 20 m3/second at the entrance of the Canal and 2.3 m3/second at its lower end. Its length is 110 km. Water flows by gravity from North to South from about 230 meter to almost 400 meter below sea level. The Canal supplies water for irrigation and 90 million cubic meters/year of drinking water for Greater Amman through the Deir Allah-Amman carrier, which has been constructed in two phases in the mid-80s and in the early 2000s. The Zarqa River contains a mixture of treated wastewater and natural water flow, which influences the water quality downstream of the Zarqa River intake into the KAC.

The canal was built in Phases. It was designed in 1957. Construction began in 1959, and the first section completed in 1961. By 1966, the upper part, to Wadi Zarqa, was completed. The canal was 70 km was subsequently extended three times between 1969 and 1987. The United States provided financing for the initial phase of project, after obtaining explicit assurances from the Jordanian government that Jordan would not withdraw more water from the Yarmouk than the amount allocated to it according to the Johnston Plan.

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