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Enjoy Lebanese and Mediterranean flavours at Corp Amman Hotel

Corp Amman Hotel is offering the finest Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisines at Mood, its signature restaurant.   Bursting with delicate flavours, the authentic dishes are made from the freshest of ingredients by the hotel&rsq

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UNHCR plans for 1.4m Mediterranean refugees in 2015-6

U.N. refugee agency UNHCR expects 1.4 million refugees to flee to Europe via the Mediterranean this year and next, it said in a revised appeal seen by Reuters on Thursday, a sharp rise from initial estimates of 850,000. "UNHC

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Commercial ships scoop up desperate human cargo

In October last year, bulk carrier CS Caprice was shipping a cargo of barley across the Mediterranean when it answered a call to help about 500 people who were drifting north of Libya without a skipper. A brewing storm threatened to capsize thei

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Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast, kills 37

A boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's Mediterranean coast, killing at least 37 people, a local official said on Sunday, the second such fatal accident within days. "We had reports this morning that there are seven bod

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Italian navy rescues 3,000 migrants in Mediterranean

The Italian navy rescued 3,000 migrants aboard more than a dozen boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday after receiving requests for help from 22 vessels, the coast guard said. Operations are continuing and it is still unclear whe

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700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Monday.

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Syria's war creeps into Assad's coastal sanctuary

For three years, residents of Syria's Mediterranean provinces have watched from their coastal sanctuary as civil war raging further inland tore the country apart, killing tens of thousands of people and devastating historic cities.

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Egypt to seek bids for first nuclear power plant

Egypt will launch an international tender in January to build its first nuclear power station, an Electricity Ministry spokesman said on Thursday before talks with Russian officials on cooperation between the two countries. Egypt

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Russia ‘sending spy ship to Mediterranean’

Russia is sending a reconnaissance ship to the eastern Mediterranean, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, as the US prepares for a possible military strike in Syria. U.S. President Barack Obama has said he will seek congressi

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Lebanon tourism down 27pc on security woes

Security concerns and travel restrictions from Gulf Arab states have driven Lebanese tourist arrivals down by 27 percent during the small Mediterranean state's peak season, Lebanon's caretaker tourism minister said. Lebano

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