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Safe, but not strong
Madaba, Jordan
By MattKauffman
31 May 2012

hmed Hussein Awayer, dodged the Syrian government for two and a half months, hiding in homes and farms around his home of Dara'a — all the while with a bullet in his left foot — before he decided to flee to Jordan.

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Wounded but not deterred
Madaba, Jordan
By MattKauffman
31 May 2012

Darraj, wounded fighting the Syrian regime, recuperates in Jordan after he and his family were smuggled over the border by the Free Syrian Army. Despite losing his legs, Darraj wants to get back and continue to fight.

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The Price of Freedom
Madaba, Jordan
By MattKauffman
31 May 2012

Samir Ahmed Darraj, 41, who lost his legs while fighting for the Free Syrian Army, rests on the only bed in the apartment he shares with family of six.

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Room for Eleven
amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
30 May 2012

Tajj stands in the living room that he shares with ten other family members

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"Get Down Bashar"
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
30 May 2012

Jana holds a sign outside her family's rooftop apartment in Amman.

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Waiting to go back
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
30 May 2012

Saif, Jana and Tajj, the children of dislaced Homsi family, outside their cramped rooftop apartment in Amman .

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Big family, small space
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
30 May 2012

Abu Tajj, right, his family and five relatives live in this small rooftop apartment in Amman since fleeing Homs in April.

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Home for now
Al-Mafraq, Jordan
By MattKauffman
24 May 2012

Waleed's sons Awad, 1o , and Talal, watch cartoons in their makeshift home in Mafraq, Jordan.

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Fear of retribution
Al Mafraq, Jordan
By MattKauffman
24 May 2012

Waleed, 39, hides behind his son Talal in order to conceal his identity to protect relatives back in native Syria. Waleed and his family of six escaped Homs and were smuggled into Jordan with the aid of the Syrian Free Army

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Safe in Jordan
Al Mafraq, Jordan
By MattKauffman
24 May 2012

From the safety of his small living room, Waleed, a Syrian from Homs, talks about escaping with his family to the north Jordanian town of Mafraq.

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A message in the air
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
19 May 2012

Activist organization Youth in Amman passed out and tossed fliers into the air during a protest after noon prayer Friday outside King Hussein Mosque

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A message in the air
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
19 May 2012

Activist organization Youth in Amman passed out and tossed fliers into the air during a protest after noon prayer Friday outside King Hussein Mosque

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Protesters make themselves heard
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
19 May 2012

Protestors outside King Hussein Mosque in Amman decry the rising cost of living

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Airing grievances
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
19 May 2012

A protestor is interview outside King Hussein Mosque in downtown Amman

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Waving flag
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
19 May 2012

Protestors wave the Jordanian flag while demonstrating in downtown Amman

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Waiting for Prayer
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
18 May 2012

Two locals, having grabbed makeshift prayer rugs made of cardboard, await noontime prayer at King Hussein Mosque in Amman.

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Power in Numbers
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
18 May 2012

Police congregate across the street from King Hussein Mosque in downtown Amman before friday prayer. Police expected protests after large demonstrations had occurred in the previous weeks.

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Hiding in plain sight
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
18 May 2012

Members of the Jordanian mukhabarat, or secret police, keep a careful eye on proceedings in expectation of protests after noon prayer.

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Watchful eyes
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
18 May 2012

Policemen meet across the street from King Hussein Mosque in Amman before the start of noon prayer

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Ready for Prayer
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
18 May 2012

King Hussein Mosque's expansive entrance, just bustling with goods and wares, is cleared in preparation for Friday's noontime prayer

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Washing up
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
18 May 2012

Local boys, having just purchased color-dyed chicks at the flea market, wash up before noon prayer.

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Headed to Mosque
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
18 May 2012

Men enter King Hussein Mosque in downtown Amman amid banners in protest of the rising costs of living

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Vendor outside King Hussein Mosque
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
17 May 2012

A street vendor transports his goods before jumu'ah (friday prayer)

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Syrian Crisis the Focus of Arab Parli...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
21 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 21, 2012

Arab Parliament decided on its opening session of the first round held on Wednesday, March 21, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo to support the international and regional efforts to end the ongoing violence in Syria.
Arab Parliament Speaker Ali Salem al-Diqbasi condemned the ongoing massacre of the Syrian regime against the civilians, stressing the importance of the Arab countries to deal more seriously and strictly with the Syrian crisis, noting that Arab countries must cut off any diplomatic ties with Syria.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ali Salem al-Diqbasi, Arab Parliament Speaker:
"We support all relative international and regional efforts to provide all requirements of a political solution through opening a national dialogue that achieves to the Syrian people their right of change, democracy and a desirable regime. Third, we condemn the excessive bloody violence against Syrian cities and towns, rejecting bombing cities and endangering the lives of civilians. Fourth, we call for the protection of the Syrian people and maintaining their right of self-defense in the face of the killing and destruction machine, in a way preserving the sovereignty, independence and unity of the Syrian people." Al-Diqbasi demanded the Arab countries to reconsider its relations with Russia over its support for the Syrian regime and called for a national dialogue in favor of the Syrian people.
Representative of the Egyptian Parliament, dominated by Islamists, noted a change in the positions of both Russia and China concerning the Syrian issue, calling for an Arab- Iranian dialogue in an attempt to change the Iranian position as well.
For his part, Jordanian MP Mustafa Shneikat criticized the United States and the Arab countries calling for military interference in Syria and for arming the Syrian opposition.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Essam al-Erian, Deputy Arab Parliament Speaker, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader:
"There is change in the Russian and the Chinese positions. If we approve the resolution of the parliament's political affairs and national security committee demanding Arab-Iranian dialogue, we hope we change the Iranian position too in favor of the Syrian people. We now hear from Russian and Chinese sources that they do not support anyone and that they support the right of the Syrian people."
SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Mustafa Shneikat, Jordanian MP:
"We support both parties in Syria: the Syrian land and the Syrian people. However, what has been going on lately is a threat to the Syrian people. US Secretary of State urges the opposition not to drop weapons. Moreover, there are Arab countries calling for arming the Syrian opposition. How come we provide weapons to the Syrian opposition? It means more killing of Syrians." Egyptian Islamist MP Essam al-Erian replaced Egypt's former deputy foreign minister Mustafa al-Fiki as Deputy Arab Parliament Speaker, winning one of the two deputy seats with 48 out of 63 votes.
The decision was announced during today’s session of the first round of this year's Arab Parliament meetings.
The Arab parliament is an advisory committee of the Arab League composed of representatives of all the League member states.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 21, 2012
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SHOTLIST:
1- Wide external shot of the Arab League
2- Tilt down shot of flags of the Arab countries
3- Various shots of the first session of the meeting of the Arab Parliament
4- Various shots of the Arab parliamentarians during the meeting
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ali Salem al-Diqbasi, Arab Parliament Speaker:
"We support all relative international and regional efforts to provide all requirements of a political solution through opening a national dialogue that achieves to the Syrian people their right of change, democracy and a desirable regime. Third, we condemn the excessive bloody violence against Syrian cities and towns, rejecting bombing cities and endangering the lives of civilians. Fourth, we call for the protection of the Syrian people and maintaining their right of self-defense in the face of the killing and destruction machine, in a way preserving the sovereignty, independence and unity of the Syrian people." 6- Various shots of Arab parliamentarians during the meeting
7- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Essam al-Erian, Deputy Arab Parliament Speaker, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader:
"There is change in the Russian and the Chinese positions. If we approve the resolution of the parliament's political affairs and national security committee demanding Arab-Iranian dialogue, we hope we change the Iranian position too in favor of the Syrian people. We now hear from Russian and Chinese sources that they do not support anyone and that they support the right of the Syrian people."
8- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Mustafa Shneikat, Jordanian MP:
"We support both parties in Syria: the Syrian land and the Syrian people. However, what has been going on lately is a threat to the Syrian people. US Secretary of State urges the opposition not to drop weapons. Moreover, there are Arab countries calling for arming the Syrian opposition. How come we provide weapons to the Syrian opposition? It means more killing of Syrians." 9- Various shots of the meeting
10- Wide external shot of the Arab League headquarters

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Patiently Waiting on Syria
JORDAN
By Transterra Editor
31 Dec 2011

The Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq, near the border of Syria. The tents were suppose to be temporary but have not been moved since the camp was built in July of 2012. Zaatari, is estimated to hold 120,000 refugees. Jordan currently hosts 202,700 Syrian displaced. 22,000 of which are living in the camp with hundreds more arriving daily as a result of the civil war raging in their country. The youth in the camp have no daycare facilities or schools to attend. Mafraq, Jordan.

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Patiently Waiting for Syria
Jodan
By Osie Greenway
31 Dec 2011

Temporary UNHCR tents can not withstand the desert weather and collapse and are abandoned. The tents are scattered throughout the camp by the large dust devils that sweep through daily. Mafraq, Jordan on August 11, 2012.

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Lost Girl
Jordan
By aaron.raskin
21 Feb 2011

A short news piece about a prostitute Iraqi woman living in exile in Jordan.

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Iraqi terrorist woman in Jordan 01
Amman
By AmmarParis
14 Nov 2005

Jordanian authorities announce on November 13, 2005 that Iraqi Sajeda Mubarak Atrous Al- Rishawi, an Iraqi woman from al Ramadi was arrested as she was part of the 9th November commando but 'failed in her mission'. She showed he belt with the explosives and declared : 'On fifth Nov. 2005, I accompanied my husband to Jordan using an Iraqi fraud passport. We waited for a white car, when it came we got into the car and we also rented a flat, my husband had two explosive straps. I wore one and my husband wore the other, and he told me how to use it. On 9th of November we went to the hotel (Radisson SAS) and we entered the hotel, he took a corner and I took another, there was a wedding in the hotel, children, women and men. My Husband carried out the operation, and I tried to blow up my self but I couldn't. People began to run away from the hotel and I ran with them.' Photo Transterra Media

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Iraqi terrorist woman in Jordan 02
Amman
By AmmarParis
14 Nov 2005

Jordanian authorities announce on November 13, 2005 that Iraqi Sajeda Mubarak Atrous Al- Rishawi, an Iraqi woman from al Ramadi was arrested as she was part of the 9th November commando but 'failed in her mission'. She showed he belt with the explosives and declared : 'On fifth Nov. 2005, I accompanied my husband to Jordan using an Iraqi fraud passport. We waited for a white car, when it came we got into the car and we also rented a flat, my husband had two explosive straps. I wore one and my husband wore the other, and he told me how to use it. On 9th of November we went to the hotel (Radisson SAS) and we entered the hotel, he took a corner and I took another, there was a wedding in the hotel, children, women and men. My Husband carried out the operation, and I tried to blow up my self but I couldn't. People began to run away from the hotel and I ran with them.' Photo Transterra Media

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Iraqi terrorist woman in Jordan 03
Amman
By AmmarParis
14 Nov 2005

Jordanian authorities announce on November 13, 2005 that Iraqi Sajeda Mubarak Atrous Al- Rishawi, an Iraqi woman from al Ramadi was arrested as she was part of the 9th November commando but 'failed in her mission'. She showed he belt with the explosives and declared : 'On fifth Nov. 2005, I accompanied my husband to Jordan using an Iraqi fraud passport. We waited for a white car, when it came we got into the car and we also rented a flat, my husband had two explosive straps. I wore one and my husband wore the other, and he told me how to use it. On 9th of November we went to the hotel (Radisson SAS) and we entered the hotel, he took a corner and I took another, there was a wedding in the hotel, children, women and men. My Husband carried out the operation, and I tried to blow up my self but I couldn't. People began to run away from the hotel and I ran with them.' Photo Transterra Media

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Iraqi terrorist woman in Jordan 04
Amman
By AmmarParis
14 Nov 2005

Jordanian authorities announce on November 13, 2005 that Iraqi Sajeda Mubarak Atrous Al- Rishawi, an Iraqi woman from al Ramadi was arrested as she was part of the 9th November commando but 'failed in her mission'. She showed he belt with the explosives and declared : 'On fifth Nov. 2005, I accompanied my husband to Jordan using an Iraqi fraud passport. We waited for a white car, when it came we got into the car and we also rented a flat, my husband had two explosive straps. I wore one and my husband wore the other, and he told me how to use it. On 9th of November we went to the hotel (Radisson SAS) and we entered the hotel, he took a corner and I took another, there was a wedding in the hotel, children, women and men. My Husband carried out the operation, and I tried to blow up my self but I couldn't. People began to run away from the hotel and I ran with them.' Photo Transterra Media

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Iraqi terrorist woman in Jordan 05
Amman
By AmmarParis
14 Nov 2005

Jordanian authorities announce on November 13, 2005 that Iraqi Sajeda Mubarak Atrous Al- Rishawi, an Iraqi woman from al Ramadi was arrested as she was part of the 9th November commando but 'failed in her mission'. She showed he belt with the explosives and declared : 'On fifth Nov. 2005, I accompanied my husband to Jordan using an Iraqi fraud passport. We waited for a white car, when it came we got into the car and we also rented a flat, my husband had two explosive straps. I wore one and my husband wore the other, and he told me how to use it. On 9th of November we went to the hotel (Radisson SAS) and we entered the hotel, he took a corner and I took another, there was a wedding in the hotel, children, women and men. My Husband carried out the operation, and I tried to blow up my self but I couldn't. People began to run away from the hotel and I ran with them.' Photo Transterra Media