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The uneasy crown | The Economist

Discontent is growing at King Abdullah’s increasingly autocratic rule “A TRUE triumph of progress over regression,” claimed King Abdullah, boasting about Jordan’s elections from the UN podium in New York on September 20th, the day his kingdom went to the polls. Many Jordanians thought otherwise. Despite a relentless public-information campaign …

Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

CAIRO (AP) — WikiLeaks’ global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, The Associated Press has found. In the past year alone, the radical transparency group has published medical …

Jordan’s newest mall debuts large-scale green technology

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — In Jordan’s newest retail and leisure hub, the typical high-end boutiques, cinemas and gourmet coffee shops are tucked into an intricate ecosystem of natural heating and cooling, water recycling and hundreds of solar panels soaking up the sun’s rays. The three-story Abdali Mall is the first …