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11. Awqaf commends ’innovative study’ comparing CEDAW and Sharia

15. Majali explains Jordan’s position on Hamas to Gaza representatives

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15. Majali explains Jordan’s position on Hamas to Gaza representatives
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October 11, 1999
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Dina Hamdan
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The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, in the Palestinian self-rule areas has asked His Majesty King Abdullah to intervene in the case against 21 men detained in a crackdown on the movement in the Kingdom, officials said on Sunday.

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14. Abu Zant defies ban on preaching

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14. Abu Zant defies ban on preaching
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October 09, 1999
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Sa‘d G. Hattar
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Sheikhh Abdul Mun’em Abu Zant, detained three times last week for breaching the Sermons Law, once again defied a ban on his preaching activities and delivered a political sermon on Friday.

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13. Political settlement to Hamas crisis likely - lawyer

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13. Political settlement to Hamas crisis likely - lawyer
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October 09, 1999
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Sa‘d G. Hattar
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The lawyer defending 21 Hamas leaders and activists on Friday said a political settlement to the case of the detained members of the Islamic Resistance Movement was likely, more than a month after the authorities cracked down on the hard-line Palestinian movement.

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12. King says decision to close Hamas offices final, fate of jailed leaders will be decided by courts

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12. King says decision to close Hamas offices final, fate of jailed leaders will be decided by courts
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October 07, 1999
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His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday said he was fully supportive of the measures the government took against the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, and that the decision to close down the group’s offices here was final.

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11. In anticipation of a royal gesture

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11. In anticipation of a royal gesture
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October 7-13, 1999
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Lula Kilani
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Two prominent supporters of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas recently withdrew from the Hamas Solidarity Committee in protest against what they described as the Muslim Brotherhood’s soft handling of the recent arrest of Hamas leaders.

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37. Three killed in ’crimes of honour’ - Father, brother beat 12-year-old girl to death

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37. Three killed in ’crimes of honour’ - Father, brother beat 12-year-old girl to death
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October 05, 1999
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Rana Husayni
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Police in Amman, Zarqa and Irbid are questioning the families of three women who were reportedly killed last week in three separate crimes that were all related to "family honor," officials said on Monday.

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36. Police officials ask for closer cooperation with press to deal with crimes of sexual violence

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36. Police officials ask for closer cooperation with press to deal with crimes of sexual violence
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September 30, 1999
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Rana Husayni
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Top police officials have called on the press to establish closer cooperation with the authorities to deal with domestic violence and crimes.

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35. Activists call for penalties against those who accuse women falsely

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35. Activists call for penalties against those who accuse women falsely
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September 30, 1999
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Rana Husayni
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Participants at a two-day conference on crimes of honor called on the Parliament to adopt the government’s proposal to cancel Article 340 which offers lenient sentences to perpetrators of these crimes. The Ministry of Social Development announced recently that it is in the process of establishing the first shelter to house women whose lives are threatened by their families for immoral reasons and others who are victims of domestic abuse.

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34. His Majesty calls for responsible, objective press

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34. His Majesty calls for responsible, objective press
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October 06, 1999
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His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday expressed his deep belief in the freedom of expression but urged journalists to be objective and responsible in their coverage of events and avoid exploiting their freedom in any way that might harm Jordan’s interests.

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