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Hobby Lobby sues Christie’s over seized $1.6M ‘Epic of Gilgamesh’ tablet

Venerable London-based auction house Christie’s is the target of an ongoing lawsuit brought by Hobby Lobby, which alleges that the auction house knowingly sold the arts and crafts chain a 3,500-year-old “Epic of Gilgamesh” tablet that had been smuggled out of Iraq and, as a result, was seized by the feds earlier this week.
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Novak Djokovic had a forgetful Friday at the Olympics, but he and every tennis player in Tokyo deserve praise for one reason: they showed up

Daniil Medvedev warned a chair umpire that he was about to “die” in the withering heat. Top women’s seed Ash Barty was bounced from the singles draw before the ink was dry on the drawsheet. Andy Murray swallowed his pride and flipped a familiar script, withdrawing from the singles in order to focus on doubles. Paola Badosa, a brilliant debutante, had to quit during her quarterfinal match and leave the court in a wheelchair.
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Insecurity: Nigerian pilgrims take prayers to Mount Nebo in Jordan

Nigerian pilgrims in Jordan have converged on Mount Nebo to pray for God’s intervention in Nigeria’s security challenges. The congress prayer was the first of its kind to be held by the Nigerian pilgrims drawn from Plateau, Nasarawa, Ekiti, Bauchi and Gombe states. In a statement issued in Amman, Jordan,...
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Netflix New Shows: Netflix Releases Trailer for Middle Eastern Teen Drama Series “AlRawabi School for Girls” – Netflix News

Netflix has released the trailer for an upcoming, Jordanian teen drama series “AlRawabi School for Girls“. The Middle Eastern show was announced back in 2019 and is described as ‘a youthful high school drama’. The series, which arrives on , will tell the story of how a bullied girl gets revenge on her bullies, only to find out that no one is all bad, and no one is all good, including herself. The limited series arrives August 12th and you can see the trailer below.
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U.S. Sanctions Against Syria Fuelling Extremism And Radicalization

Washington continues to economically strangle Syria. Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst. The Syrian Army has launched an offensive against the city of Dara’a in the south of the country. President Bashar al-Assad announced in February 2016 his intentions to liberate “every inch” of Syria, but is now facing a resurgence of terrorist acts – even in liberated cities. This situation is even more aggravated by U.S. economic sanctions.
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Education minister inaugurates USAID pre-service teacher workshop

(MENAFN - Jordan Times) AMMAN — Minister of Education Mohammad Abu Qudais on Thursday said that the ministry attaches great attention to training pre-service teachers to raise their competencies and performance levels due to their "pivotal" role in improving the educational process. Speaking at the inauguration of the technical workshop...

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekly: July 24 – July 31, 2021

The following are some of this week's reports from the MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Project, which translates and analyzes content from sources monitored around the clock, among them the most important jihadi websites and blogs. (To view these reports in full, you must be a paying member of the JTTM; for membership information, send an email to [email protected] with "Membership" in the subject line.)

Inaugural fund supports early-stage collaborations between MIT and Jordan

MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), together with the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation (AHSF), the cultural and social responsibility arm of the Arab Bank, recently created a new initiative to support collaboration with the Middle East. The MIT-Jordan Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation Seed Fund is providing awardees with financial grants up to $30,000 to cover travel, meeting, and workshop expenses, including in-person visits to build cultural and scientific connections between MIT and Jordan. MISTI and AHSF recently celebrated the first round of awardees in a virtual ceremony held in Amman and the United States.

What a Week! Did Russia Achieve ‘Check Mate’ With Its Latest Introduction of Cutting-Edge Weapon Systems?

Russia has, in just one week, upped the military ante to such a degree that long-term peace in this part of the world is a very tempting thought. While it remains a hypothetical question as to whether Russia has surpassed the rest of the world in terms of fighting preparedness, it would be hard to name another seven days in recent history when the country has unveiled more potential game changers.

Fans Are Wondering If Lady Gaga Is Competing In The Olympics

Music artist. Actress. Philanthropist. Style icon. Role model. Olympic athlete?. Lady Gaga has a long list of talents and many impressive accomplishments – including winning several GRAMMYs and an Oscar – and fans are wondering if she’s set her sights on conquering the world of sports next. Fans went gaga...

US takes steps to return 3,500-year-old 'Gilgamesh' tablet to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AFP).- A 3,500-year-old tablet recounting the epic of Gilgamesh that once sat in Washington's Museum of the Bible could be returned to Iraq after a judge verified its seizure Tuesday. The rare fragment, which recounts a dream sequence from the epic in Akkadian cuneiform script, is one of many...
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Court orders Hobby Lobby to hand over ancient Gilgamesh artifact bought at auction for $1.6million - because it was looted from Iraq after the first Gulf War

A New York federal court court has ordered Hobby Lobby to hand over an ancient Gilgamesh artifact that was bought at an auction for $1.6 million in 2014. Officials said the artefact was looted from Iraq after the first Gulf War and illegally imported to the United States, after being sold In London to a US dealer in 2003.
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US returns treasure trove of antiquities to Iraq

The United States will return to Iraq about 17,000 archaeological treasures dating back 4,000 years and looted in recent decades in an 'unprecedented' restitution of stolen history, the culture minister in Baghdad said on Wednesday. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi is expected to take back the artefacts from ancient...

Jordan will not press charges in case of coronavirus death after hospital power cut

Jordanian authorities decided on Thursday not to press charges in the case of a coronavirus patient who died last week at an Amman hospital after a power cut. A public prosecutor said Sana Najjar's death was not related to the electricity situation at the hospital. Najjar, who was in her 40s, was on an oxygen machine at Gardens Hospital in west Amman.