' Military Court Acquit's Abu Qatada on Terrorism Charges '

#AceWorldNews – AMMAN – September 24 – A Jordanian military court on Wednesday acquitted radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada on terrorism charges for his role in plotting attacks against Americans and Israelis.

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The ruling, handed down by civilian judges presiding over the hearings, capped a lengthy legal odyssey for the cleric known for his fiery pro-al-Qaida speeches but who in recent months emerged as a harsh critic of the Islamic State militant group.

The court ruled there was insufficient evidence against Abu Qatada and his defence lawyer, Husein Mubaidin, said he expects his client to be released within hours.

Abu Qatada, described as a onetime lieutenant to Osama bin Laden, was charged with involvement in plans to target Israeli and American tourists and Western diplomats in Jordan in 2000 – the so-called “millennium plot.”

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` Russia has urged the ` Libyan Government ‘ to Facilitate the Release of the Kidnapped Foreign Diplomats’

#AceWorldNews – April 18 – MOSCOW – Moscow has urged the Libyan authorities to facilitate the release of kidnapped foreign diplomats.

The government should do its best to find the diplomats as soon as possible and free them, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

The authorities should also punish those responsible for the kidnapping and take measures to defend diplomatic missions in Libya, the statement said. Laaroussi Kontassi, an adviser at the Tunisia’s embassy in Tripoli, disappeared Thursday morning in “unclear circumstances,” days after gunmen kidnapped the Jordanian ambassador.

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#AceWorldNews JORDAN April 16 Latest information recently received…

#AceWorldNews – JORDAN – April 16 – Latest information recently received: April 16 – 17.54 GMT: Syria said that several vehicles destroyed by Jordanian war-planes on Wednesday do not belong to the Syrian Army, Reuters reported.

“No vehicles belonging to the Syrian Army moved toward the Jordanian border. What was targeted by the Jordanian Air Force does not belong to the Syrian Army,” Syrian state news agency SANA said.

According to the Jordanian security source, the targets were Syrian rebels in civilian cars mounted with machine guns.

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` Jordan's Air Force Destroy Military Vehicles trying to Cross from Syria '

#AceWorldNews – JORDAN – April 16 – Jordan’s air force has destroyed military vehicles trying to cross from Syria, Jordanian state television said Wednesday. “The Royal Air Force destroyed a number of military vehicles which tried to cross the Jordanian-Syrian border,” Reuters said, citing a television report.

Latest information recently received: April 16 – 17.54 GMT: Syria said that several vehicles destroyed by Jordanian warplanes on Wednesday do not belong to the Syrian Army, Reuters reported. “No vehicles belonging to the Syrian Army moved toward the Jordanian border. What was targeted by the Jordanian Air Force does not belong to the Syrian Army,” Syrian state news agency SANA said. According to the Jordanian security source, the targets were Syrian rebels in civilian cars mounted with machine guns.

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` Jordanian Police were Injured in Clashes with ` Syrian Refugees ‘ Burning Six Tents and Attacking a Police Station ‘

#AceWorldNews – SYRIA – ZAATARI CAMP – (RT) – April 06 – At least 22 Jordanian police were injured in clashes with Syrian refugees at the Zaatari camp, authorities reported.

No verified report on the number of injured among the protesters was immediately available.

The camp is the second-largest in the world and houses some 106,000 refugees, who fled the violence in Syria across the border.

The rioting crowd burned down six tents and two caravans before trying to attack police stations, Jordanian police said.

There are conflicting reports on what triggered the unrest. Jordan said it was caused by the detention of three people trying to leave the camp illegally, while the refugees said the riot started after police ran over a Syrian child.

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` Around 1000 people demonstrated near `Israeli Embassy ‘ in Amman for the killing of a `Jordanian ‘ judge ‘

#AceWorldNews Around 1,000 people demonstrated Friday near the Israeli embassy in Amman to protest the killing of a Jordanian judge by Israeli soldiers, AFP reported.

Raed Zeiter, 38, a Palestinian-Jordanian, was shot at a border crossing Monday. Israeli troops said he attacked them, igniting a diplomatic row between Israel and Jordan.

The demonstration started after Friday prayers in Kaluti mosque, near the Israeli embassy in the Rabia neighbourhood in West Amman.

Protesters waved banners reading “the people want to cancel the [1994] peace treaty.”

On Wednesday, the lower house of Jordan’s parliament demanded the government expel the Israeli envoy in Amman and recall the Jordanian ambassador in Israel.

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