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Author dies in road accident
By Petra - Jan 30,2013 - Last updated at Jan 30,2013
AMMAN — Novelist and poet Moayad Ateili passed away at the age of 62 on Wednesday of injuries he sustained in a road accident in Aqaba three days earlier.
Ateili, who was vice president of the Jordanian Writers Association, has several published novels and poem collections.
Minister of Culture Samih Maaytah on Wednesday paid tribute to Ateili.
The UNHCR on Thursday mourned the death of one of its employees, Zeina Al Maaita, who passed away on Wednesday night in hospital after sustaining severe injuries in a road accident.
Jordanian poet and artist Hayel Ajlouni passed away on Sunday at the age of 70 at Al Hussein Medical City.
Poet Mahmoud Darwish, who gave a voice to the Palestinians' longing for independence, was buried Wednesday in a pomp-filled ceremony fit for a head of state.
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