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Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud
Group from Jordan visits Baltimore
Group from Jordan visits Baltimore

Kamel Mahadin visited Baltimore 30 years ago as a graduate student studying landscape architecture at Louisiana State University. He returned Wednesday as the head of an ambitious, multibillion-dollar effort to build out Jordan's lone waterfront city into a tourist hub and expanded port. "Thirty years ago, when I visited … this was a slum area," said Mahadin, chief commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority. "Why Baltimore? It's a waterfront development. … We want to see success story." Mahadin and his 10-person delegation are spending five days in the United States to raise the profile of Aqaba, a city of 130,000 perhaps most...