Slight changes expected to minimum admission score at universities — minister July 30, 2015

The Higher Education Council (HEC) will meet on Sunday to discuss possible changes to the minimum admission score to the Kingdom’s public and private universities, Higher Education Minister Labib Khadra said Wednesday. Khadra said the council will review the results of the General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Tawjihi) that were announced on Tuesday, and based on that will decided the admission mechanism. In an interview with The Jordan Times, the minister said although the council will not implement the proposal suggested last month of raising the minimum score for admission...

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House panel says further increase in electricity tariffs unacceptable July 30, 2015


The Lower House Financial Committee on Wednesday told officials that it was not going to accept any increase in electricity tariffs next year due to the drop in oil and gas prices.


During a meeting with representatives of the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO), officials said the company managed"...

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King urges ASEZA to boost Aqaba status as business hub July 30, 2015

His Majesty King Abdullah II said the Aqaba Special Economic Zone is a key regional economic and tourism gateway, and urged its authority to boost the port city's status as a magnet of investment. In a meeting with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, ASEZA, commissioner and board members, King Abdullah stressed ASEZA as a key supporter of the national economy.

He urged closer cooperation between ASEZA and all governmental stakeholders"...

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Expats conference passes proposals to strengthen bonds with homeland July 30, 2015

The 2015 Jordan expatriates conference, held at the Dead Sea under the slogan "Jordan Brings us Together'', concluded deliberations on strengthening links between the expatriates and their homeland.

The conference brought together 680 Jordanian expats in 60 countries, debating four key areas: political, economic as well as challenges facing expatriates and solutions, as well as the role of Jordanian missions abroad.

It passed proposals"...

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International Arab Youth Congress to be held in partnership with UNICEF

The National Centre for Culture and Arts (NCCA), affiliated with the Noor Al Hussein Foundation, will hold this year's 34th International Arab Youth Congress, in partnership with UNICEF from August 3-9 and under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein.

NCCA Director General Lina Attel said the congress will focus on quality education, reproductive health of adolescent women, early marriage, future job opportunities and civil"...

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Expats conference passes proposals to strengthen bonds with homeland
July 30, 2015

The 2015 Jordan expatriates conference, held at the Dead Sea under the slogan "Jordan Brings us Together'', concluded deliberations on strengthening"...

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Deputies reaffirms Jordan's support for Palestinians
July 30, 2015

A Jordanian parliamentary delegation representing the Jordanian-Palestinian Brotherhood Committee Wednesday met with a number of members of the Palestinian"...

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Minor earthquake hits central parts of Jordan
July 30, 2015

Residents of central parts of Jordan may have felt the ground move when a minor earthquake measuring 4.5 magnitude struck the area, officials said today.

The earthquake is believed to have hit the region in the early hours of Thursday and was felt by residents of Amman, Irbid (60 km north the...

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