Agriculture fairs seek to uplift small-scale farmers December 10, 2019

AMMAN — With the aim of providing small-scale farmers with a new channel to promote their products through annual agricultural fairs, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) on Monday launched a project titled “Institutionalisation of Agricultural Fairs in Jordan”.

According to an FAO statement, these fairs hope to boost the sales of farmers’ fresh and processed"...

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USAID opens Um Qsair center for informal education Jizah District December 10, 2019

Amman, Dec. 9 (Petra) -- United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Monday, opened a center for informal education for girls in the Jizah District in the Governorate of Amman.

Deputy Director of the USAID mission in Jordan, Margret Spear, commended the USAID's partnership with the Ministry of Education to ensure that students receive certificates and land jobs, adding that the U.S. is committed to invest in the Jordanian youth's capacity.

The USAID has been working for the"...

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Gov't put in place programs to tackle poverty, unemployment,' says MoSD Minister December 10, 2019

Ankara, Dec. 9 (Petra) -- Minister of Social Development (MoSD), Basma Ishaqat, Monday, said that Jordan had put in place programs to tackle poverty and unemployment, as part of its commitment to the development of the social development.

Ishaqat is heading a Jordanian delegation in Ankara, Turkey, partaking in a ministerial conference on social development entitled: 'Ensuring Social Equality and Wellbeing for all in the Member States: Opportunities and Challenges,' organized by the Islamic Cooperation"...

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Mitsubishi Lancer EX 1.6 Auto: Long-serving saloon with appeal December 10, 2019

A long-serving compact saloon whose popularity in the Middle East and Jordan has defied its manufacturer’s plans to move away from cars to an SUV-heavy line-up, the Mitsubishi Lancer maintains a presence in certain developing markets, even after being discontinued for more developed markets back in 2017.

Still serving even after its rally-bred iconic high performance Lancer Evolution was axed in 2016, the garden-variety Lancer EX, as it is now"...

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Visitors to Petra spike 50% in November

Petra, Dec. 1 (Petra) -- The number of visitors to the ancient city of Petra shot up a whopping 50% in November of 2019 compared to the same period of last year, after it recently celebrated its one millionth visitor for the year.

In a statement on Sunday, the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) said the number of visitors last month reached 152,576 tourists, of those 141,556 were foreigners and 10,776 were Jordanians and Arabs.

In November 2018, the rose-red city received 101,806,"...

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Mitsubishi Lancer EX 1.6 Auto: Long-serving saloon with appeal
December 10, 2019

A long-serving compact saloon whose popularity in the Middle East and Jordan has defied its manufacturer’s plans to move away from cars to an SUV-heavy line-up, the Mitsubishi Lancer maintains a presence in certain developing"...

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Jordan maternal mortality rate sees decline — health minister
December 10, 2019

AMMAN — The maternal mortality rate in Jordan dropped to 29.8 deaths for each 100,000 live births in 2018, as compared to 2015 World Health Organisation (WHO) estimations, which recorded a maternal mortality rate of 58 deaths"...

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PM receives Audit Bureau annual report
December 9, 2019

Amman, Dec. 8 (Petra) -- Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Sunday received the Audit Bureau's 2018 report, which lists key violations in government entities.

The report includes unaddressed issues that have a major effect"...

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