7,000 Syrian refugees working in Al-Mafraq agricultural projects April 17, 2014

A total of 7,000 Syrian refugees are working in different parts of Al-Mafraq Governorate, Director of the Labor Directorate at Al-Mafraq Abdul Hamid Al-Harahsheh said.

The official added that the vast majority of Syrians are working on agricultural projects.

Al-Harahsheh explained that the directorate personnel conduct regular inspection tours at all commercial and industrial facilities as well as at agricultural holdings to gain"...

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King: Reform is a strategic choice for Jordan April 17, 2014

His Majesty King Abdullah II said that citizens' welfare is the aim of the comprehensive reform process, which is a strategic choice and a joint responsibility of all.

At a meeting with head and members of the parliamentary National Action Front Bloc, the King stressed the importance of approving reform legislation and economic laws that are a priority for the next stage.

He said that activating the role of parliamentary blocs"...

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PM meets Bahraini Civil Service Bureau delegation April 17, 2014

Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour attended on Wednesday the ceremony to mark the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Jordanian and Bahraini civil service bureaus.

The agreement, which was signed by President of the Civil Service Bureau Khalaf Hmeisat and his Bahraini counterpart Ahmad Bin Zayed Al Zayed, entails cooperation in public sector jobs, mainly with regard to the exchange of expertise and benefiting from the electronic"...

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Syrian refugees face greater challenges in Jordan's urban areas April 17, 2014

Syrian refugees in urban areas of Jordan are struggling to cope with inadequate housing, high debts, rising costs and educational challenges for their children, a global relief agency said Wednesday.


CARE International said a household assessment of more than 2,200 Syrian refugees showed 90 percent of them were living in debt to relatives, landlords, shopkeepers and neighbours.


The cost of rent for the refugees from the"......

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Syrian refugees face greater challenges in Jordan's urban areas
April 17, 2014

Syrian refugees in urban areas of Jordan are struggling to cope with inadequate housing, high debts, rising costs and educational challenges for their children, a global relief agency"...

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Jordan destroys vehicles crossing over from Syria, Amman says
April 17, 2014

A Jordanian army statement said fighter jets struck the armored vehicles on Wednesday as they tried to enter the kingdom through its border with Syria.

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Suspects detained in attempt to smuggle 500,000 Captagon pills in flour bottles
April 17, 2014

Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) agents on Wednesday foiled an attempt to smuggle a shipment of half-a-million Captagon pills that was destined for a neighbouring country, official sources said.

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