AvaTrade Acquires Customer Book of Australian Broker July 30, 2014

Leading online FX & CFD broker AvaTrade has confirmed that it has acquired the Australian customer book of Sydney-based broker YouTradeFX.


This marks another milestone in AvaTrade’s continued expansion in APAC markets.

Ava Capital Markets Australia Pty Ltd, AvaTrade’s Australian subsidiary,"...

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ADP Confiscates 18 Kg of Marijuana from Gulf Dealer who Intended to Sell them during Eid July 30, 2014

Under the code-named ‘Eid Operation’, Abu Dhabi Police managed to arrest a Gulf dealer in possession of 18.5 kg of marijuana he allegedly planned to sell to young people during the Al Fitr holidays.


Colonel Dr. Rashid Mohammad Borshid, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, said that the Anti-Drug Section staff members"...

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Zaatari Syrian refugee camp fertile ground for small businesses July 30, 2014

Wheelchair-bound Mohamed Harib does not let his infirmity get in the way of a chance for business.


He has joined hundreds of compatriots setting up shops in Zaatari camp, Jordan's largest facility for Syrian refugees.


"I opened the shop to try to support my family because there are eight of us here," Mr Harib said of his tiny mobile phone stall sandwiched along Zaatari's bustling main drag, nicknamed the Champs-Elysees, after the famous Parisian street - a wink at Syrian humour.


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Can ISIS Really Pose a Threat to Jordan? July 30, 2014

In recent weeks, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (formerly known as ISIS, and now referred to as the "Islamic State") has captured large swaths of territory in Mesopotamia and proclaimed a Caliphate that aspires to consolidate political and religious control over the entire region. Some analysts have argued that the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan may be the next target of this radical Sunni militant group. This may be the case, but it will likely have limited impact and could even present Jordan with an opportunity to strengthen its strategic position, according to Wikistrat's latest crowdsourced...

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Can ISIS Really Pose a Threat to Jordan?
July 30, 2014

In recent weeks, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (formerly known as ISIS, and now referred to as the "Islamic State") has captured large swaths of territory in Mesopotamia and proclaimed a Caliphate that aspires to consolidate political and religious control over the entire region. Some analysts...

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Jordan to spend US$1.4 million on sewage project
July 30, 2014

Jordan has announced that it will spend US$1.4mn to connect residential houses to Madaba Governorate’s main sewage network by Q1 2015.

The US$1.4mn project would connect homes to the main sewage network in the Madaba Governorate.

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Rise in temperatures forecast
July 30, 2014

A slight rise in temperatures is expected over the coming three days and the weather will be moderate in most parts of the Kingdom and relatively hot"...

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