EBRD, OPIC finance Jordan PV September 30, 2014

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a $25m loan for the construction of a 20MW PV power plant in Jordan.

The finance for the project, located south east of the city of Ma'an in southern Jordan, will be matched by a $25m loan from the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), with whom the EBRD also co-financed the 240MW Al Manakher power plant, which began operations in July 2014, said the European lender.


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Jordan on high alert for possible IS retaliation September 30, 2014

Many rumors are circulating in Amman about alleged terror threats to shopping malls and other public places in response to news that the kingdom’s air force has joined the US-led coalition in targeting Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria. No more is that evident than in posh west Amman with residents exchanging — mostly on social media — unconfirmed"......

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Battle against Islamic State creates new alliances September 30, 2014

On a recent evening, two of Jordan's top pro-al-Qaida ideologues held court on the rooftop of a villa decorated with strings of lights. Sporting shaggy beards and robes, the Muslim preachers whispered to each other and rose occasionally from plastic chairs to greet supporters.


It would have been hard to picture such a scene just a few months ago, with Abu Qatada and Abu"...

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Amman municipality closes 12 illegal stockyards September 30, 2014

The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) on Monday closed down 12 illegal stockyards in the capital.


The municipality launched a campaign on Friday, in cooperation with the Public Security Department and Gendarmerie Forces, to search for illegal stockyard owners, according to Ahmad Ebbini, director of the GAM department to monitor street vendors.


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Amman municipality closes 12 illegal stockyards
September 30, 2014

The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) on Monday closed down 12 illegal stockyards in the capital.


The municipality launched a campaign on Friday, in cooperation"......

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Campaign to increase local communities’ involvement in tourism
September 30, 2014

The Ministry of Tourism on Monday launched the “Tourism is our capital” campaign, with the aim of developing local communities at tourist sites and enhancing"...

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Gov’t refers civil retirement bill to Constitutional Court
September 30, 2014

The Cabinet has referred the controversial civil retirement draft law to the Constitutional Court after the constitutionality of the bill was questioned during a public"...

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