UNICEF: 40 percent school dropouts in Mideast conflict areas September 3, 2015

Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children said Thursday, warning that losing this generation will lead to more militancy, migration and a dim future for the region.


An estimated 13.7 million school age children from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Sudan are not in school,"...

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US Giving Jordan Over a Billion Dollars in Military Aid September 3, 2015

The United States is significantly increasing its military aid to Jordan. Over the next three years, reports on Thursday said, Jordan will receive at least a billion dollars in military assistance.


The aid package will include advanced weaponry that until now has not been provided the country. Among the weapons are Javelin and ...

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Judeh meets with German parliamentary group September 3, 2015

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Nasser Judeh, attended a meeting of the German Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) parliamentary group to discuss regional and international developments.

The meeting, which was held in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, covered Jordan's stances towards various regional and international challenges, mainly terrorism and extremism."...

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PM: No immediate solutions loon for regional crises September 3, 2015

Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said there are no signs of an imminent breakthrough or an end to any of the crises wracking Jordan's neighbors.

He spoke at a meeting with heads of labor and professional associations to discuss key domestic issues and the repercussions of regional conflicts on the country.

Ensour said the Palestinian cause, the central issue is now its deepest freeze with no action being made towards finding a solution"...

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Oasis 500 hosts “Creative Business Cup - Jordan” competition

Oasis500, a leading seed stage investment and business accelerator, and the first of its kind in Jordan and the MENA region, is hosting Creative Business Cup – Jordan, the local initiative for entrepreneurship and innovation, and the entry point to compete as a finalist at the International Creative Business Cup (CBC) in Copenhagen. The purpose of Creative Business Cup is to strengthen the business skills of creative entrepreneurs and to increase all participating startups’ ability to successfully create a company"...

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PM: No immediate solutions loon for regional crises
September 3, 2015

Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said there are no signs of an imminent breakthrough or an end to any of the crises wracking Jordan's neighbors.

He spoke at a meeting with heads of labor and professional associations to discuss key domestic issues and the repercussions of regional conflicts"......

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AmCham-Jordan hosts US embassy economic counselor
September 3, 2015

The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan (AmCham-Jordan), Tuesday hosted a welcome reception in honor of US Embassy Economic Counselor Susannah Cooper"...

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Housing developers upbeat over August sales ‘buoyed by gov’t incentives’
September 3, 2015

Sales of residential apartments jumped sharply in August as government incentives spurred homebuyers' spending, helping the sector emerge from a yearlong slowdown. Jordan Housing Developers Association (JHDA) President Kamal Awamleh attributed the rise in demand for housing units to the government's...

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