Japan hands over wheel loaders for 8 local municipalities September 17, 2014

The Japanese government, in partnership with Ministry of Municipal Affairs, on Tuesday handed over eight wheel loaders to local municipalities as part of Japan’s emergency grant aid.


Japan’s Ambassador to Jordan Junichi Kosuge, Municipal Affairs Ministry Secretary General Waleed Al Otoum, and other"...

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New publication by Mohammad Abu Rumman to be launched Wednesday September 17, 2014

The German Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Amman will launch the newest publication in its Political Islam Series titled “I Am a Salafi. A Study of the Actual and Imagined Identities of Salafis” written by Mohammad Abu Rumman on Wednesday.


The event will be held from 6pm to 8pm at the Crowne"...

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US to fund 5-year, $140m plan to support basic education September 17, 2014

The US will provide financial support to Jordan's education sector worth $140 million over the next five years, the US embassy in Amman announced Tuesday.


The embassy said in a statement e-mailed to The Jordan Times that Ambassador Alice Wells, Minister of Education Mohammad Thneibat, Minister of Public Works and Housing Sami Halaseh and USAID/Jordan Mission Director Beth Paige signed a certificate acknowledging that USAID will support Jordan’s education development over the next five years for up to $140 million."......

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Local company to phase out use of ozone-depleting gases September 17, 2014

A local cooling and air conditioning company will phase out use of ozone-depleting gases in its production process under an agreement signed with the Environment Ministry on Tuesday.

The deal is part of a $5-million grant from the Montréal Fund to Jordan to support its efforts in phasing out harmful gases and introducing environment-friendly refrigerant gases.

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Local company to phase out use of ozone-depleting gases
September 17, 2014

A local cooling and air conditioning company will phase out use of ozone-depleting gases in its production process under an agreement signed with the Environment Ministry on Tuesday.

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'Fruit, vegetable exports up by 21% in August'
September 17, 2014

Exports of fruit and vegetables increased by 21 per cent in August compared to the same month last year, Agriculture Minister Akef Zu'bi said on Tuesday.

The country exported 84,700 tonnes of fruit and vegetables last month,"...

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