Asian Woman Asks for Handouts to Cover her Daughter’s Wedding Expenses July 24, 2014

An Asian woman was arrested by Abu Dhabi Police officers while she was asking for handouts in front of a mosque. The woman, who entered the UAE on tourist visa, was sitting on the ground preying on people’s emotions and humanitarian spirit, seeking alms through mendicancy to provide for her daughter’s wedding expenses in her home country.


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Jordan proposes ceasefire resolution at UN Security Council July 24, 2014

His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday called for an immediate ceasefire of the Israeli aggression in Gaza, cautioning against the consequences of the catastrophic campaign in the region, according to a Royal Court statement.


Meanwhile, at the UN Security Council, Jordan on Tuesday submitted a draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire, protection for civilians and the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza.


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Parliament extraordinary session expected in mid-August — Tarawneh July 24, 2014

Parliament is expected to convene in another extraordinary session in mid–August to deliberate and endorse several critical laws related to the reform process, Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh said on Wednesday.


At a press conference held to outline the House’s achievements in the past extraordinary session, Tarawneh said he expects the government to send a draft elections law to the Lower House in August.


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RJ suspends flights to Tel Aviv over security concerns July 24, 2014

Royal Jordanian (RJ) has suspended its flight to Tel Aviv due to the rising insecurity and tension in Israel, the national carrier’s spokesperson, Basel Kilani, said Wednesday.


Kilani said that the decision to suspend fights to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport was taken after Tuesday midnight, attributing the reason to the fragile security situation in Israel.


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RJ suspends flights to Tel Aviv over security concerns
July 24, 2014

Royal Jordanian (RJ) has suspended its flight to Tel Aviv due to the rising insecurity and tension in Israel, the national carrier’s spokesperson, Basel Kilani, said"...

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‘Laws not enough to curb sexual harassment; social awareness needed’
July 24, 2014

Jordanian women say the government’s plan to take strict measures in dealing with sexual harassment can curb the phenomenon only if it is accompanied by social awareness.

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Euro-Med Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI condemns Israeli crimes in Gaza
July 24, 2014

The Euro-Med Feminist Initiative IFE-EFIcalls upon EU to immediately annul the enhanced status with the Israeli government.

In a statement issued today, the IFE-EFI also called upon the US administration to immediately stop the unconditional support to the Israeli government and to take the"......

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