PM briefs Senate committee on economic measures, budget January 23, 2017

Prime Minister Hani Mulki briefed the Senate's Financial and Economic Committee about measures to address economic challenges facing the Kingdom, including spending cuts and limits on the salaries and benefits of senior staff members.

The country is facing a real economic challenge with debt rising to unprecedented levels in the past years, and that an economic reform plan is required to create a resilient economy capable of serving generations"...

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MPs, gov’t to discuss alternatives to JD450m in taxes January 23, 2017

The Lower House Finance Committee is scheduled to meet with government officials on Wednesday to discuss alternative proposals by lawmakers, to increase Treasury revenues under Article 116 of the draft state budget law.

The Lower House on Thursday endorsed the draft law for the 2017 state budget, including Article 116, which stipulates increasing state revenues by JD450 million in additional taxes.

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Workshops held across Kingdom to promote diversity January 23, 2017

The We Are All Jordan Youth Commission has been organising workshops and discussion sessions around the Kingdom recently, to raise awareness of the dangers of extremism and the role of young people in countering radicalisation.

Bilal Smadi, the campaign’s coordinator in Ajloun, 70km northwest of Amman, said on Sunday that the initiative, launched by the commission and the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, aims to reach as"...

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New chief Islamic justice, mufti appointed January 23, 2017

A Royal Decree was issued on Sunday, endorsing a Cabinet decision appointing Sheikh Abdul Karim Khasawneh as the chief Islamic justice.

Another decree appointed Mohammad Khalaileh as the grand mufti of the Kingdom, a Royal court statement said. The new mufti enjoys the rank, pay and powers of a minister, the statement said.

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NGOs urge world community to remain engaged in Syrian refugee plight

As the one-year mark of the London conference approaches, a report issued on Friday urged the international community and host countries to make good on their long-term commitments made last year to deal with the impact of the Syrian crisis.

Released ahead of the “Supporting Syrians and the Region Conference” in Helsinki, slated for January 24, the “Stand and Deliver: Urgent action needed on commitments made at the"...

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New chief Islamic justice, mufti appointed
January 23, 2017

A Royal Decree was issued on Sunday, endorsing a Cabinet decision appointing Sheikh Abdul Karim Khasawneh as the chief Islamic justice.

Another decree appointed Mohammad Khalaileh as the grand mufti of the Kingdom, a Royal court statement said. The new mufti enjoys"......

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Collapse of Amman buildings blamed on unlicensed extra floors, ‘soak pits’
January 23, 2017

Arbitrary construction and “soak pits” are the primary causes of the collapse of three buildings in Amman's Jofeh area, the Jordan National Building Council maintained on Saturday, an account challenged by residents."...

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ERC hosts mass wedding for Syrian refugees at Emirati-Jordanian camp in Jordan
January 23, 2017

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has organised a mass wedding for 50 couples at the Emirati-Jordanian camp for Syrian refugees.

Abdullah Al Mehrezi, Director"...

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