Arab-African Economic Forum to kick off Wednesday September 23, 2017

The Arab-African Economic Forum will kick off on Wednesday with the aim of developing trade, investment and economic ties among Arab-African nations.

Organized by the Union of Arab Chambers and the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, the event is expected to gather more than 500 participants from 53 Arab, African and foreign countries.

Participants will discuss opportunities to enhance trade, investment and economic cooperation in light of the Fourth Africa-Arab Summit's decisions which was Equatorial"...

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Jordan calls on regional countries to join NPT September 23, 2017

Jordan Friday called on Middle East countries, including Israel, to join the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and to subject all their nuclear facilities to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards.

This came in a speech made by Chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission Khalid Toukan during the 61 regular session of the IAEA's General Conference which concluded today in Vienna, Austria.

Toukan, who led Jordan's delegation to the conference, said"...

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Rohingya refugee camps on the brink of a 'health disaster': MSF September 23, 2017

Bangladesh's refugee camps are on the brink of a 'public health disaster,' Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned Friday.

It said filthy water and faeces flow through shanties bursting with Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar.

Nearly 430,000 Rohingya have poured into Bangladesh, seeking refuge from an army-led crackdown across the border in Myanmar's Rakhine state, which the UN has described as 'ethnic cleansing'.

'One small event could lead to"...

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Education institutions, UNESCO partners to ensure 2030 agenda implementation September 23, 2017

Key education stakeholders and UN partners have participated in a workshop in Amman focused on understanding and unpacking Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

In collaboration with the National Centre for Human Resources Development (NCHRD), these efforts are aligned with the National Human Resource Development Strategy (HRD Strategy) and the Ministry of Education’s “Education Strategic Plan”"...

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Jordan’s King Abdullah Meets Representatives of Jewish Organizations in New York

His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday met with representatives of American Jewish organisations in New York, in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Rania.

During the meeting His Majesty and the representatives outlined efforts to revive the peace process, as well as developments in the region, a Royal Court statement said.

King Abdullah stressed the importance of launching serious"...

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Education institutions, UNESCO partners to ensure 2030 agenda implementation
September 23, 2017

Key education stakeholders and UN partners have participated in a workshop in Amman focused on understanding and unpacking Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

In"...

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Scholar raises awareness on sustainable energy
September 23, 2017

A young Arab engineer on Wednesday took his audience at the Columbia Global Centre Amman on a trip to Antarctica, bringing first-hand stories of his personal experience to the southernmost continent.

The"...

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Engineers association to launch relief programme for Rohingya Muslims
September 23, 2017

The Jordanian Engineers Association (JEA) is planning to launch a fundraising campaign for the relief of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, in cooperation with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO), JEA President Majed Ali Al"...

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