Jordan Seeks Broadening Cooperation with Iran March 3, 2015

A senior Jordanian official reiterated his country's enthusiasm for widening relations with Iran, and expressed hope that Tehran would share its industrial experiences with Amman.

In a meeting on Sunday, Chairman of Jordan Chamber of Industry Aiman Hatahet and Iran's Ambassador to Jordan Mojtaba Ferdosipour explored new avenues for more industrial cooperation between the two countries.


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Jordan cabinet reshuffle solidifies PM Ensour's mandate March 3, 2015

Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour announced a cabinet reshuffle on Monday that will solidify his mandate to accelerate economic reforms seen as crucial to meet the U.S.-allied country's challenges.


The move affected the planning, tourism, labour, energy, industry, telecommunications and higher education portfolios. It left the key interior, finance and foreign ministers"...

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Jordan Telecommunications Report Q2 2015 - New Market Report March 3, 2015


Jordan's telecoms operators look set to remain under intense financial pressure over our five-year forecast, as they will be buffeted by macroeconomic and industry-specific challenges. Strong competition has also played a role, with ARPUs falling across the board in the first nine months of 2014. Increased taxes on telecoms revenues have been a major factor in operator revenue declines and t he government is not inclined to reduce taxes or reinstate subsidies given its weak fiscal position. . In this set of circumstances, network operators must find new ways to generate revenue and reduce operating...

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Syrian refugee influx adds to child labour problem March 3, 2015

Holding a cardboard box stocked with blue and green porcelain turtles, 12-year-old Mahmoud quietly approaches people as they wait for their food orders and asks them if they would like to decorate their cars with his turtles.


Mahmoud asks the customer to pick the colour of the turtle if he said yes and leaves to another potential buyer without pushing"...

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Syrian refugee influx adds to child labour problem
March 3, 2015

Holding a cardboard box stocked with blue and green porcelain turtles, 12-year-old Mahmoud quietly approaches people as they wait for their food orders and asks them if they would like to decorate their cars with his turtles.

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‘Ministry allowing doctors to work 5 years beyond retirement age due to staff shortage’
March 3, 2015

The government’s policy to allow Health Ministry doctors who passed the retirement age of 60 to extend their years of service has been applied for years, Ministry Spokesperson Hatem Azrui said on Monday.


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Bakeries, factories commend ban on use of recycled plastic bags for fresh food
March 3, 2015

Representatives of the plastic bags industry and the bakeries sector on Monday commended the Jordan Food and Drug Administration’s (JFDA) recent decision to ban the use of recycled plastic bags in direct contact with food"...

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