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Analysis: Is Jordan Breaking Alliance with Saudi Arabia, West? January 18, 2018

Sources at Jordan's parliament have reported that the speaker of Jordanian House of the Representatives Atef Tarawneh is completing arrangements for a high-ranking delegation visit to Tehran. The same sources have added that the visit to Iran will be soon made.

The visit will see the Jordanian diplomats meeting the Iranian officials and discussing boost of cooperation between the two countries.

Recently, Iran’s ambassador to Jordan Mojtaba Ferdosipour and the Syrian chargé d'affaires"...

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Parliamentary Association, Turkish envoy discuss cooperation January 18, 2018

Chairman of the Jordanian-Turkish Parliamentary Friendship Association MP Mohammad Ayasrah on Wednesday discussed with Turkish Ambassador to Jordan Murat Karagoz, issues of mutual concern and ways to foster bilateral relations in various fields.

Talks during the meeting touched on the two countries' 'historic and long-standing' ties, and their leading role in the Middle East.

The two sides underscored the importance of reciprocal visits and the exchange of expertise between Amman and"...

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Monarch directs gov’t to accelerate public sector reforms January 18, 2018

His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday was acquainted on progress made in plans and measures undertaken by the government to reform the public sector, including the e-government project, and future steps in that regard.

During a meeting with concerned officials, the King urged accelerated implementation of the plans in question with no delay, stressing the public sector reform is a priority at this stage, according to a Royal Court statement.

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Jordan tones down rhetoric in response to US move against UNRWA January 17, 2018

It took more than a week for a senior Jordanian official to react to US threats to cut funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the international body responsible for the welfare of almost 5 million registered Palestinian refugees. Some 2 million of the refugees reside in Jordan, making the kingdom the biggest host country.

On Jan. 2, US Ambassador to the United Nations"...

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20 Jordanian companies to take part in Khartoum International Fair January 17, 2018

Minister of Agriculture ,Khaled Hneifat, on Tuesday urged Turkey to accelerate implementation of joint agricultural agreements.

During talks with Turkish ambassador to Amman, Murat Karagoz, Hneifat said the government penned several accords with Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) to kick off agricultural projects in the Kingdom, to fund agri-product fairs across the country, and to launch dried-tomatoes factory this year at the governorate of Mafraq to handle this vegetable's surplus, triggered"...

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Jordan, Turkey discuss cooperation to tackle tomatoes overabundance January 17, 2018

A Jordanian-Algerian business forum kicked off Tuesday to look into prospects of forging closer trade ties and economic engagement between the two countries.

The gathering in Algiers, organized by the Jordan chambers of commerce and industry, featured bilateral meetings between stakeholders from both countries and showcased investment ambience of industrial zones in both nations.

The two countries are bound by diverse agreements, the most important of which are a protocol for establishing a joint"...

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UAE's Masdar signs collaborative research agreement with Al Hussein Technical University of Jordan January 17, 2018

Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has entered into a collaborative research agreement with Al Hussein Technical University (HTU) of Jordan, a leading applied engineering, teaching and research institution, to help build human capital and advance the development of sustainable technologies in Jordan’s critical economic sectors.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Dr. Labib Khadra, President"...

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Jordan takes part in IRENA meetings in UAE January 15, 2018

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Saleh Kharabsheh, showcased Jordan's record in launching diverse renewable energy projects, in a bid to counter challenges posed by the volatile global energy markets.

His remarks came during the Eighth Session of the General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which kicked off yesterday in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi.

' As a founding and effective member of IRENA, Jordan has exerted unwavering endeavors to foster joint action"...

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Jordan parliamentary delegation in Tehran January 15, 2018

A Jordanian parliamentary delegation arrived in Tehran on Sunday to attend The 13th Conference of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC member states (PUIC).

The 13th Conference of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC member states (PUIC) started with the attendance of 44 countries on Saturday.

54 states had been invited to attend the PUIC conference of which 44 countries expressed readiness for the event.

The Tehran PUIC conference"...

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Jordan gets German military vehicles for border control January 15, 2018

Germany's defense minister says her country is delivering millions of dollars' worth of equipment to Jordan's military to improve the kingdom's border surveillance.

Jordan borders Syria and Iraq, where Islamic State extremists held large areas until being pushed back in recent months by a U.S.-led military campaign. Jordan is a key ally in the battle against IS.

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