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Government imposes travel curbs over coronavirus fearsMarch 11, 2020

AMMAN — A new set of measures to tackle the spread of the novel coronavirus was announced late Tuesday, with new restrictions on air, sea and land travel, the approval of new quarantine sites other than Al Bashir Hospital and clarifications on school and university attendance on the government’s agenda.

Minister of Health Saad Jaber announced in a press conference held at the Prime Ministry a new set of protective measures, among which"...

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Princess Basma launches Women’s Film WeekMarch 9, 2020

AMMAN — The eighth edition of Women's Film Week kicked off in Amman on Sunday on the occasion of International Women's Day.

In a televised speech during the launch ceremony, HRH Princess Basma, goodwill ambassador for UN Women, stressed the impact of the arts on addressing various social issues, including those related to women, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Princess"...

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NCC UAE Acts As Strategic Partner of Dubai Police March 9, 2020

National Computer Corporation UAE (NCC UAE) took part in the opening of the Security Innovation Lab in Dubai Police. The opening ceremony, which took place on February 27, was attended by HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed al Maktoum, His Excellency Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police and Oleg Fomin, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Dubai and Northern Emirates.

NCC UAE acted as a strategic partner"...

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Transpo rt Ministry to grant 25% commute subsidy to underprivilegedMarch 7, 2020

AMMAN — The Ministry of Transport on Thursday announced that it is planning to launch a service aimed at integrating underprivileged segments of society into the labour market through paying 25 per cent of their transport costs.

The ministry’s transport support service falls in line with the government’s fourth economic incentives bundle announced in December of 2019, which aims to improve the livelihoods and well-being of citizens"...

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Labour Ministry study urges increase in Kingdom’s daycaresMarch 7, 2020

AMMAN — A government study has recommended increasing the number of daycare centres connected to private and public sector institutions and improving childcare workers’ salaries to ensure better services for children in the Kingdom.

The study, titled “The effects of supporting and expanding institutional nurseries in the private and public sectors” was conducted by the Labour Ministry in cooperation with the German Agency"...

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IGCF Sharjah: World Leaders Call for Stronger 2-Way Communication Between Governments and PeopleMarch 5, 2020

The ninth edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2020) opened here yesterday, Wednesday, with the participation of 64 global influencers, government leaders and communication experts brainstorming about the ways of bolstering government communication in order to bring about positive social change and deliver sustainable development goals. Speaking on the occasion, HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, stressed that delivering ‘communication"...

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Tarawneh discusses bilateral ties with Tunisian PMMarch 4, 2020

AMMAN — Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh on Tuesday congratulated Tunisian Prime Minister Elias Fakhfakh for his government winning the confidence of the Tunisian parliament.

During his meeting with Fakhfakh, Tarwaneh praised the Tunisian democratic experience. He stressed the importance of maintaining coordination and consultation between Amman and Tunis, especially regarding the joint Jordanian-Tunisian higher committee meeting to be held"...

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Gov’t launches system to monitor progress towards performance priorities across all ministries March 3, 2020

AMMAN — The government on Monday launched a programme titled 'System for Developing the Achievement and Follow-up of Governmental Performance' in partnership with the Public Performance Development Department of the Prime Ministry, the Planning Ministry, the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) and Delegation of the European Union to Jordan represented by its M&ETA Jo2025 project, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Funded by the EU,"...

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Cabinet discusses mechanisms to implement government priorities 2020-2021March 2, 2020

Amman, March 1 (Petra)- In its Sunday session, the Council of Ministers discussed mechanisms of implementing the government's action priorities 2020-2021, which were announced by Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, on Saturday.

During the meeting, Razzaz directed to develop a specific implementation plan and clear ultimatums to carry out the priorities pledged by the government, according to the national and international measurement indicators approved in the 'Priority Document' to conduct a continuous"...

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Princess Basma inaugurates typography conference in AmmanMarch 1, 2020

AMMAN — HRH Princess Basma on Saturday inaugurated the 13th International Typography Conference, which is being held in the Middle East for the first time, at the Applied Sciences University (ASU) in Amman.

The conference provides an opportunity for academics, designers and students from 15 countries to exchange expertise and ideas in typography, which is centred around designing creative artwork using electronically printed letters and words,"...

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