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Princess Basma presides over Access English programme commencementNovember 13, 2019

AMMAN — HRH Princess Basma on Tuesday said that students should always believe in themselves and their capabilities in order to make positive changes on an individual and community level.

Princess Basma’s remarks were made during the graduation ceremony of 140 students from Ajloun, Tafileh, Karak and Kufrein, held at the Royal Cultural Centre in Amman to mark their completion of the third phase of the English Access Microscholarship"...

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Transforming work culture tied to economic growth November 13, 2019

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah’s directives, given during the Speech from the Throne, were clear about the need to change work culture to prove to citizens and the private sector that the situation in the Kingdom is changing for the better, Minister of Finance Mohamad Al-Ississ said on Tuesday.

“Citizens and investors must be able to feel this improvement through quicker transactions and simpler procedures,” the minister"...

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Experts hail King’s economic visionNovember 12, 2019

AMMAN — Following His Majesty King Abdullah’s Speech from the Throne on Sunday, in which he discussed the government's plan to stimulate the national economy and investments, and directed the three branches of the government to carry out their duties, economic experts hailed the King’s positive outlook on the future.

'In his speech, His Majesty sends out clear messages to Parliament and the government on stimulating the"...

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JCI chairman says 'King's speech was firm on hard work'November 11, 2019

Amman, Nov. 10 (Petra) -- Chairman of the Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI), Fathi Jaghbir, Sunday said that the His Majesty King Abdullah II was transparent and clear delivering the Speech from the Throne on the challenges that faces the economy as he inaugurated the opening of the fourth session of the 18th parliament.

Jaghbir, who is also chairman of the Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI), pointed out in a press statement that His Majesty's speech was clear and firm on 'hard work.' He urged the government"...

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King participates in sixth workshop on economyNovember 7, 2019

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday reiterated the need for economic measures that reflect positively on citizens by improving their living standards.

Speaking at the sixth workshop at Al Husseiniya Palace held as part of an ongoing series of workshops on the economy, King Abdullah called for the continued participation of all sides in the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the first stimulus package launched recently"...

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Gov’t-House committee to review features of 2020 State BudgetNovember 5, 2019

AMMAN — Prime Minister Omar Razzaz and Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh on Monday agreed to create a joint government parliamentary committee to set the main features of the 2020 State Budget before its submission to Parliament.

The premier, Deputy Prime Minister Rajai Muasher and Finance Minister Ezzeddine Kanakrieh, during the meeting held in the Lower House and attended by a number of ministers and heads of parliamentary committees, went"...

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King underlines role of innovators in reducing poverty, unemploymentNovember 4, 2019

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday reaffirmed his keenness to support young Jordanians’ innovative projects and to hear from them, voicing pride in their achievements.

Speaking at a meeting with young entrepreneurs from around Jordan at Al Husseiniya Palace, King Abdullah said young Jordanians’ energy and potential make each one of them a success story and a model to follow, according to a Royal Court statement.

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Pay raise deal ends UNRWA employees' strikeNovember 4, 2019

AMMAN — UNRWA employees ended a strike they started on Sunday following an agreement reached with the UN agency's management, mediated by the Foreign Ministry.

Thousands of employees of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees went on strike on Sunday, shutting down schools and health centres.

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and UNRWA Jordan Staff Union Chairman"...

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Gov’t retains ‘full rights’ over QAIA — Transport minister-November 2, 2019

AMMAN — The government has “full sovereign rights” over Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), including assets, lands, terminals and facilities, according to Transport Minister Anmar Khasawneh.

Khasawneh on Thursday said that the Airport International Group was granted a 25-year Build-Operate-Transfer concession agreement, signed in 2007 and valid until 2032, to rehabilitate, expand and operate QAIA through a public-private"...

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Queen visits agricultural cooperative in Kufrsoum, meets with residentsOctober 31, 2019

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania visited Irbid’s Bani Kinanah district on Wednesday, where she met with representatives of the Kufrsoum Agricultural Cooperative Association for Pomegranate Producers.

In a meeting with the association’s board of directors, Her Majesty was briefed by Association President Ahed Obeidat and Director Riyad Abu Ghazal on the association’s projects and support services to small farmers, according"...

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