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50,000 stranded on Jordan-Syria border: UN August 16, 2017

The United Nations (UN) says roughly 50,000 Syrians are stranded on Syria’s border with Jordan, expressing concern about their situation.

The refugees reportedly comprise an estimated 4,000 people at the Hadalat border crossing and 45,000, mostly women and children, at the Rukban border crossing in Jordan’s extreme northeast.

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Purpose of decentralisation ‘unclear’ to many citizensAugust 16, 2017

As Jordan held its first governorate and municipal council elections on Tuesday, many eligible voters showed a lack of interest in participating and little knowledge about the concept itself.

Eligible voters interviewed by The Jordan Times on Tuesday either questioned the importance of taking part in the elections or said they did not understand the new decentralisation process.

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Jordan, Egypt discuss enhancing military ties August 16, 2017

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, Tuesday, paid a visit to Egypt and was welcomed by Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Mahmoud Hegazy.

Upon his arrival, the army chief was accorded an official welcoming ceremony before meeting Minister of Defense and Military Production, Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Sedki Sobhy.

The meeting tackled developments in the region and beyond and their repercussions on stability and security in the Middle East"...

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Jordan- India relations ''warm, based on mutual respect'', says envoy August 15, 2017

Ambassador of India to Jordan, Shubhdarshini Tripathi, Monday, said her country's relationship with Jordan has been characterized by warmth and goodwill based on mutual respect.

Speaking to Petra on the occasion of India's Independence Day which falls Tuesday, Tripathi said the two countries signed their first bilateral agreement for cooperation and friendly relations in 1947, which was formalised in 1950 when full-fledged diplomatic ties were established. In 2015, the 65th Anniversary of diplomatic"...

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UN urges swift aid to border refugees, lauds Jordan’s ‘exemplary efforts’ August 15, 2017

Despite limited resources, Jordan has been continuously enforcing 'exemplary efforts' for the protection of the Syrians who have left their homes, the UN has said, urging stakeholders to provide further assistance to save refugees “trapped” at the border.

In a statement released Monday, UN agencies in Jordan voiced concern over “the safety and security of thousands of Syrians near Jordan's northeastern border”,"...

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As gov’t raises official ads’ prices, ‘ball in court of papers to stand on feet again’ August 15, 2017

While the journalists' syndicate and media experts have hailed the recent decision by the Cabinet to increase the price of government advertisements in newspapers, they noted that the measure is still 'insufficient' to address the 'crisis' the print media is going through.

On Sunday, the government decided to raise the price of its advertisements in newspapers by 120 per cent — from JD0.25 to JD0.55 per word — in"...

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UN: Nearly 50,000 stranded at Jordan-Syria border August 15, 2017

Nearly 50,000 people, most of them women and children, are stranded at Syria's southern border with Jordan, an increasingly unsafe area where air strikes were reported in the last few days, the United Nations said on Monday.

UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters that 'some people are reportedly attempting to leave the area, risking further danger"...

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Sony Mobile’s Xperia XZ Premium and XA1 Ultra Now Available in JordanAugust 15, 2017

Sony Mobile Communications today announced that its award-winning Xperia XZ Premium smartphone and Xperia XA1 Ultra are now available in select stores in Jordan.

Stores now stocking Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XA1 Ultra include SmartBuy and Carrefour, both of which already offer Xperia XA1 and Xperia L1 across Jordan.

Built with the latest Sony intelligence, Xperia XZ"...

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Dubai Health Authority Implements Masimo Patient SafetyNet™August 14, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Masimo (NASDAQ:MASI) announced today that the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the government organization that oversees the healthcare systems of Dubai, is augmenting its current inventory of Masimo equipment and technology with the implementation of Masimo Patient SafetyNet™*, a supplemental remote monitoring and clinician notification system, at two hospitals in Dubai. Masimo Patient SafetyNet enables information from bedside monitors, such as Masimo Root® with the Radical-7® or wearable Radius-7® Pulse CO-Oximeter®, to be accessible from a central viewing station. When changes occur in measured values, which may indicate deterioration in a patient’s condition, Patient SafetyNet automatically sends wireless alerts directly to clinicians, wherever they may be. In addition, Patient SafetyNet can automate the transfer of patient data, including admission......

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Human Appeal International delegation inspects branch office in Jordan August 14, 2017

A delegation from Human Appeal International, HAI, headed by Khalid Abdulwahhab Al Khaja, Executive Director of HAI, inspected its branch office in Jordan, during a visit that included the capital, Amman, and Al Zarqa Governorate, as part of its regular monitoring of its overseas branches.

Al Khaja and his accompanying delegation, viewed the programmes and projects being carried out in Amman. During their visit, they also checked on the state of"...

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