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    'Not one refugee will cross the Jordan' June 27, 2017

    Education Minister Naftali Bennett continued to criticize Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman's plans to allow Arab construction in Area C, under full Israeli control, of Judea and Samaria. In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Bennett declared that Israel would not allow one Arab refugee or descendant of refugees to settle in Area C.

    Liberman had previously stated that Israel would not accept a single refugee within the the pre-1967 lines. However,"...

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    Savage Saudi Arabia to Provide One of the First Industrial Rail Switching Operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Saudi Aramco’s Natural Gas Plants June 27, 2017

    (ME NewsWire)-- Savage Saudi Arabia (Savage) has entered into an agreement with Saudi Aramco, the world’s top exporter of crude oil and natural gas liquids, to operate one of the first industrial rail switching facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The rail operations will support Saudi Aramco’s Wasit and Berri natural gas plants, located near the Jubail area in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

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    UAE volunteers celebrate Eid al-Fitr with Syrian refugees in JordanJune 27, 2017

    Saeed Rashid Al Mazrouei, Deputy Director of the UAE-Jordanian refugee camp, and volunteers from the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, joined Syrian refugees for the Eid al-Fitr prayers at the two mosques of the camp situated in Mrajeeb Al Fhood in northern Jordan.

    Later, they congratulated the refugees and distributed Eid money gifts and sweets to the families in their caravans. This was followed by special entertainment activities for children.

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    How the GCC Rift Appears from Jordan June 27, 2017

    Surrounded by a host of conflict zones and sources of regional instability—from southern Syria to the Egyptian Sinai and western Iraq to Palestine—Jordan conducts a cautious and diplomatic foreign policy to safeguard the Hashemite Kingdom’s internal stability. To maintain security while keeping Jordan’s economy afloat, Amman has become quite reliant on financial support from the Arab states in the Persian Gulf, chiefly Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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    Selected Agriculture Ministry employees granted law enforcement powers June 25, 2017

    The Ministry of Agriculture has granted the judicial police licence (law enforcement authority) to a number of its employees to monitor the quality of agricultural produce, according to an official.

    Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat delegated his authority to a number of employees from the ministry to monitor the enforcement of regulations governing the quality of fruits and vegetables and requirements for packaging agricultural produce, ministry"...

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    New Jordanian envoy to Canada presents credentials June 24, 2017

    Jordanian Ambassador Rima Ala'a Edeen on Thursday presented her credentials to Governor General of Canada David Johnston as an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

    During the meeting, the ambassador conveyed the regards of His Majesty King Abdullah II to Johnston, while reiterating the depth of ties between the two countries.

    Further, Ala'a Edeen voiced hope the near future would bring more cooperation and partnerships between Jordan and Canada, mainly in the economic and cultural"...

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    German parliament approves Luftwaffe's move from Incirlik to JordanJune 24, 2017

    The Bundestag, the German parliament, on 22 June approved the transfer of the Luftwaffe from Incirlik, Turkey, to Al Azraq, Jordan. The vote was 458 to 85, with 23 abstentions.

    Members of the Bundestag rejected a motion by the Green and left-wing Linke parties for Germany to withdraw altogether from the coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State by a vote of 460 to 109.

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    Kazakhstan Expects US, Jordan, UN to Participate in Astana Talks on Syria June 24, 2017

    Kazakhstan expects the US, Jordan and the UN to confirm their participation in the international meeting on Syria, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov told reporters on Friday.

    A high-level meeting on settling the situation in Syria would be held in Astana on July 4-5.

    'The United States, Jordan and the United Nations have received official invitations for"...

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    Takeda Presents Data from Phase 1/2 Studies for NINLARO™ (ixazomib) in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients and in the Maintenance SettingJune 24, 2017

    – Early studies of weekly and twice-weekly ixazomib plus lenalidomide and dexamethasone demonstrate deep responses after induction, with deepening responses seen after single-agent ixazomib maintenance –

    – Data to be presented during two oral sessions at the 2017 European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Meeting –

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    Etisalat Introduces BlazeOn, Based on Comptel’s FWD Solution, to Nigerian Mobile Subscribers June 23, 2017

    (ME NewsWire)-- Comptel Corporation (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: CTL1V) today announced that Etisalat Nigeria is launching its time-based mobile data solution BlazeOn, powered by Comptel’s FWD solution, in the Nigerian market. According to the Etisalat Nigeria’s Director, Consumer Segment, Adeolu Dairo, “Most internet users in Nigeria don’t know how much mobile data they consume while browsing or streaming. BlazeOn, our time-based data plan addresses this situation by redefining the purchase experience for our customers. BlazeOn demonstrates Etisalat Nigeria’s commitment to deliver superior customer experience to its subscribers. Our goal is to create more value for our customers by improving quality and introducing innovation. By getting more people online, we hope to empower Nigerians to reach their potential and thereby stimulate the economy”. FWD is a cloud-based solution that enables contextual, time-based data packages to be purchased directly from end user devices. It makes the data purchasing process more personal for consumers,......

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