Jordan working to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women, says minister March 18, 2018

Minister of Social Development Hala Bseiso Lattouf, said Jordan continues to make efforts to implement its international obligations under the agreements it has ratified, by integrating the 2030 sustainable development agenda into local development plans.

Lattouf gave her remarks as she chaired the Jordanian delegation to the sixty-second session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York entitled: 'Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women"...

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Italy doubles support to UNRWA March 18, 2018

The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Angelino Alfano on Saturday announced the doubling of his country’s support to UNRWA, as part of the Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting in support of the relief agency for Palestinian refugees, held at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome.

The meeting, which was co-chaired by the foreign ministers of Jordan, Sweden and Egypt, was attended by UN"...

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Crown Prince meets Jordanian students in U.S. March 17, 2018

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah Thursday met with Jordanian students studying in U.S. universities.

During the meeting, which took place at the Jordanian embassy in Washington, the Crown Prince voiced his pride in the students' efforts in pursuing highest degrees of scientific achievement and acquiring the knowledge and skills which would redound to their performance after graduation.

The Crown Prince also emphasized the Jordanian youths have the determination to achieve"...

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Jordan, Greece seek to build on Nicosia summit March 15, 2018

His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday met with Speaker of the Greek Parliament Nikos Voutsis over Jordanian-Greek relations and the means to develop them at all levels.

The meeting, attended by Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh, focused on ways to expand bilateral cooperation, especially in the legislative and economic fields, according to a Royal Court statement.


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Jordan: project to help disabled become socially integratedMarch 13, 2018

Youth leaders from the Middle East and North Africa are embarking on a training project to help about 1,500 youth, women and people from around Jordan with disabilities how to utilize technologies to become more engaged in economic and political life, organizers said today.
Under the title: 'Rawabet, Technological Bridges for Citizen Engagement' will see leaders from Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt to help targeted students from across the kingdom on online tools and action research.
'Our aim is"...

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Jordan farmers to sue government over new taxMarch 13, 2018

Jordanian farmers are planning to file a lawsuit against the government over the new ten per cent agriculture tax that was introduced in January.

A spokesman for farmers protesting in front of the parliament building, Abdul-Shakur Jamjoom, said the new tax will negatively affect the citizens by increasing poultry prices.

Representatives of the protesters met with the Committee"...

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Jordan to Accept New Ambassador From Israel, Restore Diplomatic TiesMarch 13, 2018

According to Jordanian newspaper Al Ghad, Jordan is expected to accept the appointment of Amir Weissbrod as Israel’s new ambassador to Jordan, restoring diplomatic ties following an eight-month standoff.

The announcement marks the conclusion of an impasse that escalated on July 23, 2017, with the shooting of two Jordanian attackers by Israeli embassy security guard Ziv Moyal.


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Jordan, Algeria seek to boost cultural tiesMarch 13, 2018

Minister of Higher Education Adel Twaisi Monday said his ministry was keen on fostering cultural and scientific exchange between Jordan and Algeria, in a bid to overcome obstacles encountering the implementation of a joint executive program between the countries.

The minister's remarks came as he received a delegation led by Director of Algeria Intercollegiate Cooperation and Exchange Arezki Saidani.

At the meeting, the minister pointed out that attention will be given to all issues"...

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Jordan, Ghana discuss economic cooperationMarch 13, 2018

Jordan Chamber of Commerce First Vice President Ghassan Khirfan, on Monday discussed with Ghana's non-resident ambassador to the Kingdom, Sheikh Taher Bimbali Damba, ways to boost economic cooperation between the two countries and to establish joint investments.

During the meeting held at the chamber, Khirfan stressed the importance to boost cooperation between the two countries' business communities and to exchange visits of trade delegations, 'especially since Jordan is very interested in African"...

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Businessman urges better trade exchange between Jordan and the NetherlandsMarch 13, 2018

Dutch businessman Salim Rabbani said that trade exchange between Jordan and the Netherlands is still weak and in favour of the Netherlands, noting the possibility of promoting trade exchange between the two countries in the near future.

During a meeting with Jordanian media delegation, Rabbani said that Dutch companies paly a key role in Aqaba, especially in developing and running the Aqaba Container Terminal.

'The Dutch investors are interested in investing in sustainability and the green energy"...

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