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'Bint Bladi' Expo celebrates entrepreneurial womenJuly 18, 2019

AMMAN — Deputising for Her Majesty Queen Rania, Minister of Social Development Basma Ishaqat on Wednesday inaugurated the Bint Bladi Expo in support of productive Jordanian women.

“We seek to enhance the performance of Jordanian women to manage their own projects and continue with their productive activities,” Ishaqat said in a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.


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Preschool education to become obligatory next academic yearJuly 15, 2019

AMMAN — The government is moving towards making preschool education obligatory as of September 2020, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz announced on Sunday.

Chairing a meeting at the Education Ministry, Razzaz said that starting obligatory education at the age of five would contribute to increasing students’ chances of receiving quality education in the early childhood stage before joining the first grade, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.


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Gov’t reining in public debt growth July 11, 2019

AMMAN — The government has managed to curb the growth rate of public debt from 21 per cent in 2012 to 3.8 per cent in 2018, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Mohamad Al-Ississ said on Wednesday.

During a meeting with the Lower House Economy and Investment Committee, Ississ noted that the debt growth rate in 2010 stood at 14 per cent and in 2011 at 15 per cent, the Jordan News Agency,"...

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Nigeria Successfully Defends Rights in Dispute Against SwitzerlandJuly 10, 2019

Nigeria won an important victory before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), in a decision handed down on July 6, 2019, in a case brought against the African state by Switzerland.

The Tribunal’s Order on Provisional Measures, in The M/T “San Padre Pio” Case (Switzerland v. Nigeria), upheld Nigeria’s right to arrest and detain a Swiss-flagged oil tanker, its crew, and cargo, for having violated Nigeria’s"...

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Palestine, Jordan agree on linking customs on their joint border crossingJuly 9, 2019

AMMAN, Monday, July 08, 2019 (WAFA) - The Jordanian and Palestinian governments agreed on automatic linking of customs and the exchange of customs information electronically at their joint crossings within a mechanism that secures the privacy of each party's customs, and to use information to facilitate trade, the Palestinian Ministry of Finance announced today.

The agreement was reached at the end of talks held yesterday between Finance Minister"...

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Finance minister, Palestinian counterpart discuss cooperation on customsJuly 8, 2019

Amman, July 7 (Petra) -- Minister of Finance Izzeddin Kanakrieh and his Palestinian counterpart Shukri Bishara Sunday held a meeting to discuss bolstering bilateral cooperation on customs and government financial information management.

The meeting also discussed activating the automatic link and electronically exchanging customs data as part of a mechanism that would preserve the secure privacy of the customs of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Jordan and the usage of information to facilitate trade, provided"...

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Jordan welcomes Sudan power-sharing dealJuly 7, 2019

AMMAN — Jordan on Saturday welcomed a power-sharing agreement reached between the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (AFCF) and the Transitional Military Council (TMC) in Sudan.

The Foreign Ministry's spokesperson, Sufian Qudah, reaffirmed the importance of maintaining Sudan's security and stability and fulfilling the aspirations of the Sudanese people.


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Government cuts fuel prices for JulyJuly 1, 2019

The government’s fuel pricing committee on Sunday decided to lower the prices of fuel derivatives for July.

According to the committee’s decision, the price of 1 litre of unleaded 90-octane gasoline will go down from JD0.780 per litre in June to JD0.750 in July, according to an Energy Ministry statement.

The price per litre of unleaded 95-octane gasoline will"...

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In Oman, Safadi stresses stance on Palestine, economic cooperationJune 27, 2019

Sayyid Asaad Bin Tariq Al Said, Omani deputy prime minister for international cooperation and Sultan Qaboos' special representative, on Wednesday received in Muscat Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, who delivered a message from His Majesty King Abdullah, in which he expressed the Kingdom’s pride in its deep-rooted relations with Oman and keenness to develop them at all levels.

The Omani official in turn conveyed Sultan Qaboos' greetings"...

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Public holidays announcements include private sector: Labour MinistryJune 26, 2019

Amman, June.25 (Petra) -- The Ministry of Labour on Tuesday said any Prime Ministry's announcements related to public holidays is applied on the private sector under the law.

According to article 59 of the Labour Law, which clarifies the mechanism for making the employer work on his weekly, religious or public holidays, official communications issued for this purpose include private sector institutions without mentioning them in the communications,' the ministry's inspector Nizar Al Yousef said....

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