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    Parliamentary committee, Turkish ambassador discuss cooperation November 21, 2017

    Chairman of the Jordanian-Turkish Parliamentary Friendship committee MP Mohammad Ayasrah on Monday discussed with Turkish Ambassador here Murat Karagoz issues of mutual concern and ways to foster bilateral relations in the various fields.

    Talks during the meeting touched on means to bolster mutual parliamentary and socio-economic ties, Ayasrah said, lauding the two countries' ties as 'historic and long-standing'.

    He said Ankara's role in Mideast issues is 'key and influential,'"...

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    Revealed: Inside Jordan's first nuclear research reactor November 21, 2017

    The walls inside the cavernous main hall of the Jordan Research and Training Reactor are painted yellow, but the water filling the 10-metre-deep pool in the centre of the room gives off the electric blue glow characteristic of these units.

    The water is demineralised to prevent it from becoming radioactive and to reduce the risk of corrosion to the structures that house this plant’s key feature: uranium material located, out of sight and encased"...

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    UK embassy cat in Jordan appointed chief mouser November 21, 2017

    At the British embassy to Jordan, a former rescue cat is settling into his new position as chief mouser - as a traditional well established in the ministries of London goes global.

    “Lawrence of Abdoun” is a fluffy black-and-white tom who, according to his Twitter feed, reports directly to the Foreign Office’s Palmerston, a cat that delights his 57,000 followers with regular updates from the ministry in Whitehall via @DiploMog.

    Lawrence, named after T.E. Lawrence, a British military"...

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    Minister of Public Works meets technical Saudi delegation November 20, 2017

    Minister of Public Works and Housing Sami Halsa on Sunday held consultative talks with a visiting technical delegation from the Saudi Development Fund, (SDF), headed by Abdullah Khweiter.

    Deliberations touched on appropriate means to ensure quality implementation of diverse enterprises carried out by the SDF, particularly in the fields of health, education, industrial cities, and transportation.

    As for the vital desert road, Halsa said a relevant agreement was signed with the executive contractors"...

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    Jordan, Switzerland sign cooperation agreement November 20, 2017

    Minster of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury and Swiss ambassador Hans-Peter Lenz on Sunday signed a water cooperation agreement.

    This step pursues to launch an institutional plan to monitor financial and technical aid from donor parties to support long-run development efforts in the country, Fakhoury said.

    The Swiss envoy, on his part, lauded the Kingdom's tremendous efforts to host consecutive fluxes of Mideast refugees, though it suffers chronic water scarcity. This document"...

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    Jordan, Switzerland sign agreement for water sanitation solutions November 20, 2017

    Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury and Water Minister Hazem El Nasser on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Swiss government, initiating a 10-year cooperation in water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and transboundary water management.

    The agreement is the first MoU in Jordan in the fields of WASH, water governance and transboundary water management, granting JD11.5 million for water sanitation"...

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    Jordan, PA unite forces with Israel to fight natural disasters November 18, 2017

    A joint training on Oct. 24 in Israel between the Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli civil defense units has been stirring accusations in Palestine of normalization. This training was held amid frozen security coordination between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel, which was halted in July following security measures at the Temple Mount. Coordination fully"...

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    Planning minister meets with EU delegation November 18, 2017

    Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury on Thursday met with a delegation from the EU Council’s Mashreq/Maghreb Working Party, headed by Arend Wulff, who chairs the Mashreq Group and Jerome Cassiers, who chairs the Maghreb Group.

    The delegation’s visit aims to take a firsthand look at the challenges that face Jordan and discuss cooperation between Jordan and the EU, a statement from the Planning Ministry said.

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    Minister Ariel calls for one state between Jordan and sea November 16, 2017

    Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel reiterated his call that the time has come to apply Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. Minister Ariel said this at a sovereignty conference held by the Women in Green movement in the Oz vGaon reserve in Gush Etzion. Ariel expressed hope that the political plan presented by his party colleague MK Bezalel Smotrich, would be advanced to practical steps: 'I want to say one thing: what Yehudit Katzover and Nadia Matar and all their friends are doing is very important and dramatic. It's time for sovereignty! This is the simple truth,' he declared, 'between the sea and the Jordan, there will be only one state,' he said. 'You must be asking about Transjordan? This, too, shall come to pass,' he promised. israelnationalnews ...

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    SCB donates artworks proceeds to refugee children in JordanNovember 16, 2017

    Sharjah Children Biennial, SCB, have sold 38 artworks that were part of the Biennial’s fifth edition, during its participation at the recently concluded Abu Dhabi Art 2017.

    The proceeds from the artwork sales will go to support the refugee children of Al Zaatari Camp in Jordan, through the Big Heart Foundation, TBHF, in alignment with their commitment to support charitable and community initiatives.

    The"...

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