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    Jordan calls on regional countries to join NPT September 23, 2017

    Jordan Friday called on Middle East countries, including Israel, to join the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and to subject all their nuclear facilities to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards.

    This came in a speech made by Chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission Khalid Toukan during the 61 regular session of the IAEA's General Conference which concluded today in Vienna, Austria.

    Toukan, who led Jordan's delegation to the conference, said"...

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    The Listing of Money Trade Coin on Cryptocurrency Exchange and the Rising Promise of a New Era in DubaiSeptember 21, 2017

    MONEY TRADE COIN, the new age cryptocurrency, dazzled its investors’ expectations by listing on NovaExchange. Immediate trading began post the launch by Money Trade Coin’s founder and CEO, Mr. Amit Lakhanpal and H.E. Sheikh Saqer Al Nahyan. The listing event held on September 17 at Burj Al Arab was witnessed by a list of 40 VIP businessmen including H.E. Sheikh Jumaa Al Maktoum, Mr. Faisal Almaazmi, his principal advisor"...

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    Army, IOM sign 52-millon-euro agreement September 20, 2017

    The Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) on Tuesday signed a 52.8-milion-euro agreement with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), to strengthen security and provide humanitarian assistance on the northeastern borders with Syria.

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mahmoud Freihat said the partnership with the European Union and the UN through the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is essential to allow the JAF to continue assisting Syrian refugees across the borders.
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    Queen Rania presents awards to winners of ''MIT Solve Challenge Finals'' September 19, 2017

    Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah Sunday presented awards to the winners of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Solve Challenge Finals in New York, during a working visit to the United States with His Majesty King Abdullah II.

    Attended by approximately 300 people, the MIT Solve Challenge Finals urges innovators to develop lasting solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges facing learning, health, sustainability, and economic prosperity.

    In her role as co-chair of the ‘Youth,"...

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    FM takes part in UN reform meeting September 19, 2017

    Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah II, Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Ayman Safadi, on Monday took part in a meeting hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump on reforming the United Nations.

    The meeting held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly was attended by the representatives of Jordan, the UK, Canada, Japan, Germany, Senegal, Slovakia, Indonesia, Niger, Rwanda, Thailand and Uruguay.

    The meeting included a declaration on supporting United Nations reform, including initiatives"...

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    JBA president calls for closer economic ties with Switzerland September 18, 2017

    President of Jordan Businessmen Association (JBA) Hamdi Tabba' stressed the importance of boosting economic ties between Jordan and Switzerland.

    During a meeting with the Swiss Ambassador to Jordan Hans-Peter Lenz, Tabba highlighted the need to increase Swiss investments in the Kingdom in strategic sectors as well as the number of Swiss tourists visiting the Kingdom.

    Trade exchange between Jordan and Switzerland stood at $308 million in 2016 including $3 million as Jordanian exports.
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    Gov't economic team discusses 2018 general budgetSeptember 18, 2017

    Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki chaired a meeting for the government economic team to discuss a number of economic issues and priorities, and follow up on the implementation of plans that had been approved previously.

    Al Mulki stressed the importance of following up on the implementation of the economic stimulation plan and ensure that it would achieve its objectives.

    The blueprint aims to revive the momentum of the economic growth and benefit from the available development capabilities in the Kingdom"...

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    King, UN secretary general discuss regional development September 18, 2017

    His Majesty King Abdullah II met with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres late Sunday in New York, where they reviewed the current regional developments as well as Jordan and UN role in reaching political solutions to the crises in region.

    The meeting dealt with the latest developments in Syria, mainly issues of de-escalation and efforts aim at finding a political solution to the crisis, within Geneva talks, as well as the situation in Iraq.

    Talks also focused on the importance of breaking"...

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    PM visits Luminus Group vocational training colleges September 18, 2017

    Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Sunday visited Luminus Group, which provides vocational and technical training programmes under the National Employment Programme, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

    During the visit, which included the Australian College for Media and Al Quds College, Mulki was briefed on the technical and vocational programmes that aim to address the labour market’s needs.

    The"...

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    Samsung opens school for Syrian refugees in Jordan September 18, 2017

    Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it opened a smart school for Syrian children at a refugee camp in Jordan to provide them with IT device-based education.

    The South Korean tech giant said it launched the smart school at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, which provides learning opportunities to Syrians aged between five and 24 through smartphones, tablet PCs and electronic displays.

    'The"...

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