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Rouhani Stresses Broadening of Iran-Jordan RelationsMay 26, 2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message to Jordan's King Abdullah called for the expansion of mutual cooperation between the two countries, and said that the two countries have the needed potentials to achieve the same goal.

'I hope the bilateral relations between the two countries would expand in different fields,' President Rouhani said in his message while congratulating Jordan's Independence Day.

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Prince William to visit Jordan, Israel, West Bank in JuneMay 26, 2018

Kensington Palace says Prince William will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories at the end of June — the first British royal to make an official visit there.

The prince will begin his June 24-28 trip in Amman, Jordan, then travel to Jerash in Jordan; Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israel; and Ramallah in the West Bank.

No British royal has ever made an official"...

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Jordan’s exports to NAFTA countries rose by 14 per cent during Q1 of 2018May 26, 2018

Jordan’s national exports to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries have increased by 14 per cent including to the US by 13 per cent compared with same period in 2017, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Thursday.

During the first quarter of 2018, the national exports to non-Arab Asian countries also increased by 12 per cent including to India by 40 per cent and to the EU countries by 31 per cent including to Holland"...

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Prince Faisal attends 88th Hashemite Scientific CouncilMay 26, 2018

Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah II, His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein on Friday patronized the 88th Hashemite Scientific Council, the second this year, organized by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs under the theme ' Jerusalem and the Hashemite Custodianship over Al-Aqsa Mosque.' Speaking to the gathering, head of the Council of Jerusalem Awqaf , Sheikh Abdel-Azim Salhab, thanked the Hashemite scientific councils for picking this key topic, at a time when the holy city undergoes an unprecedented"...

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Number, value of certificates of origin issued by Amman Chamber of Commerce upMay 26, 2018

The number of certificates of origin (COs) issued by the Amman Chamber of Commerce during the first third of 2018 increased by 14.6 percent over the same period last year.

According to statistical data, the Chamber issued 10884 certificates in the 1st quarter compared to 9494 during the same period last year, the majority of which were intended to export materials to Arab countries.

The data also showed the value of these certificates during the first third of 2018 rose by 14.1 percent compared to"...

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22 Gazans transffered to Jordan for medical treatment May 24, 2018

Twenty-two wounded Palestinians from Gaza were transferred to Jordan on Tuesday to receive medical treatment in Jordanian hospitals.

Israeli media said the medical transfer was made upon the request of Jordan's King Abdullah in coordination with the Israeli officials.

The wounded were transferred through the Erez Crossing in northern Gaza with the help of Jordanian"...

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Jordan and UN Hold Talks on Regional DevelopmentsMay 24, 2018

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi discussed here today with UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nikolay Mladenov the latest political developments in the region, especially the Palestinian issue.
Safadi said that the immediate start of the international investigation into the massacre committed by the Israeli occupation forces against civilians in the Gaza Strip last week is a necessity.
Safadi and Mladenov reviewed the challenges facing efforts to find a political horizon to resolve"...

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US programme empowers business associations, supports small enterprisesMay 24, 2018

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday marked the completion of a two-year programme that helped 11 Jordanian business associations enhance their support for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) throughout Jordan.

MSEs make up over 97 per cent of private companies in Jordan, and contribute to approximately 40 per cent of the country’s GDP, according to USAID statement.

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Jordan, Yemen discuss academic cooperationMay 24, 2018

Secretary General of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ahed Wahadneh on Wednesday met with the Yemeni Cultural Counsellor Qibla Saeed to discuss allocating seats for outstanding Yemeni students in the Jordanian universities as of next year.

During the meeting, the two officials displayed the relations between the two friendly countries in the fields of higher education and scientific research, the Jordan News Agency, Petra,"...

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Female beekeeper cultivates Jordan’s honey industry potentialMay 24, 2018

When she started working with bees and cattle around 15 years ago, Sameera Mouawad said “she knew nothing about bees or how they work”.

“But I loved honey and I loved watching my neighbours work with bees,” Mouawad, who was the first woman in the Al Sukhnah area in Zarqa to practise beekeeping for a living, recalled.

She remembered that these neighbours"...

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