GOVERNMENT

Safadi discusses arrangements for third Union for the Mediterranean forumSeptember 24, 2018

AMMAN — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Saturday discussed with the secretary general of the Union for the Mediterranean, Nasser Kamel, arrangements for the 3rd regional forum of the union. The forum will be held in Barcelona and co-chaired by the Kingdom and the European Union.

During their meeting on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, Safadi and Kamel underlined the forum's"...

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Solar cells expected to save UJ JD8-JD10 million in electricity expensesSeptember 24, 2018

AMMAN — The University of Jordan (UJ) will implement a solar cells project within the coming weeks expected to save it JD8 to 10 million in annual electricity bill expenses, a university official said on Sunday.

The UJ’s Students’ Union welcomed the project and voiced hope to see the saved money invested in enhancing the university’s infrastructure.

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JSF releases analysis of new income tax lawSeptember 23, 2018

The Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) issued a policy paper entitled, 'the amended income tax law in the context of the financial policy in Jordan', as part of an effort to enrich national dialogue on the income tax law.

The JSF said in the statement, carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra on Saturday, that the paper reviewed the status of the financial policy in Jordan and its weaknesses and analysed the proposed law according to what should"...

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Jordan to host 2019 WEF meeting on Mideast and AfricaSeptember 23, 2018

His Majesty King Abdullah on Friday met with World Economic Forum (WEF) founder and Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab and Mrs Schwab on the sidelines of His Majesty’s participation in the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Discussions covered Jordan’s ties and partnership with the WEF. The Kingdom is scheduled to host the WEF on the Middle East and North Africa in April 2019 at the Dead Sea, marking the 10th"...

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Israel must join nuclear treaty — ToukanSeptember 22, 2018

Jordan has demanded that Israel accede to the treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and place all its nuclear facilities under the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) safeguards.

Representing the country at the agency’s 62nd General Conference in Vienna on Wednesday, Chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Agency Khaled Toukan stressed these safeguards are a key element in the international efforts to prevent the spread"...

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Government likely to increase income tax on banksSeptember 22, 2018

The government will reconsider the income tax on banks in the new income tax draft bill, an official said on Thursday.

“We will revisit the percentage of the income tax imposed on banks following several complaints and remarks we have been receiving recently calling for that,” Minister of State for Legal Affairs Mubarak Abu Yamin told The Jordan Times on Thursday.

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King meets World Economic Forum founder September 22, 2018

His Majesty King Abdullah on Friday met with World Economic Forum (WEF) Founder and Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab and Mrs Schwab on the sidelines of His Majesty’s participation in the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Discussions covered Jordan’s ties and partnership with the WEF. The Kingdom is scheduled to host the WEF on"...

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Council of Ministers approve regulations implementing grace period for student loansSeptember 22, 2018

The Council of Ministers on Wednesday approved the new student support fund regulations for official universities, which come in accordance with the provisions of the recently endorsed higher education law for the granting of scholarships and student loans.

The new system’s most relevant feature is the introduction of a two year grace period after graduation, which will grant students time to pay back their loans, Higher Education Minister"...

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Abbas Wants A Jordan-Israel-Palestine Confederation – OpEdSeptember 22, 2018

On September 2, 2018, a delegation from Israel’s Peace Now organization travelled to Ramallah in the West Bank. Their purpose was to discuss with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas prospects for settling the perennial Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The statements that follow such meetings rarely contain anything of substance. This was an exception.

The next morning, the Palestinian Information Center, known as Palinfo, published"...

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Princess Basma discusses poverty, hunger with IIMSAM representativeSeptember 20, 2018

HRH Princess Basma, the chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Jordan Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), welcomed the Deputy Secretary General of the Inter-governmental Institution for the Use of Micro-Algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition (IIMSAM), Sheikh Mohammed Musallem Bin Ham Al Ameri, reported the Jordan News Agency, Petra, on Wednesday.

The meeting, which was held at JOHUD's headquarters in Amman, discussed means of cooperation"...

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