FINANCE & ECONOMY

ICC calls on Sudan to make observations over legal questions raised by JordanMay 26, 2018

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Friday called for observations by the Sudanese government and President Omer al-Bashir over the legal questions raised by Jordan over its case against the Sudanese leader.

The Hague-based court in December 2017 accused Jordan, which is a party to the Rome Statute of the ICC, of failing to arrest al-Bashir - when he was on Jordanian territory to participate in an Arab League summit on"...

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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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Ministry to draft 10-year plan to improve lives of people with disabilitiesMay 26, 2018

The Ministry of Social Development has formed a national team to develop a 10-year plan aimed at moving from an institution-based system for persons with disabilities to a family and community based support service, ministry spokesperson Fawaz Ratrout told The Jordan Times, noting that “since the Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities came into force in 2017, the ministry has initiated the necessary steps for the social integration of persons with disabilities in line with Article 27 of the law”.

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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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‘No licence for new buildings issued since recent building bylaw went into effect’May 26, 2018

None of the country’s housing developers has had a single licence issued to start a new building since the building bylaw went into effect at the beginning of May, President of the Jordan Housing Developers Association Zuhair Omari said.

“None of the country’s 3,400 housing companies has had a licence issued from the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) to start a new building, in protest to the building bylaw… we were promised"...

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Blood donations soar following Ramadan awareness campaignMay 26, 2018

Nearly 900 Jordanians have approached the blood bank centres of the Ministry of Health to donate blood during the first week of Ramadan, the Jordan Red Crescent said on Thursday.

The increase in the number of donors comes in light of a media blood donation campaign recently launched by the Jordan Red Crescent in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Ministry of Health. “The joint campaign"...

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Local NGO, US university partner to turn Hisban Nabulsi complex into community centreMay 26, 2018

The idea to develop the Nabulsi complex in Hisban into a community centre came ten years ago from Oystein LaBianca, an American-Norwegian anthropologist who teaches at Andrews University in Michigan.

In June 2018, a group of students from 19 countries will take part in the field project of the Jordan Field School organised by Andrews University, which will also include the training of local communities by Jordanian non-profit company Sela for Vocational"...

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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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