Hashemite Charity Organization sends aid convoy to Gaza March 18, 2018

The Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) on Saturday sent a humanitarian aid convoy to the Gaza Strip in cooperation with the Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army.

The four-truck convoy, loaded with clothes donated by Jordanian benefactors, will be delivered to the Jordanian military field hospital for distribution through the Harmony Charity Association in the northern Gaza Strip.

Some 1,500 orphans are registered with the Harmony Charity.



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Jordan working to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women, says minister March 18, 2018

Minister of Social Development Hala Bseiso Lattouf, said Jordan continues to make efforts to implement its international obligations under the agreements it has ratified, by integrating the 2030 sustainable development agenda into local development plans.

Lattouf gave her remarks as she chaired the Jordanian delegation to the sixty-second session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York entitled: 'Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women"...

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‘Jordan committed to implementing 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ March 18, 2018

Jordan is going on with efforts to implement its international commitments, as stipulated in agreements it has signed, through integrating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into development plans, Social Development Minister Hala Lattouf has said, as reported by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, on Saturday.

Heading the Jordanian delegation participating in the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, being held at the UN headquarters"...

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Italy doubles support to UNRWA March 18, 2018

The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Angelino Alfano on Saturday announced the doubling of his country’s support to UNRWA, as part of the Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting in support of the relief agency for Palestinian refugees, held at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome.

The meeting, which was co-chaired by the foreign ministers of Jordan, Sweden and Egypt, was attended by UN"...

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JD30m grain re-exporting facility to be built in Aqaba March 18, 2018

Jordan is building a facility for re-exporting grain, including wheat and barley, to neighbouring countries, the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) said on Saturday.

The facility is being built as part of a JD30 million project already under implementation to double the storage capacity of Aqaba silos, Mohammad Dardasawi, chief officer for ports development and construction at ADC, told The Jordan Times on Saturday.


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'Long bureaucratic procedures delaying establishment of daycares’ March 18, 2018

The SADAQA campaign for a better working environment for women on Saturday criticised the “long bureaucratic procedures” that employers need to go through to get the necessary licences to establish workplace daycares, stressing that “companies need to get the approval of a total of five entities in a period of less than two months'.

'This issue adds to the challenges that many companies in the private sector face prior"...

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Crown Prince meets Jordanian students studying in US March 18, 2018

HRH Crown Prince Hussein on Thursday met with Jordanian students studying in the US universities, a Royal Court statement said.

During the meeting, which was held at the Jordanian embassy in Washington DC, Crown Prince Hussein expressed his pride in these students and the efforts they exert in order to achieve high education levels and gain skills that will reflect on their performance after they graduate.


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USEK University is the first Lebanese university to adopt Cambridge English QualificationsMarch 18, 2018

Students at Lebanon’s Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) will now be able to gain prestigious Cambridge English certificates, thanks to a new agreement. USEK is the first Lebanese university to formally recognise Cambridge English Qualifications.

The Language Center at the Faculty of letters at Holy Spirit University-Kaslik (USEK) between the University and Cambridge Assessment English, a not-for-profit department of the University of"...

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Crown Prince meets Jordanian students in U.S. March 17, 2018

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah Thursday met with Jordanian students studying in U.S. universities.

During the meeting, which took place at the Jordanian embassy in Washington, the Crown Prince voiced his pride in the students' efforts in pursuing highest degrees of scientific achievement and acquiring the knowledge and skills which would redound to their performance after graduation.

The Crown Prince also emphasized the Jordanian youths have the determination to achieve"...

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Stakeholders hail project to install 10,000 electric car charging stations March 17, 2018

Installing thousands of charging stations in Jordan will help the deteriorating car-dealing sector mitigate economic burdens on citizens and positively impact the environment, stakeholders said on Thursday.

The German-based company eCharge and local stakeholders on Wednesday signed cooperation agreements to build more than 10,000 smart electric vehicle charging stations in the Kingdom, Amr Abdou, head of business development at the company, told"...

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