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    Arab-African Economic Forum to kick off WednesdaySeptember 23, 2017

    The Arab-African Economic Forum will kick off on Wednesday with the aim of developing trade, investment and economic ties among Arab-African nations.

    Organized by the Union of Arab Chambers and the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, the event is expected to gather more than 500 participants from 53 Arab, African and foreign countries.

    Participants will discuss opportunities to enhance trade, investment and economic cooperation in light of the Fourth Africa-Arab Summit's decisions which was Equatorial"...

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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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    Rohingya refugee camps on the brink of a 'health disaster': MSF September 23, 2017

    Bangladesh's refugee camps are on the brink of a 'public health disaster,' Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned Friday.

    It said filthy water and faeces flow through shanties bursting with Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar.

    Nearly 430,000 Rohingya have poured into Bangladesh, seeking refuge from an army-led crackdown across the border in Myanmar's Rakhine state, which the UN has described as 'ethnic cleansing'.

    'One small event could lead to"...

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    Education institutions, UNESCO partners to ensure 2030 agenda implementation September 23, 2017

    Key education stakeholders and UN partners have participated in a workshop in Amman focused on understanding and unpacking Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

    In collaboration with the National Centre for Human Resources Development (NCHRD), these efforts are aligned with the National Human Resource Development Strategy (HRD Strategy) and the Ministry of Education’s “Education Strategic Plan”"...

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    Scholar raises awareness on sustainable energy September 23, 2017

    A young Arab engineer on Wednesday took his audience at the Columbia Global Centre Amman on a trip to Antarctica, bringing first-hand stories of his personal experience to the southernmost continent.

    The conference titled “From Arabia to Antarctica: An Unlikely Story about Sustainable Energy”, was given by Malek Al Chalabi, an honorary research associate at the Transport Studies Unit at Oxford University, who shared his journey and the importance"...

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    Engineers association to launch relief programme for Rohingya Muslims September 23, 2017

    The Jordanian Engineers Association (JEA) is planning to launch a fundraising campaign for the relief of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, in cooperation with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO), JEA President Majed Ali Al Tabbaa told The Jordan Times on Thursday.

    The campaign aims to provide medical, financial and in-kind subsidies to “relieve the pain of this minority suffering from the ethnic cleansing, and to draw the public attention"...

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    Harvard Startup Pitch Competition offers springboard for Arab entrepreneursSeptember 23, 2017

    The Harvard Arab Conference last week opened its call for applications for the Harvard Arab Startup Pitch Competition, which seeks to help Arab entrepreneurs develop and establish their innovative ideas with the help of high-profile figures in the sector.

    Returning for its 6th edition, the Startup Pitch Competition is part of the annual Arab Conference at Harvard, considered to be the “largest pan-Arab conference in North America”, according"...

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    Afforestation project begins on Desert Highway September 23, 2017

    Work on a project to plant trees on the sideways of the Desert Highway that links the capital to the southern governorates has commenced, according to a government official.

    The Ministry of Agriculture has started preparing lands for tree planting on both sides of the road in Maan Governorate, 220km south of Amman, and is also laying down foundations for water harvesting systems to ensure the trees’ irrigation, ministry’s spokesperson,"...

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    Jordan’s young crown prince makes global debut in UN speech September 23, 2017

    Just a year out of college, Jordan’s crown prince has made his debut on the world’s biggest stage, addressing the U.N. General Assembly — the clearest sign yet that he is on a fast track to a prominent public role at home and abroad.

    The accelerated roll-out of 23-year-old Crown Prince Hussein underscores the continuity of the Hashemite dynasty — a reassuring prospect for Western and Arab allies who view the stability of the"...

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    IOM, EU, Jordan launch EUR5.28 million border management project September 23, 2017

    The United Nations Migration Agency, IOM, the European Union, EU, and the Jordanian Armed Forces have launched a project to support border management in Jordan.

    The project, funded by the EU Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, will support Jordanian authorities in improving security and facilitating humanitarian assistance in the country’s north-eastern border with Syria.


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