PSD announces working hours at border crossingsApril 9, 2017

The Public Security Department (PSD) on Saturday announced the working hours at the King Hussein Bridge, the Wadi Araba and the Jordan Valley border crossings between April 10 and April 17, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The King Hussein Bridge will be open to passengers until 3pm on April 10, with the last buses leaving at 11am. As for the VIP buses to the West Bank and for Jerusalemites, the last"...

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Science League launches first stage of website April 9, 2017

The Science League, in cooperation with USAID and Family Health International, on Thursday celebrated the launch of the first stage of The Science League website.

The website will be a computer game-based platform for teaching children between the ages of 6 and 17, through scientific experiment and actual interaction, according to a Science League statement.

The League managed"...

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UJ elects new students’ unionApril 9, 2017

Students’ union elections at the University of Jordan (UJ) on Thursday recorded a 54.7 per cent turnout, lower than the last 2015 elections, which saw 58.8 per cent of students voting, according to university officials.

The lists that received the majority of votes were Al Nashama and Ahl Al Himmeh, which won six seats each, Al Awda which obtained two seats, and Al Tajdeed (Renewal Bloc) one seat.


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PM launches $930m water strategy for Amman and ZarqaApril 9, 2017

Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Saturday launched a $930-million strategy to increase households’ connectivity to the wastewater network in Amman and Zarqa, raising it from the current 80 per cent to 90 per cent by the year 2025.

The strategy entails the implementation of 21 projects including the construction of new wastewater treatment plants, the expansion and refurbishment of existing plants, and the installation of new sewage"...

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Industrial investors association, Tkiyet Um Ali sign cooperation agreement April 9, 2017

The East Amman Industrial Investors Association and Tkiyet Um Ali on Saturday signed a cooperation agreement to conduct programmes to improve the economic conditions of Tkiyet Um Ali beneficiaries.

The agreement aims to encourage the industrial sector to provide donations, while Tkiyet Um Ali will provide information on job opportunities so that the EAIIA can offer training and acquaint beneficiaries with available opportunities in the industrial sector.


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PM launches major wastewater strategy for Amman, ZarqaApril 9, 2017

Prime Minister, Hani al-Mulki, Saturday launched a major $930-million wastewater strategy serving Amman and Zarqa and running until 2025. During the launch ceremony, the prime minister said his government is striving to carry out basic service projects without any delay.

There are three tracks related to government's plans, priorities and programs including cutting costs, promoting the economy, achieving growth and improving services for"...

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Fakhoury calls for more aid for Jordan in refugee crisis April 9, 2017

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Emad Fakhoury called on the international community to provide more support to Jordan to help it deal with the repercussions of the Syrian crisis and implement the commitments that that has been pledged to host about 1.3 million Syrians.

The remarks came during Fakhoury's meetings with officials from the EU, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands and the World Bank at the Brussels conference held"...

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FM Spox: Jordan king makes strategic mistake in defining terroristsApril 9, 2017

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Saturday that allegations made by the Jordanian king against Iran reveals that he makes strategic blunder in defining terrorism and his statements are indicative of his shallow attitude towards regional developments. Qasemi made the remarks while reacting to accusations levelled against Iran by Jordanian King Abdullah in a recent interview with a US newspaper where he accused Iran of supporting terrorism.

The Jurdanian king visited the US on April 5 to hold talks with President Donald Trump.

'The Jordanian king had better take a look...

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Omani delegation leaves for Jordan to enhance parliamentary relationsApril 9, 2017

A delegation of the Omani-Jordanian Friendship Committee from the State Council headed by Mohammed Hamed Ali al Masruri, left for Jordan on Saturday on an official visit.

The delegation was invited by the Jordanian Senate, stated a press release.

The tour party was scheduled to be received by H E Khamis bin Mohammed al Farsi, sultanate’s ambassador in Jordan, and"...

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Egypt to intensify cooperation with Jordan in military manufacturing April 9, 2017

Minister of Military Production Mohamed Al-Assar met with Atef Al-Tal, chairperson of the board of directors of the King Abdullah II Center for Design and Development in Jordan, to discuss the joint cooperation between the two countries in the fields of defence and military technologies.

The meeting took place at the ministry’s headquarters in Cairo. Al-Assar reviewed the technological capabilities and the defence equipments produced by the ministry’s subsidiaries, including ammunition, equipment, and systems of"...

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