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Energy Minister, Spanish Trade Minister discuss energy cooperationApril 27, 2015

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ibrahim Saif, and Spanish Secretary of State for Trade, Jaime Garcia-Legazat, on Sunday, discussed bilateral cooperation, especially in energy and renewable energy fields.

During the meeting, which was attended by Spain's ambassador to Jordan, Santiago Ancorina, and Spanish economic and commercial attaché Francisco Alfonso, Saif reviewed the economic challenges that Jordan faces in energy,"...

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Cabinet approves mobile financial services agreementApril 27, 2015

The Cabinet, on Sunday, approved a cooperation agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to implement a regional project entitled Promote Financial Inclusion via mobile financial services in Jordan (payment system through mobile phone "JoMoPay").

Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour headed the Cabinet meeting.

The project, which includes Jordan, Egypt and Morocco, is funded by The Deauville Partnership Fund worth $426,000.
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Queen Rania visits Zain Innovation Campus, meets young entrepreneursApril 27, 2015

Highlighting her interest and continuous support for Jordanian entrepreneurs, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah on Sunday visited Zain Innovation Campus (ZINC), met with CEO of Zain Jordan, Ahmad Al Hanandeh and spoke with several groups of entrepreneurs about their start-ups.

ZINC was launched during the MENA ICT Forum in November 2014, with the aim of incubating entrepreneurs and startup owners in an environment that is equipped"...

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Senators endorse laws on Arabic, cybercrime as referred by deputiesApril 27, 2015

The Lower House on Sunday rejected the Senate's amendments to the draft prohibition of chemical weapons law, insisting on its previous decision to restrict the use of chemical agents for crowd control solely to tear gas.


Last week, the Senate rejected MPs' amendments to the bill, scrapping the whole provision that allowed the use of chemical agents for"...

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2-3.5% rise expected in fuel pricesApril 27, 2015

Fuel prices are expected to increase by between 2 and 3.5 per cent as of May 1, according to the Gas Stations Owners Association (GSOA). The expectation is based on the average price of Brent crude oil on the global market, GSOA President Fahed Al Fayez said on Sunday.


“The rise in fuel prices will have a negative impact on people’s financial situation"...

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Irbid farmers expect exceptional yield this seasonApril 27, 2015

Farmers in the northern part of Irbid Governorate describe this year’s agricultural season as “exceptional”.


As the wet season brought a higher rainfall average than last year and the years before, several farmers told The Jordan Times over the weekend that 2015 will be an exceptionally good year in terms of cereal yield.

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Scrap metal tops list of woes afflicting Jordan SteelApril 27, 2015

Jordan Steel Group has all options on the table for a solution to its meltshop, shareholders were told in the 21st annual report disclosed to the Amman Stock Exchange.


"The board of directors realises the size of investment and the importance of the meltshop in the production process, and is fully convinced that the current conditions are only transitory"...

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UAE Participates in the GCC Interior Undersecretaries Meeting in QatarApril 27, 2015

The United Arab Emirates is participating in the seventh preparatory meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Ministry of Interior Undersecretaries. The meeting is held this Monday and Tuesday in Qatar in preparation for the 16th Consultative Meeting of the GCC Interior Ministers, which is to be held on April 29 in the sisterly country of Qatar.


The UAE delegation is"...

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Tathqeef Patrol Enhances Traffic Awareness at the Al Gharbia Watersports FestivalApril 27, 2015

The “Tathqeef” traffic patrol at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police is promoting traffic awareness at the seventh edition of the Al Gharbia Watersports Festival 2015. The 10-day festival will be held between April 23rd and May 2nd at the Mirfa beach in the Western Region. The patrol’s participation in the festival, held in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club and the support of the Al Gharbia Sports Club, falls in line with the directorate’s community outreach"...

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Olympic Hero Haile Gebrselassie Becomes ZTE Brand AmbassadorApril 27, 2015

ZTE, a leading global mobile device maker, announced last week that it has signed double Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion over 10,000m, Haile Gebrselassie, as its official smartphone brand ambassador for Ethiopia. Alongside this announcement, ZTE also confirmed the Ethiopia availability of two of its best-selling 4G LTE devices – the ZTE Grand S2 and ZTE Blade S6.


“We"...

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