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Ascend to Exhibit Vydyne® PA66 Automotive Applications at Chinaplas 2017 May 17, 2017

Ascend Performance Materials, the largest fully integrated producer of PA66 resin, will exhibit a full range of automotive applications at Chinaplas 2017.

On display at booth 11.2B41 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China will be PA66 automotive parts for cooling systems, oil management, powertrain, tire cord and electrical components.

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ALTV Launches Hit User-Generated Show to New Audiences in MoroccoMay 17, 2017

ALTV, the fastest growing free streaming service for user-generated content recently launched in the Middle East and North Africa, has today announced its launch of the first ever user-generated current events show in Morocco.

The Moroccan launch of the daily show, Li Share3 Wijhat Nadar, the Arabic transliteration of “Street’s Point of View”, comes soon after the show first grabbed the attention of Egyptian audiences where it was"...

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UAE-based Company Offers Complete Online Threat Monitoring Package for Airport Authorities and the Aviation Industry May 17, 2017

Airports are the central hubs of our world – miniature self-contained cities that provide to the needs of hundreds of thousands of people daily, from travel to entertainment to housing. Airports are very visible on many levels and channels, and have hundreds of visible assets, both physically, and online as well. There are always threats to these assets, in the form of scammers, criminals, and threat actors. Airports need to have these threats and issues monitored, reported, and addressed.

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EU allocates 20m euros to enhance social protection May 17, 2017

Ibrahim Laafia, head of cooperation at the EU delegation to Jordan, on Tuesday announced allocating 20 million euros to enhance social protection in the Kingdom during the 2018-2020 period, the Jordan news agency, Petra, reported.

The announcement came during a workshop on developing and updating the quality and performance of the social protection sector, organised by the Social Development Ministry and funded by the EU.

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Satellite decoding ‘new threat’ to national online safety May 17, 2017

Decoding satellite channels and technological fraud are the main challenges the National Library Department (NLD) is dealing with today, an informed official said on Tuesday.

While pirated CDs and DVDs used to be the main challenges facing the Jordanian market, the increase in the number of smartphones has prompted people to rely on the Internet for download purposes, according to NLD Director General Mohammad Abbadi.

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IMF says Jordan GDP to grow by 2.3pct in 2017May 17, 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission to Jordan said the Kingdom's real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to grow by 2.3 per cent in 2017.

Over the medium term, growth is projected to accelerate gradually, in spite of regional conditions, IMF said Tuesday in a statement.

An IMF team led by Martin Cerisola, who visited Amman during May 2–11 to complete discussions on the 2017 Article IV Consultation and First Review under Jordan’s economic program supported by an Extended"...

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Adventure travel conference opens at Dead Sea May 17, 2017

Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah II, Prime Minister Hani Mulki Tuesday opened the adventure travel conference, which is organised by the Jordan Tourism Board and the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).

In opening remarks at the AdventureNEXT Near East (ANNE) conference, held on Dead Sea shores, Minister of Tourism and antiquities, Lina Annab, said hosting the conference in the region would help to present Jordan to the world 'with its nature and social fabric that mixes ancient and modern times'....

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FM meets UNESCO, IAEA officialsMay 17, 2017

Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, Ayman Safadi, on Tuesday met with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General, Irina Bokova.

Safadi and Bokova hailed the cooperation between Jordan and UNESCO in the fields of education and culture as well as preserving historical sites.

The foreign minister also met with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Director-General, Yukiya Amano, and discussed with him the IAEA's role in supporting"...

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Planning minister takes part in Belt and Road Forum in China May 17, 2017

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury took part in the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) that was hosted by the Government of China.

The BRF is a Chinese initiative that was held in Beijing between May 15 and 16, with the participation of 1200 participants from more than 100 countries, with 29 countries represented by heads of states and governments from around the world.

Leaders of key international organizations, including UN Secretary General Antonio"...

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Akunis cancels trip to JordanMay 16, 2017

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) on Monday cancelled a trip to Jordan which was scheduled for Tuesday, Channel 10 News reported.

Akunis was to participate in a ceremony in honor of the launching of an international particle accelerator in Jordan, which will be attended by King Abdullah, but sources in Jerusalem said he “cancelled his participation at the ceremony due to the tensions between the two countries.”

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