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Conrad Hotels & Resorts announced today the launch of the Conrad 5/5/5 Tour for which the brand will dispatch five hand-picked, international digital influencers and photographers to visit five select Conrad properties around the world – Conrad Algarve, ......Continue Reading >
International aid agency Oxfam on Tuesday launched a "12 Days of Giving" appeal to help destitute Syrian refugee families in Jordan and Lebanon survive the region's harsh winter months.
The UN children's agency UNICEF meanwhile warned of the danger posed by another tough winter to millions of children affected by Syria's"...Continue Reading >
Bannari Amman Institute of Technology at nearby Sathyamangalam today entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Axis Global Automation to establish a Centre of Excellence in Industrial Automation.
“The objective of CEIA is to develop world class infrastructure to train engineers of all disciplines to meet industry expectations and promote R&D in the field of industrial automation, S V Balasubramaniam, Chairman of Bannari Amman Group told reporters here.
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The Ministry of Agriculture is distributing olive, fruit and palm saplings to be sold at preferential prices with the aim of increasing green areas in the Kingdom, officials said on Tuesday.
Early this month, the ministry started selling the saplings to the public and farmers, Agriculture Ministry Spokesperson Nimer Haddadin said.
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The Labour Ministry has released another list of the names and nationalities of guest workers whose work permits expired by the end of 2012.
The new list, which the ministry published at the beginning of this month, featured the names and nationalities of 92,837 illegal guest workers, nearly 60 per cent of them Egyptians.
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Jordan and the United States, on Tuesday, signed a 235-million-dollar grant to support education in the Kingdom over the next five years.
The deal will help strengthen the quality of education through professional development and construction and expansion of additional schools across the kingdom, and will provide assistance to vulnerable youth to keep them in school and prepare them for a productive life.
The funding will be spent over the next five years. The U.S. government has funded the construction of 27 new and expansion of 38 existing schools in Jordan.
The Senate on Tuesday rejected the Lower House’s versions of the draft social security and illicit fortunes laws.
The Upper and Lower Houses will hold a joint session to reach an agreement on the two bills, according to Article 92 of the Constitution.
During Tuesday’s session, Senate President Abdur-Rau’f S. Rawabdeh said an ad hoc committee was formed, including"......Continue Reading >
Jordan’s public sector is perceived to be more corrupt than last year, graft watchdog Transparency International (TI) said in a statement on Tuesday, as the Kingdom scored 45 points on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2013, compared with 48 in 2012.
Jordan ranked 66 among the 177 countries surveyed, compared with 58 last year.
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Around 7.7 per cent of Jordanian households have at least one person with a disability, a report said on Tuesday, as the Kingdom joined other world countries in marking International Day of People with Disability.
Citing a Department of Statistics study, the Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J) said men constitute 59 per cent of the total number of persons with disabilities in Jordan, while physical impairments are the most prevalent, followed by visual impairments.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) considered the International Day of Persons with Disabilities as an opportunity to explore the different linkages between disability and development and to strengthen global efforts to promote accessibility break all types of barriers, and to make the full and equal participation and inclusion of persons with disabilities in their communities a reality.
In a statement received by Petra, the organization"...