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    King discusses ties, region with US Congressional delegationAugust 21, 2014

    His Majesty King Abdullah II met on Wednesday the Chairman of the U.S House of Representatives' Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Darrell Issa, and the accompanying delegation currently visiting Jordan as part of a regional tour.

    The meeting, held at the Al Husseiniya Palace, focused on the latest developments in the Middle East, mainly regional and international efforts aimed at ending the Israeli aggression against the Gaza"...

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    Jordan’s trade activity running in high gearAugust 21, 2014

    Jordan’s trade deficit widened by 10.5 per cent during the first half of 2014 to around JD5.4 billion compared to JD4.8 billion at the end of the same period last year.


    According to the Department of Statistics (DoS), total exports (including re-exports) rose at the end of June this year by 6.8"...

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    Hikma Pharma achieves remarkable H1 resultsAugust 21, 2014

    Amman-based Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc announced on Wednesday a 44 per cent jump in first-half profit helped by a strong performance at its US injectibles business, but the company cut its sales growth forecast for branded drugs citing shipment issues in some North African markets.


    The Jordanian drugmaker,"...

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    Aqaba Container Terminal in negotiations to reach deal with employeesAugust 21, 2014

    The Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) on Wednesday said that negotiations are ongoing with the union committee formed by ACT employees.


    These negotiations, which started in March 2014, were mediated by an independent facilitator and are now proceeding through “the Ministry of Labour system” as per the Labour Law, according to an ACT statement.


    The mediation process “has"......

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    Jordan pushes for UN-mediated resolution on GazaAugust 21, 2014

    Draft resolution completed before attention switched to Cairo talks once again making rounds.


    Jordan is currently lobbying diplomats from states who hold positions to the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for an immediate solution to the ongoing Gaza crisis, one that would bring about a lasting ceasefire and a lifting of the blockade, the Jerusalem Post"...

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    Microfinance in Jordan isn’t helping to empower womenAugust 21, 2014

    Jordan is trying to economically empower women by providing cash for micro to small enterprises. Depressingly few women work in formal jobs, but many work informally (pdf), in areas such as tailoring, ghee manufacturing and leather craftwork. But does the country’s microenterprise development strategy, heralded by the government and foreign aid donors, hinder the women it is supposed to help?


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    Clinical Study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Reports Patients with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Receiving Oral REVLIMID with Standard R-CHOP Achieved 98% Overall Response Rate and 80% Complete Response RateAugust 21, 2014

    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced that results of a study evaluating the combination of REVLIMID® (lenalidomide) with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, vincristine sulfate and prednisone (R-CHOP) in untreated diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) were published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


    In a phase"...

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    ZTE to Sustain Triple-Digit Profit Growth in Nine-Month ForecastAugust 21, 2014

    ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, forecast that net profit will more than triple in the first nine months as the strong momentum in the company’s 4G LTE business is sustained. Net profit attributable to shareholders of the listed company will be between RMB 1.7 billion and RMB 1.9 billion in the first nine months, an increase of between 208.2% to 244.5%"...

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    Project Data Sphere, LLC Appoints Dr. Kald Abdallah, Chief Project Data Sphere OfficerAugust 21, 2014

    Project Data Sphere, LLC has appointed Kald Abdallah, MD, PhD as Chief Project Data Sphere Officer, charging him with continuing the rapid development of www.ProjectDataSphere.org which is providing broad access to cancer research databases, enabling unprecedented research collaboration to solve complex scientific problems.


    “Dr. Abdallah has a track record of helping align data contributors with the"......

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    UAE Takes Part in the 17th Conference for Heads of Arab Punitive and Correctional Establishments in TunisiaAugust 21, 2014

    The United Arab Emirates took part in the 17th Conference for Heads of Arab Punitive and Correctional Establishments, which kicked off on Wednesday in Tunisia. The UAE delegation to the conference, representing the Ministry of Interior, is led by Brigadier Sami Hareb Al Munthari, Acting Director General of Punitive and Correctional Establishments. .


    Brigadier Al Munthari"...

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