Programme enables university students to organise, lead campaigns within their communitiesOctober 11, 2016

Yousef Ahmad, an English language student, did not have much political knowledge when he first entered university.

But after taking part in a youth leadership programme, Usharek+ (I participate), the 23-year-old is now savvy about the political and legislative affairs of Jordan, and has the confidence to speak up, he said.

"The programme"...

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World Bank forecasts 3.1% growth for JordanOctober 11, 2016

Jordan's economic growth is expected to improve at 3.1 per cent by 2018, compared to 2.3 per cent this year, according to figures released by the World Bank.

Nevertheless, growth is projected to average at 2.7 per cent over 2016-2018, despite the slowdown in the economy last year due to the regional turmoil, with unemployment reaching a new high recently, the data showed.

The global financial institution projected that the national"...

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Interior minister, Chinese official discuss security, policing cooperationOctober 11, 2016

Interior Minister Salamah Hammad, Tuesday, discussed with Assistant Minister of Public Security of China, Wang Jian, policing and security ties as well as developments in the Middle East.

At the meeting, both sides emphasized the importance of broadening scopes of cooperation between the two countries to tackle terrorism and crime. They also agreed to maintain coordination through exchanging visits, information and training programs in"...

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JHCO, Bahraini Islamic Education Society sign cooperation agreementOctober 11, 2016

The Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) on Tuesday, signed a cooperation agreement with the Bahraini Islamic Education Society to distribute in-kind assistance to 1,000 Syrian families during the winter season.

The deal was signed by Director of the JHCO's Planning, Coordination, Programs and Media, Mohammad Nasser Al Kilani and representative of the Bahraini society, Faisal Abdullah Al Ghrair.

Kilani said the agreement"...

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NRC concludes UK-funded shelter project in northern JordanOctober 11, 2016

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) recently concluded a shelter project in host communities in northern Jordan.

Funded by the British Department for International Development (DfID) since October 2013, the project has benefited close to 5,600 Syrian refugees.

The project is part of a broader initiative also supported by the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM) and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).


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Philippine president, Jordan king, Brazil president to visit JapanOctober 11, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Jordan’s King Abdullah and Brazilian President Michel Temer will all visit Japan later this month for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Duterte will make a three-day visit from Oct 25, his first since taking office in June, while King Abdullah will make a three-day visit to Japan"...

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Amman Rotana Hotel Opens in JordanOctober 11, 2016

Amman Rotana, the tallest building in the Kingdom, towers 188 metres and features 50 floors that include 412 rooms. Additionally, the hotel is home to a number of world-class dining venues, the Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club and an outdoor swimming pool.

Mohammad Haj Hassan, Area Vice President of Rotana in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan and Bahrain, said, "The opening of Amman Rotana falls in line with our group's determined"...

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Nebras Power launches solar plant in JordanOctober 11, 2016

Nebras Power, a subsidiary of Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) has announced that its consortium has completed the construction of the Shams Ma’an Solar power project in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The project was commissioned ahead of the schedule. The generated electricity will be sold to the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) in Jordan under a 20 years power purchase agreement (PPA) signed between the Project Company and NEPCO.
The official launch of the power plant took place under King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein – King of Jordan and the presence of the...

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Peres to Begin in 1978: I’m against an Arafat stateOctober 11, 2016

The Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, who died late last month at the age of 93, once told former prime minister and founder of the Likud party Menachem Begin that he was against a Palestinian state and that “Jordan is also Palestine.

”Though he served as defense minister and was considered a hawk in his early years in politics, rejecting any compromise with hostile Arab states, Peres later became the face of the country’s peace movement,"...

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Markazia transforms Amman’s Rooftops into beautiful GardensOctober 11, 2016

Markazia, the sole distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Hino trucks in Jordan, launched an environmental initiative aimed at cultivating the roofs of several buildings in the Jordanian capital, Amman, and turning them into beautiful Gardens. The project is being implemented by Markazia in partnership with Aster for rooftop gardens, a company inspired by an initiative launched by Kamal Al-Hamoud which aims to spread environmental awareness by introducing the concept of rooftop gardens to the Jordanian civil society. This environmental"...

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