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PM instructs ministries to provide Gov't human rights coordinator with periodical reports January 8, 2017

Prime Minister Hani Mulki requested all ministries and official departments to provide the government's human rights coordinator with reports on measures related to human rights legislation and policies in order to include them in annual and periodical reports.

In a circular issued on Sunday, Mulki also instructed all ministries and public institutions to provide the human rights coordinator with a periodical report on recommendations"...

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The IE5 classified MGE-motors from Grundfos to be launched during WFES in January 2017January 8, 2017

Grundfos, the award-winning world leader in advanced pump solutions, is pleased to announce that its latest generation of MGE-motors will be launched at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) scheduled to be held during 16-19 January in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.


Grundfos MGE-motors achieved a remarkable"...

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Jordan warns of ‘catastrophic repercussions’ should the US move its embassy to occupied JerusalemJanuary 8, 2017

Information Minister Mohammed Momani told The Associated Press on Thursday that such a move would be a "red line" for Jordan and would "inflame the Islamic and Arab streets."

He noted that the transfer of the US diplomatic mission could disrupt relations between the US and regional allies, including Jordan, stressing"...

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Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa First Hotel in Jordan to attain OHSAS 18001:2007 Certification January 8, 2017

Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa, part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has received certification in Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification (OHSAS) 18001:2007, making it the first hotel in Jordan to do so. The certification was awarded y SGS, the leading global provider of cross-industry quality assurance solutions.

The OHSAS 18001:2007 certification comes as part of the Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa’s"...

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Oman invited to Arab Summit in JordanJanuary 8, 2017

Nasser Judeh, Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, has invited H.M. Sultan Qaboos of Oman to attend the upcoming Arab summit in Amman in March.

According to the Petra News Agency, the invitation was handed to H.H. Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Omani Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, who received Judeh in Muscat recently.

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Egypt's fuel exports record $901mln in nine months January 8, 2017

Egyptian exports of fuel sagged 22.6 percent during January-September 2016 to 16.2 billion Egyptian pounds (around US$900.9 million) from 21 billion pounds at the same period of 2015.

The monthly bulletin released by Egyptian statistics body CAPMAS showed that fuel exports rose by 56.9 percent in September 2016 to 2.1 billion pounds versus 1.3 billion pounds in September 2015.

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Iran awards $2bn refinery deal to Korea’s Daelim January 8, 2017

Tehran has signed an agreement valued at $2 billion with South Korea's petchem giant Daelim Corporation to renovate and expand the Isfahan Oil Refinery, a top official said.

The deal is aimed at reducing fuel oil production and boosting output of higher-value products such as gasoline, Abbas Kazemi, head of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC), was quoted as saying in an Iran Daily report, which cited Mehr News Agency.

NIORDC is also in talks with two high-profile Japanese companies for projects to curtail mazut production at Tehran and Bandar Abbas...

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Jordan marks Arab Day for Eradication of IlliteracyJanuary 8, 2017

As Jordan today marks the Arab Day for the Eradication of Illiteracy, celebrated annually on January 8, statistics show women continue to face higher rates of illiteracy than men.

Long-term plans implemented by the Education Ministry, in cooperation with other national institutions, have contributed to reducing the illiteracy rate in Jordan from 88 per cent in 1952, to 6.4 per cent in 2015 — 3.4 per cent among males and 9.5 per cent among females,"...

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Ministry workers train to ‘prevent noise’ at tourist facilities January 8, 2017

Tourism Minister Lina Annab said on Saturday that her ministry is looking into noise levels at tourist facilities, in order to protect the rights of those living around them and those investing in them, especially given increasing public nuisance complaints.

The Tourism Ministry has held a special workshop focusing on volume of noise at the SAE Institute, attended by employees working in the inspection of tourism"...

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With talent in mosaics, mother building a home for children, sister and nieces — one piece at a time January 8, 2017

At the top of 78 steep, narrow steps, Mufida Ahmad Al Shayed has made her home.

Now 37, she was married at a young age, to a tailor who struggled to earn enough to support their young family.

Her diploma, in secretarial studies, was never put to use, and instead she stayed in the home and raised her four children, now aged 6, 7, 8 and 10.

Despite"...

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