Army source denies that Syrian aircrafts violated Jordanian airspaceAugust 14, 2014

A well informed source at the General Command of the Jordan Armed Forces rejected as baseless reports of a number of electronic websites and other media outlets that Syrian aircrafts violated Jordanian airspace and fired missiles at a number of border sites.

The source said that such incorrect and unconfirmed news lead to confusion and rumours that do not serve well Jordan or its citizens.

"Syrian jet fighters shelled a number of villages near the Jordanian borders but did not violate Jordanian airspace neither did they shell Jordanian lands," it added.

The Jordan Armed Forces,...

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King directs government to activate Ministry of DefenseAugust 14, 2014

His Majesty King Abdullah II Wednesday directed the government to activate the role of the Ministry of Defense, as a national institution, for the advancement of political, economic, legal and logistic missions for national defense.

In a letter to Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, the king called on the government to move towards "a new phase of reforms based on the principles of transparency and promotion of popular participation to add"...

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Judeh, Lebanese counterpart discuss ties, regionAugust 14, 2014

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs Nasser Judeh discussed on Wednesday with his Lebanese counterpart Gibran Bassil, Jordanian-Lebanese ties as well as developments in the Gaza Strip in the light of the continued Israeli aggression.

Judeh voiced Jordan's support to efforts that aim at achieving a permanent ceasefire based on the Egyptian initiative.

The two ministers also reviewed the situation in Syria and its humanitarian"...

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‘537 complaints filed against public agencies in March-June period’August 14, 2014

The Ministry of Public Sector Development on Wednesday said that a total of 537 complaints were lodged against the quality of services offered by 47 government entities during the second quarter of this year.

In a statement e-mailed to The Jordan Times, the ministry said the report has been referred to Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, who sent it to the concerned agencies"...

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Miyahuna announces changes to water distribution programme next weekAugust 14, 2014

The capital’s water distribution programme will witness changes in some neighbourhoods next week, according to the Jordan Water Company (Miyahuna).

“Miyahuna technical teams will carry out maintenance work on a number of main pipelines that supply the capital on Tuesday. The maintenance work will only take 24 hours,” a company official said on Wednesday.


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Company waiting to sign deal for $2.4b oil shale power plantAugust 14, 2014

The Attarat Power Company on Wednesday said it is awaiting the government’s response on when to sign agreements to go ahead with its $2.4 billion oil shale-fuelled power plant.

“The government approved the deal… but it seems the National Electric Power [Company] is still waiting for official approval [over] parts of the agreement from the… concerned authorities before they can invite us to sign the documents,” Andres Anijalg, chairman of the Attarat Power Company, said in an e-mail to The"......

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Cancer centre opens 11th summer camp for young patientsAugust 14, 2014

Cancer patient Nour said she is extremely happy now that she feels strong enough to play all the games she likes after receiving treatment at the King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC).

The eight-year-old shared her story on Wednesday at the launch of the centre’s 11th annual summer camp for young cancer patients.


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Jordan Tourism Board first to launch live chat feature in Middle EastAugust 14, 2014

Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) is pleased to announce the launch of its Virtual Visitor Center and online chat feature, two new user-friendly developments provide visitors with useful tools for self-guided trip planning while offering a direct line of communication with JTB staff. The introduction of these features — the first of their kind in the Middle East — represents a large step in the Board’s ongoing effort to streamline communication between JTB and potential travelers and allow the website’s visitors"...

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Facebook’s Jordan Banks: ‘It’s not enough just to dream’August 14, 2014

When it comes to social media, Facebook is king.

Aside from a couple of now-forgotten predecessors (Friendster or Myspace, anyone?), Facebook essentially created social media as we know it, and revolutionized the way people communicate with each other.

Despite occasional proclamations of its imminent"...

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Suspension of gas supplies to Jordan and liquefaction factories leads to 75% decline in exportsAugust 14, 2014

Egyptian exports of natural gas and derivatives declined by approximately 75% during June to $19m, said a statement issued by the cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Centre (IDSC).

Egypt’s export rates for natural gas dropped dramatically resulting from the suspension of 1.9m cubic feet in gas supplies daily to the Damietta and ADCO factories for liquefaction"...

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