PM opens Princess Rahma Pediatric Hospital Expansion ProjectJune 12, 2017

Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki on Sunday opened the first phase of the Princess Rahma Pediatric Hospital Expansion Project in the northern city of Irbid that was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The prime minister, who was accompanied by a number of ministers and other officials, unveiled the commemorative plaque of the $8.5 million project that will start operation, and checked on the expansion work.

The project, which was implemented over a period of two years"...

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Royal Wings operates direct regular Aqaba-Dubai flights June 12, 2017

Royal Wings, will start operating direct regular flights between King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba and Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai as of June 15, 2017.

A subsidiary of Royal Jordanian, Royal Wings has plans to transfer its operations from Amman to Aqaba to boost air transportation and tourism in the port city.

This new service will be run twice weekly – Sundays and Thursdays – at a first stage, with competitive ticket fares to facilitate the movement of passengers"...

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Automotive Manufacturer BORGWARD Group AG Officially Appoints Exclusive Distributors in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait & BahrainJune 11, 2017

BORGWARD Group AG, the global automotive manufacturer, has appointed exclusive distributors across the GCC, including: Bahrain: Yusuf Ebrahim Mohamed Al Awadi, Group President, Yousif Awadi Group Kuwait: Nael Zayani, Managing Director, Al-Zayani Trading Co. United Arab Emirates: Raymond MA, President, Union Motors LLC The signing of the Arab distributorships is the first indication that the rebirth of the BORGWARD automotive brand has recognised the Middle East as a core market for the international car company. This also sets the foundation for BORGWARD to enter the GCC with local dealerships offering first-class and luxury customer experience. Held in Bremen, Germany in the presence of Mr. Martin Günthner, Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, attendees for the contract signing ceremony from the BORGWARD Group AG team included Mr. Ulrich......

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‘UJ among top 2% of global universities’June 11, 2017

The University of Jordan (UJ) is among the top 2 per cent of global higher education institutions, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Saturday, based on the QS World University Rankings.

According to the results, UJ is in the top 551-600 universities ranked in the global index, Petra said.

The university also ranked among the top 390 universities in reputation and top"...

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IEC signs deal with USAID June 11, 2017

The Independent Elections Commission (IEC) Saturday signed a memorandum of Understanding with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the commission in institutionalizing and upgrading the electoral process.

A statement issued by the commission said the memo also aims to expand the public's participation in the decision-making process through the ballot box.

It said the deal is meant to support the IEC's management of the upcoming municipal and decentralisation elections,"...

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Memos of Understanding on renewable energy to be signedJune 11, 2017

Minister of Energy and Mineral resources Ibrahim Saif said Saturday that the ministry had embarked on procedures to sign memorandums of understanding with companies that qualified to submit bids in six renewable energy projects, at a combined capacity of 300 megawatts, as part of the third round of direct bids.

He said in a statement that the signing will enable qualified bidders to prepare their offers and submit them to the ministry within the set period according with the direct bid regulations.


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Schools should accommodate rise in population, ministerJune 11, 2017

Education minister Omar Razaz said Saturday that education priorities should be set through a database that links school building planning with the rise in population, local community surveys and teachers' needs.

He spoke during an inspection tour of government schools in the Salt district in which he was accompanied by the directors of education and two lawmakers.

The minister checked on various facilities at a number of primary and secondary education schools in the region, and asked a special"...

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Kate Winslet Launches the Exclusive Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet Timepiece to Be Auctioned OnlineJune 11, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- In its boutique located at Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, the Swiss watchmaker Longines, with the participation of its Ambassador of Elegance Kate Winslet, presented the Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet watch. Three models of this exclusive gold watch, which was produced in a very limited edition and named after the brand ambassador, will be auctioned online for the benefit of The Golden Hat Foundation, a charity co-founded by the British actress.


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Syrian Army Wins back 100km of Borderline with Jordan June 11, 2017

Well-informed sources reported that the Syrian Army troops made significant advances against the terrorist groups and took control over a 105-km-long chunk of the borderline with Jordan regardless of the US-led coalition fighter jets' presence over the region.

The sources said that the army units managed to push the terrorists away from 105km of the borderline with Jordan.


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Italian expert trains locals to preserve ancient mosaics in JordanJune 11, 2017

Mount Nebo holds a special place in the heart of mosaicist Franco Sciorilli, being as it was the base of operations for the late Father Michele Piccirillo, who formed a team of experts in mosaic restoration there.

“I arrived to Jordan at the end of July 1994 for the summer restoration courses at Madaba Mosaic School,” Sciorilli, who studied at Sapienza University of Rome, said.


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