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    Farmer leaders collect signatures to ‘refresh’ protestMay 13, 2018

    The Jordan Valley Farmers Union is collecting signatures of the Jordan Valley’s over 20,000 farmers in another attempt to highlight the plight of farmers and the “down spiraling situation” of the agriculture sector, according to the union’s president, Adnan Khaddam.

    The farmers have held regular sit-ins near the Parliament in protest of new taxes, but with not enough compromises from the government. The levies came at a time"...

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    ‘Buildings exceeding 10 per cent violation limit will be demolished’May 13, 2018

    Municipal Affairs Minister Walid Masri on Saturday said that any construction exceeding the violation limit of 10 per cent should be demolished according to the provisions of the Cities and Villages Regulation Law of 1966, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

    During a filed visit to a number of municipalities in Irbid, Masri said that the new buildings system, which went into effect some months ago, came to control the construction violations and"...

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    60 Iftaa employees conclude media training at JMI May 13, 2018

    60 employees from the Iftaa Department on Saturday concluded a training course they received over the past two months at the Jordan Media Institute (JMI), the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

    Participants in the course received training on in presentation skills, television talk shows, video journalism, TV and radio production and media education.

    JMI Dean Bassem Twaisi"...

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    Three int’l firms interested to explore new deposits of potash May 13, 2018

    The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry is currently considering financial proposals from three companies interested to carry out an assessment study of the potash reserves in the Lisan Area of the Dead Sea, which falls outside the area where the Arab Potash Company (APC) has exclusive mining rights, a top official announced on Saturday.

    Minister Saleh Kharabsheh said in a ministry press statement, carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that the"...

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    JOHUD, Harvard conduct research on sexual health services for youthMay 13, 2018

    The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) has partnered with Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPS) to conduct a research titled “Understanding and meeting the sexual and reproductive health [SRH] needs of Jordanian and Syrian youth”, focused on the design of a multilevel intervention aimed at enabling youth access to quality SRH services in the Kingdom.

    Conducted in cooperation with the Centre for Women’s"...

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    ‘Jameed and Ghee Festival’ supports badia communities, facilitates buying ‘trustworthy’ dairy productsMay 13, 2018

    “Jameed and Ghee Festival”, held on Friday, was more of a mix of preserving culture and enhancing sustainable development rather than merely showcasing foodstuff, according to visitors.

    Jameed is a fat-free and rock-hard balls of salted yoghurt used as the main ingredient of mansaf, Jordan’s national dish.

    On Friday, the Hashemite Fund for the Development of"...

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    Turkish defense giant Aselsan, Jordan's JoSecure sign deal May 13, 2018

    Turkish defense giant Aselsan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jordan International Security Company (JoSecure) and Aselsan Middle East (AME).

    The agreement aims to provide advanced security solutions and meet the needs of customers while establishing a strong supply base in Jordan, according to a statement from Aselsan on Saturday.

    The MoU was signed on the"...

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    Lockheed Martin unveils robotics lab in JordanMay 13, 2018

    Lockheed Martin, the global technology company, has announced the sponsorship of a robotics laboratory at King’s Academy, one of the region’s foremost boarding schools.

    The ‘Lockheed Martin Incubator’ research facility supports equipment, technology and software that will complement the institution’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) curricula.


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    ADNOC Announces US $45 Billion Investment Plan to Become Leading Global Downstream PlayerMay 13, 2018

    The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) today unveiled plans to invest US $45 billion alongside partners, over the next five years, to become a leading global downstream player. The plans were unveiled at the ADNOC Downstream Investment Forum, which took place today in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event brought together more than 40 CEOs and 800 senior business leaders from the global oil and gas, energy, petrochemical and finance industries, as well as many other sectors.


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    Sharjah Health Authority Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) With Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah to Offer Customized BenefitsMay 13, 2018

    Sharjah Health Authority and Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah, a leading private healthcare provider in the Emirate signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide Sharjah residents with top quality medical care at discounted rates.

    The MOU agreement provides 30 percent discounts on various health-related treatments and services, as well as fast track appointments, to UAE nationals and government employees, below 65 years of age, while senior UAE residents"...

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