Investment fund to launch company before year-end August 14, 2016

AMMAN — The company affiliated with the Jordan Investment Fund (JIF) is expected to start operating before the end of the year, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Jawad Anani said Saturday.

Anani, who is also minister of industry, trade and supply, said the completion of the arrangements to establish the firm is expected in October, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.


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Teachers syndicate seeks probe in ‘financial violations’August 14, 2016

AMMAN — The Jordan Teachers Association's (JTA) council has asked the Cabinet to task the Audit Bureau with reviewing the syndicate's financial records and procedures, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Saturday.

The JTA council, explaining the decision, cited several violations and "unjustified" spending.

The association"...

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‘Retirees borrow JD5.4m from SSC since launch of new programme’August 14, 2016

AMMAN – The Social Security Corporation (SSC) on Saturday said it has so far extended JD5.4 million in soft loans to 1,663 retirees under a new programme launched on July 18.

The corporation has allocated JD20 million to the programme to provide soft loans to its retirees for personal or business expansion purposes, SSC Director General Nadia Rawabdeh said in a statement.


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UNDP marks Int’l Youth Day with leadership programme August 14, 2016

AMMAN — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Saturday launched the second phase of a youth leadership programme to celebrate International Youth Day under the theme: “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption”.

The programme focuses on the leading role of young people in combating poverty and achieving sustainable development through sustainable consumption and production,"...

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Jordan ‘will always be key US ally’ — academicAugust 14, 2016

AMMAN — Jordan will always be an important ally to the US, and this historical alliance will not change regardless of who wins the upcoming US presidential elections, according to an American political scientist.

Sean L. Yom, an academic who has published several research papers and publications about Jordan, said that many factors govern the relationship between the US and Jordan, and that these would not be affected by the US"...

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Touqan chosen member of MIT Alumni Association Council August 14, 2016

Amman, Aug 13 (Petra) –– The Massachusetts institute of technology (MIT) has chosen former minister, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission chairman, Khaled Touqan, as member of its Alumni Association Council, which groups distinguished graduates of the world-renowned research university.

According to a letter sent to Touqan, the association appoints outstanding graduates as association council members after being chosen from among"...

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Atomic Technologies, more than just energy, says RosatomAugust 14, 2016

Amman, Aug.13 (Petra) -- The Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM) said that nuclear technologies is not just energy and a lot of countries realize this fact and look forward to establishing their own peaceful atomic program that can be a powerful impulse to modernize their economies.

A statement released by ROSATOM, a copy of which received by Petra, said that even countries who had a very trivial understanding of atomic technologies"...

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Exports from East Amman Industrial Zone continue to fall due to regional unrest August 14, 2016

Amman, Aug.13 (Petra) -- Exports from the East Amman Industrial Zone (EAIZ), continued its drop due to the unstable political situation in the region, which stood in the first seven months of 2016 at JD194 million, compared to JD203 million in the same period of last year.

According to a statistical report from the Eastern Amman Investors Industrial Association, the drop is caused by the continued closure of the traditional markets before"...

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JAF denies preventing Syrian child form medical treatment August 14, 2016

Amman, Aug.13 (Petra) -- A military source at the Jordan Armed Forces / Arab Army (JAF), Saturday has strongly dismissed reports circulated on social networks claiming that Border Guards have prevented the entry of a Syrian child from Al-Rukban refugee camp into the country for medical treatment.

Since the beginning of the Syrian influx into the country, the source said, JAF has provided free of charge medical treatment for hundreds of"...

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The Security: Hattar still flee, and the Governor of Amman : calls for investigation August 14, 2016

AMMONNEWS - The Governor of Amman, Khalid abu Zaid that calling up the writer, Nahid Hattar to Amman is to verify what he posted on his page on Facebook.

Abu Zaid added to Ammon, after that he will be referred to judiciary.

A security source to Ammon on Saturday noon said that the security sides still looking for Hattar , and he still flee .

A security force went to his house yesterday evening according to the order of the Governor of Amman, but he hadn't be found there.

Abu Zaid instructed to call up the writer Hattar due to a caricature posted on social media which...

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