Civil defense director discusses cooperation with Palestinian counterpart July 19, 2016

Director General of the Civil Defense Department (CDD) Lt. General Talal Abdullah Al Kofahi on Monday discussed with his Palestinian counterpart Major General Yousef Nassar and the accompanying delegation, bilateral cooperation in training and improving performance of Palestinian civil defense cadres.

Lt. General Al Kofahi stressed the CDD's readiness to hold training programs for the Palestinian civil defense cadres to improve their performance.


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Jordan slams door on GazansJuly 19, 2016

This message has been received by almost every Palestinian from Gaza who has applied for what is called a “non-objection” letter from Jordan since last August. Such a letter is required before a Palestinian can cross into Jordan from the West Bank to fly out of Amman to other locations. With the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt closed most of the time, the Jordan route is about the only way for Gazans to travel out for university abroad and other opportunities. (They are not typically allowed to fly out through Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport.)

Salsabil Samna, a student...

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SES Government Solutions Secures Contract for Thule Tracking Station DS3 ServiceJuly 19, 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES Government Solutions (SES GS) has been awarded the Thule Tracking Station Digital Signal 3 (DS3) Service Contract to continue to provide the U.S. Government with critical communications capabilities.

The service supports a global network that enables national-level missile"......

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GSMA Announces Launch of Mobile Connect across IndiaJuly 19, 2016

(ME NewsWire)-- At a launch event held in New Delhi today, the GSMA announced that the GSMA’s Mobile Connect mobile-based authentication solution is now available to more than 800 million consumers across India1. Mobile network operators (MNOs) offering Mobile Connect services are Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea, Tata Teleservices Ltd, Telenor and Vodafone.


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GSMA Calls for 4G Spectrum Roadmap in EgyptJuly 19, 2016

The GSMA calls for the Egyptian authorities and the country’s mobile industry to work closely together to set a roadmap for the successful introduction of 4G services. Egypt is planning to move forward on licensing spectrum to support 4G in the coming weeks, although it is not yet clear if sufficient spectrum will be made available on terms that will encourage rapid and large-scale investments in 4G networks and services.


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A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of International General Insurance Holdings Limited and Its SubsidiariesJuly 18, 2016

Insurance and reinsurance rating agency A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) “A-” of International General Insurance Company Limited (IGI) (Bermuda) and International General Insurance Company (UK) Limited (IGI UK) (United Kingdom).

The news follows rating agency Standard & Poor’s also"...

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OT Partners with Swatch to Offer Contactless Payment in BrazilJuly 18, 2016

OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, announces a key partnership with Swatch, the renowned Swiss watchmaker and one of the world’s most popular brands, to provide contactless payment to customers in Brazil. They will be able to pay with speed, security and convenience, just waving their stylish Swatch Bellamy watch close to contactless terminals enabled for NFC (near field communication) technology.


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Samsung Bioepis' Marketing Authorization Application for SB5 Adalimumab Biosimilar Candidate Accepted for Review by the European Medicines AgencyJuly 18, 2016

  • If approved, SB5, a biosimilar candidate referencing Humira® (adalimumab), will be Samsung Bioepis’ third anti-TNF-α biosimilar in Europe
  • The Marketing Authorization Application for SB5 was based on a 52-week Phase III study which showed SB5’s comparable efficacy and safety to Humira® among different treatment groups, including those who switched from Humira® to SB5


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Jordan’s inflation falls 1.4% in 6MJuly 17, 2016

Jordan’s inflation declined by 1.4% in the first six months of 2016, according to data issued by the Department of Statistics (DoS).

The groups that led to H1 decline were transportation (7%), meat and poultry (8.1%), fuel and electricity (7.8%), dry and canned vegetable and legumes (7.2%) and fruits and nuts (4.7%), the state agency added.


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Jordan stresses keenness to boost media cooperation with China July 17, 2016

Jordan on Sunday stressed its keenness to boost cooperation with China in the field of media, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

The remarks were made by Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani at a meeting in Amman with a delegation from the All-China Journalists Association.

The Jordanian minister said Jordan was keen on increasing ties with China in various areas.


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