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    Air Arabia Jordan goes operational with first flight to KuwaitMay 19, 2015

    A new era of low-cost aviation in the Levant began today as the first Air Arabia Jordan flight departed its base at Queen Alia International Airportin Amman. The airline’s inaugural flight to Kuwait City was marked by a ceremony attended by senior executives from the airline, the Jordanian aviation industry and member of the press.

    Inaugural flight 9P 301 departed"...

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    Women constitute 45% of public sector workforce in Q1 — studyMay 19, 2015

    Women constituted 45 per cent of the public sector workforce in the first quarter of 2015, but their representation in the senior-most positions stood at 7 per cent, according to an official study.

    Most of the women working in the public sector, who accounted for 92,522 out of 205,825 civil servants during the period in question, serve in the health"...

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    Change in top security posts lauded for ‘positive impact on stability’May 19, 2015

    The news of changes in the top three security posts announced Sunday was a welcome development by opinion leaders and commentators contacted by The Jordan Times Monday.

    A Royal Decree was issued late Sunday accepting the resignation of Interior Minister Hussein Majali and referring to retirement Public Security Department (PSD) Director Gen. Tawfiq Tawalbeh"...

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    Paracetamol syrup withdrawn from local market ‘as precaution’May 19, 2015

    A foreign-manufactured paracetamol syrup for children was recently withdrawn from the local market, a decision officials described as "only a precaution".

    The Mafraq Health Department received complaints 20 days ago that a batch of the paracetamol medicine in question, known by the commercial name Panda, contained a heterogeneous mixture, according to Daifallah"...

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    ‘Press freedom did not witness any significant improvement in 2014’May 19, 2015

    Media freedom in the country remained unchanged in 2014 when compared to 2013 and did not witness any significant improvement, according to a report released on Monday.

    The Media Freedom Status in Jordan 2014 Report, prepared by the Centre for Defending the Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ), was launched on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, annually"...

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    Queen inaugurates 'Hussein Madi in Amman' art exhibitionMay 19, 2015

    Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, on Monday, inaugurated the ‘Hussein Madi in Amman’ Exhibition at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts.

    The exhibition showcases 115 artworks donated to the permanent collection of the Gallery by the world-renowned artist.

    In attendance were also Her Royal Highness Princess Wijdan bint Fawaz, President of the Royal Society of Fine Arts, Her Royal Highness Princess Ghida Talal,"...

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    Jordan , Bulgaria to forge tighter economic tiesMay 19, 2015

    A senior Jordanian economic delegation yesterday concluded a working visit to the Republic of Bulgaria.

    The delegation, representing 30 local companies, held meetings with Bulgarian officials from both public and private sectors, focusing on developing economic cooperation between the two countries in the fields of agriculture, transportation, information technology and communication, in addition to organizing a joint business forum.


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    Jordan International Energy Summit kicks off tomorrowMay 19, 2015

    The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources will hold on Tuesday the Jordan International Energy Summit (JIES).

    The two-day event, which will be held under the patronage of Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, will provide a unique official platform to exchange ideas on developing investments where Summit leaders from both public and private sectors will adopt a special program to promote the conference as a regional leading event.


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    Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. Publishes Its First Quarter Interim Management StatementMay 19, 2015

    Regulatory News:

    Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (ticker: PSH:NA) announced today that its interim management statement for the quarter ended 31 March 2015 is now available on the Company’s website,

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    TIELLE® Non Adhesive Foam Dressing Now Available from AcelityMay 19, 2015

    Acelity, a global wound care and regenerative medicine company, today announced that TIELLE® Non Adhesive, a new and improved foam dressing, is now available in Europe. TIELLE® Non Adhesive is the first in an enhanced range of TIELLE® hydropolymer foam dressings incorporating new design and materials to better meet patient needs and help provide a comfortable and effective healing environment for all types of wounds.

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