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    US business council to explore potential investment in Jordan September 20, 2016

    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah met on Monday in New York with Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) President Peter Tichansky.

    They discussed means to enhance cooperation between the Kingdom and the council, especially in developing Jordan's ties with world economic blocs, according to a Royal Court statement.

    During the meeting"...

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    As autumn approaches, medical experts recommend flu shot September 20, 2016

    AMMAN — Medical experts say that getting the seasonal influenza vaccine can ease the symptoms of flu, prevent sick leave and reduce the risk of health complications from the virus.

    Flu shots are usually taken at the start of autumn, said Family Medicine Specialist Iman Aljabi, who explained that the vaccine consists of weakened viruses to encourage the body to develop immunity.

    Every year, there are international"...

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    ‘11,705 illegal guest workers caught so far in 2016’ September 20, 2016

    AMMAN — The Labour Ministry has detected 11,705 illegal guest workers during 53,076 inspection visits to workplaces so far this year, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Monday.

    The ministry issued 4,089 fines and 5,087 warnings against companies that violated the labour and residency laws, while 4,325 guest workers were deported and 433 businesses closed since the start of the year.


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    Jordan urges Indonesian investors to benefit from EU trade deal September 20, 2016

    AMMAN — Jordan is encouraging Indonesian investors to explore opportunities in the Kingdom and to benefit from Amman’s recent trade deal with Europe, a government official said on Monday.

    By moving production to Jordan, Indonesian manufacturers could benefit from tariff exemptions when exporting to Europe, said Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Jawad Anani.


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    Queen Rania urges more support for Jordan's efforts in hosting refugees September 20, 2016

    New York, Sept. 19 (Petra) – Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah said that the burden of the Syrian refugee crisis cannot fall on the countries closest to the conflict to shoulder alone, adding that how the international community decides to respond to this crisis now will shape the world for decades to come.

    Queen Rania made these remarks in her capacity as a humanitarian advocate during a roundtable on international action at the"...

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    King meets with president of Business Council for International UnderstandingSeptember 20, 2016

    New York, Sept. 19 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Monday, met with the President and CEO of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), Peter Tichansky, and members of the council, and discussed ways to enhance cooperation between Jordan and the BCIU, particularly in the field of activating the relationship between the Kingdom and economic blocs around the world.

    His Majesty highlighted Jordan's economic opportunities"...

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    Jordan participates in Non-Aligned Movement summit in Venezuela September 20, 2016

    Amman, Sept. 19 (Petra) -- Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah II, Jordan's Ambassador to Venezuela, Malek Twal, participated in the 17th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, held in Venezuela's Margarita Island.

    During the two-day summit, which saw the participation of more than 120 delegations from different countries, Twal delivered a speech in which he highlighted Jordan's stances toward regional and international developments"...

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    Jordanian-Kazakh business council holds meeting September 20, 2016

    Amman, Sept. 19 (Petra) -- The Jordan Chambers of Industry and Commerce organized a joint Jordanian-Kazakh business meeting in the presence of representatives of the Kingdom's and the central Asian nation's private sectors.

    The talks were held on the sidelines of the fourth meeting of the Joint Jordanian-Kazakh Committee recently held in the Kazakh capital, Astana.

    In statement issued Monday, Chairman of the Jordan Chamber of"...

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    PM meets delegation representing NDI, IRISeptember 20, 2016

    Amman, Sept. 19 (Petra)--Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Monday received a delegation representing the National Democratic institute for International Affairs and the International Republican Institute, led by former president of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga.

    The delegation is visiting the Kingdom upon an invitation by the Independent Elections Commission to follow up on the parliamentary elections which will be held tomorrow.

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    The Latest: US, China vow to cooperate on NKorea nuke threat September 20, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Latest on the high-level U.N. General Assembly meetings (all times local):

    6:45 p.m.

    The U.S. and China are vowing to coordinate more closely on addressing the nuclear threat posed by North Korea.

    President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met Monday in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. The White House says they both condemned North Korea's recent nuclear test.

    The White House says the two countries agreed to cooperate more aggressively"......

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