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    Priests promote Jordan religious tourism during Europe trip June 21, 2016

    AMMAN — Harking back to a time when religious pilgrimage was the basis of tourism in many countries, Jordanian Christian leaders are travelling to Europe to promote Christian tourism to the Kingdom, a Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) official said on Monday.

    According to the UN World Tourism Organisation, around 300 to 330 million tourists visit key religious sites around the world annually, making nearly 600 million national and international"...

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    Daymon Worldwide Releases “The Next World: How Millennials Will Shape Retail”June 20, 2016

    Global consumer retail leader and private brand pioneer, Daymon Worldwide, today released “The Next World: How Millennials Will Shape Retail,” a worldwide Millennials market research study. The research explores the nuances and values of this generation to gain a better understanding of how they will shape the future of retail. Conducted in April 2016, the global research project surveyed more than 7,000 Millennials and Generation Xers in five continents and 14 countries across the globe.


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    King, Queen check on services offered to handicapped children June 20, 2016

    Ruseifah, June 19 (Petra)--Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah on Sunday visited Al Amal Al Jadid Center for Children with Multi Disabilities in Ruseifah District during which they inspected services offered to those children.

    The King and the Queen checked on the level of health care provided by the center as well as other services that include education, training and rehabilitation.

    The center, which is"...

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    Norwegian, UNHCR distribute cash to 73,000 Syrian refugees in Zaatari camp June 20, 2016

    Amman, June 19 (Petra)-- The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Jordan, concluded recently a distribution campaign of an estimated half a million Jordanian Dinars funded by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), to 73,000 Syrian refugees living in Zaatari refugee camp in the governorate of Mafraq in Jordan.

    According to NRC,every refugee family in Zaatari camp registered with UNHCR in the camp received a sum of money depending on the number of"...

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    Jordanian Scientist highlights Jordan’s medical service quality at International Symposium June 20, 2016

    Amman, June 19 (Petra)-- The 14th Annual International Cord Blood Symposium organized by the American Association of Blood Banking (AABB) was held in San Francisco and attended by health care professionals and key opinion leaders in the field of regenerative medicine, stem cell transplantation, and cord blood banking from around the world including a Jordanian healthcare/ pharmaceutical consultant and Assistant Professor at the University of Jordan"...

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    “Ambassadors of world speak from Amman” book launched June 20, 2016

    Prominent Jordanian writer and journalist Omar al-Armouti presented his book “Ambassadors of the world speak from Amman”.

    Azerbaijan`s Ambassador to Jordan Sabir Agabayov has attended the presentation ceremony.

    Ambassador Sabir Agabayov`s interview is among with other representatives of the diplomatic missions accredited in Jordan. Mr. Agabayov, in his interview,"...

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    Yanni's infamous high notes to echo off Amman's mountainous Citadel this September June 20, 2016

    His fabulousness, international Greek musician Yanni, will be gracing Amman, Jordan with his presence for the first time in his fruitful career.

    Having put on a spectacular show at Cairo's Pyramids in October 2015, he is now returning to the Middle East for what is predicted to be yet another magical evening on 25 September, 2016.

    News of Yanni coming to Amman was positively received by thousands of his fans, when the announcement was first made by the "Friends of Jordan Festivals""......

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    Poll finds rise in support in Jordan for battle against IS June 20, 2016

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A new poll shows more support among Jordanians for fighting Islamic State extremists, but also a sharp rise in dissatisfaction with the economy.

    The survey by the International Republican Institute, a U.S. think tank, was published Monday.

    The pro-Western kingdom is a member of an international U.S.-led military coalition against"...

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    Jordan court jails Norwegian-Iraqi for 15 years for ‘terrorism’ June 20, 2016

    A Jordanian court sentenced a Norwegian man of Iraqi descent to 15 years in prison on Sunday for planning “terrorist acts” in the kingdom.

    Khaled al-Rebai, 49, was also found guilty by Amman’s state security court of “possessing explosive material,” according to the verdict delivered in front of Norwegian diplomats in the Jordanian capital.


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    Lucky Fans to Win Prizes in Ramadan Giveaway on FacebookJune 20, 2016

    (ME NewsWire)-- In celebration of the sacred month of Ramadan, Chinese auto maker JAC (Shanghai Stock Exchange: 600418) is giving their fans in the Muslim world a chance to win exclusive JAC merchandises. The ‘Show us your Ramadan’ contest is currently taking place on JAC’s Facebook page, and three lucky winners will be awarded prizes at the end of June. Fans simply need to share a photo of their favourite thing about Ramadan in a comment below the"...

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