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By Editorial - May 27,2017
The plight of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails for 41 days may have ended as, reportedly, they ended their protest after Israel agreed to some of their demands.The top United Nations human rights official had urged Israel to improve the conditions for Pales
By Editorial - May 25,2017
Thursday’s main celebration of Jordan’s 71st Independence Day was different.It was void of speeches by state officials, but full of messages about Jordanian life, culture, achievement, pride and hope in a better future.These messages were delivered in drama, music, songs, recitat
By Editorial - May 24,2017
His Majesty King Abdullah has directed the concerned authorities to implement a series of initiatives to support underprivileged families, the elderly, orphans and people with disabilities as the fasting month of Ramadan is starting.Based on the King’s directives to Royal Court o
By Editorial - May 23,2017
It is still early to figure out what to make of Donald Trump’s visit to Israel, as the US president is known to make extemporaneous statements that may not accurately reflect his policy positions.Trump’s impromptu statements at his joint press conference with Israeli Prime M
By Editorial - May 22,2017
His Majesty King Abdullah’s speech at the Arab-Islamic-American summit hosted by Saudi Monarch Salman Bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh highlighted the principal features of any meaningful effort to combat and defeat terrorism.The King emphasised right at the beginning of his address
By Editorial - May 21,2017
This year’s World Economic Forum, held on the Dead Sea shore, brought together over 1,100 political and business leaders from over 50 countries.Addressing it, HRH Crown Prince Hussein talked about the aspirations and accomplishments of Arab youth who want a fair chance to be hear
By Editorial - May 20,2017
The outbreak of cholera in war-ravaged Yemen has so far claimed 242 lives, but at the speed with which it is spreading, it could affect close to a quarter of a million people in six months, according to the WHO country representative for Yemen.“You can understand that with this n
By Editorial - May 19,2017
Once again Jordan is hosting on the shores of the Dead Sea the World Economic Forum, which brings together more than 1,100 political, business and civil society leaders from across the region and beyond.The participants get the chance to exchange views on means to create partners
By Editorial - May 18,2017
His Majesty King Abdullah’s meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi in Cairo on Wednesday took place at a time the region is undergoing fast changes and is facing unprecedented, ever-growing challenges.The presidency of Donald Trump in the US also brought a sudden sh
By Editorial - May 17,2017
An International Monetary Fund team has just concluded a working visit to Jordan to complete discussions on the 2017 Article IV Consultation and First Review under the country’s economic programme supported by an Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement.



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