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By Editorial - Feb 20,2017
Jordan’s six periodic report submitted to the UN Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women has just been scrutinised in Geneva; the delegation listed, during the debate last week, the great strides made by the country in meeting i
By Editorial - Feb 19,2017
Showing determination to fight against corruption in all its forms, the prosecutor general of the Jordan Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission recently pressed charges against the head of a department in the Greater Amman Municipality and his assistant.The
By Editorial - Feb 18,2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had the boldness to ask US President Donald Trump to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, while on his recent visit to Washington.Netanyahu raised the issue of the plateau, which it seized from Syria in th
By Editorial - Feb 16,2017
US President Donald Trump’s administration seems to be indifferent to the idea of two states with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting that it is not the indispensable solution, a change of position UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres rejects, warning that the
By Editorial - Feb 15,2017
The official visit to the Kingdom of Lebanese President Michel Aoun for talks with His Majesty King Abdullah and Jordanian officials was the third foreign trip the Lebanese president made since his election on October 31 last year. He had visited Riyadh for talks with the Sa
By Editorial - Feb 14,2017
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, during a recent joint press conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir, said that Islamophobia is fuelling terrorism.The UN head made this remark after his talks, on Friday, with the Saudi king in Riyadh on regional
By Editorial - Feb 13,2017
His Majesty King Abdullah, during a meeting with the Independent Election Commission (IEC) attended also by the prime minister on Sunday, directed the government to conduct municipal and governorate council elections on time and to ensure their integrity, impartiality and fairnes
By Editorial - Feb 12,2017
The government’s decision to raise the sales tax on tobacco products and fizzy drinks was received with mixed feeling by the public.Anti-smoking activists understandably hailed the move that means raising the price of cigarettes by JD0.457 a package as a valuable step that suppor
By Editorial - Feb 11,2017
The recent government decision to make all guest workers’ permit fees JD300 per annum is turning out to be not such a great idea after all.While the Ministry of Labour wants, for a good cause, to regulate the labour market in the country in order to increase employment opportunit
By Editorial - Feb 09,2017
Amnesty International (AI) has recently charged Syria with carrying out mass executions of detainees at Saydnaya prison, some 30 north of Damascus.In a 48-page report based on interviews with 84 former detainees, judges, guards and human rights experts from the Saydnaya military