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By Editorial - Nov 16,2017
The number of tourists to Petra had increased considerably by November, and more are expected to arrive in the last two months of the year, peak season for visitors to the red-rose city, according to the president of the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority.That is a go
By Editorial - Nov 15,2017
Even though the plight of the Palestinian refugees gets at times forgotten amidst the growing refugee crisis worldwide, they cannot forget their predicament, and neither should the international community whose complicity or inaction gave rise to their dispossession.It is the Wes
By Editorial - Nov 14,2017
Allegations that Iran plans to establish a permanent military base in Syria fuel the already high tensions over Iranian influence in Syria and across the region.Western sources claim that the Iranian military established a compound near Al Kiswah, some 14 kilometres south of Dama
By Editorial - Nov 13,2017
His Majesty King Abdullah’s Speech from the Throne, as he opened the Parliament’s second ordinary session, highlighted the achievements of the country so far and the tasks ahead “in the service of Jordanians, whose security, dignity and right to a better future are the goals of a
By Editorial - Nov 12,2017
The agreement declaring southern Syria, which borders Jordan, a de-escalation zone, reached in the summer, was recently signed by Jordan, Russia and the US, an important step in the trilateral efforts to stop violence in this neighbouring Arab country and create the proper condit
By Editorial - Nov 11,2017
The country recently marked the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on three hotels in Amman, which killed 60 innocent people and injured 200.Wearing explosive belts, terrorists struck the three locations on November 9, 2005, a day that became Jordan’s tragic 9.11 and that
By Editorial - Nov 09,2017
His Majesty King Abdullah inaugurated on Tuesday at the Dead Sea the World Science Forum 2017, which this year had “Science for peace” as its theme, a topic strongly supported by this distinguished meeting that normally seeks to highlight the role of science in building and foste
By Editorial - Nov 08,2017
The Government Coordinator for Human Rights has just assured the country that his office aims to ensure the integration of human rights concepts among the police force, “as part of the constant reforms implemented in the Kingdom in relation to the human rights strategy”, by intro
By Editorial - Nov 07,2017
Proposed amendments to the Cyber Crimes Law seem to have roused the interest of the public, with some expressing concern that the changes could lead to restrictions to freedom of speech and expression, while others assure that they aim to organise freedoms, not restrict them.As s
By Editorial - Nov 06,2017
Houthi militias on Saturday fired a missile at the Riyadh airport, an act Saudi Arabia accused Iran of, saying it could be considered an “act of war” and that the kingdom has the right to defend itself.The missile was intercepted by Saudi air defences, but the attack is expected



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