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By Editorial - Jul 19,2017
The National Council for Family Affairs has recently organised a timely meeting in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and UNICEF Jordan on ways and means to combat the perpetration of violence against children and raise awareness on how to improve protection of children from
By Editorial - Jul 19,2017
Although so-called honour crimes still occur in the country despite all efforts to curb this practice, the Ministry of Social Development is yet to open a projected shelter for women whose lives are in danger due to “family honour”.The regulations for the centre were published in
By Editorial - Jul 17,2017
Israel’s recent closure of Al Aqsa Mosque signalled a dangerous development in Tel Aviv’s encroachment upon the holy site.The occupation authorities readily seized upon the excuse of security after Friday’s shooting to arbitrarily close Al Haram Al Sharif in a continuation of its
By Editorial - Jul 16,2017
Jordan welcomed with good reason the recently reached water agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to increase water supplies to the Palestinian territories.It is based on the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project (Red-Dead), which involves Jordan and whi
By Editorial - Jul 15,2017
A recent report by the Department of Statistics shows that unemployment among women increased significantly in the first quarter of this year, reaching 33 per cent this year, compared with 24.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2016.Unemployment in the country has also risen
By Editorial - Jul 13,2017
The Ministry of Education and UNICEF are embarking on an ambitious eight-year plan (2017-2025) to “universalise access” to pre-primary education in the country with a budget of $198 million.According to UNICEF Jordan, close to 59 per cent of the estimated 153,000 five-year-old ch
By Editorial - Jul 12,2017
A study by the Higher Population Council on child marriage in Jordan shows that the Kingdom has a long way to go in terms of curbing this practice.Child marriage among Jordanians constituted 13.4 per cent of all marriages in the Kingdom in 2015, meaning that girls under the
By Editorial - Jul 11,2017
The 2017 G-20 summit in Hamburg ended recently without any major results.
By Editorial - Jul 10,2017
The battle for Mosul is finally over with a major win not only for Iraq, but also for the other countries of the region and the world.The victory of Iraq over the tyranny and savagery of Daesh took many months and a heavy toll.Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi was right in cal
By Editorial - Jul 09,2017
Acting upon instructions from His Majesty King Abdullah, the Royal Court has just adopted a code of conduct for its senior officials, advisers and directors that could serve as a model for government officials.The code is comprehensive, covering many aspects related to the duties



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