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By Editorial - Apr 24,2017
People in Washington and in over 600 other cities across the world Saturday came together for the March for Science, a “first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies and governments”, the movement’s web page says.The serie
By Editorial - Apr 23,2017
The international community is getting confused by the conflicting, inconsistent signals the US sends on Iran. During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump had vowed to dismantle the nuclear accord former president Barack Obama and major European nations had struck with Ir
By Editorial - Apr 22,2017
Jordan on Friday refuted Syrian President Bashar Assad’s allegation that Jordan plans to deploy troops in southern Syria, with the minister of state for media affairs and government spokesman, Mohammad Momani, calling these claims “baseless”.Assad’s contention was made in an inte
By Editorial - Apr 20,2017
Some 1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on Monday started a hunger strike, hoping to draw the international community’s attention to their plight.Languishing in Israeli detention centres are around 6,500 Palestinians, including scores of women and hundreds of minors, as
By Editorial - Apr 19,2017
In a show of determination to combat graft in the country, the Lower House decided on Tuesday to refer three cases of suspected corruption involving three former ministers of agriculture, covering the period from 2009 to 2015, to the attorney general for follow up and prosec
By Editorial - Apr 18,2017
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the referendum held Sunday in the country, which gives him massive new powers.Once the changes come into effect, after the 2019 elections, they will empower the president to appoint senior officials, judges and members of his Cabinet, an
By Editorial - Apr 17,2017
In his seventh Discussion Paper, His Majesty King Abdullah stresses the need to make comprehensive efforts to address the challenges facing education, which is “pivotal to building the future we seek”, a future in which Jordan “takes its rightful place among the countries leading
By Editorial - Apr 15,2017
The US and North Korea could be heading for a military confrontation with incalculable consequences, not only for the two countries but for the rest of mankind as well, unless some effective mediation effort is undertaken soon under UN auspices.Judging by the rheto
By Editorial - Apr 13,2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow comes a few days after his country attacked from the sea a Syrian airbase in retaliation for the use of a chemical weapon on a remote town in the Idlib province, blamed on the Assad regime.The chemical attack killed about 80 p
By Editorial - Apr 12,2017
With the rate of fatalities and injuries from road accidents in the country still on the rise, His Majesty King Abdullah found it necessary to personally intervene by calling on drivers to respect and abide by traffic rules and regulations.“Every day,” said the King in a tweet, “



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