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By Editorial - Sep 02,2015
Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour unveiled the new elections law on Monday, announcing that the controversial one-man, one-vote system, used for decades, has been abolished, replaced by an at-large voting system whereby all candidates can run for Parliament on one large multi-member
By Editorial - Sep 01,2015
Jordan ranks first among Arab countries and 78th  globally in the Human Freedom Index for this year, according to a report issued by the US-based Cato Institute, Canada’s Fraser Institute and Germany’s Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann  Foundation for Freedom.
By Editorial - Aug 31,2015
The migrant crisis arching the Middle East, Africa and Europe has been described as the worst since World War II; nearly 300,000 people from Africa and the Middle East crossed sea and land into Europe this year alone.Thousands perished during the arduous trek in search of safety
By Editorial - Aug 30,2015
The new scholastic year is just about to begin; it is the time of the year when one is reminded that there are still things to be done, both by the government and by the public, to make this a more successful school year than the previous.His Majesty King Abdullah personally inte
By Editorial - Aug 29,2015
Tougher penalties are now being served to individuals found guilty of practising “festive firing”, a move that should have been made long ago to stem a custom that is annoying at its best and outright deadly at its worst.Used mainly to celebrate weddings and graduations, festive
By Editorial - Aug 27,2015
His Majesty King Abdullah concluded a three-day visit to Moscow, where he held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.The discussions touched on a range of local, as well as pressing regional and international issues, on which there was a broad meeting of the minds.At bilate
By Editorial - Aug 26,2015
True to its image and reputation as an evil faction whose cruelty to mankind has no limits, Daesh was reported to have destroyed a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.The UN cultural agency UNESCO called the act a war crime.Having stood the test of time for ove
By Editorial - Aug 25,2015
His Majesty King Abdullah commended the “advanced level” of performance of the judicial authority, stressing that he fully supports the judiciary and its independence.Upon receiving the annual report of the Judicial Council for 2014, on Monday, presented to him by the council pre
By Editorial - Aug 24,2015
The Gas Stations Owners Association predicts a 10-12 per cent drop in fuel prices next month, reflecting the sharp drop in the price of Brent crude, which is now hovering at about $40 a barrel on the world market.International markets forecast even lower prices for fuel in the up
By Editorial - Aug 23,2015
Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour responded positively, expeditiously and effectively to the most recent report of the National Centre for Human Rights on the human rights situation in Jordan by forming an inter-ministerial committee to examine the report and its recommendations, an



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