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By Editorial - Mar 07,2015
Almost 90 per cent of Jordanian women above the age of 15 are educated and more than 60 per cent of university students are females. Nonetheless, women constitute only 16 per cent of the labour force, according to figures released by the Department of Statistics. These figures
By Editorial - Mar 05,2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before the US Congress on Tuesday may have scored him a few points with the electorate at home, but it may end up having damaged Israel’s standing in the US. Netanyahu went to Washington to spite President Barack Oba
By Editorial - Mar 04,2015
His Majesty King Abdullah’s Tuesday’s address to the nation was intended to assure the people that they have nothing to fear and be worried about as the country is in good hands, and as strong as ever. “I assure you all that Jordan is strong and resilient, as i
By Editorial - Mar 03,2015
The battle for  recapturing the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from the grip of Daesh is being viewed as a watershed in the larger war against this radical gang that took control of large swathes of land in Iraq last year. One first step towards this goal is the assault that
By Editorial - Mar 02,2015
His Majesty King Abdullah said clearly, in his interview on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS programme, on Sunday, that a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is crucial to winning the fight against Daesh and other radical movements operating in the Middle East. The King c
By Editorial - Mar 01,2015
Jordan’s signing of an agreement with Israel for the implementation of the first stage of the much talked-about project to transfer Red Sea water to the Dead Sea did not come in a vacuum. The recently signed accord follows an agreement signed by Jordan, Israel and the Pale
By Editorial - Feb 28,2015
According to the international aid agency Oxfam, at the rate the process is going now, it would take a century to rebuild the houses, schools and hospitals destroyed in Gaza during last summer’s war Israel launched against the strip. Oxfam estimates that Gaza needs no less
By Editorial - Feb 26,2015
An important meeting on the role of Sharia in promoting gender equality has just been held in Amman, with participants calling for developing a legal framework that puts gender equality principles stipulated in Islamic law into practice. Economic, social and political discrimina
By Editorial - Feb 25,2015
The reported abduction of tens of Assyrian Christians in northeastern Syria by the Daesh gang highlights the plight of Christian communities in the Middle Eastern countries caught up in war or violence. While entire populations suffer under the present circumstances, minorities,
By Editorial - Feb 24,2015
The visit of Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah to Jordan for talks with His Majesty King Abdullah is testimony to the warm brotherly relations tying the two countries. Jordan and Kuwait have common views on many Arab, regional and international issues; they ar



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