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By Editorial - Jan 21,2015
In a bid to fight smoking in public places, the Health Ministry has proposed increasing fines imposed on violators to JD100. That is a good move, except that the problem lies in enforcement, not in legislation. People in the country make a mockery of some laws in a flagrant man
By Editorial - Jan 20,2015
The government’s coordinator on human rights is giving a rather optimistic assessment of the enjoyment of the right to health in the country. In a report just released by the government coordinator on human rights, it is mentioned that the Ministry of Health has taken step
By Editorial - Jan 19,2015
The Jordan Hijaz Railway Corporation is considering transporting travellers to Queen Alia International Airport on a permanent basis, after having offered free services to passengers stranded on their way to the airport, and to Amman, during the recent snowstorm. The idea is fin
By Editorial - Jan 18,2015
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting Jordan for talks with His Majesty King Abdullah, Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and other senior officials on bilateral ties, the fight against terrorism and regional challenges. During an interview, Abe said that Japan will continu
By Editorial - Jan 17,2015
The statement issued Thursday by the Royal Hashemite Court condemning the continued publication of cartoons by the French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo clearly shows where Jordan stands on the issue. The Royal Court statement stated in no uncertain terms that “th
By Editorial - Jan 15,2015
The UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold a first special session on the so-called “global outbreak of anti-Semitism” on January 22. Israel is behind the move, which is, of course, supported by the US, Canada and several European countries. The idea could be nobl
By Editorial - Jan 14,2015
The attack against the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris last week, which left 12 people dead, is deplorable by all means.
By Editorial - Jan 13,2015
It took attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and on a grocery store in Paris, which claimed the lives of 17 people last week, to jolt the international community into actions against violent extremism. The Paris rally of “defiance and sorrow” that t
By Editorial - Jan 12,2015
It can be said that authorities have done well during the snowstorm dubbed Huda which, over the past days, brought badly needed precipitation to the water-starved country. The government was wise to declare five days of holiday to avoid unnecessary accidents/incidents due to the
By Editorial - Jan 11,2015
Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania took part in a rally in Paris on Sunday to show solidarity with France in the face of terrorism, following last week’s heinous attack on the office of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which left 12 people dead. Scores of wor



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