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By Editorial - May 27,2015
True to their name and image, Daesh terrorists boasted of having committed mass killings after capturing the ancient city of Palmyra, in Syria, last week.According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, extremists belonging to the gang killed over 200 people, i
By Editorial - May 26,2015
US criticism of the Iraqi military’s performance in the battle for Ramadi drew swift criticism from Baghdad.The acrimonious debate that ensued after the loss of Ramadi last week to Daesh militias was triggered by remarks by US Secretary of Defence Ash Carter, on CNN’s “State of t
By Editorial - May 25,2015
A recent World Bank report said the people of Gaza are living literally in a pressure cooker ready to explode and wreak havoc on the area at a moment’s notice.The candid and blunt assessment says that the economy of this 160-square-kilometre territory is destroyed due to the
By Editorial - May 24,2015
Jordan today celebrates its 69th Independence Day anniversary, at a time the region passes through one of the most critical periods in its history.Regional developments certainly pose grave challenges and burdens to Jordan, but they have also tested and proved its resilience, as
By Editorial - May 23,2015
His Majesty King Abdullah’s interview on CNN, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, highlighted a number of challenges facing Jordan and the country’s determination to face them.A major concern for the Kingdom, as well as for the Middle East, which has “the largest youth
By Editorial - May 22,2015
There is more to the Middle East than stories of war, death, destruction, extremism and despair.The World Economic Forum, convened at the Dead Sea, showcases a picture different from those shown by the global media every day, and attempts to give hope for a better future to the i
By Editorial - May 22,2015
The World Economic Forum, which starts today under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah on the Dead Sea shores, is conducted under the theme “Creating regional framework for prosperity and peace through public-private cooperation”.In view of the security and macro-economic
By Editorial - May 20,2015
The government announced that it has no intention to increase the price of bread, a basic staple for the majority of people in Jordan, and rightly so.
By Editorial - May 19,2015
The fact that Jordan was chosen to host the World Economic Forum, which starts on May 21, for the ninth time is testament to the Kingdom’s ability to withstand regional turmoil and the fires raging in many parts of the Middle East, and push on with its economic and politica
By Editorial - May 18,2015
Sunday’s shake-up in the state security system, culminating in the resignation of the minister of interior, Hussein Majali, and the retirement of the directors of the Public Security Department and Gendarmerie may appear sudden, but must have been in the pipeline for some t



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