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By Editorial - May 12,2015
His Majesty King Abdullah’s Sunday meeting with representatives of several investment sectors both highlighted the important role they play in boosting the economy and aimed to encourage them, and others, to invest in Jordan, benefiting from the advantages offered by the Ki
By Editorial - May 11,2015
It is not easy for a small country like Jordan to make long-term plans in a volatile region like the Middle East, where anything can happen. Nonetheless, such plans are a must, provided they are evolutionary and take into account best- and worst-case scenarios. This is the case
By Editorial - May 10,2015
According to the Jordan Housing Developers Association, demand for residential units in Amman is projected to outweigh supply as demand continues to grow, especially during the peak summer months when Jordanian expatriates return to the country to spend their summer vacation. Th
By Editorial - May 07,2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just about succeeded in forming a coalition that holds parliamentary majority by just one seat. Less than two hours before the midnight deadline Wednesday, Netanyahu forged a deal with the Bayit Yehudi Party, which holds eight precious p
By Editorial - May 06,2015
Israel’s true colours showed when Ethiopian Jews took to the streets to protest their living conditions and the open discrimination against them, and were met with police brutality in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv last Sunday. These black Jews are treated as second-class citize
By Editorial - May 05,2015
In a timely shift in the higher education strategy, the higher education council of the Ministry of Higher Education just announced that more focus will be put on technical education, an area lacking in Jordan as well as in many developed countries. As a first step, a technical
By Editorial - May 04,2015
The Jordan Bar Association is looking into ways to hold Israel criminally accountable for the killing of judge Raed Zuaiter last year. In March 2014, Zuaiter was shot dead by Israeli soldiers at the King Hussein Bridge crossing.
By Editorial - May 03,2015
The Amman mayor took the decision to apply a more forceful way to combat smoking among the municipality’s employees. Anyone caught smoking on the job will be fined JD30; the money, deducted from the employee’s salary, is then given to his family, a service both to th
By Editorial - May 02,2015
The powerful earthquake that hit Nepal a few days ago caught the country, and the international community, which hurried to send disaster relief to the stricken nation, off guard. More than 6,000 people died in the catastrophe, and countless were injured or remain unaccounted fo
By Editorial - Apr 29,2015
Queen Rania has called on the National Council for Family Affairs to come up with holistic solutions to the multidimensional societal challenges facing the country. Chairing the annual meeting of the council’s board of trustees, Her Majesty stressed the importance of drawi



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