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By Editorial - Apr 22,2014
The decision of two major parliamentary blocs to join forces and forge an alliance is testimony to the new level of sophistication that many deputies have achieved. This important move will see representatives of the 35-member National Parliamentary Alliance, which includes Al W
By Editorial - Apr 21,2014
Judging by the continuous deterioration of the situation in east Ukraine, the meeting held by the US, Russia, EU and Ukraine in Geneva last week did not live up to earlier expectations that the conference would reduce tension between Moscow and Western capitals. Some 40,000 Russ
By Editorial - Apr 19,2014
The National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA) recently held a special workshop on child abuse, focusing on corporal punishment, which seems to be still widespread in the country and accepted by most Jordanians as a proper method for disciplining children. Article 62 of the Pena
By Editorial - Apr 17,2014
During his meeting with the 19-member National Action Front of the Lower House, His Majesty King Abdullah stressed the fact that the Jordanian citizen is at the heart of the Kingdom’s comprehensive reform process, which requires the engagement of all. The involvement of pa
By Editorial - Apr 16,2014
Jordan’s Ambassador to Libya Fawaz Aitan spent his second day in captivity on Wednesday.
By Editorial - Apr 15,2014
In a TV interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on April 13, the Israeli mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, said that East Jerusalem will never be the capital of the projected Palestinian state. Barkat was unequivocal about Israel’s intention to keep Jerusalem united, sayin
By Editorial - Apr 14,2014
High government officials and top climate scientists assembled in Berlin last week to adopt a 24-page UN report calling for drastic action to curb climate change. The UN report says that the international community is running out of time to cut down on the use of highly pollutin
By Editorial - Apr 13,2014
The Swiss government has recently confirmed that the Palestinian Authority, just as it had pledged, applied for accession to the four Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols. Bern has duly recorded the status of the PA as a state party to these Geneva agreements, a ste
By Editorial - Apr 12,2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry last week came close to blurting out which side is responsible for the impasse in the peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis when he told the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fa
By Editorial - Apr 10,2014
The Ministry of Education wants to “grade” private schools on the basis of school environment, resources, teaching staff and performance level. There is hardly a precedent in the world where governments undertake to classify schools, or even universities, on any basi



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