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By Editorial - Jun 12,2014
Having 350 forest trees consumed by fire would be a big loss for many countries, but for Jordan it is a catastrophe. This is the number of trees destroyed in Dibeen recently by a criminal hand, according to the Civil Defence Department, whose initial investigation suggested arso
By Editorial - Jun 11,2014
The message of His Majesty King Abdullah to the people through the Royal Court’s Facebook page was meant to reassure them that the country is “fine” and “strong”, and that “it is imperative to continue working and building on what our forefathe
By Editorial - Jun 10,2014
In his recent meeting with members of the Lower House’s Islamic Centrist Party bloc, His Majesty King Abdullah stressed the fact that any democratic drive is characterised by a comprehensive, evolutionary and continuous reform process that can only be successful when all ci
By Editorial - Jun 09,2014
Australia is dangerously, and unprecedentedly, disregarding international law, including UN resolutions, by deciding to stop referring to East Jerusalem as occupied area. Canberra’s attorney general justified his country’s dangerous change of course with the claim th
By Editorial - Jun 08,2014
The UN secretary general’s nomination of His Highness Prince Zeid to the high post of UN high commissioner for human rights is both a testament to Jordan’s special image and  profile as a moderate country that believes in and respects human rights, and a tribute
By Editorial - Jun 07,2014
His Majesty King Abdullah’s recent field visit to the southern governorate of Karak to engage some of its dignitaries and former servicemen in a dialogue is part of his continuous efforts to stay in touch with Jordanians and keep abreast of their woes and concerns.  T
By Editorial - Jun 05,2014
Against the backdrop of continued Israeli opposition to the new Palestinian unity government, the UN came out strongly in its support, which also came on the heels of the US and EU willingness to work with it.  Earlier this week, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric sai
By Editorial - Jun 04,2014
There is nothing more inconsequential or less interesting than a presidential election whose outcome is known before the votes are cast. This seems to be the case in Syria, where Bashar Assad was re-elected president for another seven-year term. There were two other candidates
By Editorial - Jun 03,2014
The government has sent a circular to all ministries, government departments, municipalities and state corporations, asking them to reduce fuel consumption by 25 per cent, shift to cars with 2000cc engines or less and stop purchasing new vehicles with engines bigger than 1600cc.
By Editorial - Jun 02,2014
Israel denied entry into the West Bank to three Palestinians poised to serve in the Cabinet of the new unity government that was due to be formed in Ramallah on Monday. While that is unacceptable, it does not come as a surprise. Israel never liked to see Palestinians united or



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