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By Editorial - May 25,2014
No matter who wins the presidential election in Ukraine, the violence and the widespread disruption of the voting process in the east of the country will overshadow the outcome. Some 18 candidates contend for the presidency, representing a wide range of views.
By Editorial - May 24,2014
Independence Day is always an occasion to take stock of the country’s situation, to celebrate the strides taken forward, but also to see where things are faltering and adopt measures to tackle shortcomings. This past year, the greatest satisfaction has been to see the coun
By Editorial - May 22,2014
The historic visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Holy Land should be an opportunity to shed light on: Jordan as an oasis of stability and safety in a neighbourhood plagued by violence and conflict; the plight of the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation; the importanc
By Editorial - May 21,2014
Moscow should reconsider its intention to block the passing of a UN Security Council resolution aiming to refer all perpetrators of war crimes or crimes against humanity committed in Syria over the past three years to the International Criminal Court. Such referral would not be
By Editorial - May 20,2014
The launching of a study on tax evasion by the Economic and Social Council, sponsored by the Spanish Agency for International Development, could get the country closer to having a better, more balanced budget if it succeeds in identifying the real reasons for this problem. Accor
By Editorial - May 19,2014
The Islamic militant movement Daesh — members of Al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — is saying that it intends to widen its battlefield in the area to include Jordan as well. Established  to create a so-called Islamic state in Syria and Ir
By Editorial - May 18,2014
Hizbollah threatened Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai, of Lebanon, for his decision to accompany His Holiness Pope Francis to Jerusalem, telling him that his planned trip would have “negative repercussions”. The Pope is scheduled to visit the Holy Land, and Jordan, bet
By Editorial - May 17,2014
The just announced master plan for the development of Wadi Araba by the Jordan Valley Authority is promising, provided that this ambitious integrated plan finds funding. The master plan entails the construction of dams, increasing agricultural production and even creating infras
By Editorial - May 15,2014
Jordan is one of the best places in the world to establish an IT start-up. The country’s great potential has drawn the attention of many investors from around the world, but more need still to know about its talented workforce, central location, legislative environment, in
By Editorial - May 14,2014
Today marks the 66th observance of the Nakbeh (day of catastrophe), when the state of Israel was created on Palestinian land in 1948. It is a bleak day in the Arab calendar, one that ushered in decades of suffering for the Palestinian people who, ever since, have witnessed their



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