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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
By Editorial - May 13,2014
Jordanian Ambassador Fawaz Aitan is finally back home after four weeks in captivity in Libya. His release came as a relief not only for his family but for all Jordanians who worried that one of their country’s ambassadors could be harmed. Aitan’s freedom came at a p
By Editorial - May 12,2014
The decision of the Amman public attorney to detain five people from Cambridge High School for questioning in connection with the drowning of a seven-year-old student last month in the school’s pool sends the clear message that authorities have no tolerance for school negli
By Editorial - May 11,2014
The third Forum for Media Freedom Defenders in the Arab World, just held in Amman, is a timely effort by journalists across the area to coordinate efforts with a view to stopping violations that hinder the free, professional performance of media personnel. Journalists in some pa
By Editorial - May 10,2014
The spread of the corona virus has not reached epidemic proportions in the Middle East, but the region should not rest upon that “comfortable” thought and passively wait for the threat to taper off. A few cases have been reported in Jordan and several other countries
By Editorial - May 08,2014
US President Barack Obama’s decision to grant diplomatic recognition to the Syrian opposition groups and allow them to open an office in Washington sends the message that the US is not abandoning them, but wishes to strengthen them, at least morally, not on the battlefield.
By Editorial - May 07,2014
Russia suggests that elections in Ukraine, projected to take place on May 25, should be put off until normalcy returns to the country. It might not be a bad idea, considering that no free and fair elections can take place in any country witnessing armed conflicts, even if in a l



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