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By Editorial - Feb 12,2014
His Majesty King Abdullah’s meeting in Washington with leaders of a number of Arab and Muslim organisations based in the US aimed foremost at keeping them apprised of the regional conflicts, and of Jordan’s position and role in bringing these conflicts to a just and
By Editorial - Feb 10,2014
His Majesty King Abdullah concluded a very successful working visit to Mexico, where he held talks with President Enrique Peña Nieto and other high-ranking officials on the relations between the two countries, and how to boost their growing economic and business relation
By Editorial - Feb 09,2014
Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour tried last Tuesday, for the umpteenth time, to assure Parliament that no sinister negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis are going on behind Jordan’s back, and that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has committed himself and his ne
By Editorial - Feb 08,2014
Jordanians celebrated the 15th anniversary of His Majesty King Abdullah’s accession to the Throne on February 7 and commemorated the passing away of King Hussein on February 7, 1999. The assumption of duties by King Abdullah was a major milestone in the history of the Ki
By Editorial - Feb 06,2014
How much further must the Palestinians go before they can have their own independent state in the West Bank with East Jerusalem as its capital? In a recent interview with The New York Times, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas showed the extent to which he is willing to accommod
By Editorial - Feb 05,2014
The government’s decision to open up the labour market for Syrian technicians and professionals is a double-edged sword. The decision taken upon the recommendation of the Economic Development Committee offers opportunities to certain categories of Syrian labourers to b
By Editorial - Feb 04,2014
While Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Mouallem said recently that the US delegation attending last week’s Geneva II peace conference sought to negotiate with its Syrian counterpart, the spokeswoman for the US State Department denied this claim, saying that nothing of the
By Editorial - Feb 03,2014
The Ministry of Water and Irrigation recently said that no less than 70 per cent of the water loss in the country is due to theft and illegal use. This is a staggering amount of precious water stolen or unlawfully diverted from pipelines that are supposed to feed the country&rsq
By Editorial - Feb 02,2014
Another milestone was added on Sunday to the country’s ongoing reform process with the formation of a Royal commission to assess and follow up on the implementation of the National Integrity Charter and Executive Plan. The commission, headed by renowned economist and polit
By Editorial - Feb 01,2014
On his birthday Thursday, His Majesty King Abdullah chose to pay a visit to young patients receiving treatment at the King Hussein Cancer Centre in Amman. Accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania, the King spent some time with the children, whom he described as “brave cancer



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