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By Editorial - Feb 25,2014
His Majesty King Abdullah’s visit to Singapore for talks with President Tony Tan and senior officials covered a whole range of issues affecting peace and security in the Middle East, but also economic prospects that await exploration. Attesting to the great potential attac
By Editorial - Feb 25,2014
For the umpteenth time, King Abdullah finds himself forced to reply to the rumours that start to spread every year about turning Jordan into a substitute homeland for the Palestinian people. At a meeting with the country’s top politicians on Sunday, before he started an Ea
By Editorial - Feb 23,2014
In a remarkable break from deadlocks and Russian and Chinese threats to resort to veto over the Syrian conflict, the UN Security Council unanimously demanded Saturday immediate access everywhere in Syria in a bid to address the worsening humanitarian situation in the country. Ac
By Editorial - Feb 22,2014
Last week’s Senate meetings saw interesting debates on the new passport legislation and the list of crimes against the state that would fall within the jurisdiction of the State Security Court. The legislation on passports was finally adopted, but only after disagreements
By Editorial - Feb 20,2014
Following a trend practised in some other countries, EDAMA, a local business association interested in innovative solutions for the energy and water crises, decided to turn waste into much needed energy. Jordan reportedly produces 16,000 tonnes of waste daily, which goes unexplo
By Editorial - Feb 19,2014
Jordan yesterday marked the Day of Loyalty to retired servicemen and veteran warriors in a ceremony attended by His Majesty King Abdullah, Royal family members and senior officials. It was the day to pay tribute to these people’s efforts to safeguard the country and its
By Editorial - Feb 18,2014
The fact that Friday’s summit between King Abdullah and US President Barack Obama lasted for over two hours is telling. The two leaders had a busy agenda at their meeting at the Annenberg retreat in California that tackled various issues, starting with bilateral ties and
By Editorial - Feb 17,2014
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has gone to great lengths to allay the Israelis’ fears about the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank. Most recently, Abbas touched upon the controversial Palestine refugee issue and their right of return or
By Editorial - Feb 16,2014
UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi’s apology to the Syrian people for the failure of the latest round of peace talks bears testament to the difficulty of bridging the wide gap existing between Damascus and the opposition on how to proceed to break the deadlock. The most contentiou
By Editorial - Feb 15,2014
His Majesty King Abdullah’s two-and-a-half-hour meeting with US President Barack Obama in California took place at a critical time for the region. With the Palestinian and Syrian conflicts at major crossroads, the next few weeks may well decide the fate of the efforts to



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