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Palestine, Israel

Jordan seek international hand in Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process

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Jordan on Saturday called for international efforts to end the stalemate in the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, state-run Petra news agency reported. The...

Chinese consortium provides US$1.58 billion to finance oil shale project in Jordan

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A consortium of several banks from China has provided 1.58 billion U.S. dollars and 15-year debt facility to support an oil shale power plant...
Arab Summit

Jordan says Arab Summit to focus on Palestinian issue, Jerusalem

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King Abdullah II of Jordan said on Sunday that the Arab Summit slated for late March will focus on the Palestinian issue and Jerusalem,...
Muslim calls to prayer

Jordan rejects Israeli measure to limit mosque calls to prayers

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Jordan on Wednesday condemned the draft law endorsed by the Israeli parliament to limit mosque calls to prayers inside Israel and east Jerusalem, the...
economy

Jordan PM confirms a strong dinar and soundness of economy

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Jordanian Prime Minister Hanu Muli said Sunday the Jordanian dinar is strong and the situation is reassuring, the state-run Petra news agency reported. ...
Economic

Jordan keen to step up economic ties with Canada

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Jordan's minister of planning and international cooperation, Imad Fakhoury, on Sunday called on Canadian companies to invest in Jordan's projects. Fakhoury made...
Soldiers of pro-government militia are pictured in Aleppo, Syria, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Yang Zhen) (zw)

Jordan, Lebanon reiterate support for efforts to sustain ceasefire in Syria

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Jordan and Lebanon on Tuesday reiterated the need to build on international efforts to sustain the ceasefire in Syria, the state-run Petra news agency...
European Union

EU provides US$122 million in support to Jordan

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The European Union on Sunday said in a statement it will support Jordan on political and environmental reforms with 115 million euros. ...
Somalia

Jordan condemns Somalia hotel attack

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Jordan on Wednesday condemned a terrorist attack that targeted a hotel in Mogadishu killing at least five people, the state-run Petra news agency reported. ...

Jordan’s King says Arab Summit to help restore momentum to Palestinian issue

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King Abdullah II of Jordan on Sunday said the next Arab Summit to be held in Amman will help restore momentum to the Palestinian...

Blast hits refugee camp on Jordan-Syria border

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An explosion occurred Saturday at Al Rukban refugee camp on border between Jordan and Syria, the state-run Petra news agency reported, citing a source...
Girls

World’s young girls outnumbered by boys

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Countries are urged to invest in girls as the majority of the world's 10-year-olds live in developing countries and girls are substantially outnumbered by...
Brett McGurk, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter IS, addresses a press conference at the U.S. embassy in Amman, Jordan, on Nov. 6, 2016. The military operation against the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq's Mosul is ahead of schedule, said U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter IS here Sunday. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)

Mosul battle progresses ahead of schedule – Brett McGurk

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The envoy, Brett McGurk, told a press conference that it is the third week of the operation and "everything is ahead of schedule." Iraqi security...
James Comey

Nov. 7 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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WASHINGTON -- FBI Director James Comey on Sunday informed the U.S. House members that FBI has not changed its July advice not to...

Nov. 5 world news summary at 0130 GMT

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JUBA -- Thousands of people fled South Sudan every day in October due to violence, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday. ...
Yemen's President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Jordan reiterates its support to Yemen’s legitimate government

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Mulki made the remarks at a meeting with visiting Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr, in which the two sides discussed the latest...
A sailor is taking part in the fire drill on the Chinese patrol vessel "Haixun 01" on April 8, 2016 in the South China Sea. [Photo/Xinhua]

July 18 China-related world news summary at 0900 GMT

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SINGAPORE -- International law cannot help solve complicated political issues such as disputes over the South China Sea, said Professor Zheng Yongnian, director of...
generations for Peace

Top 500 NGOs of the world includes generations for Peace

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NGO Advisor, a Geneva-based independent media organisation committed to highlighting innovation, impact, and governance in the nonprofit sector, has announced the official 2016 ranking...
AFP/File / Georges Ourfalian Al-Nusra Front and allied Islamists seized Khan Tuman and surrounding villages south of Aleppo after less than 24 hours of clashes with Syrian pro-government forces

Terrorist attacks claims 6 lives whilst injuring 14

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Those killed include four border guard soldiers, a civil defence member and a member of the public security department. Of the total...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, in an operation to retake the city from Islamic State group, on May 24, 2016

June 21 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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BAGHDAD -- Iraqi security forces on Tuesday extended their grip in the city of Fallujah, sweeping neighborhoods for pockets of Islamic State (IS) militants...
United Nations

June 1 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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DAKAR -- A Chinese member of a United Nations (UN)mission in Mali was killed and four other Chinese peacekeepers were injured in an attack...
Yemen

May 29 Middle East news summary at 2400 GMT

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AMMAN -- King Abdullah II of Jordan appointed Hani al Mulqi as prime minister, the state-run PETRA news agency reported. (Jordan-PM) -...
Iraq

Arabs implored to help in Iraq rebuilding

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The federation's chairman, Fahd Al Hammadi, made the remarks at a conference in Jordan with the participation of several Arab and foreign countries on...
Natural gas

Egypt hopes to carry on with gas supply to Jordan

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"We have made new discoveries of several gas fields and this will help us gradually meet our rising local demand and then be able...
refinery

Jordan to meet rising fuel demand with the refinery expansion

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"This is a very important project as the last time the refinery was expanded in 1982. We have conducted the feasibility study on the...
dollars

May 4 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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DAMASCUS -- A 48-hour regime of silence will start in Syria's northern city of Aleppo as of Thursday, the Syrian army announced Wednesday. ...
Ambulances of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) wait on the outskirts of the rebel-held town of Madaya in northern Damascus, capital of Syria, on April 20, 2016. (Xinhua/Ammar)

May 3 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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MOSCOW -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his U.S. counterpart John Kerry on Monday urged the conflicting parties in Syria to strictly abide...

April 18 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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JERUSALEM -- An explosion occured on a bus in southern Jerusalem in a terror attack on Monday afternoon, the Israeli police said.P ...
nuclear

Jordan to complete work on its first nuclear power reactor by 2025

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Ahmad Hiyasat, Director General of the state-owned Jordan Nuclear Power Company, said the reactor with a total capacity of 1,000 megawatts will be ready...
Turkey

March 17 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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AMMAN -- Sixteen Palestinians died late Wednesday when their bus overturned in south Jordan, authorities said Thursday. More than 30 were injured...