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Wanted men nabbed, weapons seized in Northern Badia raids

Northern Badia, Nov. 18  — Security forces in the northern Badia on Saturday arrested two wanted men and seized weapons after raiding and searching their houses. Deputy Director of the Northern Badia Police, Col. Khalil Al-Abdallat, said that based on information received by the Preventive Security Department, that a number of wanted persons were hiding in one of the houses, ...

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Egypt reopens Rafah border crossing with Gaza

Cairo, Nov. 18  — Egyptian authorities Saturday reopened the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip, allowing stranded Palestinians to cross in and out of the coastal territory. An Egyptian medical source said, that a medical team and ambulances had been prepared to move severe medical cases from Gaza for treatment in Egyptian hospitals. Security had been tightened at the ...

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Hariri to attend Lebanon’s Independence Day Celebrations

Beirut, Nov. 18  —  Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri called President Michel Aoun Saturday after he arrived in Paris from Riyadh with his wife, saying he will attended the country’s independence day celebrations. Hariri’s office announced earlier, that he and his spouse and son arrived in Paris this morning, where he will be received by French President Emmanuel Macron at ...

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House discusses reply to Speech from the Throne tomorrow

Amman, Nov. 18  — The Lower House Sunday discusses its committee’s draft reply to the Speech from the Throne in a closed morning plenum, and then sits down in an open session to continue debate of other items on the agenda. The legislature will elect its 20 permanent committees, each of which consisting of a maximum of 11 members and ...

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Saudi Arabia recalls Envoy to Germany for consultation

Amman, Nov. 18 — Saudi Arabia Saturday summoned its Ambassador to Germany home over remarks by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al Hariri was being held against his will in the Kingdom. Commenting on the “incorrect” statements Gabriel made in a meeting with his Lebanese counterpart, Gebran Bassil, the Saudi News Agency, quoting the foreign ...

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Industry Minister: Logistical airport to be established in Mafraq

Amman, Nov. 18  —  Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, Yaroub Qudan, said that the government had reached an agreement with a US firm, to establish a logistical airport in the city of Mafraq, 80 km northeast of Amman. In remarks during the opening of the Third Silk Road Conference, which is organized by the Palestinian-Jordanian Business Forum, the Minister ...

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Omani Ambassador highlights strong ties between Jordan and Oman

Amman, Nov. 18  —  Omani Ambassador to Jordan Khamis Bin Mohammad Al Farisi highlighted the importance of Jordan’s role as well as efforts of His Majesty King Abdullah II to achieve peace and stability in the region. In a statement on the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the national day of Oman, the ambassador also affirmed the strong ties ...

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JHCO sends medical aid to Gaza

Amman, Nov. 18  — The Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) on Saturday dispatched, in cooperation with the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, a convoy of trucks carrying medical supplies to the Gaza Strip. Three trucks will deliver medical supplies provided by United Palestinian Appeal and Hikma Pharmaceuticals Co. to the Jordanian field hospital in Gaza, to help it carry out its ...

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Hariri arrives in Paris

Amman, Nov. 18  —  Outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrives in Paris on Saturday, according to AFP. French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to meet with Hariri, who arrived in Paris with his wife on his private jet.

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Moderate weather expected today

Amman, Nov. 18  —  Moderate weather conditions will prevail in hilly areas and the Badia on Saturday, while it will be warm in the Jordan Valley and Aqaba with south easterly moderate to brisk winds, according to Jordan Meteorological Department. A slight drop in temperatures is expected on Sunday, creating fair conditions in the hilly areas ad moderate in the ...

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