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New Jordanian Ambassador presents Credentials to President Erdogan

Amman, Jan. 17  —  Jordan’s new Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, Ismael Refa’i, presented his credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White Palace in Ankara. During the credentialing ceremony, Refa’i conveyed His Majesty King Abdullah’s greetings to President Erdogan, and wished him and the Turkish people further prosperity and progress, according to a foreign ministry statement put ...

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Royal Jordanian implements additional security measures on US-bound flights

Amman, Jan. 17 — The Royal Jordanian (RJ) will start implementing the additional security measures required in October 2017 by the United States authorities for US-bound flights as of Thursday, January 18, 2018. The additional security measures, which include security interviews with every passenger at check-in or the boarding gate, are applicable on all international airlines operating direct flights to ...

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Army foils infiltration attempt from Syria

Amman, Jan. 17 — A Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army source said, that the Eastern Military Command Tuesday foiled an infiltration attempt by four persons, trying to cross the border from Syria. Border Guards applied the rules of engagement, killing one person and forcing the three other infiltrators to retreat to the Syrian front, the source added.

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Suspected drug dealer arrested in Ajloun

Amman, Jan. 17  — A security source said on Wednesday that Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) personnel arrested a suspected drug dealer in Ajloun governorate, some 76 km northwest of Amman. The suspect was arrested after the (AND) personnel received a tip-off indicating that a person is trying to sell drugs in the governorate. “A search of the suspect’s home, yielded 4 ...

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Extremist settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Ramallah, Jan. 17 — Dozens of extremist settlers early Wednesday stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque/ Haram Al Sharif in the occupied Jerusalem and performed their Talmudic rites, a Palestinian source said. According to the General Director of the Islamic Awqaf and Al-Aqsa Affairs, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, Israeli settlers broke into the Muslim’s holy shrine from the Bab al Magharebah Gate under ...

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US embassy to move to Jerusalem this year, Netanyahu says

Amman, Jan. 17 — The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said that the US would move its embassy to Jerusalem “within the year”. Netanyahu told Israeli reporters traveling with him on his visit to India, “my confident assessment is that it will move much faster than people think, within a year from today”, according to the Israeli Broadcasting ...

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Israeli forces push deep into Gaza Strip

Ramallah, Jan. 17 — Israeli occupation forces early Wednesday made an incursion into Palestinian lands east of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, and east of al-Qarara town northeast of Khan Younis city, in the Gaza besieged enclave, according to Palestinian sources. The sources said that occupation troops, backed by military bulldozers and vehicles, pushed dozens of meters deep into the ...

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Polar front forecast to bring rain, snow as of Thursday evening

Amman, Jan. 17  — Cold and cloudy conditions are forecast to continue on Wednesday with scattered showers across many parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department said in its daily brief. Fog formation is also expected at night over the hilly areas and the Badia regions, while winds will be westerly moderate to brisk. Daytime temperatures forecast today in ...

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GDP grows 1.9pct in Q3 of 2017

Amman, Jan. 16  — Jordan’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) picked up by 1.9 percent at fixed market prices in the third quarter of 2017, according to preliminary quarterly estimates. The Department of Statistics said most sectors showed signs of positive growth during the July-September period of 2017 compared with the same quarter a year earlier. It indicated that the growth ...

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Government condemns Israel’s order of stopping maintenance, restoration works in Al-Aqsa

Amman, Jan. 16  — The Government, on Tuesday, condemned Israeli authorities’ order to the Jerusalem Awqaf Department to stop all maintenance and restoration works in the Al-Aqsa Mosque/the al-Haram Al-Sharif and threatening to arrest those who carry out their duties in this regard. Minister of State for Media Affairs and the government spokesman, Mohammad Al-Momani, underlined that all the Al-Aqsa ...

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