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Trump says we have to get rid of Daesh

Washington, March 22  — The U.S President Donald Trump, late Monday stressed his country’s unwavering stance to get rid of the Daesh terror group. During his meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi at the White House, Trump stressed support for Baghdad battle against the Daesh terrorists. The president also told al-Abadi that he knew Iraqi forces were fighting ...

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Israeli forces arrest 16 Palestinians, including Hamas MP

Ramallah, March 22  —  Israeli occupation soldiers early Tuesday detained at least 16 Palestinians from the West Bank, including a Hamas member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Palestinian sources said. A statement by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said, that Israeli soldiers stormed the West Bank cities of Hebron, Salfit, Nablus, Jenin as well as a number of neighborhoods in ...

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Israeli tanks cross into Gaza, level lands

Gaza, March 22  — A number of Israeli bulldozers and military vehicles early Wednesday advanced deep into Gaza enclave reaching al-Qarara town near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. According to Palestinian sources, Israeli tanks and bulldozers entered the eastern parts of al-Qarara town and leveled Palestinian-owned lands.

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Momani to open Arab summit media center Wednesday

Amman, March 22 — State Minister for Media Affairs and Communications, Mohammad Momani, will open, Wednesday, a media center for an upcoming Arab Summit meeting scheduled to take place later this month and which its preparatory meetings kick off on Thursday. Momani, who is the government spokesperson, will tomorrow make a tour of all the center’s facilities in the Grand ...

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Arab Summit’s media center ready

Amman, March 22  — Director of the Amman Arab Summit Media Center, Director-General of Jordan News Agency (Petra), Faisal Al Shboul, on Tuesday said the center, which is set up at the Grand East Hotel at the Dead Sea area, is ready to receive media representatives accredited to cover the summit. In a press statement issued Tuesday, Al Shboul said ...

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Royal Air Force receives 2 Black Hawk helicopters

Amman, March 21 — The Royal Jordanian Air Force, on Tuesday, received two UH60-M Black Hawk helicopters at the Marka military airport, in the presence of the Royal Air Force Commander and the US Ambassador to Jordan, Alice Wells, as the first phase of a U.S agreement to provide the air force with 12 helicopters of the same type. Commander ...

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Jordan, South Korea sign water cooperation agreement

Amman, March 20  — Minister of Water and Irrigation, Hazem Al Nasser and South Korean Minister of Environment, Infrastructure and Transportation Kang Huyen, on Monday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation between the two sides. The MoU will cover the fields of water management and distribution, desalination, network management, reducing loss, exchange of technologies on water and ...

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China warns U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan

Beijing, March 20  — China has warned the United States against arms sales to Taiwan amid reports that Washington has begun considering a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the East Asian country. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Monday, that Beijing’s resolute opposition to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan was clear and consistent. “We hope the US ...

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WHO rejects false reporting regarding counterfeit medications to Iraq

Amman, March 20  — The World Health Organization (WHO), Monday said, it rejects “erroneous and fabricated” reports published on Friday 17 March 2017 in some online media claiming that a spokesperson from the organization made a statement regarding “counterfeit medication donated to Iraq.” In a statement received by Petra, WHO asked all media outlets to verify correctness of their information ...

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Prime Minister lays foundation stone for new Amman Customs Center

Amman, March 20 — Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah II, Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki, on Monday, laid the foundation stone for the new Amman Customs Center project in the Madhonah district, southeast of Amman, at a cost of about JD 93 million, funded by the Social Security Investment Fund (SSIF). The project will be implemented by the government in ...

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