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China, Russia urge peaceful resolution of Korea crisis

Beijing, Sept. 19  — The Chinese and Russian Foreign Ministers called for a peaceful end to the “vicious cycle” on the Korean peninsula as they met in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Beijing said today. Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, urged “all parties to seek a peaceful resolution” to ...

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Islamic new year holiday on Thursday

Amman, Sept. 19  — Prime Minister Hani Mulqi Tuesday decided that all ministries, institutions and public entities will be closed on Thursday to mark the Islamic New Year. The Premier asked all ministries to contribute to highlighting the religious occasion. The Islamic New Year, or Hijri New Year, is the day that marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar ...

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UNDP, local CBOs sign agreements to address environmental issues

Amman, Sept. 19  — Under the patronage of the Minister of Environment, Yasin Khayyat, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has signed 8 grants with Community-Based Organizations (CBO)s to implement pioneer environmental projects aiming to improve the environmental situation in Jordan. This activity comes as part of “Mainstreaming Rio Convention Provisions into National Sectoral Policies in Jordan” project aiming to produce ...

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Free zones Jan.-May trade volume at JD 2 bln

Amman, Sept. 19 — The Jordan Free and Development Zones Group Tuesday said, that the size of trade in the first five months of 2017 amounted to JD 2 billion, half of which were exports. It said in a statement, that the bulk of exports were vehicles, which accounted for 53 % of the total value of exports. The statement ...

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Foreign Ministry receives Credentials of Libyan Envoy

Amman, Sept. 19 — Foreign Ministry Secretary General Zeid Lawzi on Tuesday received a copy of the credentials of the new Libyan resident Ambassador, Mohammad Hassan Barghathi. In a ceremony, the two men reviewed bilateral ties and ways to cement cooperation between the two countries.

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71 Jordanians in St Martin island airlifted to Kingdom ….1st and final add

The aircraft’s passengers were received by the Foreign Ministry’s Secretary-General, Zeid Lawzi, and a number of senior officials. Lawzi said, that “from the very beginning St. Martin island was hit by hurricane Irma, Jordanian community residing there contacted the ministry’s operation center and briefed officials on the current situation”. The Ministry’s Operation Center Director, Bashir Rawashdeh, said a standing committee ...

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Government exempts Iraqi trucks from financial fines

Amman, Sept. 19  —  As part of the government efforts and measures to overcome obstacles facing trade with Iraq, Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulqi Tuesday decided to exempt Iraqi trucks, parked on the Jordanian side of the border, from the financial penalties. The exemption, which came in conjunction with the opening of borders between Jordan and Iraq, would encourage trade movement ...

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Israeli bulldozers demolish car-wash facility in Jerusalem

Ramallah, Sept. 19  — Israeli bulldozers belonging to occupied Jerusalem municipality, accompanied by large forces of police, early on Tuesday demolished a Palestinian-owned car-wash facility in the Beit Hanina neighborhood in Jerusalem, under the pretext of being built without permit. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said in a statement, that the Israeli soldiers also today arrested two young men from the ...

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Israel imposes comprehensive closure on West Bank

Ramallah, Sept. 19  — Israeli occupation authorities early Tuesday announced it will impose a comprehensive closure on the West Bank, starting midnight Tuesday until midnight Saturday, ahead of Jewish holidays. Israeli public radio said that during the closure, Palestinians from the West Bank will be banned from entering the occupied city of Jerusalem and the Green Line. Palestinian workers will ...

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71 Jordanians in San Martin Island airlifted to Kingdom

Amman, Sept. 19 — The Jordanian plane, which was sent Monday upon the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II, to evacuate Jordanians from Saint Martin Island, arrived early Tuesday at the Queen Alia International Airport, carrying 71 Jordanians. The Caribbean island was badly hit by Irma Hurricane, which caused widespread destruction across the shared Dutch and French Caribbean island.

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