Publication: Jordan Times

First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

UNICEF ambassador Orlando Bloom meets Syrian children in Jordan

AMMAN — UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom wrapped up a visit this week to Jordan, where he met with children from Syria and their families whose lives have been devastated by the conflict — now in its fourth year.“These children have witnessed ... [Published Jordan Times - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

New elections law needed to produce parliamentary gov’ts — politicians

AMMAN — The vaguely worded Elections Law is the major reason behind Jordan’s political and economic woes and Jordanians’ accumulated distrust in state institutions, politicians argued on Wednesday.In a debate on the prospects of Jordan’s political reform, ... [Published Jordan Times - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Jews pray at Al Aqsa after clashes

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Thousands of Jews prayed at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday, after a series of clashes at the adjacent flashpoint Al Aqsa Mosque compound.Ahead of the ceremony, Israeli security forces blocked access for non-Muslims ... [Published Jordan Times - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

New bodies are on the table to fund SMEs — Fariz

AMMAN — Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) Governor Ziad Fariz revealed this week that new specialised bodies are on the table to fund small-and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), if banks are unable to do so.Speaking at the Annual Arab Banking Conference on Wednesday, ... [Published Jordan Times - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

Palestinians rally for prisoners as peace talks falter

RAMALLAH — Palestinians gathered across the West Bank and Gaza on Thursday for rallies of solidarity with Israeli held prisoners, as peace talks near collapse after Israel refused to free long serving inmates.To mark Prisoners Day, thousands were expected ... [Published Jordan Times - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

PM encourages China’s ‘cooperation’ to build regional railway

AMMAN — Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour on Thursday urged China to cooperate with regional partners in the construction of the planned cross-border railway, along with other projects on the drawing board in vital sectors.During a meeting with a delegation ... [Published Jordan Times - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Wrong timing, wrong tactic

SThe aim is to establish an alliance against the “Iranian threat”, especially the one posed by its “nuclear” programme and those of radical and terrorist “Islamist” groups in the region.Lieberman went as far as to say that “for the first time there is ... [Published Jordan Times - Apr 17 2014]
Entities: Israel, Iran, Threat, Palestinian
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Citizens’ involvement crucial to country’s development

DThe involvement of parliamentary blocs in the reform process is important, as is their collaboration with the other two branches of power in the drawing up of legislation pertaining to political reform and economic development, two issues of high priority ... [Published Jordan Times - Apr 17 2014]
Entities: collaboration
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

‘Jordan, Bahrain cooperating to improve governance’

AMMAN — Civil Service Bureau President Khalaf Hmeisat on Thursday said an agreement the bureau signed with its Bahraini counterpart this week would improve governance in the two countries.During a meeting with his Bahraini counterpart, Ahmad Bin Zayed ... [Published Jordan Times - Apr 17 2014]
Entities: Bahrain, Jordan, Amman
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Tarawneh, Hawatmeh discuss peace efforts, Palestinians’ rights

AMMAN — Palestinians need to end their internal divisions and work in unity to serve their cause, Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh said on Thursday at a meeting with Secretary General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine Nayef Haw ... [Published Jordan Times - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Electricity workers threaten strike

AMMAN — The general union for workers in the electricity sector on Thursday threatened to observe a strike on May 14 if the Jordan Electric Power Company administration does not respond to employees’ demand for an increase in salaries.The union said in ... [Published Jordan Times - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Tawalbeh inaugurates new police station in Aqaba

AMMAN — Public Security Department (PSD) Director Gen.Tawfiq Tawalbeh on Thursday inaugurated the Northern Aqaba Police Station.Tawalbeh stressed that the PSD seeks to provide citizens with the best police services in all regions of the Kingdom. ... [Published Jordan Times - Apr 17 2014]

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"The increasing regional and international attention towards micro-projects and SMEs makes it imperative that banks develop measures to fund such projects" he stressed, underlining the role that banks have in development and in achieving financial stability within the objectives of economic growth
"We also requested the Security Council to issue a statement condemning the kidnapping through our delegation in New York" the minister said

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