Publication: Jordan Times

First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 28 mins ago - 1 reports

‘New $45 million wastewater pipeline to be built next year’

AMMAN — The Ministry of Water and Irrigation will construct a new wastewater pipeline in the first quarter of next year to transport sewage from Zarqa Governorate and parts of Amman to Al Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant, according to a government of ... [Published Jordan Times - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

JHCO sends flour convoy to Gaza amid shortage

AMMAN — The Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) on Wednesday dispatched 10 trucks laden with flour to the Gaza Strip.JHCO Secretary General Ayman Mifleh said that the aid convoy was sent in response to a UN call which stressed the scarcity of ... [Published Jordan Times - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Senate returns two bills to Lower House

AMMAN — The Senate on Wednesday returned the draft laws on public-private partnership and investment to the Lower House.The Senate introduced several amendments to the public-private partnership bill, scrapping a paragraph that deputies added mandating ... [Published Jordan Times - 10 hours ago]
Entities: Amman
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Customs department foils smuggling attempt

AMMAN — The Jordan Customs Department on Wednesday foiled an attempt at the Aqaba customs checkpoint to smuggle around 77,000 pellet guns and 437 pellet cartons into the country.The contraband was seized during the search of a container whose content ... [Published Jordan Times - 10 hours ago]
Entities: Smuggling, Contraband, Amman
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

JPA president visits detained columnist

AMMAN — Jordan Press Association (JPA) President Tareq Momani and JPA member Muwafaq Kamal on Wednesday visited Al Rai columnist Abdulhadi Raji Majali at Marka Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre.Majali was detained on Sunday over an article he posted ... [Published Jordan Times - 10 hours ago]
Entities: Marka, Amman, Bail
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Six cyclists injured in road accident in ‘excellent condition’; last one to be discharged soon

AMMAN — The last of the six cyclists who were hit by a car last Friday is waiting to be discharged from hospital “in a day or two”, he said on Wednesday.Naeem Khayyo, who is currently receiving treatment in Luzmila Hospital in Jabal Luweibdeh, told The ... [Published Jordan Times - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

House panel endorses constitutional amendments

AMMAN — The Lower House’s Legal Committee on Wednesday endorsed the draft amendments to the Constitution just one day after receiving them from MPs.The committee made a minor change to the amended Paragraph 3 of Article 127 of the Constitution, making ... [Published Jordan Times - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Gov’t cancels plans to build 5 wind power plants

AMMAN — The government has cancelled plans to accept proposals to build five wind-run power plants with a total capacity of 400 megawatts (MW), according to Energy Minister Mohammad Hamed.The ministry cancelled the projects due to the grid’s constraints ... [Published Jordan Times - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Human trafficking cases on the rise

IRBID — Anti-Human Trafficking Department Commander Col. Imad Zu’bi on Wednesday said 32 human trafficking cases were registered in the first half of 2014, compared with 27 during the whole of 2013.He said this figure necessitates intensification of efforts ... [Published Jordan Times - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Katamine pledges to resolve issues facing Taiwanese companies

AMMAN — Labour Minister Nidal Katamine on Wednesday stressed the ministry’s readiness to resolve all problems facing Taiwanese companies through communication and continued dialogue.Katamine made the pledge during a meeting with a Taiwanese delegation ... [Published Jordan Times - 10 hours ago]
Entities: Amman, Owner
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 2 reports

Health minister says no Ebola cases in Jordan

AMMAN — The Health Ministry on Tuesday denied news reports claiming that an Ebola case was detected in the Kingdom.Health Minister Ali Hiasat said the reports are baseless and the ministry will remain transparent and announce any Ebola case if found, ... [Published Jordan Times - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Columnist’s case referred to court

AMMAN — Amman Prosecutor General Abdullah Abul Ghanam on Tuesday referred the case against Al Rai columnist Abdulhadi Raji Al Majali to the Amman Court of First Instance.Abul Ghanam decided to charge Majali with “divulging state secrets” in violation ... [Published Jordan Times - Aug 19 2014]
Entities: Amman, Jordan, Abuse

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"We are warning international airlines and press them to stop flying into Ben Gurion Airport from 6am (0300 GMT) Thursday" said Izzedine Al Qassam Brigades spokesman Abu Obeida in a televised speech
"A Gendarmerie officer's weapon accidentally discharged inside the vehicle, injuring two officers" Vasquez said
"It has become clear that the strike is meant for political purposes," charged Mohammad Yousef, an English language teacher, adding: "We have legitimate demands but they should not be pressed for this way."
Jordan peacekeeping forces serve in some of these African countries, but a Health Ministry official told The Jordan Times earlier this month that "they are very professional and know what to do inin case of the outbreak of any disease."

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