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By Editorial - Oct 19,2017
The minister of transport once raised the issue of high numbers of road accidents in the country when the first session of the National Panel for Road Safety was held, on Monday.The minister said the issue was becoming an unbearable crisis in terms of human life and economic cost
By Editorial - Oct 18,2017
Faced with wide international condemnation over the exodus of half a million Rohingya people, mostly to neighbouring Bangladesh, Myanmar’s military finally succumbed to growing pressure and ordered an internal probe into the conduct of its military vis-à-vis this minority Muslim
By Editorial - Oct 17,2017
The win by Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of the centre-right Austrian Peoples Party in the October 15 general election comes only a couple of weeks after the startling win by the far-right Alternative for Germany Party in German elections; it sends a clear signal th
By Editorial - Oct 16,2017
The world observed World Food Day on October 16; the occasion honours the founding of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation 72 years ago.This year, the theme was “Change the future of migration.
By Editorial - Oct 15,2017
US President Donald Trump made good on yet one other of his campaign promises — to work to unravel the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran — by refusing to “certify” that Tehran is complying with the terms of the agreement.He did not go as far as to withdraw his country from the acc
By Editorial - Oct 14,2017
The recent accord struck between Fateh and Hamas in Cairo was received with relief by many Palestinians.The agreement, signed in 2011, but never implemented so far, brings with it the promise of Palestinian unity.
By Editorial - Oct 12,2017
His Majesty King Abdullah held an important meeting Wednesday with the speaker of the Lower House of Parliament, and presidents and members of parliamentary blocs, discussing domestic and foreign policy issues.Locally, the King emphasised the important role governorate councils p
By Editorial - Oct 11,2017
The squabbles between US President Donald Trump and key members of his administration, especially US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, are disturbing the entire world, having got to the point of name calling and hitting below the belt.A newer episode, in a series of many others,
By Editorial - Oct 10,2017
On the occasion of the World Day for Decent Work, Jordan has received yet another reminder that working conditions are below the expectations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) convention on the issue.The Phenix Centre for Economic and Informatics Studies and the Frie
By Editorial - Oct 09,2017
The Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican) was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its “groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition” on nuclear weapons.That this coalition of hundreds of NGOs, which was founded 10 years ago, should be



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