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By Editorial - Apr 15,2019
The so-called "deal of the century" is attracting undue attention, scrutiny and condemnation before its "birth" for obvious reasons: Anything that US President Donald Trump stands behind on, on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, is suspicious and must be rejected, even before its
By Editorial - Apr 13,2019
It is a shame that the two chambers of Parliament agreed last week to keep the age of marriage for girls at 15, albeit on exceptional cases that a ruling Sharia judge would consider as in their best interest.Has Parliament not learnt by now that under binding international human
By Editorial - Apr 11,2019
So, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has effectively won the elections in Israel, and is now poised to form the next government with the aid and support of the ultra-religious and rightist parties.This came as a bit of surprise to many Israelis and Arabs alike, as the od
By Editorial - Apr 11,2019
It is good news that Prime Minister Omar Razzaz has issued instructions to the government and its agencies to "implement" the recent recommendations of the UN Human Rights Council on Jordan's human rights profile at the conclusion of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) last year.
By Editorial - Apr 09,2019
NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, has turned 70 years old on Wednesday amidst questions remaining loud and clear about the viability and sustainability of the Western alliance for much longer.The basically Western defence organisation was created in 1949 at
By Editorial - Apr 08,2019
It came as no surprise when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during an interview on Israel’s Channel 12 on Saturday that he is going to extend Israel’s sovereignty to the illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank, or when he also said: “I do not distinguish betwee
By Editorial - Apr 07,2019
It is noteworthy that, in his opening address to the 17th World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa, held on Saturday at the Dead Sea, His Majesty King Abdullah made the youth of Jordan, women and men, the centrepiece of his speech to the meeting.Wh
By Editorial - Apr 06,2019
The mere idea of holding the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at the Dead Sea is a vote of confidence in the role of Jordan to promote harmony, better understanding and cooperation between the countries from these two geogr
By Editorial - Apr 04,2019
The latest data released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) about the health of the national economy remain worrying, despite all the assurances by the government that it is now on top of things and that the economy is on the threshold of making
By Editorial - Apr 03,2019
There are several reasons why US President Donald Trump dared to recognise Israel’s grip on the Syrian Golan Heights, but what stands out is the fact that Syria is weak, dismembered, vulnerable to several forms of occupation or hegemony by foreign powers and, above



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