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By Editorial - Oct 25,2014
Jordan’s representative to the UN called on the UN Security Council to review the way it carries out its mandate to become more relevant and effective in its response to international and regional conflicts. Jordan’s frustration with the ineffectiveness of the counci
By Editorial - Oct 23,2014
His Majesty King Abdullah’s meeting with the president and members of the Higher Judicial Council Wednesday, to highlight the pivotal place of the judiciary, must be seen against the backdrop of the continued national reform process that embraces all aspects of public life
By Editorial - Oct 22,2014
Jordan’s representative to the UN Security Council raised the alarm bell when she told this international body meeting on Tuesday that the continuation of the Israeli violations at the Haram Al Sharif compound, in East Jerusalem, could lead to other “bloody” war
By Editorial - Oct 21,2014
There is simply “no grey area” when it comes to the fight against terrorism, His Majesty King Abdullah told deputies at a time the world is coming to this same conclusion following the stunning advances of the Islamic State in the region. During a meeting with MPs be
By Editorial - Oct 20,2014
The Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities launched Sunday the “Makani beinakum” (my place is among you) campaign to raise awareness about the needs of students with disabilities and how to integrate them in the regular school system. A welcome i
By Editorial - Oct 19,2014
The recent death of a woman and her three-year-old son — according to reports from food poisoning at a Dead Sea hotel — understandably raises public and official concern, even though health officials found no fault with the said hotel. The family apparently took left
By Editorial - Oct 18,2014
As the world scrambles for effective ways to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organisation has confirmed that the outbreak of the disease is now “rampant” in West Africa. In this age of interconnectivity, when the world is indeed shrinking to t
By Editorial - Oct 16,2014
The battle for Kobani, in the extreme north of Syria, on the border with Turkey, has turned out to be a test of strength for its Kurdish inhabitants supported by the air power of the anti-Islamic State coalition. The Kurdish fighters are holding their own despite the odds agains
By Editorial - Oct 15,2014
Some imams, employed to spread the word of God and the teaching of the Holy Koran during the Friday sermons, were recently caught preaching exactly the opposite: encouraging terrorism. These people were removed from their religious duties as a result, and rightly so. But author
By Editorial - Oct 14,2014
Hours after taking office, on October 3, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven dropped a bombshell in his country’s parliament by declaring, during his inaugural speech, that his country will recognise the state of Palestine. That was the prime minister’s first major



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