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By Editorial - Jan 19,2014
Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour’s recent meeting with the editors-in-chief of major newspapers in the country demonstrates his determination to keep the mass media abreast of his policies. His nearly two-hour encounter with these media practitioners was extremely candid
By Editorial - Jan 18,2014
The Special International Tribunal for Lebanon, investigating the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri and scores of his companions nine years ago, was off to a promising start a few days ago. The prosecution has already pointed a finger of guilt at s
By Editorial - Jan 17,2014
Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament Atef Tarawneh made a diplomatic issue of the attack launched by the Syrian embassy in Amman against MP Abdullah Obeidat for expressing his views about the Syrian conflict and President Bashar Assad during a recent public session of the Low
By Editorial - Jan 15,2014
The visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Amman for talks with His Majesty King Abdullah and other Jordanian officials promises to open a new page in the relations between Iran and Jordan. Not only did Zarif carry a message of friendship and peace to Jordan f
By Editorial - Jan 14,2014
The joint US, Russian Federation call on both Damascus and the opposition forces to observe a ceasefire in some parts of Syria is an important, far-reaching, development. It sends the clear message that the two powers are now cooperating to find a solution to the civil war i
By Editorial - Jan 13,2014
The deal that accords spouses and children of Jordanian women married to foreigners full civil rights, brokered by 25 deputies with the government, is a breakthrough that will help alleviate the plight of these people. Husbands and children of some 85,000 Jordanian women mar
By Editorial - Jan 12,2014
According to the Department of Statistics, the consumer prices index, which measures inflation in the country, rose by 5.6 per cent in 2013, compared to 2012. Few countries in the world witness such huge increases in consumer prices, and this should pose a big challenge to t
By Editorial - Jan 11,2014
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been quoted as saying that the projected Geneva II conference on Syria, due to take place on January 22, will fail if Iran does not attend. The Iranian news agency ISNA quoted Rouhani as telling his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir
By Editorial - Jan 09,2014
In an unprecedented move that reflects the country’s move to instil the values of good governance, transparency and separation of powers, the Lower House Finance Committee on Monday debated the Royal Court budget. Too bad that the head of the committee did not allow th
By Editorial - Jan 08,2014
If it were left to Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, most Arabs of Israel living in the Galilee would be expelled from their homes, town and cities, and part of their territories would be added to the projected Palestinian state in exchange for parts of the West Ban



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