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By Editorial - Apr 14,2014
High government officials and top climate scientists assembled in Berlin last week to adopt a 24-page UN report calling for drastic action to curb climate change. The UN report says that the international community is running out of time to cut down on the use of highly pollutin
By Editorial - Apr 13,2014
The Swiss government has recently confirmed that the Palestinian Authority, just as it had pledged, applied for accession to the four Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols. Bern has duly recorded the status of the PA as a state party to these Geneva agreements, a ste
By Editorial - Apr 12,2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry last week came close to blurting out which side is responsible for the impasse in the peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis when he told the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fa
By Editorial - Apr 10,2014
The Ministry of Education wants to “grade” private schools on the basis of school environment, resources, teaching staff and performance level. There is hardly a precedent in the world where governments undertake to classify schools, or even universities, on any basi
By Editorial - Apr 09,2014
The Lower House has decided to step in and define who is and who is not a journalist. The issue before the deputies now is the minimum educational requirement for Jordanians to join the Jordan Press Association. The Lower’s House members have decided that a bachelor&rsquo
By Editorial - Apr 08,2014
His Majesty King Abdullah’s visit to the Vatican for talks with His Holiness Pope Francis is timely and propitious for more than one reason. To start with, both Jordan and the Vatican are championing inter-faith dialogue, not only to promote positive exchanges of ideas and
By Editorial - Apr 07,2014
The violence that erupted in Zaatari Syrian refugee camp was bound to happen sooner or later.  Three years of warfare in Syria sent a huge number of people fleeing to neighbouring countries in search of security, leaving everything behind. It is not easy to live as a refug
By Editorial - Apr 06,2014
The International Monetary Fund recently gave Jordan’s economy a clean bill of health. The fund is projecting that the country’s economic growth in 2014 will be about 3.5 per cent, a slight increase over the 3 per cent last year, and that the inflation rate would dro
By Editorial - Apr 05,2014
His Majesty King Abdullah gave a fine example of how Jordanians can volunteer to help our fellow citizens: he donated a unit of blood at Al Hussein Medical City. “There are many ways to volunteer and help others in Jordan.
By Editorial - Apr 03,2014
His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday met with the chairperson and members of the Royal commission tasked with evaluating and following up on the implementation of the National Integrity Charter plan, urging full compliance with its recommendations, with utter impartiality and t



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