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By Editorial - Jan 23,2014
Mayor of Amman Aqel Biltaji made a solemn declaration at the end of a recent meeting of the Greater Amman Municipality council: that he will henceforth have no tolerance whatsoever for any violations of GAM rules and regulations, including those pertaining to streets and makeshif
By Editorial - Jan 22,2014
The Montreux meeting that is supposed to prepare the groundwork for Geneva II peace talks on the Syrian crisis started on a negative note, with the Syrian regime, represented by Foreign Minister Walid Mouallem, and the Syrian opposition, represented by Ahmad Jarba, taking, as exp
By Editorial - Jan 21,2014
Preparations for holding the Geneva II peace talks on Syria have been on a roller coaster from the very beginning, almost two years ago. The latest wavering decision was that of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who on Sunday extended an invitation to Iran to attend the conf
By Editorial - Jan 20,2014
Many cafés serving hubble-bubble in Amman are upset with the Greater Amman Municipality’s decision not to renew their licences, or issue new ones, saying that such measures would hurt their business. In other words, these cafés would like to continue offering
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



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