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Jordanian King, US President discuss developments in Middle East

King Abdullah II of Jordan has held talks with US President Donald Trump, focusing on efforts to revive the peace process and the overall developments in the Middle East. According to the Jordan News Agency, the talks touched on ways of enhancing cooperation and strategic partnership between Jordan and the United States in various fields. The talks stressed the need ...

IOM, EU, Jordan launch EUR5.28 million border management project

The United Nations Migration Agency, IOM, the European Union, EU, and the Jordanian Armed Forces have launched a project to support border management in Jordan. The project, funded by the EU Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, will support Jordanian authorities in improving security and facilitating humanitarian assistance in the country’s north-eastern border with Syria. Jordan plays a key role ...

Second Gulf- Jordanian Economic Forum to kick off Thursday

The 2nd Gulf-Jordanian Economic Forum, which is organised by the Jordan Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Federation of Chambers of the Gulf Cooperation Council, will kick off in Amman on Thursday. According to Petra, the Jordan News Agency, the forum will discuss means to forge closer trade and investment relations between the two sides and further boost trade ...

Jordan Eases Education Enrollment Rules for Syrian Refugees

Prime Minister Hani Mulki has approved a request for Syrian refugees to enroll in government schools without possessing required documents. To avoid overcrowding, the new students would attend afternoon sessions in double-shift schools. Special programs have also been introduced to help Syrian children catch up on the years of education they have missed. Approximately 80,000 Syrian children in Jordan were ...

President of Royal Hashemite Court receives new UAE Ambassador to Jordan

Dr. Fayez Al-Tarawneh, Chief of the Royal Court of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, received on Monday at the Court, Matar Saif Al-Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Jordan, to congratulate him on his appointment. During the meeting, Al-Tarawneh praised the distinguished UAE-Jordanian relations and the two sides discussed prospects of cooperation between the two brotherly countries and means of developing them. ...

EU approves 200 million Euros loan to Jordan

Jordan has announced that it will receive further Macro-Financial Assistance, MFA, from the European Union, EU, valued at 200 million Euros. Jordan News Agency quoted Imad Fakhoury, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, as saying that the loan comes as part of commitments made by the EU during the “Supporting Syria and the Region conference” held in London in February ...

Jordanian House Speaker and Hungarian Ambassador discuss ties

The Speaker of the Jordanian Lower House of Parliament, Atef Tarawneh, met with the Hungarian Ambassador to Jordan, Chaba Tsebeera, and discussed bilateral ties and other issues of common interest. According to the Petra News Agency, Tarawneh said that Jordan, under the leadership of King Abdullah II, is keen to strengthen ties with Hungary, mainly in utilities, renewable energy, railways, ...

Jordan, Iraq on ‘good ground’ for joint work, country reconstruction — Iraqi president

AMMAN – The relationship between Jordan and Iraq is “as strong as ever” and based on mutual interests, rather than “political courtesy”, Iraqi President Fuad Massoum said on Friday. At a press conference, he noted that the two countries have “good ground” for joint work, stressing Iraq’s willingness to see the Kingdom engage in the post-war reconstruction efforts in his ...

Canadian tourist among seven killed by gunmen in Jordan, as police hunt suspects in Crusader-era castle

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Gunmen have killed seven people including a Canadian tourist and police officers in a city in southern Jordan where security forces were hunting down the unidentified attackers. The shootings took place in Karak, a tourist destination known for one of the biggest Crusader castles in the region, around 120 kilometres (70 miles) south of the capital ...

Appeal of women’s soccer growing, FIFA chief says in Jordan

FIFA’s president says the U-17 Women’s World Cup hosted by Jordan shows that “women’s football is not only confined to some parts of the world.” Gianni Infantino spoke late Friday, after attending the final match in which North Korea defeated Japan 5:4 in a penalty shootout. The competition was the first international women’s soccer tournament to be held in the ...

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