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Princess Sumaya Named UNESCO Special Envoy For Science For Peace

AMMAN — Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova on Monday named Princess Sumaya a UNESCO Special Envoy for Science for Peace (2017-2019) in a ceremony at the organisation’s headquarters, the...

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UNESCO Project Equips Syrian And Jordanian Women With Entrepreneurial Skills

AMMAN (UNESCO) — An innovative UNESCO project is providing practical entrepreneurship and innovation tools to young Syrian and Jordanian women, through technical, income-generating handicraft...

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Jordan Allows Syrian Children With No Documents To Join Schools — Officials

AMMAN — Prime Minister Hani Mulki has approved a recommendation by concerned officials to allow Syrian refugees who do not possess the required documents to enrol in government schools, officials...

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Jordanians Airlifted To Safety From San Martin Island

AMMAN — A Royal Jordanian Air Force plane on Tuesday landed in the Queen Ali Airport carrying 71 Jordanians, who were in San Martin Island, which was hit by hurricane Irma.    

The plane...

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FM Participates In High-Level UN General Assembly Meetings

New York, Sept. 21 (Petra) -- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, Wednesday took part in a ministerial meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum in New York, which was co...

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Conference On Mitigating Syrian Crisis’ Impact On Local Communities Concludes

AMMAN — A two-day conference discussing ways to mitigate the Syrian crisis’ effects on local societies concluded in Amman  on Monday. 


Titled “Civil Society and Refugee issues/the...

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Night-School Programme Targeting Refugees To Start This Year

AMMAN — Jordan has designated 198 schools across the Kingdom to implement a 10-month, night-school programme for Syrian refugees. 

The coordinator of the project at the Ministry of...

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Jordan’s 'We Love Reading' Wins UNESCO Literacy Prize

AMMAN (UNESCO) — A passionate change maker, Rana Dajani founded “We Love Reading”, a community-based programme designed to foster the love of reading in children in Jordan. 



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Conference On Syrian Refugee Crisis To Start Sunday

AMMAN — The National Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) will hold a conference on Sunday and Monday, titled "Civil Society and Refugee issues/ the Syrian Refugee Crisis".

The conference, which...

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World Humanitarian Day Marked With Call To Support Jordan As Refugee Host

AMMAN — On the occasion of the World Humanitarian Day (WHD), the UN reiterates that civilians, including humanitarian workers, must not be targets in regions of conflict.

The occasion is...

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