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Minister Judeh and UNDP Administrator Open Regional Hub for Arab States in Jordan

AMMAN — The UN Development Programme (UNDP) sees the capital as the "ideal location" for its Regional Hub for Arab States (RHAB), UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said Sunday.

"[Amman's]...

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Moscow is Key for Political Solution in Syria — King

AMMAN — The issue of refugees arriving on the shores of Europe has been "a wake-up call for all of us that we have to have better coordination", His Majesty King Abdullah said in an interview...

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Minister Judeh Meets with White House National Security Advisor

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met today with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Jordan Nasser Judeh at the White House.  Ambassador Rice expressed appreciation for Jordan's...

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Reform Process is Moving Forward in Line with Specific Agenda Says Minister of Interior

Amman (Petra)--Interior Minister Salamah Hammad said that the reform process in Jordan is moving forward in line with specific measures and agenda that aim at achieving the aspired democratic...

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First Lady Michelle Obama to Visit Jordan Next Week

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama will be making her first solo visit to the Middle East next week and plans to stop in Jordan to promote her global education initiative for girls: ...

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Minister Judeh Highlights Jordan's Security, Stability in Turbulent Region

Amman (Petra) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Nasser Judeh, said Jordan has succeeded in maintaining its position as an oasis of security and stability in...

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Judeh: Kingdom to Press Ahead with Efforts to End Israeli Violations in Jerusalem

New York (Petra) -- Jordan on Thursday affirmed that it will step up efforts to end the Israeli violations against the Al Aqsa Mosque, protect Al Haram Al Sharif compound and pressure Israel to...

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UN Stresses Jordan's Special Role in Jerusalem

(Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday affirmed Jordan's role in defending Jerusalem as part of its religious and historical duty as well as the Hashemite custodianship of the Islamic...

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Ceremony Marks 60-Year US-Jordan Partnership in Water Sector

AMMAN — US Ambassador Alice G. Wells and Water Minister Hazem Nasser marked on Tuesday 60 years of cooperation between the US and Jordan to develop the Kingdom’s water sector at a ceremony held at...

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Young Jordanian Gains International Recognition for Efforts to Promote Green Energy

AMMAN — Ayah Al Fawaris is a computer engineering graduate, but her passion for nature has turned her into an internationally recognised green energy professional.

In 2014, she was named...

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