Jordan

September 25, 2000

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Jordan's economy is receiving welcome help from the hundreds of thousands of Jordanians working abroad. The amount of money sent home by Jordanians working overseas rose by almost 10 percent in the fi

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Jordan, Egypt and Israel have reached an agreement in principle to ease air traffic congestion between them, Jordanian civil aviation chief Jihad Rsheid told Al-Rai newspaper last week.

September 24, 2000

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Jordan's police last week arrested a middle-aged woman for allegedly performing illegal abortions on 30 women, the Jordan Times reported Sunday. A pol

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Investors in the Zarqa Free Trade Zone have appealed to His Majesty King Abdullah to reverse a government decision taken on Aug. 30 subjecting them to paying customs duty in accordance with unified ta

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Finance Minister Michel Marto dismissed as inaccurate a recent World Bank estimate which projects a 2 percent economic growth rate this year, saying that national indicators expect a 4 percent growth.

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Jordan's Labor Minister Eid Fayez said Jordan's unemployment rate was not alarming and that fluctuations in the rate were normal.

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A senior World Bank official on Thursday said that Jordan should achieve a good growth rate to help resolve the Kingdom's unemployment and poverty problems. Inder Sud, World Bank director for the Midd

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A Jordanian delegation began talks in Baghdad on Thursday on renewing a yearly agreement that sees Iraq providing Jordan with oil at preferential rates.

September 23, 2000

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Jordan, Egypt and Israel have reached an agreement in principle to ease air traffic congestion between them.

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Jordanian newspapers Saturday urged Arab countries to follow in the footsteps of France and Russia and break the air embargo imposed on Iraq.

September 22, 2000

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The Department of Statistics last week reported that the unemployment rate this month has risen slightly to 13.4 per cent, up from 13.2 per cent in August.

September 21, 2000

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A new Arabic music computer program could be on its way into the Internet for free use for all.

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Jordanian Interior Minister Awad Khleifat on Thursday announced the launch of a prevention campaign against any outbreak of West Nile and Rift Valley

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Al-Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) announced Thurday that it has signed agreements to provide business news and other proprietary contents to iSyndicate and

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A $30 million project to enhance information technology studies at Jordan's state-run universities and community colleges is in the works. The ultimate aim of the project is to supply students pursuin