Jordan

October 18, 2000

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Jordan marked World Food Day on Monday with high hopes of overcoming drought and chronic scarcity of water. Both problems have seriously affected Jordan's agricultural results and food production in t

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In an effort to boost the use of credit cards, the Jordan National Bank has started a new initiative; issuing a mastercard for each subscriber in “ecompany,” an accredited MobileCom distributor.

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Jordan and Iraq will hold talks in Baghdad later this month on bilateral ties and the sale of Iraqi oil to Amman at preferential rates, Trade and Industry Minister Wassef Azar announced Tuesday.

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Those who enjoy the advantages of the Internet and its flow of information stand to benefit more, especially in terms of local audiovisual news now available via a new Internet-based community radio s

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The government spent more than JD270 million on pension allowances last year, although total deposits did not exceed JD23 million, according to a financial expert.

October 17, 2000

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An end to the Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territories, the reopening of Gaza Airport and the redeployment of Israeli troops will be the real t

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Jordanian authorities on Tuesday referred to prosecutors the cases of 83 people accused of "sabotage" during recent anti-Israeli protests.

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The General Price Index of the Amman Stock Exchange slipped at the end of Sunday's trading following the decline in share prices of two major blue chips, a bourse broker said.

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The sale of government shares in four companies has contributed to almost doubling revenues from the Jordan Investment Corporation (JIC), Jordan's investment arm, during the first eight months of 2000

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The Natural Resources Authority (NRA) signed a memorandum of understanding to search for oil and gas with a Canadian petroleum company, Dauntless Energy Petroleum, on Sunday, a senior authority offici

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The Amman Stock Exchange has recently publicized statistics showing that the value of stock purchase transactions executed by non-Jordanians reached JD 2.3 million in September.

October 16, 2000

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Islamist and opposition MPs have filed a draft motion in parliament calling for the scrapping of Jordan's October 1994 peace treaty with Israel.

October 15, 2000

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Jordanian government has confirmed that shots were fired at an Israeli patrol in the West Bank from Jordan’s side, injuring two soldiers.

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Two Israeli soldiers were injured when they were fired at from the Jordanian side in the northern Jordan Valley, near Jericho, reported AFP, quoting I

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The families of Israeli diplomats posted in Amman stayed behind in Israel after last week's Yom Kippur holiday and do not plan to return until the reg