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September 1, 2014

Jordanian King Abdullah reaffirmed that his country will continue coordinating Palestinian-Israeli peace efforts with all stakeholders and cited the "pivitol" role the United States is playing (AFP/ File Archive).
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Jordan´s King Abdullah on Sunday underlined the need to intensify international efforts to resume peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
Iraqi militia fighters from Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Saraya al-Salam , prepare to fire a mortar during heavy clashes with Islamic State  fighters in Tuz Khurmatu in Salaheddin province about 88 kilometres south of Kirkuk on August 31, 2014. [AFP]
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Jordan handed NATO secret security reports showing expansion of extremists in Iraq, ideas to counter group’s advance towards its territory.
The Starbucks program is currently available in Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt (File/AFP)
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Global coffee chain Starbucks launched a 'Branded Solutions' scheme, where businesses in the MENA region can supply quality coffee to the workplace.

August 31, 2014

Palestinian men stand on a truck loaded with goods from UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, after it entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom crossing on August 28, 2014 in Rafah in the southern Gaza. [AFP]
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Jordanian member of parliament Muhammad al-Dawayima arrived in Gaza on Friday bringing with him 250 tons of medicines and medical equipment as humanitarian aid continues to flow in to the devastated Palestinian coastal enclave.

August 28, 2014

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [AFP]
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Jordanian newspaper says leaders met in Amman; Prime Minister's Office does not comment on report; Netanyahu said Wednesday that Israel could potentially want Abbas and his forces in Gaza.
“My Sun: The Source of My Energy”, the campaign was launched late Tuesday
08:26 GMT
Households in Jordan can save up to 90 per cent of their monthly electricity bill by installing photovoltaic systems to produce energy from solar power, according to organisers of a campaign to encourage the usage of such systems at homes.
MPs criticised the government approach in dealing with several large-scale investments in renewable energy
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The Lower House on Wednesday referred the draft renewable energy law to its Energy Committee giving it urgency status, after dozens of MPs took part in the “first reading” of the bill.

August 27, 2014

Syrian artists Mohammad Kheir Al jarrah & Shadi Aswad feasting on Mansaf in Los angeles. (Image: Facebook)
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Syrian artists Mohammad Kheir Al jarrah & Shadi Aswad feasting on Mansaf in Los angeles (Image: Facebook).
The King described the future vision entailed in the 10-year economic plan as “the most important strategic initiative for the future of Jordan and Jordanians
06:17 GMT
His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday stressed his full support to all the committees entrusted with preparing a future vision of the national economy, coupled with an executive plan, urging them to place the interests of Jordanians at the core of their work.

August 26, 2014

The Kingdom’s external debt went up by JD1.15 billion during the first six months
07:10 GMT
Jordan’s public debt reached over JD20 billion by the end of June, according to recent official data.

August 25, 2014

American soldiers in Jordan were the targets of the eight suspects (AFP/ File Archive).
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Jordanian military prosecutors on Monday charged eight suspects with plotting to attack U.S. soldiers and Israel's embassy in Jordan.
The Jordanian Armed Forces opened fire at the infiltrators who were aboard a wheeled armoured personnel carrier (AFP/ File/ Archive).
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Jordanian border guards on Sunday killed two infiltrators who attempted to cross the border from Syria

August 24, 2014

is Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday urged the private and public sectors to join efforts to define the priorities of the 10-year economic plan he asked the government to draft.
04:55 GMT
“Today, we are facing enormous challenges on more than one front, foremost of which are the economic challenges,” the King told the attendees, according to a Royal Court statement.

August 21, 2014

The ministry cancelled the projects due to the grid’s constraints at present and inability to absorb more loads, Hamed said in a phone interview this week.
14:34 GMT
The ministry cancelled the projects after failing to secure funds from Arab Gulf states to finance the expansion of the national grid’s capacity.
Jordan's draft resolution called for a durable ceasefire between Israel and Gaza (File/AFP)
09:26 GMT
Jordan urged the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Jordan Tourism Board CEO Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat said having “such a magnificent golf course designed by one of the finest ‘Green’ designers in the world as Greg Norman, means a lot to Jordan’s tourism sector.”
04:55 GMT
The 18-hole Ayla grass golf course project was designed by Greg Norman, one of the world’s “leading golf course designers.”

August 20, 2014

"This is a well-established, well-rooted and very successful, very profitable organisation," Jordanian economist Riad Al Khouri told AFP.
04:55 GMT
Experts and economists believe the bank will emerge unscathed with flying colours, dismissing the case as a political attempt by American Zionist organisations looking to discredit the Palestinian cause.

August 19, 2014

"This is what I believe and what many of my colleagues believe. We are determined to give lessons to students when they come to schools next week," he said.
13:25 GMT
Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour criticised the JTA for planning the strike, accusing them of playing politics and taking students as hostages to their demands.
hese remarks were made at a meeting between JCC board of directors and a delegation representing the Palestinian union of commercial, industrial and agricultural chambers.
13:04 GMT
In response to brutal Israeli attacks on Gaza, Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC) President Nael Kabariti called on Jordanian traders and importers to boycott Israeli goods and ports