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Women at Wheel of ‘Pink Taxis’ Challenge Jordanian Norms

AMMAN — Nisrin Akoubeh checks the oil and water before getting into her taxi and pulling into Amman’s heavy traffic for another day of shuttling fellow women across the capital.

 

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His Majesty King Abdullah II Condoles Turkish President Over Victims of Istanbul Terror Attack

His Majesty King Abdullah II called Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan, condoling him over the death and injury of dozens of innocent people in Istanbul New Year's Eve terror attack .

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Minister Judeh Stresses Importance of Arab-EU Cooperation To Combat Terrorism

CAIRO -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Nasser Judeh, stressed the need to promote and strengthen cooperation between Arab countries and the European Union...

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Jordan Will Respond Firmly to Security Threats — His Majesty King Abdullah II

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday highlighted the importance of supporting security institutions, for their “huge efforts that made all Jordanians proud”.

 

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National Unity Strongest Weapon in Anti-Terror Fight

His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday stressed that Jordan is strong and capable of eliminating terrorism, and that unity between the personnel of security agencies and citizens will contribute...

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Micro-Loan Helps Mafraq Woman Challenge Stereotypes, Build ‘Something That Lasts’

AMMAN — Khuloud is a farmer and a volunteer at a community-based organisation in a rural area in the northeastern governorate of Mafraq.

 

A year ago, Khuloud received a micro-loan...

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Queen Rania Honors Outstanding Teachers, Urges Them to Lead Educational Renaissance

AMMAN -- Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah honored the winners of the 2016 Queen Rania Awards for Excellence in Education (QRAEE) in a ceremony on Tuesday, and urged a collective effort by all...

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His Majesty King Abdullah II Attends Jerusalem Martyr Re-burial Ceremony

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), on Monday attended a military ceremony that took place at the Martyr’s Memorial to bury the...

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In Jordan Valley, Women Turn Culture into a Source of Resilience

AMMAN — A project that utilises the colourful soil and natural plants of Jordan to produce hand-dyed textiles in the Jordan Valley is testament to the ambition of the Kingdom to place culture and...

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Receives Foreign Press Association’s First Ever Humanitarian Award

LONDON, UK – Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah said that human empathy and compassion need an urgent upgrade in order to keep pace with accelerating technology and innovation, after accepting...

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