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Pompeo: No comment on spies caught in Iran, Tehran has history of lying

AMMONNEWS - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday dismissed Iran’s announcement that it had captured 17 spies working for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and sentenced some to death.“The Iranian regime has a long history of lying,” Pompe
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Pompeo: No comment on spies caught in Iran, Tehran has history of lying

AMMONNEWS - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday dismissed Iran’s announcement that it had captured 17 spies working for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and sentenced some to death.“The Iranian regime has a long history of lying,” Pompeo said in an interview on Fox News.*Reut

King visits Al Husseini Mosque upon returning to Jordan to check aftermath of recent fire

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, upon returning to Jordan on Monday, visited Al Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman to check the aftermath of the recent fire that broke out in parts of the mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the Kingdom.King Abdullah, ac
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King visits Al Husseini Mosque upon returning to Jordan to check aftermath of recent fire

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, upon returning to Jordan on Monday, visited Al Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman to check the aftermath of the recent fire that broke out in parts of the mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the Kingdom.King Abdullah, accompanied by His Royal Highness Princ

PM meets UN General Assembly President

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, on Monday received the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, who is in Jordan for a several-day working visit.During the meeting, Razzaz highlighted the partnership and cooperation
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PM meets UN General Assembly President

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, on Monday received the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, who is in Jordan for a several-day working visit.During the meeting, Razzaz highlighted the partnership and cooperation between Jordan and the United Nations

Lower House committee condemns Israeli demolition of Jerusalem homes

AMMONNEWS - Chairman of the Lower House of Parliament's Palestine Committee Yahya al-Sa'ud on Monday described Israel's large-scale demolition of 16 buildings in an East Jerusalem neighborhood as a crime and called for immediate international action.In a stat
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Lower House committee condemns Israeli demolition of Jerusalem homes

AMMONNEWS - Chairman of the Lower House of Parliament's Palestine Committee Yahya al-Sa'ud on Monday described Israel's large-scale demolition of 16 buildings in an East Jerusalem neighborhood as a crime and called for immediate international action.In a statement, Al-Sa'ud said the demolition o

Financial stability forum opens in Amman

AMMONNEWS - Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), Adel Sharkas, on Monday opened a forum on strengthening financial stability organized by the Union of Arab Banks in cooperation with the CBJ and the Association of Banks in Jordan.In a speech de
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Financial stability forum opens in Amman

AMMONNEWS - Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), Adel Sharkas, on Monday opened a forum on strengthening financial stability organized by the Union of Arab Banks in cooperation with the CBJ and the Association of Banks in Jordan.In a speech delivered on behalf of the CBJ Governor

Normal summer conditions forecast Sunday, rise in temps forecast until Tuesday

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to prevail on Sunday in many parts of the Kingdom, while it will be hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea with low clouds and northwesterly moderate to brisk winds, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JM
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Normal summer conditions forecast Sunday, rise in temps forecast until Tuesday

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to prevail on Sunday in many parts of the Kingdom, while it will be hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea with low clouds and northwesterly moderate to brisk winds, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said.Temperatures will slightly ri

Tawjihi results to be announced Thursday

AMMONNEWS - The Education Ministry will announce the results of the 2019 General Secondary Education Certificate Examination, locally known as Tawjihi, on Thursday.Education Minister, Walid Maani, is scheduled to hold a press conference at 11:00 am at the Que
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Tawjihi results to be announced Thursday

AMMONNEWS - The Education Ministry will announce the results of the 2019 General Secondary Education Certificate Examination, locally known as Tawjihi, on Thursday.Education Minister, Walid Maani, is scheduled to hold a press conference at 11:00 am at the Queen Rania Centre for Education and Inf

UK ministers drawing up plans to target Iran regime with sanctions: Report

AMMONNEWS - British ministers are making plans aimed at targeting Iran with sanctions in the aftermath of the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf, the Telegraph newspaper reported.British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to an
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UK ministers drawing up plans to target Iran regime with sanctions: Report

AMMONNEWS - British ministers are making plans aimed at targeting Iran with sanctions in the aftermath of the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf, the Telegraph newspaper reported.British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to announce on Sunday diplomatic and econo

Razzaz stresses depth of Jordanian-Moroccan ties

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, discussed with Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita on Saturday ways to enhance bilateral relations and maintain coordination and consultation on various regional and intern
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Razzaz stresses depth of Jordanian-Moroccan ties

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, discussed with Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita on Saturday ways to enhance bilateral relations and maintain coordination and consultation on various regional and international issues.During the meeting her

Ministry follows on death of two Jordanians in traffic accidents in KSA, US

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Saturday said it was following up on the deaths of two Jordanians in two traffic accidents in Indiana in the US and in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The Ministry's Director of Operations, Sufian Qudah
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Ministry follows on death of two Jordanians in traffic accidents in KSA, US

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Saturday said it was following up on the deaths of two Jordanians in two traffic accidents in Indiana in the US and in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The Ministry's Director of Operations, Sufian Qudah, said the ministry is coordinating wi

JPMC: No injuries in phosphoric acid leakage incident

AMMONNEWS - The Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC) announced on Saturday no injuries were reported in a sudden leakage of phosphoric acid on Saturday morning from one of the company's tanks in the industrial complex in Aqaba.The company said in a press sta
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JPMC: No injuries in phosphoric acid leakage incident

AMMONNEWS - The Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC) announced on Saturday no injuries were reported in a sudden leakage of phosphoric acid on Saturday morning from one of the company's tanks in the industrial complex in Aqaba.The company said in a press statement that its technical teams dealt

Iran guards post video of troops rappelling onto British-flagged tanker

AMMONNEWS - Iran's Revolutionary Guards posted a video online on Saturday showing speedboats pulling up alongside the detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero and troops wearing ski masks and carrying machine guns rappelling to its deck from a helicopter.
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Iran guards post video of troops rappelling onto British-flagged tanker

AMMONNEWS - Iran's Revolutionary Guards posted a video online on Saturday showing speedboats pulling up alongside the detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero and troops wearing ski masks and carrying machine guns rappelling to its deck from a helicopter.London wants to de-escalate tensions

Normal summer conditions forecast Saturday, rise in temperatures over next two days

AMMONNEWS - Temperatures on Saturday are expected to remain below annual average with normal summer conditions across the country, while it will be hot in the Jordan valley, the Dead Sea and Aqaba, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said.At night, mod
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Normal summer conditions forecast Saturday, rise in temperatures over next two days

AMMONNEWS - Temperatures on Saturday are expected to remain below annual average with normal summer conditions across the country, while it will be hot in the Jordan valley, the Dead Sea and Aqaba, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said.At night, moderate conditions will prevail in many

Razzaz, Chinese delegation discuss trade, investment cooperation

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, discussed on Thursday with the Director General of Chinese-Arab Technology and Culture Transfer Centre , Xing Ji Guo, and an investment delegation representing a group of Chinese companies in agriculture, transportatio
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Razzaz, Chinese delegation discuss trade, investment cooperation

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, discussed on Thursday with the Director General of Chinese-Arab Technology and Culture Transfer Centre , Xing Ji Guo, and an investment delegation representing a group of Chinese companies in agriculture, transportation, information technology and health sect

Normal summer conditions forecast over weekend

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected Thursday in hilly areas and plains, while it will be hot in other parts of the country with low clouds and northwesterly moderate winds, blowing dust in the Badia regions, the Jordan Meteorological Departmen
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Normal summer conditions forecast over weekend

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected Thursday in hilly areas and plains, while it will be hot in other parts of the country with low clouds and northwesterly moderate winds, blowing dust in the Badia regions, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.Daytim

King closely follows up on Al-Husseini Mosque blaze, directs restoration

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, Wednesday evening, closely followed up on fire erupted in the historical Al-Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman, and immediately directed the Royal Court Chief to restore the shrine, maintain its Islamic, historical an
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King closely follows up on Al-Husseini Mosque blaze, directs restoration

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, Wednesday evening, closely followed up on fire erupted in the historical Al-Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman, and immediately directed the Royal Court Chief to restore the shrine, maintain its Islamic, historical and architectural designs.The King has a

Iran Revolutionary Guards seize foreign tanker for ‘fuel smuggling’: State TV

AMMONNEWS - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) seized an oil tanker carrying “smuggled fuel” last Sunday, along with 12 crew members, in the Arabian Gulf, Iran’s state television reported on Thursday.Citing a statement released by the IRGC, Iran’s C
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Iran Revolutionary Guards seize foreign tanker for ‘fuel smuggling’: State TV

AMMONNEWS - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) seized an oil tanker carrying “smuggled fuel” last Sunday, along with 12 crew members, in the Arabian Gulf, Iran’s state television reported on Thursday.Citing a statement released by the IRGC, Iran’s Channel One reported that a foreign oil tanker c

EU launches a capabilities enforcement project at the Eastern borders

AMMONNEWS - The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Jordan and Expertise France have announced the launch of a new project entitled «Reinforcing Jordan’s Capabilities at the Eastern Borders». The ceremony, held on 18 July at the King Hussei
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EU launches a capabilities enforcement project at the Eastern borders

AMMONNEWS - The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Jordan and Expertise France have announced the launch of a new project entitled «Reinforcing Jordan’s Capabilities at the Eastern Borders». The ceremony, held on 18 July at the King Hussein Business Park in Amman, was attended by Represent

Razzaz meets Iraqi interior minister

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, stressed the «strategic and brotherly» relations between Jordan and Iraq and the keenness to enhance joint cooperation in all fields to serve the interests of both countries and peoples.During his meeting w
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Razzaz meets Iraqi interior minister

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, stressed the «strategic and brotherly» relations between Jordan and Iraq and the keenness to enhance joint cooperation in all fields to serve the interests of both countries and peoples.During his meeting with Iraqi Interior Minister, Yassin al-Yasiri, in

Media enjoys more freedom in Jordan than in neighboring countries- British Ambassador

AMMONNEWS - Jordanian press enjoys more freedom than in surrounding countries, British Ambassador to Jordan, Edward Oakden, said stressing that media is essential to safeguarding democracy and a cornerstone of a free society.The envoy's remarks came at a rec
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Media enjoys more freedom in Jordan than in neighboring countries- British Ambassador

AMMONNEWS - Jordanian press enjoys more freedom than in surrounding countries, British Ambassador to Jordan, Edward Oakden, said stressing that media is essential to safeguarding democracy and a cornerstone of a free society.The envoy's remarks came at a reception held at his residence in Amman

Razzaz, Turkish delegation discuss boosting joint investment opportunities

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, on Wednesday met a Turkish business delegation visiting the Kingdom in the framework of boosting economic and investment relations between the two countries.The meeting, which was held at the prime minister's office, d
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Razzaz, Turkish delegation discuss boosting joint investment opportunities

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, on Wednesday met a Turkish business delegation visiting the Kingdom in the framework of boosting economic and investment relations between the two countries.The meeting, which was held at the prime minister's office, discussed means of developing Jordania

King talks life, family, and Jordan in interview with university students

AMMONNEWS - In an interview released on Wednesday with students from the University of Jordan and Yarmouk University, His Majesty King Abdullah talked about his family and personal life.The interview, released on the two universities’ social media pages, co
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King talks life, family, and Jordan in interview with university students

AMMONNEWS - In an interview released on Wednesday with students from the University of Jordan and Yarmouk University, His Majesty King Abdullah talked about his family and personal life.The interview, released on the two universities’ social media pages, covered King Abdullah’s reflections on ke

Turkish diplomat, one other shot dead in Kurdish capital

AMMONNEWS - At least two people including a Turkish diplomat were shot dead on Wednesday in a rare attack in the capital of Iraq’s northern Kurdish region, local security officials and Turkey’s foreign ministry said.A gunman opened fire at a restaurant i
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Turkish diplomat, one other shot dead in Kurdish capital

AMMONNEWS - At least two people including a Turkish diplomat were shot dead on Wednesday in a rare attack in the capital of Iraq’s northern Kurdish region, local security officials and Turkey’s foreign ministry said.A gunman opened fire at a restaurant in Erbil where Turkish diplomats were dinin

Jordan government rocked by legal challenges over secret gas deal with Israel

AMMONNEWS - A raft of legal challenges filed across Jordan has placed the kingdom’s latest controversial gas deal with Israel in jeopardy, and placed greater strain and uncertainty on the government of Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz.After an earlier deal spa
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Jordan government rocked by legal challenges over secret gas deal with Israel

AMMONNEWS - A raft of legal challenges filed across Jordan has placed the kingdom’s latest controversial gas deal with Israel in jeopardy, and placed greater strain and uncertainty on the government of Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz.After an earlier deal sparked protests, Jordan secretly signed a

Hot, summer-like conditions continue for three days

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions will continue to prevail on Tuesday in many parts of the Kingdom, while it will be hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, with low clouds and northwesterly moderate winds, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) sai
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Hot, summer-like conditions continue for three days

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions will continue to prevail on Tuesday in many parts of the Kingdom, while it will be hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, with low clouds and northwesterly moderate winds, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.At night, pleasa

PM visits companies supportive of leading start-ups in Irbid

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Tuesday visited a number of companies which support the ideas of leading start-ups in the Irbid Development Zone.During the visit, Razzaz looked first hand at the «Shamal Start» project aimed at supportin
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PM visits companies supportive of leading start-ups in Irbid

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Tuesday visited a number of companies which support the ideas of leading start-ups in the Irbid Development Zone.During the visit, Razzaz looked first hand at the «Shamal Start» project aimed at supporting youth and start-up companies in the field of inn

Amman stock market closes on lower note

AMMONNEWS - The Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) closed Tuesday's trading session down by 0.27 percent at 1,871 points. A total of 4 million shares were traded through 2,306 transactions at a trading value of JD3.6 million.When comparing the closing prices of compa
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Amman stock market closes on lower note

AMMONNEWS - The Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) closed Tuesday's trading session down by 0.27 percent at 1,871 points. A total of 4 million shares were traded through 2,306 transactions at a trading value of JD3.6 million.When comparing the closing prices of companies with traded shares, 44 saw their

Trump says US wants to help and work with Iran, not looking for regime change

AMMONNEWS - President Donald Trump said Tuesday the United States is not pushing to topple Iran's leadership but is determined to stop it acquiring nuclear weapons. «We are not looking for regime change. We are not looking for that at all,» Trump
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Trump says US wants to help and work with Iran, not looking for regime change

AMMONNEWS - President Donald Trump said Tuesday the United States is not pushing to topple Iran's leadership but is determined to stop it acquiring nuclear weapons. «We are not looking for regime change. We are not looking for that at all,» Trump said during a cabinet meeting. "They can't have a

Ministry of Energy: Global oil prices climb in July's second week

AMMONNEWS - Prices of international oil derivatives during the second week of July increased compared to their prices in the first week of the month, according to a report by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on Monday.The report stated that the pr
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Ministry of Energy: Global oil prices climb in July's second week

AMMONNEWS - Prices of international oil derivatives during the second week of July increased compared to their prices in the first week of the month, according to a report by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on Monday.The report stated that the price of gasoline octane 95 rose 5.1 pe

8th session of the Joint Jordanian-American Committee concludes

AMMONNEWS - The 8th session of the Joint Jordanian-American Committee concluded on Monday during which the committee discussed bilateral economic cooperation in various fields and ways of enhancing trade exchange between two countries.During the 5- day meetin
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8th session of the Joint Jordanian-American Committee concludes

AMMONNEWS - The 8th session of the Joint Jordanian-American Committee concluded on Monday during which the committee discussed bilateral economic cooperation in various fields and ways of enhancing trade exchange between two countries.During the 5- day meetings, the committee, chaired by the Sec

Jordanian missing in Turkey found: Foreign Ministry

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Monday said a Jordanian citizens who was reported missing in Turkey was found in an Istanbul hospital recuperating from injuries he sustained following a traffic accident.Director of Operations Ce
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Jordanian missing in Turkey found: Foreign Ministry

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Monday said a Jordanian citizens who was reported missing in Turkey was found in an Istanbul hospital recuperating from injuries he sustained following a traffic accident.Director of Operations Center at the Ministry, Sufian Qudah, s

Tourism revenue at $2.6 billion in first half of 2019

AMMONNEWS - The tourism sector delivered a six-month revenue of $2.6 billion with over 2.438 million visitors arriving in the Kingdom since the beginning of the current year continuing a strong rebound that started in late 2016.The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ
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Tourism revenue at $2.6 billion in first half of 2019

AMMONNEWS - The tourism sector delivered a six-month revenue of $2.6 billion with over 2.438 million visitors arriving in the Kingdom since the beginning of the current year continuing a strong rebound that started in late 2016.The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) said tourism income surged by 8.3 p

Iran threatens to restore pre-2015 nuclear capabilities

AMMONNEWS - Iran will restore the nuclear capabilities it had before its nuclear deal with world powers, unless European countries fulfill their obligations, the spokesman for Iran’s nuclear agency, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said on Monday, according to IRNA new
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Iran threatens to restore pre-2015 nuclear capabilities

AMMONNEWS - Iran will restore the nuclear capabilities it had before its nuclear deal with world powers, unless European countries fulfill their obligations, the spokesman for Iran’s nuclear agency, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said on Monday, according to IRNA news agency.Iran has repeated that European

PM reveals gov't plans to make kindergarten mandatory in 2020

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz has revealed a governmental inclination to make kindergarten mandatory as of September 2020.Starting schooling at the age of five will contribute to providing students with qualitative education in early childhood befor
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PM reveals gov't plans to make kindergarten mandatory in 2020

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz has revealed a governmental inclination to make kindergarten mandatory as of September 2020.Starting schooling at the age of five will contribute to providing students with qualitative education in early childhood before enrolling in primary school, Razzaz

Kingdom welcomes Chinese companies, JIC says

AMMONNEWS - Acting chairman of the Jordan Investment Commission (JIC) Faridon Hartouqa Sunday held a meeting with Director General of the China-Arab States Technology and Culture Transfer Center Xing Ji Guo and a consultative delegation representing 14 Chines
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Kingdom welcomes Chinese companies, JIC says

AMMONNEWS - Acting chairman of the Jordan Investment Commission (JIC) Faridon Hartouqa Sunday held a meeting with Director General of the China-Arab States Technology and Culture Transfer Center Xing Ji Guo and a consultative delegation representing 14 Chinese companies from the sectors of agricultu

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