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Dust storm reduces visibility to zero on desert road, says PSD

The Public Security Directorate (PSD) said Tuesday that the desert highway from Al-Abyad to Al-Hasa Bridge was sealed due to heavy dust that reduced visibility to zero as a weather system expected to deepen in the next hours.It called on motorists to t…

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Earthquakes kill 3,685 people in Turkey, Syria

The death toll from Monday‚Äôs devastating earthquakes in Turkey has risen to nearly 2,921, the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) announced on Tuesday.According to the Andalou Agency, an official from AFAD said that the total …

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Jordan, Italy talk defence, military cooperation

Amman, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Yousef Huneiti and his Italian counterpart Thursday held talks in Amman on military cooperation.Huneiti discussed with the Italian Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragonewith, and…

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Jordan, Turkiye talk military cooperation

Amman, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Yusef Huneiti Thursday in Amman and Turkish Ambassador to Jordan Erdem Ozan on military cooperation.During the meeting, Huneiti and Ozan discussed cooperation and coordination in military, oper…

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Army chief, UN delegation talk military cooperation

Amman, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Maj. Gen. Yousef Huneiti on Wednesday, received a United Nations delegation, headed by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix.The meeting comes in continuation of the Jorda…

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Police statement shows cyber-crime in Jordan increased sixfold since 2015

The Anti-Cybercrime Unit with the Public Security Directorate (PSD) Tuesday said that cybercrime-related cases in Jordan had surged sixfold since 2015.The Unit said in a statement that the spread of technology, digital solutions, smartphone application…

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Research institute tackles truffle farming potential in Jordan

Amman, A local non-profit research institute discussed the potential of desert truffle cultivation in the Kingdom as a rare and profitable commodity that has nutrition and health benefits.During a seminar held Sunday by the Jordan Society for Scientifi…

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Jordan participates in Arab human rights commission session

Cairo, Jordan is participating in the two-day twenty-first session of the Arab Commission on Human Rights that started Monday at the Arab League HQ in Cairo to discuss Jordan’s reports on human rights in the country.Jordan’s Permanent Representative to…

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US disability rights advisor visits Amman to promote inclusion for human rights

Amman, The United States Department of State’s Special Advisor on International Disability Rights, Sara Minkara, visited Jordan from January 27 to 29 to advance shared goals of inclusion and respect for human rights in all aspects of society.The visit …

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Jordan condemns deadly attack on Pakistan mosque

Amman, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Monday condemned a bomb blast at a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, which killed dozens of people and injured many more.The Ministry reiterated in a statement Jordan’s solidar…