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Murad, El Wakil examine ways to foster Jordanian-Egyptian economic ties

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AMMAN: President of the Amman Chamber of Commerce Issa Murad and Chairman of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce Ahmed El Wakil discussed means to strengthen Jordanian-Egyptian economic relations, according to a statement of the Amman Chamber of Commerce. During a meeting at the chamber’s headquarters, Murad and El Wakil stressed the importance of enhanced networking between the two ... Read More »

Jordan PM reshuffles cabinet as IMF reforms come into focus

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Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz announced a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday as the government looks to push through reforms intended to revive stagnant economic growth and cut public expenditure. Al-Razzaz, a former World Bank economist, was appointed by King Abdullah II in June to replace Hani al-Mulki, who resigned to defuse a crisis that saw some of the largest protests ... Read More »

Murad, El Wakil examine ways to foster Jordanian-Egyptian economic ties

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AMMAN: President of the Amman Chamber of Commerce Issa Murad and Chairman of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce Ahmed El Wakil discussed means to strengthen Jordanian-Egyptian economic relations, according to a statement of the Amman Chamber of Commerce. During a meeting at the chamber’s headquarters, Murad and El Wakil stressed the importance of enhanced networking between the two ... Read More »

Jordan’s Banking Sector Is Most Secure in the Arab World, With $70.4 Billion Assets

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The volume of combined assets of the Jordanian banking sector reached $70.4 billion by the end of the second quarter of 2018, registering a 1.7 per cent growth compared to the end of 2017, Secretary General of the Union of Arab Banks Wissam Fattouh said. Such figures make the Jordanian banking sector the most secure in the Arab region, Fattouh ... Read More »

Seven suspects in tobacco-making, smuggling case banned from travel

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AMMONNEWS: Authorities issued an order banning from travel seven people suspected of being accomplices in a case involving the illegal production and smuggling of tobacco, State Minister for Media Affairs and official government spokesperson Jumana Ghneimat announced. She said that the government will investigate and follow up on the issue, in cooperation with the security agencies and the competent authorities, ... Read More »

Jordan’s Tourism Income Hits $3.6 Billion

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Tourism revenues have increased by 15.4 per cent at the end of August 2018, reaching $3.6 billion (some JD2.6 billion), compared to around $3.1 billion registered in the same period last year, according to preliminary data released by the Central Bank of Jordan. CBJ said in a statement, carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that the increase was mainly ... Read More »

Drugs, ammunition smuggling attempt thwarted at Jordan-Syria border

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AMMAN: A security source at the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army has said that an eastern military zone unit, in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department, thwarted an alleged drug smuggling attempt on the Jordanian-Syrian border, the Jordan News Agency, Petra. He added that rules of engagement were applied after detecting several vehicles approaching Jordanian territory, resulting in their retreat to Syrian ... Read More »

Jordan thwarts attempt to smuggle weapons, narcotics

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AMMAN: Jordan’s armed forces thwarted an attempt to smuggle weapons, narcotics and terrorists into the Kingdom, the state-run Petra news agency. Following investigations and intelligence efforts by the concerned authorities, the army thwarted the attempt. The army indicated that a group of terrorists and drug dealers planned for the smuggling attempt through using an old oil pipeline between Syria and ... Read More »

Jordanian arrested for plot to smuggle six Yemenis over the Mexican border

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A man from Jordan was arrested in New York City for attempting to smuggle six Middle Easterners into the United States by way of the Mexican border, according to the Justice Department. Moayad Heider Mohammad Aldairi, who resides in Monterrey, Mexico, was taken into custody at John F. Kennedy International Airport after disembarking an international flight. Several federal agencies accuse ... Read More »

Counterfeiters Caught Smuggling Over $70 Million Worth of Fake Air Jordans into the US

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Nike’s famous slogan “Just Do It” doesn’t apply to everything. A group of sneaker counterfeiters just learned the hard way that they definitely should have not have done it, in this case, smuggle fake Air Jordans into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in New York busted five individuals for allegedly smuggling $73 million worth of fake ... Read More »

$166 Million Agreement Between Jordan,US to Rehabilitate Water Network

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Jordan and the US on Wednesday signed two grant agreements worth $166 million to rehabilitate Amman’s second main water resource and install smart metres to slash water loss. Minister of Water and Irrigation Munir Oweis and USAID Mission Director in Jordan Nancy Eslick signed the two agreements, which aim at implementing the goals of Jordan’s 2016-2025 national water strategy that ... Read More »

Counterfeiters Caught Smuggling Over $70 Million Worth of Fake Air Jordans into the US

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Nike’s famous slogan “Just Do It” doesn’t apply to everything. A group of sneaker counterfeiters just learned the hard way that they definitely should have not have done it, in this case, smuggle fake Air Jordans into the United States. US Customs and Border Protection agents in New York busted five individuals for allegedly smuggling $73 million worth of fake ... Read More »

Hundreds of Thousands of Fake Nike Air Jordans Smuggled Into New York, New Jersey: Prosecutors

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A group that allegedly smuggled more than 300,000 pairs of fake Nike Air Jordan sneakers into New York and New Jersey was broken up Tuesday by Homeland Security Investigations and NYPD detectives. More than 42 containers carrying the famed sneakers traveled from factories in China through Port Newark between January 2016 and July 2018. Air Jordan sneakers can fetch anywhere ... Read More »

Jordanian arrested for plot to smuggle six Yemenis over the Mexican border

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A man from Jordan was arrested in New York City Saturday for attempting to smuggle six Middle Easterners into the United States by way of the Mexican border, according to the Justice Department. Moayad Heider Mohammad Aldairi, who resides in Monterrey, Mexico, was taken into custody at John F. Kennedy International Airport after disembarking an international flight. Several federal agencies ... Read More »

Armed Forces dismantle terrorist smuggling network in border zone

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AMMAN: he Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army (JAF) has acted on intelligence and follow-up by the Military Intelligence Department and concerned authorities to dismantle a network smuggling weapons, drugs and terrorists through, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Saturday, citing an army source. The source said that the plan was prepared and implemented by a group of terrorists and ... Read More »

Drugs, ammunition smuggling attempt thwarted at Jordan-Syria border

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AMMAN — A security source at the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army has said that an eastern military zone unit, in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department, thwarted an alleged drug smuggling attempt on the Jordanian-Syrian border, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Sunday. He added that rules of engagement were applied after detecting several vehicles approaching Jordanian territory, resulting in ... Read More »

Drugs, ammunition smuggling attempt thwarted at Jordan-Syria border

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AMMAN — A security source at the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army has said that an eastern military zone unit, in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department, thwarted an alleged drug smuggling attempt on the Jordanian-Syrian border, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Sunday. He added that rules of engagement were applied after detecting several vehicles approaching Jordanian territory, resulting in ... Read More »

Jordanians in third night of tax rise protests

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Protests in Jordan against tax rises and austerity measures – the biggest demonstrations in years – continued for a third consecutive night. Police fired tear gas and blocked roads in the capital Amman to stop protesters getting close to the cabinet office. The protesters say a new tax bill backed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hurt the poor ... Read More »

Prince William Welcomed to Jordan by Crown Prince Hussein, For Start of Middle East Visit

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Prince William has arrived in Jordan for the start of a trip that will see him become the first member of Britain’s royal family to pay an official visit to both Israel and the Palestinian territories. The 36-year-old Duke of Cambridge touched down in Amman for a first leg billed as a chance to bond with Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein ... Read More »

Jordan King Hold Talks with Kuwait, Bahrain Leaders, Pledge to Improve Ties

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King Abdullah and Emir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah held talks in Kuwait on Tuesday, focusing on brotherly relations between the two countries and regional developments. Later in the day, the king arrived in Bahrain for a meeting with King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa and the crown prince of Bahrain. During ... Read More »