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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 »

Japanese businesses ‘keen on benefitting from Kingdom’s economic incentives’

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AMMAN: Representatives of major Japanese companies on Monday affirmed their keenness to expand their investments in Jordan in a number of vital sectors. Speaking in interviews with the press after meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah in Tokyo, executives of major Japanese companies who are members of the Jordan-Japan Friendship Association noted the incentives offered by Jordan’s economy to investors ... Read More »

Jordan says Israel wants to discuss border land deals

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AMMAN: Jordan said Israel had asked for consultations on a special land deal agreed upon in their peace treaty that the Jordanian government wants to end. Under the peace treaty, two border areas were recognized to be under Jordanian sovereignty but gave Israel special provisions to use the land and allow Israelis free access. Jordan formally notified Israel two weeks ... Read More »

Jordan says Israel wants to discuss border land deals

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AMMAN: Jordan said Israel had asked for consultations on a special land deal agreed upon in their peace treaty that the Jordanian government wants to end. Under the peace treaty, two border areas were recognized to be under Jordanian sovereignty but gave Israel special provisions to use the land and allow Israelis free access. Jordan formally notified Israel two weeks ... Read More »

Jordan, Turkey Best of Friends, Moving to Sustain Free Trade Deal

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“Jordan and Turkey face common challenges. The two countries enjoy deep and distinguished ties and they need to join forces to work and cooperate for a better Middle East, a matter that will play a key role in fulfilling desired objectives,” the ambassador said on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic, which the ... Read More »

Indonesian businesses ink Jordan, Palestine contracts

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Six Indonesian companies have signed contracts worth US$21.4 million with their counterparts from Jordan and Palestine during the recent 33rd Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) in Tangerang, Banten. The Indonesian companies signed the contracts with Jordan’s Al Bushnaq Trading Co. food & beverage company and Jozor Al Malayo for Import & Export, as well as ... 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 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 »