Ammon News, Main News

King holds trilateral meeting with Iraqi, Palestinian presidents

[5/23/2019 7:09:54 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, Iraqi President Barham Salih, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held a trilateral meeting at Basman Palace on Thursday. The meeting, attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, covered the deep-rooted Jordanian-Iraqi-Palestinian ties and the latest regional developments. Discussions addressed the Palestinian cause and the importance of supporting the Palestinians in securing their legitimate rights and establishing their independent state on the 4 June 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital. President Salih and President Abbas reaffirmed the importance of the Hashemite Custodianship of Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, commending Jordan’s historical and religious role, led by King Abdullah, in safeguarding holy sites. Moreover, the meeting covered the need for economic cooperation and integration, especially in water, energy, transport, culture, and exchange of medical expertise. The importance of maintaining coordination in service of Arab causes and regional stability and security was also stressed. His Majesty, President Salih, and President Abbas underscored the need to unify positions and bolster joint Arab action to overcome challenges and crises. His Majesty hosted an iftar in honour of President Salih and President Abbas, attended by senior officials from the three countries.

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King welcomes Iraqi president on his arrival in Amman

[5/23/2019 11:20:04 AM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II received at the Marka Military Airport Iraqi President Barham Salih on his arrival in Amman on Thursday. A number of high-ranking officials were also on hand to welcome the Iraqi leader, including the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, the King's Advisor for Communication and Coordination, the Director of the General Intelligence, the Amman Mayor, the Jordanian Ambassador in Baghdad, the Iraqi Ambassador in Amman and Embassy Staff.

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Gov't announces new cuts on milk production cost

[5/23/2019 11:17:37 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The government last week took measures to cut the cost of producing milk used in the dairy industry in a bid to reduce the burden on farmers and keep dairy prices stable for the citizens. It reduced the tax on milk and dairy production inputs, including cans, boxes or cages from 16 percent to 10 percent, and fixed the milk tax at just 4 percent.

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King congratulates Indonesian President on re-election

[5/23/2019 11:07:53 AM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday sent a cable to Indonesia's President Joko Widodo congratulating him on his re-election for a new presidential term. In the cable, the King expressed keenness to develop ties of cooperation and friendship between Jordan and Indonesia, wishing Widodo success and his people further progress and prosperity.

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Syrian army shoots down drone near Hama’s airport

[5/23/2019 6:27:33 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The Syrian army shot down a drone loaded with bombs near Hama’s airport, Syrian state TV said late on Wednesday. The drone was launched by al-Nusra Front militants, the state television added. No further details were immediately available. On Wednesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that militants based in Idlib had also launched a missile attack on Russia’s Hmeymim air base, but that their missiles were either shot down or did not reach their target. *Reuters

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Russia: US being ‘malicious’, electronic gadgets sent to Syria’s Hmeimim

[9/25/2018 3:45:47 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Despite American condemnation and the Israeli state of alert with the Russian Defense Ministry announcement on Monday that it will supply the Syrian regime with S-300 defense missiles, it seems that Russia is determined to proceed with its project. According to Russian newspaper Izvestiya, the first group of electronic warfare devices was delivered on Monday on an El-76 plane, to Syria’s Hmeimim military base. This is despite the warning that it will disrupt the functioning of radars and communications systems on aircraft trying to approach the Syrian shores. The Interfax news agency said that the work of these groups will aim to disrupt the work of radars and communications systems and control aircraft that will attack Syrian territory. The means of electronic warfare would disrupt the work of satellite navigation systems. This development, comes after a Russian reconnaissance plane was shot down on September, 17, off Lattakia, killing 15Russian servicemen on board. The Russian Defense Ministry blamed the Israeli air force for that incident and described Israeli conduct as “deliberate.” On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin that supplying advanced weapon systems to “irresponsible players” would increase dangers in the region, Netanyahu’s office said. Full story Russia foreign ministry: US is being ‘Malicious’ At the same time, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that the arguments of Russia’s partners, who previously demanded that Syria should not get the S-300 missile defense system, are no longer convincing, stressing that any country has the right to provide technical military support to its partners. The ministry stressed that the supply the S-300 missile defense system to Syria will not lead to escalation in Syria, but to stability, noting that this system is defensive, and the United States is being “malicious” when it says that Russia’s export of the missiles threaten the US security. The Russian Foreign Ministry explained that the S-300, which will be received by Syria will be able to cover the Syrian airspace, where it requires doing so. *Al Arabiya

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Gov’t amends fuel prices

[5/31/2018 5:34:35 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The government pricing committee on Thursday set the price of unleaded 90-octane gasoline at JD0.860 per litre for June instead of JD0.815, while unleaded 95-octane gasoline will be sold at JD0.1100 per litre instead of JD0.1050. Kerosene and solar were priced at JD0.645 per litre instead of JD 0.615, according to the committee. The committee noted that the price of gas cylinder will remain unchanged at JD7 despite their actual increase to JD8.60 internationally. The fuel pricing committee meets monthly to adjust fuel prices to correspond with a formula applied since February 2008 according to a Cabinet decision.

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