Ammon News, Jordan News

Rise in temperatures forecast over weekend

[5/25/2017 9:51:41 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Moderate weather is expected in most parts of the Kingdom, while it will be relatively hot in the Jordan valley and the Gulf of Aqaba, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily update. There will be a slight drop in temperatures on Friday, bringing pleasant weather across the country. Winds will be northwesterly moderate. Similar weather conditions are expected to continue on Saturday and Sunday, the JMD said. High clouds will appear and winds will be northwesterly moderate to brisk, blowing dust in the southern and eastern regions, the JMD added. Temperatures will reach a high of 27 degrees Celsius in Amman and the eastern and southern parts of the Kingdom, and 38 degrees Celsius in Aqaba.

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King, Crown Prince receive cables on 71st Independence Day

[5/24/2017 4:11:44 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Wednesday, received cables of congratulations from leaders of Arab, Muslim and friendly countries on the 71st anniversary of Jordan’s Independence Day. They wished the King continued good health and the Jordanian people further progress and prosperity, emphasizing ties between their Jordan and their countries. The King also received cables from the prime minister, the Senate president, the Lower House speaker, president of the Judicial Council, the chief justice, the grand mufti of Jordan, the army chief, the directors of the departments of intelligence and civil defense and acting directors of the public security and gendarmerie and the Economic, and Social Association of Retired Servicemen and Veterans. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah also received similar cables on this occasion from civil and military officials.

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King congratulates the nation on Independence Day

[5/24/2017 4:09:14 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday congratulated the nation on its 71st Independence Day, which falls tomorrow May 25th, and said it is an occasion to proudly recall the great achievements of the first generation of builders and their great services to this most precious homeland. Following is the full text of His Majesty's remarks posted on his official Twitter account: "In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Compassionate, Prayers and peace be upon the Arab Hashemite Prophet Mohammad, My brothers and sisters, Peace, God’s mercy and blessings be upon you, and happy Independence Day to you and to our beloved Jordan. Tomorrow, we celebrate our Independence Day, a national occasion dear to our hearts that stands as a testament to our freedom and unwavering determination. It is an occasion to proudly recall the great achievements of the first generation of builders and their great services to this most precious homeland. We are, with God’s blessings, following in this path, turning challenges into opportunities to progress into the future with faith and determination. Independence is a continuous process of building and achieving, so today I speak to my daughters and sons the youth of this nation. They are the shining beacon of hope and the inspiring creative energies that have transformed our Jordan into a model of excellence and entrepreneurship. They confidently and fearlessly continue to create and innovate to put Jordan at the top. My sons and daughters, I believe that young, responsible Jordanians are our future, and, therefore, the spirit of taking the initiative must be instilled within them early on at their schools and universities, where they are trained, qualified, and empowered to transform their aspirations into a tangible reality. For innovation to take root, it cannot be the exception, but the norm and a way of life. Students, teachers, soldiers, security officers, labourers, and every young man and woman all play their part in our journey to build on our achievements. Our youth, wherever they are, deserve to be celebrated on this day for their accomplishments. They are an example in giving and pioneering for all Jordanians to follow. They remind us that love of country is about dedication and working diligently for a better today and a promising tomorrow. Wishing our Jordan and our youth a happy Independence Day, Peace, God’s mercy and blessings be upon you."

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Jordanian scientists to access research reactors of nuclear countries

[5/24/2017 4:06:40 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Jordan and France on Wednesday signed a partnership to allow Jordanian atomic energy scientists to access nuclear research reactors of member countries of the Nuclear Club. The agreement, which comes in the framework of the ICERR program (International Center based on Research Reactors), was signed by Chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, Khaled Toukan, and Director of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, Daniel Verwaerde. "The agreement is the first of its kind signed by a Middle Eastern country", Toukan said, adding that the program, which was launched earlier this year by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), aims to allow scientists from member states to easily access research reactors in nuclear countries. The French official said that his country's nuclear facilities are among the most advanced in the world in the field of nuclear research, and the first to receive a certificate of recognition from IAEA. Verwaerde added that his country supports the responsible development of peaceful reactors and helps countries that use this form of nuclear energy, which produces limited amounts of greenhouse gas emissions.

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King makes telephone call with British PM

[5/24/2017 4:04:31 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday made a telephone call with British Prime Minister Theresa May, in which he reiterated his strong condemnation of the horrific terrorist bombing that targeted a concert at Manchester Arena, killing many innocent victims and injuring scores others. King Abdullah affirmed Jordan's support for the United Kingdom in confronting terrorism and extremism and all regional and international efforts to combat this menace, which threatens global security and stability.

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King receives letter from Palestinian president

[5/24/2017 9:13:07 AM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday, received a letter from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in which he thanked the King for the special attention given by His Majesty to the Palestinian issue in his speech at the Arab-Islamic-American Summit, which was held in the Saudi capital Riyadh on May 21. In his letter, president Abbas voiced his pride in King Abdullah’s honorable stance and praised the King’s support to the Palestinian people as well as the holy places.

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Jordan condemns storming of Al Aqsa Mosque

[5/24/2017 9:11:39 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The government condemned the Israeli occupation authorities for allowing Jewish extremists to storm Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif, which provokes Muslims around the world. Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani said that the government held Israel, as the occupying power, fully responsible for not stopping calls by some Israeli cabinet members and some Knesset members which led Jewish settlers to storm Al Aqsa Mosque. Israeli hostility will have severe consequences on Muslims holy sites, international laws and the peace agreement signed with Jordan, Momani said. Momani reiterated Jordan's stance that rejects the Israeli measures to change the status quo in Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif, where only Muslims can worship at the site. The minister pointed to the Hashemite custodianship of the holy sites in Jerusalem, stressing Jordan's commitment towards holy sites, prayers and employees of the Jordanian Jerusalem Awqaf.

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