Ammon News, Jordan News

Tawjihi results to be announced Thursday

[7/21/2019 7:15:33 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The Education Ministry will announce the results of the 2019 General Secondary Education Certificate Examination, locally known as Tawjihi, on Thursday. Education Minister, Walid Maani, is scheduled to hold a press conference at 11:00 am at the Queen Rania Centre for Education and Information Technology to make the announcement.

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Normal summer conditions forecast Sunday, rise in temps forecast until Tuesday

[7/21/2019 7:12:18 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to prevail on Sunday in many parts of the Kingdom, while it will be hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea with low clouds and northwesterly moderate to brisk winds, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said. Temperatures will slightly rise on Monday, becoming above their annual average and creating relatively hot conditions in the hilly areas and the plains, while it will be hot in other regions with northwesterly moderate winds, the JMD added. A further rise in mercury levels is expected on Tuesday, bringing hot and dry weather in many areas, while it will be very hot in the Jordan Valley and Aqaba with high clouds. Winds will be northeasterly to northwesterly moderate to brisk at times, the department noted. Daytime temperatures expected for today in Amman, the northern areas will hover around 31 degrees Celsius dropping down to 20 and 21 respectively. The weather will be hotter in the port city of Aqaba with highs reaching 40 degrees Celsius and lows sliding to 28 at night, the JMD further said.

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JPMC: No injuries in phosphoric acid leakage incident

[7/20/2019 5:32:27 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC) announced on Saturday no injuries were reported in a sudden leakage of phosphoric acid on Saturday morning from one of the company's tanks in the industrial complex in Aqaba. The company said in a press statement that its technical teams dealt with the leakage from the tank, which was recently updated and maintained. It added that a technical committee was set up to determine the causes of acid leakage to avoid this in the future. The company explained that it had previously decided as part of its modernization plan to build additional tanks for phosphoric acid in the industrial complex after coordination with the Civil Defense Department, the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, the Aqaba Development Corporation and other concerned parties regarding the construction site of these tanks.

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Ministry follows on death of two Jordanians in traffic accidents in KSA, US

[7/20/2019 5:30:02 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Saturday said it was following up on the deaths of two Jordanians in two traffic accidents in Indiana in the US and in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The Ministry's Director of Operations, Sufian Qudah, said the ministry is coordinating with the concerned authorities in both Saudi Arabia and the US on both accidents.

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Razzaz stresses depth of Jordanian-Moroccan ties

[7/20/2019 5:27:32 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, discussed with Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita on Saturday ways to enhance bilateral relations and maintain coordination and consultation on various regional and international issues. During the meeting here, which was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, and the delegation accompanying the Moroccan minister, Razzaz affirmed the role of the two Kingdoms' governments in implementing what King Abdullah II and King Mohammed VI agreed on during their summit in Casablanca in March 2019 aimed to enhance mutual cooperation to the level of a multi-faceted strategic partnership, and maintain the approach of joint consultation and coordination. This level of cooperation reflects the strength of the relationship between the two leaderships and the two peoples in all political and economic fields, Razzaz pointed out. On the political front, Razzaz said the two countries share similar positions on the Palestinian issue and their support for the rights of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state on the June 4, 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital, and their permanent coordination in the defense of Jerusalem and the protection of its holy sites. On the economic front, Razzaz stressed the "great" opportunities available to increase bilateral cooperation in many fields and sectors, to achieve complementarity between the two countries, to increase coordination in terms of access to new markets in Africa, and to contribute to reconstruction in some countries in the region. Discussing future prospects, Razzaz pointed to the possibility of increasing cooperation between the two countries in the fields of pharmaceuticals, phosphate, local administration, and tourism, and commended King Mohammed VI's directives to establish a vocational training center in Jordan that covers several fields, including tourism. He also noted the launch of a direct air line between the two countries since last April will contribute to increasing the joint tourism movement. During the meeting, discussions went over the importance of preparing to convene meetings of the Jordanian-Moroccan High Joint Committee as soon as possible to serve the bilateral relations. For his part, the Moroccan minister said his three-day visit to Jordan comes within the framework of implementing the directives of the two countries' leaders to activate the strategic partnership between the two kingdoms. The Moroccan official also stressed his country's keenness to expand the horizons of bilateral cooperation and achieve them through action programs in all political and economic fields.

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Normal summer conditions forecast Saturday, rise in temperatures over next two days

[7/20/2019 12:50:06 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Temperatures on Saturday are expected to remain below annual average with normal summer conditions across the country, while it will be hot in the Jordan valley, the Dead Sea and Aqaba, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said. At night, moderate conditions will prevail in many parts of the Kingdom, with northwesterly moderate winds picking up at times and bringing dust mainly in the eastern pars of the Kingdom. Low clouds are also forecast overnight and early morning hours, the JMD added. Daytime temperatures expected for today in Amman, the northern and southern cities will reach 31 degrees Celsius dropping down to 19, 20 respectively. The weather will be hotter in the port city of Aqaba with highs reaching 41 degrees Celsius and lows sliding to 29 at night, the JMD further said. A slight rise in mercury levels are expected on Sunday, but they remain below seasonal average with normal summer conditions in the hilly areas, while it will be hot in Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and Aqaba, it also added. A tangible rise is also expected on Monday, bringing relatively hot in the hilly areas and hot in other parts of the country with highs clouds and northeasterly to northwesterly moderate.

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Razzaz meets Iraqi interior minister

[7/18/2019 7:40:33 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, stressed the "strategic and brotherly" relations between Jordan and Iraq and the keenness to enhance joint cooperation in all fields to serve the interests of both countries and peoples. During his meeting with Iraqi Interior Minister, Yassin al-Yasiri, in the presence of Interior Minister, Salama Hammad, and Iraqi Ambassador to Jordan Safia al-Suhail, the premier said the two countries' governments are constantly working within the one-team framework to implement the directives of the two leaderships to establish a new phase of mutual cooperation and overcome any obstacles facing it. Razzaz pointed to the "historic" visit of His Majesty King Abdullah II to Iraq last year and the visit of Iraqi President Barham Salih to Amman, which underscore the political will and sincere desire to open wider horizons for bilateral relations and integration between the two countries, especially in the economic and trade fields. Razzaz said Jordan will maintain its unwavering support to the Iraqi people, adding the security of the two countries is "inseparable." In this context, he highlighted the importance of the efforts exerted by the interior ministries and competent bodies in both countries to ensure overcoming any security challenges and facilitating movement of citizens, businesspeople, and truck drivers between the two countries. He referred to the measures taken by Jordan through the Jordanian embassy in Baghdad to facilitate Iraqis' visa obtainment. For his part, the Iraqi interior minister said his visit to Jordan, the first foreign trip since taking office, bears great indications on the openness of Iraq to Jordan and the keenness to develop bilateral relations. The Iraqi government is deeply interested to strengthening relations with Jordan, which will have a significant positive impact on the security, political, economic and social situation in Iraq, al-Yasiri pointed out. Al-Yasiri voiced the commitment of the Iraqi government to implement strategic projects between the two countries, including the oil pipeline project , which provides Iraq with new export outlets and meets part of Jordan's oil needs.

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