Ammon News, Jordan News

Jordan urges common planning for pan-Arab security

[11/19/2017 3:33:35 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Ayman Safadi on Sunday emphasized that there is a pressing need to devise a common Arab plan to protect pan-Arab security within a comprehensive definition of security that also addresses political and socioeconomic needs. Addressing an extraordinary Arab League meeting at ministers levels in Cairo, the minister said Jordan is ready to host or launch an extensive pan-Arab dialogue that would clearly identify all threats to common Arab security and agree on effective institutional mechanisms to address them. Safadi made it clear that pan-Arab security is indivisible and that any threat to the security of any Arab country is tantamount to a threat to all Arab countries. He told the meeting, requested by Saudi Arabia, that current crises were triggered by repression, injustice, ignorance, terrorism, external interference, foreign agendas and expansionist ambitions in many Arab countries. He said that Jordan considers the security of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain part of Jordan's security. In this context, he condemned the recent ballistic missile launch against Saudi Arabia and the bombing that targeted an oil pipeline in Bahrain. "Our region does not need more crises, we are advocates of peace and not conflicts, we want regional relations based on cooperation and respect for others and non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries in accordance with international laws and charters," Safadi said, adding: "This is the message all Arab summits sent to Iran and countries other than Iran." He further said: "We want good-neighborly relations based on mutual respect, not strained relations that are threatened by interference in Arab affairs and expansionist agendas and pursuit of domination. "

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King receives phone call from Spanish monarch

[11/19/2017 3:29:47 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday received a phone call from Spanish monarch Felipe VI. The conversation touched on bilateral relations and the latest developments in the region. The two leaders also highlighted current efforts aimed to rejuvenate the Mideast peace process between the Palestinians and Israelis, on the basis of the two-state solution and relevant international legitimacy resolutions.

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House endorses reply to King's Speech from Throne

[11/19/2017 3:32:00 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House on Sunday endorsed its reply to His Majesty King Abdullah II's Speech from the Throne, which he delivered at the opening of the 18th Parliament’s second ordinary session on November 12. The two Houses of Parliament must submit their reply to the King's Speech from the Throne within 14 days. An ad hoc committee consisting of 21 lawmakers was formed recently to draft the reply.

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King receives UAE defense college delegation

[11/19/2017 3:25:05 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday received a delegation representing the United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Defense College for talks on prospects of mutual cooperation and the latest Mideast developments. At the meeting, the King highlighted the "longstanding and historic" ties between Jordan and the UAE, and lauded their the advanced levels in the various domains. The meeting, held at the Al Husseiniya Palace, touched on Mideast crises, and current endeavors aimed to find a political solution to them. Regional and global anti-terrorism efforts in accordance with a holistic strategy were also discussed. The visiting delegation hailed Jordan's pivotal role, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah, to serve Arab causes and to realize peace and security in the region. The meeting was attended by the Royal Court Chief, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of His Majesty's Office.

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Public holiday announced for Prophet Mohammad’s birthday

[11/19/2017 3:22:28 PM]

AMMONNEWS - All ministries, government departments and public institutions will observe a holiday marking Prophet Mohammad’s birthday on Thursday, November 30, according to a statement released by Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Sunday. The statement said that while observing the holiday, the public institutions should have their contribution in highlighting "this noble" occasion.

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Tarawneh: Jordan's custodianship of Jerusalem's holy sites is historically rooted

[11/19/2017 3:21:03 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Lower House Speaker, Atif Tarawneh, Sunday, said Jordan attaches great importance to the Palestinian cause and believes that the Hashemite custodianship is the legitimate guardianship of Jerusalem's holy shrines. "Jordan's custodianship is firm and historically entrenched and any attempt to circumvent that is bound to inflame the sensibilities of Arabs and Muslims around the world", Tarawneh added as he received British Ambassador to Jordan Edward Oakden. He pointed out that Jerusalem is facing waves of settlements, in addition to Israeli recurrent violations against Palestine and its people which would lead to extremism and terrorism. Tarawneh also said the legislature has made significant steps to have an effective role among various global and regional parliamentary organizations. For his part, Oakden said his country was keen to develop and promote its relations with Jordan, highlighting the importance of increased international assistance to Amman. He also noted the importance of investment in Jordan and the private sector's role in attracting further investments to the Kingdom.

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Drop in temperatures forecast for two days, depression Tuesday

[11/19/2017 3:18:31 PM]

AMMONNEWS - A slight drop in temperatures is expected on Sunday and Monday, creating partly cloudy to cloudy skies with a week chance for scattered showers in the eastern and southern parts of the Kingdom. According to Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD), a wet and cold air mass accompanied by a depression is expected to start affecting the country on Tuesday, causing further drop in mercury levels and bringing rain with thunder and lightning in the central and northern regions, extending at night to other areas. Winds will be northwesterly with strong gusts with speed ranging between 50-60 KM/h, the JMD said. Temperatures expected today in Amman and the southern cities will hover around 20 degrees Celsius and a low of 9 degrees, while mercury levels in Aqaba will register a high of 28 degrees dropping down to 18 degrees at night, the JMD added.

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