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King attends King Abdullah II Prize for World Interfaith Harmony Week award ceremony

[4/24/2018 12:23:01 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Tuesday, attended the 2018 King Abdullah II Prize for the World Interfaith Harmony Week award ceremony. The prize comes in recognition of efforts exerted by the first three best events or texts that promote the objectives of the World Interfaith Harmony Week between religions. His Majesty presented certificates and medals to the winners of the World Interfaith Harmony Week, which was presented by the King to the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2010, and unanimously adopted after less than a month in the same year by the United Nations, and thus, the first week of February of each year became the World Interfaith Harmony Week. The prize, founded by the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan in 2013, recognizes efforts being made to promote harmony among followers of different faiths. At the ceremony, HRH Prince Ghazi bin Mohammad, the King's Chief Adviser for Religious and Cultural Affairs and Personal Envoy, delivered a speech in which he said the prize is in a constant growth, commending King Abdullah's efforts to promote peace and harmony between people. The first prize was awarded to the Interfaith Centre of Melbourne from Australia, while the second prize was awarded to an Indonesian event on celebrating the World Interfaith Harmony Week. The third prize was granted to the Interfaith Dialogue in Glasgow, Scotland after holding an event on friendship, dialogue and cooperation between religions.

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Army Chief receives US Central Infantry Commander

[4/24/2018 12:16:31 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, Tuesday welcomed the US Central Infantry Commander, Lt. Gen. William Beydler, and an accompanying delegation. They discussed ways of enhancing joint military cooperation and coordination between the two countries.

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King receives Pakistani army chief

[4/24/2018 12:14:18 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday received Pakistan's Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. Zubair Mahmud Hayat and an accompanying delegation to discuss prospects of military cooperation between the two countries. The meeting, held at the Husainiyah Palace and attended by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Maj. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, touched on regional and international efforts to counter terrorism within a holistic strategy. The meeting was attended by Advisor to His Majesty and Director of the King's Office and the Pakistani Ambassador.

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Armed man attempts to rob money exchange arrested

[4/24/2018 6:57:26 AM]

AMMONNEWS - An armed man who tried to rob money from an exchange office in Amman's Nazzal District has been arrested, a statement by the Directorate of Public Security (PSD) said Tuesday. According to the statement, the main operations room in central Amman police directorate was informed Monday afternoon that a man has threatened, at gun point, a money exchange cashier in Nazzal ordering to give him money. "After the cashier rejected the order refusing to give any money, and his attempt to rob the exchange failed, the suspect hid his gun, told the employee that he was only joking and quickly fled the scene. Specifications of the suspect were circulated and soon the Preventive Security personnel were able to arrest him and seized his weapon. During the interrogation the suspect confessed to the attempted robbery, the statement added.

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Rise in temperatures Tuesday, unstable conditions over next two days

[4/24/2018 6:47:27 AM]

AMMONNEWS - A tangible rise in temperatures is forecast on Tuesday, bringing warm conditions across many parts of the Kingdom with southeasterly moderate winds, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said. Clouds are also forecast at high altitudes, with a weak chance for scattered showers at night, the JMD added. Daytime temperatures forecast for today in Amman and the northern cities will hover around 26 degrees Celsius, dropping down to 14 at night. The weather will be hot in the port city of Aqaba with highs reaching 37 degrees and lows standing at 24, the JMD added. Unstable weather conditions will start affecting the Kingdom on Wednesday, pushing down temperatures across the Kingdom with the possibility of rain that might be accompanied by thunder lightning. The unstable conditions will continue on Thursday, with partly cloudy to cloudy skies and scattered rain that might turn to heavy downpour in some areas and accompanied by thunder lightning, the JMD added .

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Supreme Commander attends Civil Defense drill

[4/23/2018 3:04:19 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, on Monday followed up on a tactical exercise carried out by the Civil Defense Department in cooperation with other security bodies in the Ghamadan area. Arriving at the field, the King was received by the Prime Minister, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the directors of the General Intelligence, Public Security, Gendarmerie and Civil Defense departments. The Supreme Commander, in the presence of Their Highnesses Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein and Prince Hashim Bin Al Hussein, was briefed by the drill's commader on the progress of the exercise and its various stages. His Majesty watched the activities of the exercise, which simulated tackling forest fires, collapsed buildings and fires of chemicals that set off explosions in multiple locations, resulting in many injuries. Ambulance, rescue and fire crews, a hazardous materials response team and an international search and rescue team, in cooperation with air force aircraft joined in firefighting, evacuation and air medical ambulance operations. It also involved the use of an Mi-26 heavy-lift transport helicopter capable of carrying a 15,000- liter water tank and is equipped with 60 beds for medical evacuation purposes. The aircraft was introduced into service recently under royal directives. Participants displayed high professionalism and skills in handling accidents and coordinating with the various units and their ability to deal with various conditions. His Majesty expressed his satisfaction with the distinguished level the civil defense personnel have reached in terms of preparedness, qualification and field performances. Addressing the participants towards the end of the drill, he said: "You have raised our heads all high. I and all the institutions of the state sincerely thank you." The Supreme Commander ordered that two naval boats be provided for ambulance operations to complement the land, sea and air services of the civil defense apparatus. The exercise was to determine the readiness of specialized civil defence teams, and raise the level of coordination and effective participation among all the concerned national services that deal with disasters and major accidents. The drill was attended by the Lower House Speaker, the King's advisor for tribal affairs, the interior minister, the Royal Hashemite Court Secretary General, the Amman Mayor and other civil and military officials. Civil Defence Department Director General, Maj. Gen. Mustafa Bazaiyea, said in an interview that 63 special operations machinery, out of the department's over 2,000, took part in the drill. All of these, he said, were supplied upon the Supreme Commander's directives and as part of his efforts to introduce all that is modern and advanced into the civil defence service.

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Senate president praises King's efforts in defending Arab causes

[4/23/2018 6:43:44 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Senate President Faisal Al Fayez praised efforts led by His Majesty King Abdullah II to serve issues of the Arab and Islamic nations. During a Senate session on Monday, he said that Jordan, during its presidency of the Arab summit, had assumed major responsibilities with which it dealt in a wise manner, and enabled it to make accomplishments at various levels. Al Fayez also pointed to Jordan's stance, under the leadership of His Majesty, in defense of Arab causes, top of which is the Palestinian issue, adding that the Kingdom will remain a staunch supporter of just Arab issues.

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