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Gov't to retrieve money due from CSCC

[11/18/2018 4:53:08 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz has agreed to put in place actions taken by Minister of Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Tariq Hammouri to recover amounts of money detected during inventory provided for the Ruseifa's Civil Service Consumer Corporation (CSCC) fund. The premier also agreed all measures taken to correct the irregularities of the ministry's affiliate institutions The step is part of the government's measures to rectify violations laid out in the 2017 Audit Bureau report.

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With two still missing in Syria, Jordanians wary of using Nassib crossing

[11/18/2018 4:43:18 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Jordanians are sounding caution about venturing into Syria through the recently reopened Nassib border crossing after one person was detained for almost two weeks and two others went missing. Authorities on Tuesday released Jordanian citizen Yacoub Youssef Suleiman Al Aqrabawi, who was arrested at the crossing on November 1, the Jordanian Foreign Ministry told The National. Mr Al Aqrabawi's detention, as well as the disappearance of two other Jordanians who crossed into Syria at Nassib, had prompted Jordanian citizens and officials such as parliamentarian Saleh Armouti to caution against travel to Syria. However, a source from the media department at the foreign ministry said Mr Al Aqrabawi had been arrested due to a “private issue” linked to an “Interpol warrant issued by the UAE,” and not because of political or security problems with the Syrian government. The Jordanian embassies in Damascus and in Abu Dhabi worked on securing his release, said the source, who was not allowed to disclose details of the complaint lodged by the UAE. *The National

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Jordanians angered by Netflix project filming Amman as Tel Aviv

[11/17/2018 2:36:14 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The filming in Jordan of a new Netflix project based in Tel Aviv has sparked anger among Jordanians who oppose the country’s ties with Israel. Images and video uploaded to social media showed a street in the capital Amman in which the sign was replaced with one of a street in Tel Aviv and the license plates on cars were swapped out for Israeli ones. Local production for the project is being handled by Jordanian company Desert Motion Pictures and filming is taking place at over 50 locations in Amman, according to reports in the Arabic-language media. Though the two countries have a peace treaty, ties with Israel are unpopular among much of the public in Jordan and the images of the Israeli street sign and license plates were met with anger by many on social media. A group that opposes “normalization” with Israel asked the state-run Royal Film Commission of Jordan why permission to film the project was given and claimed locals interested in taking part in the filming were told they may have to wear Israeli military uniforms, the reports said. An unnamed source in the production company working on the project told the Al-Araby news outlet that no Israelis were involved in the production, and that the project would highlight the history of the Palestinian people.

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Gov't closely following up on Audit Bureau violations says minister

[11/4/2018 3:51:54 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Media Affairs, Jumana Ghunaimat, said the government is closely following up on all violations and notes included in the 2017 Audit Bureau report. The minister added that the government will address the violations as part of its approach that fights corruption and wasting public money. The prime minister, Ghunaimat noted, has urged all concerned public institutions to respond no later than next Thursday.

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House calls on UK to apologize for the Balfour Declaration

[11/4/2018 6:17:57 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House of Parliament on Sunday called on Britain to apologize for the Palestinian people over the "notorious" Balfour Declaration, by which the UK gave, without any right, consent from anyone, the land of Palestine to another people. "The infamous Balfour pledge unlocked the door for Jews refugees (to Palestine to establish the Israeli entity), which resulted in Palestinians displacement, exorbitant taxes levied on farmers in order to force them out of their lands, as well as confiscation of thousands of acres of lands in favour of Zionism", a statement issued by the legislature reads. It went on describing the declaration an "imprescriptible crime", and that the Palestinians choice was to strive for the restoration of their legitimate rights. Drafted on November 2, 1917, the 67-word declaration promised support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. Although it has been 101 years since the promise was made, the will of the Palestinians has not died down and generation after generation, they have not forgotten their rights. In the impoverished Gaza strip, thirty-two people were injured during a protest marking the Balfour Declaration on Friday. Palestinians launched the "Great March of Return" protests on 30 March, in an effort to bring an end to the 11-year siege of the Strip and calling for their right to return to homes from which their families were forced out. More than 205 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli snipers since the marches were launched with over 20,000 injured.

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Israel takes part in the operation in Jordan

[10/25/2018 2:39:49 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The press service of the Israeli Army reported that the rescue unit 669, the air force participates in the operation to rescue students in Jordan. According to information obtained from the army, asking for assistance to Israel made by the government of the Hashemite Kingdom. Jordan was sent several helicopters of an elite unit of the Iseaeli Army air force. As previously reported, in the area of the Dead sea in Jordan in the stormy rain stream washed away the bridge the bus with students travelling on the tour. The bus was carrying 37 children and seven adults. Ammon News reported that since the beginning of the rescue operation were found the bodies of 18 children. Ten more people were found alive.

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Number of departures, arrivals through Jaber-Nasib Crossing

[10/15/2018 3:35:40 PM]

AMMONNEWS - At the first-day-statistics of departures and arrivals through the Jaber-Nasib Crossing, which was opened today after being closed for around three years. The number of people crossing from Jordan to Syria marked a total of 200 departures, 162 of which were Jordanian citizens, 37 Syrian citizens and one of another nationality. While number of arrivals from Syria to Jordan included 32 Jordanian citizens and 16 Syrian citizens. The Jordanian-Syrian joint committees have set the border's working hours to be from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in both countries. ش

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