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Qatar Airways opens new Amman offices

[9/2/2019 3:10:48 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Qatar Airways on Monday opened its new offices in Amman in a ceremony attended by Minister of Transportation Anmar Khasawneh, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Majd Shweikeh and Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Muthana Gharaibeh as well as the Qatar Airways Group CEO, Akbar al-Baker. Khasawneh welcomed the opening of Qatar Airways' new offices in Amman, expressing his hope that this step will be followed by a series of steps to enhance Qatari investments in the Kingdom. The minister stressed Jordan-Qatar ties and called for removing all obstacles to closer bilateral cooperation. CEO of Qatar Airways Group Akbar al-Baker noted that his company operates three daily flights to Amman on wide-body aircraft, including the Airbus A350, emphasizing the importance of the Kingdom's market to Qatar Airways. He added: "The opening of our new offices in Amman is a response to the increasing demand for our flights, which confirms that we have become the preferred airline for travelers from Jordan, and we look forward to enhancing our offerings and services in Jordan during the current period; and we are confident that the opening of our new offices will help us achieve this. ''

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King attends 73rd Independence Day ceremony

[5/25/2019 7:44:18 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, attended a ceremony at the Cultural Palace on Saturday marking Jordan’s 73rd Independence Day. Upon arrival at the venue, King Abdullah was received with a military reception that included a 21-gun salute, and then inspected the honour guard. At the ceremony, attended by a number of royal family members, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, Senate President Faisal Fayez, Speaker of the House of Representatives Atef Tarawneh, and Judicial Council President Mohammad Ghazou delivered speeches that highlighted Jordan’s achievements since its independence. Congratulating all Jordanians on the occasion, they commended the nation’s achievements, under His Majesty’s leadership, in various fields, which are a source of pride for Jordanian men and women. During the ceremony, His Majesty bestowed medals on a number of leading national institutions and a group of distinguished Jordanian men and women, in appreciation for their contributions to Jordan’s prosperity and progress. A video highlighting the achievements of the honourees was screened at the ceremony, while another video showed Jordan’s achievements in a number of sectors over the past 20 years of King Abdullah’s reign. Senior officials and army officers, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, diplomats, and representatives of civil society institutions, political parties, and professional associations attended the ceremony. Their Majesties and Crown Prince Al Hussein also greeted the attendees at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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Ramadan in Jordan

[5/8/2019 5:51:32 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Ramadan in Jordan

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World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa(WEF)

[4/6/2019 4:13:21 PM]

AMMONNEWS - World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa(WEF)

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Jordan celebrates King’s 57th birthday

[1/30/2019 6:50:20 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Jordan celebrates His Majesty King Abdullah’s 57th birthday today. On the occasion, His Majesty on Tuesday received cables from several heads of states and local officials, a Royal Court statement said. In the cables, they expressed their best wishes and sincere congratulations for the King on the occasion and wished the Jordanian people further progress and prosperity. Born in Amman on January 30, 1962, King Abdullah is the eldest son of His Majesty the late King Hussein and HRH Princess Muna. A Royal Decree was issued on January 24, 1999 naming him Crown Prince. He assumed his constitutional powers as King on February 7, 1999, upon the passing away of His Majesty the late King Hussein. The King began his primary education at the Islamic Educational College in Amman, and later attended St. Edmund’s School in Surrey, England. For his secondary education, he attended Eaglebrook School and Deerfield Academy in the US. King Abdullah joined the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in the United Kingdom in 1980, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1981. He joined the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army in 1982, moving up the ranks in the military to become commander of the Royal Jordanian Special Forces and Special Operations. He also served with the Royal Jordanian Air Force Anti-Tank Wing where he received his wings as well as his qualification as a Cobra attack pilot. In 1987, the King joined the Foreign Service faculty of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and completed an advanced research and study programme in international affairs along with a Master’s programme in Foreign Service affairs. The King rejoined the military in 1989 and continued to be promoted, becoming commander of the Royal Jordanian Special Forces and Special Operations in 1994 with the rank of brigadier general. In 1996, the King restructured the Special Forces to comprise selected units, and was promoted to the rank of major general in 1998. King Abdullah married Her Majesty Queen Rania on June 10, 1993, and they have four children: Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Hussein, Princess Iman, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem. Since his accession to the Throne in 1999, King Abdullah has focused on enhancing the capabilities of citizens, enriching the concept of respect and dignity of citizens, ensuring the sovereignty of the law, realising equality and justice and equal opportunities for citizens, in addition to focusing on pushing the development process forward and highlighting the effective role of Jordan at the international level. Over the past year, the King has continued to focus on enhancing citizens’ living conditions and improving the economy, launching several initiatives in the economic, political and educational fields. Last November, His Majesty King Abdullah was the first head of state to be awarded the Templeton Prize, the prestigious award granted in appreciation for his exceptional efforts to promote interfaith harmony, safeguard Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites and protect religious freedom. Last December, the King directed the government to issue a general pardon to alleviate the pressures on citizens.

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Jordanians protest near 4th Circle

[12/13/2018 12:55:01 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Many of Jordanians protest near 4th Circle and taking place in the area close to Jordan Hospital on Thursday evening . Protesters have been holding sporadic demonstrations for the past two weeks. The General Directorate of Gendarmerie (Darak) Forces have been heavily deployed at the scene of the protests as a cautionary measure.

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King, Queen attend Princess Salma graduation at Sandhurst

[11/24/2018 4:02:28 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein and Her Royal Highness Princess Iman, on Saturday attended the graduation ceremony of Her Royal Highness Princess Salma Bint Abdullah II at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.

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