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Queen honors outstanding teachers, urges them to lead educational renaissance

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Amman(womeninjordan)— Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah honored the winners of the 2016 Queen Rania Awards for Excellence in Education (QRAEE) in a ceremony on Tuesday 13 of December, and urged a collective effort by all education professionals in order to strengthen the Kingdom’s learning landscape. In the award ceremony, held at Al Hussein Youth City’s Palace of Culture, Her ... Read More »

Switzerland funds the construction of a new marsh pool in the Azraq Wetland Reserve

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Amman(womeninjordan)—With the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) has constructed a new marsh pool in the Azraq Wetland Reserve which has contributed to the rehabilitation of 10% of the former oasis, and has doubled the surface area of the wetland. The new pool contributes to the conservation ... Read More »

UN Launches First Online Platform Dedicated for Peace

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Amman(womeninjordan)—- The number of social media websites found on the Internet today is uncountable, but there isn’t a single one exclusively dedicated to promoting the culture of peace. With newsfeeds filled with conflicts, terrorism, and political problems, it’s clear that Peace needs a digital home. This is the driving force behind Civic Peace Corps, a new social media platform initiated ... Read More »

First day of Tawjihi exam quiet, smooth –– Minister

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Amman(womeninjordan)– –– More than 101,000 high school students from various academic and vocational streams headed to examination halls in schools across the Kingdom for the 2014 tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) exam’s summer semester. Education minister Mohammad Thneibat who surveyed a number of exam halls in Madaba, south of Amman, on the first day of the exam, said that the ... Read More »

UNRWA organizes a “Joy Day” at its schools in Wihdat camp

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Amman –(womeninjordan)– UNRWA organized on Monday,for a third year in a row the “Joy Day” in its schools in Wihdat Camp. Director of UNRWA Operations in Jordan Mr. Roger Davies, parents, camp notables and the local community attended the event. The ‘Day of Joy’ was organized at South Amman Area for the third year with the participation of 3,000 children ... Read More »

Jordan offers ancient sites and a warm welcome

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AMMAN (WOMENINJORDAN)–— If you are keen on getting your Middle Eastern fix of ancient sites, sun, mint tea, and falafel, the Arab Spring may have challenged your travel plans. Although tourists have stayed largely safe in the Arab world in the past several years, the turmoil in Egypt, war in Syria and spill-over in Lebanon have kept some visitors away. ... Read More »

Zarqa witnesses collective efforts to prevent vagrancy

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Amman(womeninjordan)—Some 12 beggars, including some belonging to Arab nationalities, were arrested as an anti-vagrancy crackdown began in the city of Zarqa, according to the Social Development Department. The department’s director, Jeryes Ammari, said the arrests were carried out by the department’s crews, accompanied by personnel of the Zarqa police, but added that “this phenomenon” could not be contained unless all ... Read More »

‘Woman found burnt to death in suspected murder’

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AMMAN(womeninjordan)— — Authorities on Monday said they were investigating the death of a married woman at her home in Irbid Governorate, some 80km north of the capital. Civil Defence Department firefighters found the 34-year-old woman, who was not identified, burnt to death in the living room of her house on Monday morning, a senior official source said. Coroners at the ... Read More »

Over 11,200 tonnes of garbage collected in Amman during Eid

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Amman(womeninjordan)–The Greater Amman Municipality’s (GAM) sanitation workers collected more than 11,200 tonnes of garbage during Eid Al Adha holiday. Imad Dmour, the executive director of GAM’s environment department, said the municipality’s cadres have collected waste from 14 stockyards for displaying and selling the sheep. PETRA Read More »

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