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EU and Middle-East Building Bridges through Science Diplomacy

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Amman(womeninjordan)–The EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas made a new step towards strengthening cooperation in the Middle East through science diplomacy. To mark the EU’s engagement towards building bridges between nations through research and innovation, Commissioner Carlos Moedas participated in a high level conference on “Addressing shared challenges through science diplomacy: the case of the EU –Middle ... Read More »

The European Neighbourhood Policy review, what’s beyond?—Ambassador Joanna Wronecka

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  By: Ambassador Joanna Wronecka Ambassador of the European Union on the review of the EU Neighbourhood Policy. Over the past ten years, our partnership with Jordan has been extremely successful and has been conducted in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy, the basis for our cooperation with countries around the EU borders. BUT the ENP has not always ... Read More »

Japanese Prime Minister visits the Middle East

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Amman(womeninjordan)—The Government of Japan announced that Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, will pay anofficial visit to the Middle Eastern countries with a delegation including Japanese business figures from January 16th to 21st.Prime Minister Abe will first head off to Egypt, followed by visits to Jordan, Israel and Palestine.This is according to a press release by the Japanese embassy in ... Read More »

Queen Rania of Jordan: ‘Extremists rely on the complacency of moderates’

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Amman(womeninjordan)– Queen Rania has urged moderate Muslims in the Middle East to join the battle against radical Islamic groups as she warned that extremists rely on the complacency of their enemies. The Jordanian royal, whose husband King Abdullah is a strong Western ally in the region, issued the rallying call for religious moderates in strongly-worded warning about the rise of ... Read More »

U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Syrian Refugee and Host Nations

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Amman(womeninjordan)— – Secretary of State John Kerry announced in Washington D.C. that the United States is providing $84 million in additional U.S. aid for Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan, part of $378 million in new funding for those affected throughout the region by the war in Syria. With this funding, total U.S. humanitarian assistance since Fiscal Year 2012 ... Read More »

Border guards receive 411 Syrian refugees in 72 hours

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Amman(womeninjordan)– – Jordan Armed Forces’ border guards received 411 Syrian refugees, who crossed from several points along the Kingdom’s northern borders in the last 72 hours, a source at the General Command of the Armed Forces said on Friday. The source said that the border guards and military medical personnel exerted enormous efforts to save the lives of the refugees, ... Read More »

New society launched to combat human trafficking, raise awareness

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AMMAN(womeninjordan)– — A newly launched local society seeks to bring to light the dangers of human trafficking and slavery in all its forms, and to facilitate solutions for these issues worldwide. The Jordanian Combating Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Association was officially launched on Monday at a ceremony attended by HRH Princess Basma. In her address at the launch, ... Read More »

the testimony of Alice G. Wells, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, in front of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on her nomination to be the next United States Ambassador to Jordan.

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STATEMENT OF ALICE G. WELLS AMBASSADOR DESIGNATE TO THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE May 13, 2014 Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Risch, Members of the Committee. It is a great honor, as well as the dream of every Foreign Service Officer, to appear before you, and today I am grateful and humbled to be the President’s nominee ... Read More »

JPA assemply elects its new council next Friday with less enthusiasm

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AMMAN(womeninjordan)– — More than 800 journalists have settled their annual fees to be eligible to take part in the Jordan Press Association (JPA) elections later this month. Of the association’s 1,058 members, 832 have paid their fees to the syndicate, JPA Director Fakhri Abu Hamda told The Jordan Times on Thursday. He said a total of three journalists have registered ... Read More »

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