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75 Syrians cross into Jordan

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AMMAN(womeninjordan)– — The Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army received 75 Syrian refugees over the past two days, a source said Thursday. Border guards provided humanitarian assistance to the refugees and administered first aid to the wounded, before talking them to the official camps. Read More »

ACOR’s Temple of the Winged Lions Project Earns Top Honor

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ACOR’s Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management (TWLCRM) Initiative has received the Archaeological Institute of America’s 2015 award for Best Practices in Site Preservation. Christopher Tuttle, Executive Director of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers and former Associate Director of ACOR, received the award on behalf of the TWLCRM during the AIA’s annual meeting in January. The ... Read More »

Jordan and EU : good neighbours united for shared prosperity

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The Delegation of the European Union is organizing a press conference on the 19th of November , at 10:30 , at the EU premises in Amman. The aim of the conference is to highlight the EU-Jordan Cooperation under the title “Launching the European Year for Development 2015 – The EU and Jordan: good neighbours united for shared prosperity” Read More »

Médecins du Monde implements Mental Health Day in Zaatari camp and Ramtha

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Amman(womeninjordan)—On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, Médecins du Monde/Doctors of the World (MdM)and its partner Bright Future for Mental Health (BF)held an event aiming to raise awareness about mental health in Zaatari camp and in its clinic in Ramtha. From October 13 to 16, several activities took place highlighting that mental health is as real as physical health. ... Read More »

72 Syrians cross border over past 24 hours

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AMMAN(womeninjordan)– — Border guards received 72 Syrian refugees over the past 24 hours, the Jordan Armed Forces said on Thursday. The new arrivals included children, women and the elderly, in addition to ill and injured people who were provided with the necessary treatment. Arrangements were made to transfer the refugees to the Zaatari and Azraq camps. Petra Read More »

Japan appoints new ambassador to Jordan

AMMAN(womeninjordan)– — Japan on Wednesday appointed Shunichi Sakurai, 58, as its new ambassador to Jordan. Sakurai succeeds Junichi Kosuge who had been serving in Amman since April 2011 before being appointed as his country’s ambassador to Hungary. Petra Read More »

150,000 Jordanian engineers expected in three years

AMMAN (womeninjordan)–— The number of Jordanian engineers is expected to increase to around 150,000 over the next three years, according to Public Works and Housing Minister Sami Halaseh. In a seminar at the Rotary Club on Wednesday, Halaseh noted that there are currently around 137,000 engineers, which is considered the highest rate in terms of ratio to the population. He ... Read More »

A Study of the Actual and Imagined Identities of Salafis—book launch

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Amman is announcing the launch of the latest publication in its Political Islam series “I Am A Salafi: A Study of the Actual and Imagined Identities of Salafis” by Dr. Mohammad Abu Rumman. Commentators will be Hussein al-Rawashdeh, Columnist at Ad-Dustour Newspaper and Fahed al-Khitan, Columnist at al-Ghad Newspaper. Simultaneous interpretation into English will be provided. The ... Read More »

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