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  1. Can Amman Really Become the Middle East's Most Creative City? A look at Amman Design Week 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 16 | Al Bawaba

    Amman Design Week highlighted local and emerging artists and designers seeking to showcase Jordan's creative scene to the world Artists and designers sought to break the stereotype that Jordan's artists and designers are solely focused on politics or developing solutions-based work to regional problems Many designers cite a lack of resources and exposure, not talent, as the largest obstacles to Amman's creative scene A mixture of regional instability and a growing pool of talent has presented Design Week the opportunity to be the much-needed platform to announce Jordan as a place of serious creative output Entering into Amman Design Week's main space felt like walking into a realized dream of what some Jordanian artists hope Amman can be.

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  2. Abu-Ghazaleh and Pharmacy One Sign Partnership Agreement to Provide...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 11 | Al Bawaba

    Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization and Pharmacy One Group signed a partnership agreement to provide a "sales tax refund" service for tourists and non-resident Jordanians who are resident outside of Jordan. HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, in collaboration with Dr. Youssef Fanous, Pharmacy One Group CEO, signed the agreement which will be registered in the Network of Accredited Traders, for the purposes of refunding sales tax implemented by TAG-Org.

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  3. Jordan's First Male Ballet Dancer: 'Dance Gave Me the Confidence to be Myself'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 8 | Al Bawaba

    For Bijan Qutub, the ultimate goal is "to put the Jordanian flag on the dance map globally" Bijan Qutub, 24, is Jordan's first male ballet dancer, currently studying at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York Qutub, who was severely obese as a child, discovered his love for dance from "So You Think You Can Dance USA" "My body is my instrument, I express my thoughts and emotions through movement and expressions that words cannot convey," said Bijan Qutub, a 24-year-old known to be the first professionally trained Jordanian male ballet, jazz, and contemporary dancer.

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  4. Volvo Cars Launches Its Brand in Jordan During a Special Ceremony...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 7 | Al Bawaba

    The ceremony was attended by Mr. Emile Eid, the chairman of GAA, and Volvo Car MENA General Manager Mr. Emre Karaer as well as media and social media representatives. Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Erik Ullenhag, the Swedish Ambassador to Jordan, and in an official ceremony held by GAA, the new Volvo cars dealer in Jordan, Volvo cars Company announced the launch of its brand in Jordan on Wednesday 4th October 2017 at King Hussein Business Park.

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  5. 'Bold and new initiatives' required to tackle refugee problem worldwide - expertsRead the original story

    Friday Sep 22 | Al Bawaba

    "The old protocol for dealing with refugee issues is outdated and this is an international effort that aims to find bold and new initiatives to deal with international refugee response system." /AFP A group of international experts, officials and activists met in Amman over the past two days to discuss new "bold and new initiatives" that deals with refugee problems worldwide.

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  6. The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Donor FatigueRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Only three out of ten countries that pledged to accommodate refugees complied, said chair of the WRC and former Canadian foreign minister Lloyd Axworthy. A group of international experts, officials and activists met in Amman over the past two days to discuss new "bold and new initiatives" that deals with refugee problems worldwide.

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  7. King of Jordan and Austrian President Discuss Strengthening TiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    His Majesty King Abdullah meets with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen in New York on Monday His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday met with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen in New York and discussed means to enhance cooperation between the two countries as well as regional issues. His Majesty expressed Jordan's keenness to boost economic relations with Vienna, noting that the Kingdom enjoys a safe and attractive investment environment that constitutes, through its partnerships with numerous countries, an important gateway to regional and international markets, according to a Royal Court statement.

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  8. Sisi and Netanyahu Discuss Middle East Peace ProcessRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office said on Tuesday. Sisi emphasized the importance of "resuming negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian sides to reach a comprehensive solution," the statement said.

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    Sep 16, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Bank al Etihad has recently announced its savings account winners for the month of August 2017 as it continues to offer its clients valuable prizes. Under the THARAA savings account, which offers clients the highest chance of winning in Jordan, Fares Marwan Manaweel Msallam won an extravagant sea view apartment in Ayla, Aqaba.

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  10. A Palestinian Collective is Bringing Alternative Music to AmmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    "Since music is one of the main sources people use for self-expression, alternative music has appeared as an answer to voice the daily problems and difficulties young adults face in the Arab community," a statement by Palestine Alternative Music Festival said. The "first of its kind alternative Arab music festival" according to its organisers, PAM Fest.

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    Sep 10, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Asteco Jordan, a franchise of the UAE's largest real estate firm, has been appointed as exclusive sales agent for the 175-villa Jordanian development Andalucia, near the country's capital, Amman. Located on the Airport Road, just 20km from Amman, and developed by Jordan Kuwait Bank, Andalucia , is the first gated community to be launched in Jordan and consists of a range of villa configurations including spacious 3, 4, 5 and 6-bedrooms units.

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  12. This Jordanian Restaurant Charged $100 For a Solitary, Fateful WaterMelonRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    According to a Jordan Times article, a group of tourists were charged 60 JOD, or almost $100 USD, for slices of watermelon at a restrauant in Petra. Watermelon's are popular across the desert Kingdom, normally selling for around 1.5-2 JOD in the supermarkets of the capital, Amman.

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  13. JOC General Asssembly reelects Prince Feisal as its presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    The General Assembly for the Jordan Olympic Committee has elected HRH Prince Feisal to serve another four-year term as its president, following an election held at Al Hussein Youth City, the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service announced on Wednesday. Prince Feisal was first elected as the JOC president in 2003, and has overseen a huge transformation in the way sport is managed in the Kingdom.

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  14. Countering Violent Extremism in Jordan: Too Much Generic Discussion?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Jordanian security forces stand on guard before protesters as they wave national flags and chant slogans during a demonstration in the capital Amman on July 28, 2017. After almost three years of sustained interest in Countering Violent Extremism research in Jordan, little has changed in the deep structures of governance.

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  15. Saudi Railways' Minerals Transport Increases 27% to 3.21 Million Tons in H1Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Mineral trains transport a total of 23,683,134 tons of phosphate, bauxite, molten sulfur and commercial phosphoric acid between May 2011 and June 2017 Saudi Railways Company mineral trains transported 4.06 million tons of phosphate and bauxite over the first half of 2017 compared to 3.21 million tons over the same period in 2016 - an increase of 27 percent. SAR's CEO Dr. Bashar Bin Khaled Al Malik said: "Mineral trains transported a total of 23,683,134 tons of phosphate, bauxite, molten sulfur and commercial phosphoric acid between May 2011 and June 2017."

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  16. Abu-Ghazaleh Bids Farewell to UAE Ambassador to Jordan; Highlights...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh received the outgoing UAE Ambassador to Jordan HE Mr. Bilal Al Bdour who will be concluding his tenure soon and highlighted the efforts of the Ambassador in strengthening the relations between the two countries.

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  17. Jordan: Locals Insist Wadi Rum Safe, Reject Ministry Ban Over 'Tribal Violence'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    The ministry issued the instructions to Jordanian travel agencies, directing them not to send tourists to Wadi Rum, 300km south of Amman, and to avoid some roads in the south of the Kingdom, for fear of possible violence. Residents of Wadi Rum have complained of Tourism Ministry's ban on tourists' trips to their area, insisting that the area is safe for guests and unaffected by tribal protests over the Jafer case.

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  18. United Nations Social Impact Fund Extends Gratitude to Abu-Ghazaleh...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh received an official letter from Mr. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary General, Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP extending his gratitude to Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh for accepting the invitation to be a member of the United Nations Social Impact Fund High Level Advisory Board .

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  19. Mashrou' Leila Releases What They Call a Feminist SongRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Mashrou' Leila have released their song "Roman," a reworking of an earlier song with the same lyrics. A video for the song released alongside it.

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  20. Former Minister: 13% of Marriages in Jordan "Early Marriages"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Activist and feminist Zuleikha Abu Risheh expressed her disapproval of the new regulations. "We are banging our heads on the wall with this useless government and the regulations it issues."

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