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Jordan Times (Jordan) 09/17/2019 17:43
WASHINGTON — Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future youth movement received Amnesty International's "Ambassadors of Conscience" Award on Monday for their work highlighting the need for urgent action to avert climate disaster.The 16-year-old, who is taking a year out of high school, received a standing ovation from students at The George.
Jordan Times (Jordan) 09/17/2019 17:42
TEHRAN — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday ruled out negotiations with the US "at any level", as tensions mounted between the arch-foes after Washington blamed Tehran for weekend attacks on Saudi oil installations.Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for Saturday's attacks, which halved oil output in Saudi Arabia, the world's top crude exporter.
Jordan Times (Jordan) 09/17/2019 17:42
TUNIS — Official results in Tunisia's presidential election confirmed on Tuesday a duel in the second round of voting between law professor Kais Saied and imprisoned media mogul Nabil Karoui.Saied led the first round with 18.4 per cent of the vote, and is set to challenge Karoui in polls next month after he earned 15.6 per cent, according to the electoral commission.
Jordan Times (Jordan) 09/17/2019 17:42
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were neck and neck in the country's general election after polls closed on Tuesday, exit surveys showed.Three separate exit polls carried by Israeli television stations showed Netanyahu's right-wing Likud and Gantz's centrist Blue and White alliance with between 31 and 34.
Jordan Times (Jordan) 09/17/2019 17:42
BEIRUT — Overnight air strikes killed 10 pro-Iranian Iraqi militiamen in eastern Syria, a war monitor said on Tuesday, without specifying who carried them out.The strikes targeted "three positions of the [Iranian] Revolutionary Guards and allied [Iraqi] militias" in Albu Kamal, in the Euphrates Valley just across the border from Iraq, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Jordan Times (Jordan) 09/17/2019 17:42
BOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom — Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson warned in her party conference speech on Tuesday that a no-deal Brexit would be like "burning your house down" as she pledged to cancel Britain's departure from the EU altogether.The pro-EU Lib Dems have capitalised on the squabbles within the two main parties over Brexit, seeing their polling numbers soar after.
Jordan Times (Jordan) 09/17/2019 17:42
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday met Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Bellevue Palace, and discussed the strategic Jordanian-German ties and means to enhance cooperation in all areas.King Abdullah expressed Jordan’s appreciation for the support provided by Germany for several development projects in the Kingdom, a Royal Court statement said.
Jordan Times (Jordan) 09/16/2019 16:43
LONDON — Oil prices saw their biggest daily gain since the 1991 Gulf War on Monday after drone attacks on two Saudi oil facilities halved output in the world's top crude exporter, fuelling fresh geopolitical and growth fears.Europe's benchmark Brent crude surged by 20 per cent and US counterpart WTI by 15 per cent as commodities trading got underway after President Donald.
Jordan Times (Jordan) 09/16/2019 16:43
AMMAN — The decline in public expenditures totalled around JD162 million after the government made a decision in May to control spending and contain the budget deficit, Al Rai daily reported on Monday.The total drop in current and capital expenditures for 2019 reached some JD138.5 million, excluding decentralisation projects, while the amount of reduction of capital projects.
Jordan Times (Jordan) 09/16/2019 16:43
AMMAN — The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) mission, scheduled to visit the Kingdom during this week, will discuss the Kingdom's fiscal and economic indicators as well as the third review of the Jordanian economy, Finance Minister Ezzeddine Kanakrieh said on Monday.The minister noted that the mission's visit is part of a series of visits intended to examine the measures.
Jordan Times (Jordan) 09/16/2019 16:43
AMMAN — Banks in Jordan have sound and healthy financial indicators with a capital-adequacy ratio of 17 per cent, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) said on Monday.In its "Financial Stability Report for 2018", CBJ said that the ratio of non-performing loans to total debt reached 4.9 per cent in 2018, while allocations for non-performing loans increased to reach 79.3 per cent, in.
Jordan Times (Jordan) 09/16/2019 16:43
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday urged young Jordanians to work hard and to engage positively in decision-making.At a meeting attended by HRH Crown Prince Hussein at Al Husseiniya Palace with youth from Karak Governorate, some 130km south of Amman, King Abdullah said that young Jordanians are the nation’s soldiers working to better the conditions of Jordan’s cities.
Jordan Times (Jordan) 09/15/2019 17:49
AMMAN — At the What Really Matters Congress, Rawan Barakat, 33, from Amman, shared her story, in which her parents discovered a few months after her birth that she did not look at them when they interacted with her.When she was three or four years old, Rawan’s parents realised that she was visually impaired, and physicians made it clear that there was no hope for her to.

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