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Poverty Line

85 Percent of Syrian Refugee Children Live Below Poverty Line – UNICEF

Eighty-five percent of registered Syrian refugee children live below the poverty line in Jordan, a new UNICEF report has found. “Syrian refugee families living in host communities in Jordan are increasingly struggling to meet their basic needs, including educating and…

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Onsite Daycare Center Opens for Landmark Hotel Employees

The Landmark Hotel in Amman has become the first hotel in Jordan to open an onsite daycare center for its employees. The establishment of the facility aims to minimize pressure on employees, particularly working mothers, by providing them with the…

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Mobile phone worries

With sales declining, mobile phone makers will have to find new ways of keeping consumers interested. Global smartphone sales are slowing. International Data Corporation (IDC) recently reported that smartphone vendors shipped 403.5 million units during the fourth quarter of 2017,…

Mohammed Al-Shaker (Presenter): Welcome to a new episode of Al-Mo’asher in which we will go on a journey into clear skies to Arabia Weather. The journey of “Arabia Weather” is a special one in the world of entrepreneurship. Nevertheless, the…

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Oasis500 holds first GIST Hub Meetup

Oasis500 held its first GIST Hub meetup last month after signing with VentureWells, a US State Department initiative to empower young innovators through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to finance. As a new member of the GIST network, Oasis500…

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A streamlined approach to tackling Jordan’s economic challenges

Last month’s cabinet reshuffle seems to finally acknowledge that tackling Jordan’s big economic challenges will require focused and unified strategizing. By Khalid W. Wazani One of the most important changes to occur in the latest cabinet reshuffle was the appointment…

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Cutting cancer care: An unhealthy decision

The government’s move to cut back on cancer care to save money is yet another slap in the face for everyday Jordanians, many of whom are already struggling under a controversial austerity program. By Osama Al Sharif As if the…

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A modern public transport system or a driving distraction?

The Prime Minister was mistaken to assert we have to first dramatically reduce our reliance on cars before we can begin developing a modern public transport system. In a recent televised interview, Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki provided some interesting insights…

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U.S. Boosts Aid to Jordan

The US government has decided to give Jordan $1.275 billion annually until 2022 – an increase of $275 million per year on the current level of assistance it provides to the Kingdom, a key regional ally said. “This is a…