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FM meets with Nizami Ganjavi International Centre delegation

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Ayman al-Safadi on Sunday met with a delegation from the board of trustees of the Nizami Ganjavi International Centre for a discussion on a number of Middle East issues.Al-Safadi updated the delegation,
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FM meets with Nizami Ganjavi International Centre delegation

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Ayman al-Safadi on Sunday met with a delegation from the board of trustees of the Nizami Ganjavi International Centre for a discussion on a number of Middle East issues.Al-Safadi updated the delegation, which comprises former heads of state

Queen Rania Oversees Preparations to Launch Edraak’s Free Online Platform for School Learners

AMMONNEWS - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah oversaw final preparations ahead of the launch of Edraak’s new learning platform for school-aged children; the result of a collaborative effort between The Queen Rania Foundation (QRF) and Google.org – Googl
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Queen Rania Oversees Preparations to Launch Edraak’s Free Online Platform for School Learners

AMMONNEWS - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah oversaw final preparations ahead of the launch of Edraak’s new learning platform for school-aged children; the result of a collaborative effort between The Queen Rania Foundation (QRF) and Google.org – Google’s philanthropic arm.Developed with the

Senate president highlights strong ties between Jordan and Spain

AMMONNEWS - Senate President Faisal Al Fayez highlighted the strong political, economic and cultural ties between Jordan and Spain.At a meeting with a Spanish Senate delegation, Al Fayez said that Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II,
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Senate president highlights strong ties between Jordan and Spain

AMMONNEWS - Senate President Faisal Al Fayez highlighted the strong political, economic and cultural ties between Jordan and Spain.At a meeting with a Spanish Senate delegation, Al Fayez said that Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, is keen to forge closer ties with Spa

Turkey says ground forces push into Syria, Kurdish YPG says attack repulsed

AMMONNEWS - Turkish ground forces pushed into northern Syria’s Afrin province on Sunday, media cited the prime minister as saying, as Ankara stepped up artillery attacks on a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia it aims to sweep from its border.NATO’s second-large
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Turkey says ground forces push into Syria, Kurdish YPG says attack repulsed

AMMONNEWS - Turkish ground forces pushed into northern Syria’s Afrin province on Sunday, media cited the prime minister as saying, as Ankara stepped up artillery attacks on a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia it aims to sweep from its border.NATO’s second-largest army entered northern Syria shortly af

Cold weather continues, depression coming Tuesday

AMMONNEWS - A rise in temperatures is forecast on Sunday, but dry and cold weather will continue to prevail in the hilly areas and the Badia region, while it will be mild in the Jordan valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said.Si
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Cold weather continues, depression coming Tuesday

AMMONNEWS - A rise in temperatures is forecast on Sunday, but dry and cold weather will continue to prevail in the hilly areas and the Badia region, while it will be mild in the Jordan valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said.Similar conditions will remain on Monda

Special investment security unit set up

AMMONNEWS - Public Security Department (PSD) Director General, Maj. Gen. Ahmed al-Faqih, has decided to set up a special unit to protect investment as an independent entity that provides security to businesses and investors.The decision is in implementation o
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Special investment security unit set up

AMMONNEWS - Public Security Department (PSD) Director General, Maj. Gen. Ahmed al-Faqih, has decided to set up a special unit to protect investment as an independent entity that provides security to businesses and investors.The decision is in implementation of the directives of His Majesty King

Erdogan says Turkey has ‘de-facto’ launched ground operation on Syria’s Afrin

AMMONNEWS - In a further escalation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Ankara had “de-facto” already launched an operation on the ground to oust Kurdish militia from the Syrian town of Afrin.“The Afrin operation has de-facto b
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Erdogan says Turkey has ‘de-facto’ launched ground operation on Syria’s Afrin

AMMONNEWS - In a further escalation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Ankara had “de-facto” already launched an operation on the ground to oust Kurdish militia from the Syrian town of Afrin.“The Afrin operation has de-facto been started on the ground,” Erdogan said in

FM, UN secretary general discuss developments in the Middle East region

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Ayman Safadi, Saturday, discussed with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, as well as, the financial crisis facing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for
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FM, UN secretary general discuss developments in the Middle East region

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Ayman Safadi, Saturday, discussed with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, as well as, the financial crisis facing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).Safadi and

Cold weather today, frost formation at night hours

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected, on Saturday, while cold weather conditions are forecast to prevail in the hilly areas and the Jordan Valley, with south-westerly moderate winds, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its dail
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Cold weather today, frost formation at night hours

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected, on Saturday, while cold weather conditions are forecast to prevail in the hilly areas and the Jordan Valley, with south-westerly moderate winds, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily update.In the early hours of Sunday

Restoration works at Al-Aqsa Mosque resume

AMMONNEWS - Maintenance works at Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif have resumed today after they were suspended by Israeli occupation authorities under the pretext that «prior approval was not obtained».Earlier in the week, Israeli police prevente
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Restoration works at Al-Aqsa Mosque resume

AMMONNEWS - Maintenance works at Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif have resumed today after they were suspended by Israeli occupation authorities under the pretext that «prior approval was not obtained».Earlier in the week, Israeli police prevented staff of the Jordan-run Islamic Awqaf departmen

Senate to hold meetings to discuss Royal Discussion Papers

AMMONNEWS - The Senate will start as of next Sunday a series of meetings chaired by Senate President Faisal Al Fayez to discuss the 7 Royal Discussion Papers published by His Majesty King Abdullah II.Fayez said that consultative meetings for Senate members wi
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Senate to hold meetings to discuss Royal Discussion Papers

AMMONNEWS - The Senate will start as of next Sunday a series of meetings chaired by Senate President Faisal Al Fayez to discuss the 7 Royal Discussion Papers published by His Majesty King Abdullah II.Fayez said that consultative meetings for Senate members will be held for three weeks, adding th

King condoles Kazakh president over victims of bus fire

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday sent a cable of condolences to President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev over victims of the fire that broke out on a bus in Kazakhstan’s northwestern Aktau region and killed dozens of people.In his ca
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King condoles Kazakh president over victims of bus fire

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday sent a cable of condolences to President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev over victims of the fire that broke out on a bus in Kazakhstan’s northwestern Aktau region and killed dozens of people.In his cable, the King voiced his deep sorrow an

US to have open-ended presence in Syria

AMMONNEWS - The United States signaled on Wednesday an open-ended military presence in Syria as part of a broader US strategy to prevent Islamic State’s resurgence, pave the way diplomatically for the eventual departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a
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US to have open-ended presence in Syria

AMMONNEWS - The United States signaled on Wednesday an open-ended military presence in Syria as part of a broader US strategy to prevent Islamic State’s resurgence, pave the way diplomatically for the eventual departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and curtail Iran’s influence.Secretary o

Tourism revenues rise to $4.6 billion in 2017

AMMONNEWS - Tourism revenues in 2017 increased by 12.5 per cent, up to $4.6 billion, compared to $4.1 billion in the same period of 2016, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced on Thursday.CBJ said in a statement that the increase was mainly due to a 8.7
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Tourism revenues rise to $4.6 billion in 2017

AMMONNEWS - Tourism revenues in 2017 increased by 12.5 per cent, up to $4.6 billion, compared to $4.1 billion in the same period of 2016, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced on Thursday.CBJ said in a statement that the increase was mainly due to a 8.7 per cent rise in the total number of

Polar front to bring rain, snow as of Thursday midnight

AMMONNEWS - Cold and cloudy conditions are forecast to continue on Thursday with scattered showers in the northern areas, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said.Winds will be southwesterly brisk with speed reaching 50-60 Km and gusts exceeding 85 km/h
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Polar front to bring rain, snow as of Thursday midnight

AMMONNEWS - Cold and cloudy conditions are forecast to continue on Thursday with scattered showers in the northern areas, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said.Winds will be southwesterly brisk with speed reaching 50-60 Km and gusts exceeding 85 km/h, blowing dust across many parts of t

King chairs meeting on national human resources strategy

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday, chaired a meeting to follow up on the implementation of the National Strategy for Human Resources Development 2016-2025.In the meeting held in the al-Husseineyah palace in the in the presence of Her Majes
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King chairs meeting on national human resources strategy

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday, chaired a meeting to follow up on the implementation of the National Strategy for Human Resources Development 2016-2025.In the meeting held in the al-Husseineyah palace in the in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, King Abdu

UAE: Qatari violations against Emirati planes systematic, endangers civilians

AMMONNEWS - Qatari violations against Emirati aircrafts have become systematic behavior that puts civilian lives at risk, a statement from UAE’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.“Representatives of the UAE Armed Forces and the Civil Aviation Authority,
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UAE: Qatari violations against Emirati planes systematic, endangers civilians

AMMONNEWS - Qatari violations against Emirati aircrafts have become systematic behavior that puts civilian lives at risk, a statement from UAE’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.“Representatives of the UAE Armed Forces and the Civil Aviation Authority, in a meeting organized by the UAE’s forei

Royal Jordanian to adopt additional security measures for U.S.-bound flights

AMMONNEWS - Royal Jordanian Airlines said on Wednesday that it will adopt additional security measures for all U.S.-bound flights.The additional security measures, as required by the U.S. in October 2017, will include security interviews with every passenger
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Royal Jordanian to adopt additional security measures for U.S.-bound flights

AMMONNEWS - Royal Jordanian Airlines said on Wednesday that it will adopt additional security measures for all U.S.-bound flights.The additional security measures, as required by the U.S. in October 2017, will include security interviews with every passenger on direct flights to the United State

Al Masri takes oath before King as minister of municipal affairs, transport

AMMONNEWS - Waleed Al Masri on Wednesday was sworn in before His Majesty King Abdullah II as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Transport Minister .The ceremony, held at the Al Husseiniya Palace, was attended by Prime Minister Hani Mulki and Royal Court Chief
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Al Masri takes oath before King as minister of municipal affairs, transport

AMMONNEWS - Waleed Al Masri on Wednesday was sworn in before His Majesty King Abdullah II as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Transport Minister .The ceremony, held at the Al Husseiniya Palace, was attended by Prime Minister Hani Mulki and Royal Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh.Earlier in the day

Turkey begins first wave of artillery fire on Kurds in Afrin

AMMONNEWS - Turkey began its first wave of artillery fire targeting Kurdish fighters in Afrin, Syria on Tuesday night, said an Al Arabiya reporter.This comes as a retaliation to the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) firing a large number of missiles targetin
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Turkey begins first wave of artillery fire on Kurds in Afrin

AMMONNEWS - Turkey began its first wave of artillery fire targeting Kurdish fighters in Afrin, Syria on Tuesday night, said an Al Arabiya reporter.This comes as a retaliation to the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) firing a large number of missiles targeting settlements in the Azaz region borderi

Army foils infiltration attempt from Syria

AMMONNEWS - A Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army source said that the Eastern Military Command Tuesday foiled an infiltration attempt by four persons trying to cross the border from Syria.Border Guards applied the rules of engagement, killing one person and forcin
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Army foils infiltration attempt from Syria

AMMONNEWS - A Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army source said that the Eastern Military Command Tuesday foiled an infiltration attempt by four persons trying to cross the border from Syria.Border Guards applied the rules of engagement, killing one person and forcing the three other infiltrators to ret

Polar front forecast to bring rain, snow as of Thursday evening

AMMONNEWS - Cold and cloudy conditions are forecast to continue on Wednesday with scattered showers across many parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said in its daily brief.Fog formation is also expected at night over the hilly are
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Polar front forecast to bring rain, snow as of Thursday evening

AMMONNEWS - Cold and cloudy conditions are forecast to continue on Wednesday with scattered showers across many parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said in its daily brief.Fog formation is also expected at night over the hilly areas and the Badia regions, while winds

King back home after Cyprus three-way summit

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II returned home Tuesday after participating in the trilateral summit hosted by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
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King back home after Cyprus three-way summit

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II returned home Tuesday after participating in the trilateral summit hosted by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Jazan

AMMONNEWS - Saudi Arabia has said that its forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias targeting the southern province of Jazan on Tuesday.The attack on Tuesday comes just days after UN experts said Iran violated a UN arms em
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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Jazan

AMMONNEWS - Saudi Arabia has said that its forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias targeting the southern province of Jazan on Tuesday.The attack on Tuesday comes just days after UN experts said Iran violated a UN arms embargo by directly or indirectly provi

Cold weather forecast Tuesday, polar front to bring rain, snow as of Thursday night

AMMONNEWS - Cold and cloudy conditions are forecast to continue on Tuesday across many parts of the country, with a weak chance of scattered showers in the northern cities, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said in its daily brief.Daytime temperature
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Cold weather forecast Tuesday, polar front to bring rain, snow as of Thursday night

AMMONNEWS - Cold and cloudy conditions are forecast to continue on Tuesday across many parts of the country, with a weak chance of scattered showers in the northern cities, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said in its daily brief.Daytime temperatures forecast today in Amman, the souther

Crown Prince attends World Future Energy Summit opening

AMMONNEWS - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein on Monday attended the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the
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Crown Prince attends World Future Energy Summit opening

AMMONNEWS - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein on Monday attended the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.A number of leaders

Narcotic pills manufacturing facility seized, 8 nabbed

AMMONNEWS - Anti-narcotics Department (AND) officers raided a laboratory in an East Amman industrial facility, which clandestinely manufactured drug pills, and arrested eight people in the first-of-its-kind case in the Kingdom, according to the Public Securit
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Narcotic pills manufacturing facility seized, 8 nabbed

AMMONNEWS - Anti-narcotics Department (AND) officers raided a laboratory in an East Amman industrial facility, which clandestinely manufactured drug pills, and arrested eight people in the first-of-its-kind case in the Kingdom, according to the Public Security Directorate.The Department of Publi

Sisi vows to protect Egypt’s water supply

AMMONNEWS - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to protect Egypt’s water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam.“Egypt will not go to war with its brothers,”
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Sisi vows to protect Egypt’s water supply

AMMONNEWS - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to protect Egypt’s water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam.“Egypt will not go to war with its brothers,” Sisi said on state television, although Cai

Jordan calls for revising effective EU rules of origin

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Imad Fakhoury, on Monday urged Poland, an EU member state, to cooperate with Jordan to further relax a former EU decision in place on rules of origin, in a bid to facilitate the flow of local ind
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Jordan calls for revising effective EU rules of origin

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Imad Fakhoury, on Monday urged Poland, an EU member state, to cooperate with Jordan to further relax a former EU decision in place on rules of origin, in a bid to facilitate the flow of local industrial goods into the bloc, to lure inve

King to take part tomorrow in a trilateral summit along with Cyprus leader, Greek premier

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II will take part on Tuesday in a trilateral summit held in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia, along with Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras.The summit talks will touch on prospects
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King to take part tomorrow in a trilateral summit along with Cyprus leader, Greek premier

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II will take part on Tuesday in a trilateral summit held in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia, along with Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras.The summit talks will touch on prospects of joint cooperation between the thre

Senate starts debating general budget

AMMONNEWS - The Senate started on Monday debating the 2018 draft laws for the state budget and the budgets of independent government units.During the session, which was chaired by Senate President Faisal Al Fayez and attended by Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki a
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Senate starts debating general budget

AMMONNEWS - The Senate started on Monday debating the 2018 draft laws for the state budget and the budgets of independent government units.During the session, which was chaired by Senate President Faisal Al Fayez and attended by Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki and cabinet members, Rapporteurs of th

UAE, Bahrain condemn Qatar fighter jets intercepting two passenger planes

AMMONNEWS - The United Arab Emirates on Monday accused fighter jets belonging to Qatar of intercepting two passenger planes en route to Bahrain, in an ongoing row over alleged airspace violations.“Qatari fighter jets intercept an Emirati civilian aircraft d
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UAE, Bahrain condemn Qatar fighter jets intercepting two passenger planes

AMMONNEWS - The United Arab Emirates on Monday accused fighter jets belonging to Qatar of intercepting two passenger planes en route to Bahrain, in an ongoing row over alleged airspace violations.“Qatari fighter jets intercept an Emirati civilian aircraft during a routine flight to Manama in a f

King condoles Iraqi President over victims of terrorist bombings in Baghdad

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Monday, sent a cable to the Iraqi President, Fuad Masum, condoling him over the victims of the twin terrorist attack that struck al Tayaran Square in central Baghdad, killing and injuring scores of innocent civilia
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King condoles Iraqi President over victims of terrorist bombings in Baghdad

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Monday, sent a cable to the Iraqi President, Fuad Masum, condoling him over the victims of the twin terrorist attack that struck al Tayaran Square in central Baghdad, killing and injuring scores of innocent civilians. In his cable, the King strongly d

Cold weather with showers forecast until Wednesday

AMMONNEWS - The Kingdom on Monday remains under the impact of the cold and wet air mass. Therefore, cold and partly cloudy to cloudy conditions will prevail with scattered showers at times in the northern and central parts of the country.According to Jordan
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Cold weather with showers forecast until Wednesday

AMMONNEWS - The Kingdom on Monday remains under the impact of the cold and wet air mass. Therefore, cold and partly cloudy to cloudy conditions will prevail with scattered showers at times in the northern and central parts of the country.According to Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD), the

King meets German defense minister

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday held talks with visiting German Defense Minister Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen on bilateral friendly ties, particularly in the defense and military fields.The King, during a meeting held at Al-Husseiniya Palace,
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King meets German defense minister

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday held talks with visiting German Defense Minister Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen on bilateral friendly ties, particularly in the defense and military fields.The King, during a meeting held at Al-Husseiniya Palace, attended by Crown Prince Hussein Ben