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King meets US House official

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II received at al-Husseiniya Palace on Sunday the Chairwoman of the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and her accompanying delegation.During the meeting, whic
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King meets US House official

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II received at al-Husseiniya Palace on Sunday the Chairwoman of the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and her accompanying delegation.During the meeting, which was attended by His Royal Highness P

Cabinet discusses Baqura and Ghamr issue

AMMONNEWS - The Cabinet held a session on Sunday afternoon to discuss the issue of Baqura and Ghamr after Jordan informed the Israeli Government of its decision not to renew Annexes 1 / B and 1 / C of the peace treaty between the two countries.The Cabinet als
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Cabinet discusses Baqura and Ghamr issue

AMMONNEWS - The Cabinet held a session on Sunday afternoon to discuss the issue of Baqura and Ghamr after Jordan informed the Israeli Government of its decision not to renew Annexes 1 / B and 1 / C of the peace treaty between the two countries.The Cabinet also discussed the government efforts ai

Lower House approves reply to Speech from Throne

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House of Parliament on Sunday endorsed its reply to His Majesty King Abdullah’s Speech from the Throne during a session chaired by House Speaker Atef Tarawneh.The Lower House and the Senate will refer their replies to the King within t
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Lower House approves reply to Speech from Throne

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House of Parliament on Sunday endorsed its reply to His Majesty King Abdullah’s Speech from the Throne during a session chaired by House Speaker Atef Tarawneh.The Lower House and the Senate will refer their replies to the King within two weeks from His Majesty's inauguratio

Moscow says US withdrawal from nuclear arms deal ‘dangerous step’

AMMONNEWS - Withdrawing from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia as President Donald Trump has announced he plans to do is a dangerous step, Russia’s deputy foreign minister warned on Sunday."This would be a very dangerous step that, I’m sur
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Moscow says US withdrawal from nuclear arms deal ‘dangerous step’

AMMONNEWS - Withdrawing from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia as President Donald Trump has announced he plans to do is a dangerous step, Russia’s deputy foreign minister warned on Sunday."This would be a very dangerous step that, I’m sure, not only will not be comprehended by t

Jordanian traders hail reopening of borders with Syria to boost economy

AMMONNEWS - Representatives of Jordanian industries and economic sectors said that the reopening of the border crossing will boost economic growth and revive their businesses to and via Syria.Last week's reopening of the Jaber border crossing with Syria is ex
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Jordanian traders hail reopening of borders with Syria to boost economy

AMMONNEWS - Representatives of Jordanian industries and economic sectors said that the reopening of the border crossing will boost economic growth and revive their businesses to and via Syria.Last week's reopening of the Jaber border crossing with Syria is expected to lead to an increase in trad

Cabinet discusses needs of governorates, solutions to problems facing them

AMMONNEWS - The Cabinet held a series of meetings over the past few weeks during which it was briefed by governors and heads of governorate councils in Balqa, Irbid, Ajloun, Jerash, Zarqa, Tafila and Karak on the needs of these governorates as well as challen
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Cabinet discusses needs of governorates, solutions to problems facing them

AMMONNEWS - The Cabinet held a series of meetings over the past few weeks during which it was briefed by governors and heads of governorate councils in Balqa, Irbid, Ajloun, Jerash, Zarqa, Tafila and Karak on the needs of these governorates as well as challenges facing them.The Cabinet will cont

King : Baqura and Ghamr areas have always been our top priority

AMMONNEWS - Baqura and Ghamr areas have always been our top priority, and our decision is to end Article 2 of Annexs I (b) of the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty, emanating from our keenness to take whatever is necessary for Jordan and the Jordanians: King.
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King : Baqura and Ghamr areas have always been our top priority

AMMONNEWS - Baqura and Ghamr areas have always been our top priority, and our decision is to end Article 2 of Annexs I (b) of the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty, emanating from our keenness to take whatever is necessary for Jordan and the Jordanians: King.

PM, US congresswoman discuss ties, region

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz met on Saturday with US Congresswoman, House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee Chair, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and an accompanying delegation for a discussion of US-Jordanian ties and the situation in the region
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PM, US congresswoman discuss ties, region

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz met on Saturday with US Congresswoman, House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee Chair, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and an accompanying delegation for a discussion of US-Jordanian ties and the situation in the region, including the Palestinian issue.Dur

Gov't expresses support to Saudi Arabia

AMMONNEWS - The government on Saturday underlined the importance of steps taken by Saudi Arabia in the investigation of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's case.Actions taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are necessary to clarify the full truth about the
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Gov't expresses support to Saudi Arabia

AMMONNEWS - The government on Saturday underlined the importance of steps taken by Saudi Arabia in the investigation of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's case.Actions taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are necessary to clarify the full truth about the this case's circumstances, achieving

Jaber border crossing partially opens to receive stranded passengers

AMMONNEWS - The Jaber Border Crossing Center's external gate was partially opened on Saturday evening, to enable stranded passengers between Jordanian and Syrian borders to enter and continue their journey.Director of the Jaber Border Crossing Center, Col. Im
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Jaber border crossing partially opens to receive stranded passengers

AMMONNEWS - The Jaber Border Crossing Center's external gate was partially opened on Saturday evening, to enable stranded passengers between Jordanian and Syrian borders to enter and continue their journey.Director of the Jaber Border Crossing Center, Col. Imad Riyalat, said this action was take

Gov’t pressured to take action on Baqoura, Ghumar lands

AMMONNEWS - The controversial issue of the Baqoura and Ghumar lands has been the focus of public opinion and protests for the past couple of months, with the government remaining silent on the issue despite parliament and the public’s persistent demands fo
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Gov’t pressured to take action on Baqoura, Ghumar lands

AMMONNEWS - The controversial issue of the Baqoura and Ghumar lands has been the focus of public opinion and protests for the past couple of months, with the government remaining silent on the issue despite parliament and the public’s persistent demands for “a clear, official statement on the issue”

Moderate conditions expected until Monday

AMMONNEWS - Moderate conditions will prevail across the Kingdom on Saturday as temperature remain around their seasonal average, according to Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD).Clouds are various altitudes also expected while winds will be north westerly
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Moderate conditions expected until Monday

AMMONNEWS - Moderate conditions will prevail across the Kingdom on Saturday as temperature remain around their seasonal average, according to Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD).Clouds are various altitudes also expected while winds will be north westerly light to moderate.Similar conditi

Municipal, governorate council elections start in Muwaqqar

AMMONNEWS - Voting for municipal and governorate council elections began in the Muwaqqar District, south of Amman on Saturday.The Independent Election Commission (IEC) decided to re-hold the municipal and governorate council elections in Muwaqqar after it can
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Municipal, governorate council elections start in Muwaqqar

AMMONNEWS - Voting for municipal and governorate council elections began in the Muwaqqar District, south of Amman on Saturday.The Independent Election Commission (IEC) decided to re-hold the municipal and governorate council elections in Muwaqqar after it cancelled the voting and sorting of the

Trump: Saudi announcement of what happened to Khashoggi credible

AMMONNEWS - US President Donald Trump said he agreed that Saturday's explanation and investigation into what had happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was credible.At the same time, he stressed that it was too early to talk about any conclusions. “It
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Trump: Saudi announcement of what happened to Khashoggi credible

AMMONNEWS - US President Donald Trump said he agreed that Saturday's explanation and investigation into what had happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was credible.At the same time, he stressed that it was too early to talk about any conclusions. “It’s early, we haven’t finished our revie

Abbas meets with Zwati in Ramallah

AMMONNEWS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Jordan's Minister of Energy Hala Zwati in the in the West Bank city of Ramallah, in the presence of head of Jordan's representation Office to Palestine Mohammed Shabib Abu Windi and the Director Genera
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Abbas meets with Zwati in Ramallah

AMMONNEWS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Jordan's Minister of Energy Hala Zwati in the in the West Bank city of Ramallah, in the presence of head of Jordan's representation Office to Palestine Mohammed Shabib Abu Windi and the Director General of the National Electric Power Company (

Stop entry of trucks at Jaber border crossing

AMMONNEWS - The entry of trucks will be stopped from the main gate of departures at the Jaber border crossing at 3:00 pm on a daily basis, the border crossing director Col. Imad Riyalat said.The move came, Riyalat said, to allow the completion of various tran
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Stop entry of trucks at Jaber border crossing

AMMONNEWS - The entry of trucks will be stopped from the main gate of departures at the Jaber border crossing at 3:00 pm on a daily basis, the border crossing director Col. Imad Riyalat said.The move came, Riyalat said, to allow the completion of various transactions and to prevent delays for pa

Jordan economy groans under the weight of refugee crisis

AMMONNEWS - Jordan faces “a severe debt crisis due to low economic growth as a result of closed borders, reduced international assistance and low economic productivity”, states Dr Mary Kawar, Jordan’s minister of planning and international cooperation.
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Jordan economy groans under the weight of refugee crisis

AMMONNEWS - Jordan faces “a severe debt crisis due to low economic growth as a result of closed borders, reduced international assistance and low economic productivity”, states Dr Mary Kawar, Jordan’s minister of planning and international cooperation.Debt is 95 per cent of GDP. Unemployment

Professional associations call for termination of leasing Bakura and Alghumar agreement

AMMONNEWS - Scores of unionists, on Friday, held a demonstration near Professional Associations Complex, calling for the termination of leasing Bakura and Alghumar agreement with Israel.The demonstrators raised slogans calling on the government to end the agr
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Professional associations call for termination of leasing Bakura and Alghumar agreement

AMMONNEWS - Scores of unionists, on Friday, held a demonstration near Professional Associations Complex, calling for the termination of leasing Bakura and Alghumar agreement with Israel.The demonstrators raised slogans calling on the government to end the agreement with Israel, and declare a cle

Putin-Macron-Merkel-Erdogan summit to be held on October 27

AMMONNEWS -According to the statement the Turkish Presidency released, the quadruple summit will be held on October 27 with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angel
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Putin-Macron-Merkel-Erdogan summit to be held on October 27

AMMONNEWS -According to the statement the Turkish Presidency released, the quadruple summit will be held on October 27 with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.The summit, scheduled to take

Saudi Arabia: Investigation shows the death of Jamal Khashoggi in a fight

AMMONNEWS - The Saudi Attorney General said on Friday night that the investigation showed the death of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi during a fight in the consulate.The Attorney General said in a statement that preliminary investigations on the case of Jamal
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Saudi Arabia: Investigation shows the death of Jamal Khashoggi in a fight

AMMONNEWS - The Saudi Attorney General said on Friday night that the investigation showed the death of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi during a fight in the consulate.The Attorney General said in a statement that preliminary investigations on the case of Jamal Khashoggi showed his death, and that

Vaccine shots send students to hospital in Irbid, Zarqa

AMMONNEWS - 15 students from Jabal Tareq School in Zarqa were admitted to hospital after receiving their school-administered vaccination shots today, October 18, 2018 Roya published .The students suffered from a set of symptoms that includes fever and rash.Ac
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Vaccine shots send students to hospital in Irbid, Zarqa

AMMONNEWS - 15 students from Jabal Tareq School in Zarqa were admitted to hospital after receiving their school-administered vaccination shots today, October 18, 2018 Roya published .The students suffered from a set of symptoms that includes fever and rash.According to the Director of Zarqa

Opening Jaber border crossing serves joint interests

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply welcomed the «positive» developments that serve the joint economic relations and interests of Jordan and Syria, namely the opening of the Jaber-Naseeb border crossing and its importance in rec
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Opening Jaber border crossing serves joint interests

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply welcomed the «positive» developments that serve the joint economic relations and interests of Jordan and Syria, namely the opening of the Jaber-Naseeb border crossing and its importance in receiving cargo shipments between the two countries.

MPs call on Jordan to end land lease to Israel

AMMONNEWS - Sixty Jordanian lawmakers have called on their government not to renew the land lease agreement signed with Israel and to retake control over Al-Baqoura and Al-Ghamr from Tel Aviv.“We, the undersigned deputies, underscore the the House of Repres
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MPs call on Jordan to end land lease to Israel

AMMONNEWS - Sixty Jordanian lawmakers have called on their government not to renew the land lease agreement signed with Israel and to retake control over Al-Baqoura and Al-Ghamr from Tel Aviv.“We, the undersigned deputies, underscore the the House of Representatives’ decision to cancel the agree

King offers condolences to Sudanese president over death of Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Thursday, sent a condolence cable to Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir over the death of former Sudanese president Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab.In the cable, the King expressed his warmest sympathies to Presid
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King offers condolences to Sudanese president over death of Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Thursday, sent a condolence cable to Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir over the death of former Sudanese president Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab.In the cable, the King expressed his warmest sympathies to President al-Bashir, the former president's

PM: Enhancing citizens' trust comes through consensus on diagnosis of problems

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, on Thursday, responded to a youth initiative that was launched via social media websites to convene a meeting that brings together the prime minister and a number of youth.The meeting aims at discussing a wide range of
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PM: Enhancing citizens' trust comes through consensus on diagnosis of problems

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, on Thursday, responded to a youth initiative that was launched via social media websites to convene a meeting that brings together the prime minister and a number of youth.The meeting aims at discussing a wide range of local issues.The three-hour meeti

Jordan wants to establish Free Zone on Jordanian-Iraqi borders

AMMONNEWS - The Minister of State for Investment, Muhannad Shehadeh, said on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, that Jordan is wants to establish a joint Jordanian-Iraqi Free Zone.Shehadeh pointed out that the Free Zone will be established close to the Jordanian-Ir
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Jordan wants to establish Free Zone on Jordanian-Iraqi borders

AMMONNEWS - The Minister of State for Investment, Muhannad Shehadeh, said on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, that Jordan is wants to establish a joint Jordanian-Iraqi Free Zone.Shehadeh pointed out that the Free Zone will be established close to the Jordanian-Iraqi border, for reasons of joint indu

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish police search Saudi consul's residence

AMMONNEWS - Turkish investigators have entered the residence of the Saudi consul in Istanbul to gather more evidence about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.Turkish officials suspect the Saudi journalist was killed during a visit to the nearby consulate o
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Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish police search Saudi consul's residence

AMMONNEWS - Turkish investigators have entered the residence of the Saudi consul in Istanbul to gather more evidence about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.Turkish officials suspect the Saudi journalist was killed during a visit to the nearby consulate on 2 October.The consul, Mohammed a

King meets heads of governorate councils

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday stressed the importance of advancing the decentralisation project and carrying out a holistic assessment to enhance the positive aspects and overcome impediments that governorate councils face.During a meetin
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King meets heads of governorate councils

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday stressed the importance of advancing the decentralisation project and carrying out a holistic assessment to enhance the positive aspects and overcome impediments that governorate councils face.During a meeting held at Al Husseiniya Palace and at

Jordan says nearly 300 Syrian 'White Helmets' leave country for West

AMMONNEWS - Around 300 Syrian 'White Helmet' rescue workers who fled Syria for Jordan last July have left for resettlement in Western countries, a Jordanian foreign ministry statement said.The kingdom has accepted their evacuation with the help of Israeli sol
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Jordan says nearly 300 Syrian 'White Helmets' leave country for West

AMMONNEWS - Around 300 Syrian 'White Helmet' rescue workers who fled Syria for Jordan last July have left for resettlement in Western countries, a Jordanian foreign ministry statement said.The kingdom has accepted their evacuation with the help of Israeli soldiers and Western powers after gettin

Thirty three wanted suspects over financial and criminal cases arrested

AMMONNEWS - The Judicial Enforcement Department personnel arrested 33 suspects wanted for various financial and crimnal cases.Media spokesman of the Public Security Department Lieutenant Colonel Amer Sartawi said that among the cases, which were followed by t
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Thirty three wanted suspects over financial and criminal cases arrested

AMMONNEWS - The Judicial Enforcement Department personnel arrested 33 suspects wanted for various financial and crimnal cases.Media spokesman of the Public Security Department Lieutenant Colonel Amer Sartawi said that among the cases, which were followed by the department's personnel, was a susp

Razzaz congratulates Tarawneh over his election as House speaker

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, congratulated Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament, Atef Tarawneh, over his election as House speaker.During the premier's visit to the Parliment on Wednesday, Tarawneh and Razzaz discussed the job demands of munic
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Razzaz congratulates Tarawneh over his election as House speaker

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, congratulated Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament, Atef Tarawneh, over his election as House speaker.During the premier's visit to the Parliment on Wednesday, Tarawneh and Razzaz discussed the job demands of municipal workers. In this context, Ta

Syria approves U.N. aid delivery to remote camp on Jordan-Syria border

AMMONNEWS - The Syrian government gave approval for the U.N. to deliver aid next week to thousands of civilians stranded near a U.S. garrison on the Jordanian-Syrian border, aid workers and camp officials said on Wednesday, Reuters reports.A siege earlier thi
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Syria approves U.N. aid delivery to remote camp on Jordan-Syria border

AMMONNEWS - The Syrian government gave approval for the U.N. to deliver aid next week to thousands of civilians stranded near a U.S. garrison on the Jordanian-Syrian border, aid workers and camp officials said on Wednesday, Reuters reports.A siege earlier this month by the Syrian army and a bloc

Pompeo arrives in Turkey, meets President Erdogan on Khashoggi case

AMMONNEWS - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Wednesday following talks with Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.President Donald Trump, who dispa
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Pompeo arrives in Turkey, meets President Erdogan on Khashoggi case

AMMONNEWS - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Wednesday following talks with Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.President Donald Trump, who dispatched his top diplomat to address the c

PM lauds security forces in fight against criminals and outlaws

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, on Tuesday said his government is keen on promoting the rule of law and enforcing it firmly and fairly on all citizens. During separate phone calls with Gendarmerie Department Director, Maj. Gen. Hussein Hawatmeh, Publ
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PM lauds security forces in fight against criminals and outlaws

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, on Tuesday said his government is keen on promoting the rule of law and enforcing it firmly and fairly on all citizens. During separate phone calls with Gendarmerie Department Director, Maj. Gen. Hussein Hawatmeh, Public Security Department (PSD) Director

King condoles Moroccan monarch over train accident victims

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday sent a cable to King Mohammed VI of Morocco condoling him over the victims of a train accident near Rabat earlier today.In his cable, the King expressed his deep sorrow and heartfelt condolences over victim
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King condoles Moroccan monarch over train accident victims

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday sent a cable to King Mohammed VI of Morocco condoling him over the victims of a train accident near Rabat earlier today.In his cable, the King expressed his deep sorrow and heartfelt condolences over victims of the incident and wished the injur

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