Government keen to develop Jordan’s political parties, says minister

Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs, Musa Ma’aiteh, said the government is concerned with helping political parties and developing Jordan’s party life to ensure the Lower House’s political pluralism.   To achieve this bid, the minister called on the political parties to set generic names, slogans to their electoral lists, to obtain official registration.   Accordingly, parties should seek approval

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Arab Parliament decries Serbia, Kosovo plan to move embassies to occupied Jerusalem

The Arab Parliament voiced its rejection of the announcement of Serbia and Kosovo on their intention to open embassies in the occupied city of Jerusalem, adding this step is deemed “a violation of international law.”   In a press statement on Sunday, Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Dr. Meshaal Al-Salami, warned of tampering with the “existing historical and legal” status

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PM: Gov’t to reinstate mandatory military service

Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Sunday announced that his government will gradually reinstate mandatory military service (also known as Banner Service) in a bid to address poverty and unemployment and invest in youth potentials.   “The government will gradually reintroduce the “Banner Service” in a new form and format different from previous years,” Razzaz said in a weekly televised message

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King: Upcoming parliamentary elections a constitutional requirement

His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday said the upcoming parliamentary elections are a constitutional requirement, stressing that hopes are pinned on an improving and stable epidemiological situation.   At a meeting with key figures from a number of governorates at Al Husseiniya Palace, attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, King Abdullah underscored the global

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