Iraq calls for US supply of vaccines after a spike in COVID infections

Iraq Saturday asked for emergency US supply of vaccines after a surge in coronavirus infections that prompted authorities to mull re-imposition of lockdowns across the country.   The Iraqi Health Ministry appealed to the US embassy in Baghdad to help the Iraqi people “at this difficult time”, and urgently provide it with one million doses of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca

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Jordan, Iraq hold economic talks

Jordan and Iraq held talks Saturday on prospects of enhancing trade and business relations between the two neighbouring countries, which were chaired by Industry, Trade and Supply Minister Maha Ali and Iraqi Minister of Industry and Minerals, Manhal Khabbaz.   During the talks, which were attended by officials on both sides, the ministers discussed the mechanisms to boost economic ties

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Labour Ministry signs agreements for 3,025 jobs in private sector

The Labour Ministry Saturday signed seven agreements with private sector institutions and companies for the creation of 3,025 job opportunities this year as it stepped up its job-creation efforts and enhance the public-private partnership.   The agreements were signed by Labour Minister Maen Qatamin and the heads of the seven firms in a range of sectors, including shopping malls, tourism,

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Jordan PM heads committee on COVID-19

The Higher Framework Committee on the Ramifications of COVID-19, Saturday, convened for a discussion on the available options to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.   Jordan Prime Minister, Bisher Khaswaneh, who chaired the meeting, directed the authorities to increase inspection visits on institutions and shops and to adopt stricter penalties against violators.   The Committee was briefed thoroughly about the epidemiological

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