Human rights coordinator, Australian envoy review steps to enhance Jordan’s human rights situation

The Governmental Coordinator for Human Rights at the Prime Ministry, Nazir Awamleh, briefed the Australian Ambassador to Jordan, Miles Armitage, on Sunday, on the government’s procedural steps aimed to strengthen and develop the human rights regime, in implementation of the Royal directives.   During the meeting, attended by Second Secretary of Australian embassy, Alice Volkov, Awamleh also highlighted future plans

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Israeli forces arrest 11 Palestinians, settlers target olive farms

Israeli occupation forces arrested 11 Palestinians during raids in West Bank towns on Monday as extremist Jewish settlers stepped up attacks on Palestinians, flooding olive groves with sewage in a village near Nablus.   The Palestinian Prisoners Club said in a press release that troops raided areas in Hebron, Bethlehem, Qalqilya and neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, and made the

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Crackdown leads to arrest of 97 fugitives, racketeering suspects

A total of 97 fugitives and suspected racketeers were arrested by a police commando force on Saturday after the Public Security Department (PSD) had launched a crackdown on “wanted fugitives, recidivists, racketeers and those who intimidate citizens”.   A PSD spokesman said among those apprehended five placed on a most-wanted list and a number of repeat offenders, adding that clampdown

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Israeli forces arrest 11 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli occupation forces early Sunday detained 11 Palestinians in various West Bank cities.   In a statement, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said that Israeli soldiers stormed the cities of Nablus, Ramallah, Al-Bireh, Bethlehem, and a number of neighborhoods in occupied Jerusalem and arrested the 11 citizens under the pretext they are wanted by occupation authorities.   Source: Jordan News Agency

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Army thwarts drug smuggling attempt

The Eastern Military Zone, in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department (AND), on Monday foiled an attempt to smuggle 1,055 palm-sized sheets of hashish from Syria into the Kingdom, a Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) source said.   “The JAF will firmly deal with any infiltration or smuggling attempt in order to protect the Kingdom’s borders,” the source added.   Source:

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