Hashemite Kings are reason behind strength of Jordanian state – Senate Speaker

Amman: Senate Speaker Faisal Al-Fayez said the reason behind the strength, steadfast and firmness of the Jordanian state is its Hashemite Kings, who enjoy religious and historical legitimacy as well as the legitimacy of the tremendous achievements made over more than a hundred years.

Speaking on Jordan Television’s 60 Minutes program on the occasion of the Independence Day, which aired on Friday, Al-Fayez said the stages of building the state had started with the founding King Abdullah I, may God rest his soul, who started to establish and build state institutions, His Majesty King Talal bin Abdullah, may God rest his soul, who wrote the advanced constitution of the Jordanian state, which defined the relationship between the citizen and the state, His Majesty the late King Hussein, who finished the construction and was dubbed the builder, and His Majesty King Abdul II, who strengthened all this.

He continued, saying that despite the many difficulties the Jordanian state constantly encounters, security, safe
ty, and stability are the three most important aspects of the nation and that is why we are always overcome with happiness on Independence Day.

Al-Fayez noted that despite all of the crises that have occurred since 2003, the gross national product has increased fourfold since 1999 and has continued growing continuously.

Al-Fayez emphasized the significance of changing the electoral law and the constitution to support modernist architecture. He stated his opinion that there should be a merger of the parties in Jordan prior to the next elections, as His Majesty wants a parliamentary government and a party parliament after three parliamentary sessions.

Al-Fayez discussed the political, economic, and social aspects of His Majesty King Abdullah II’s 25-year reign, pointing out that this period was marked by numerous crises, beginning with the events in the West Bank and continuing with the occupation of Iraq, the global economic crisis, the events of the so-called Arab Spring, the burden of asylum, the Covid ep
idemic, the war in Ukraine, and Gaza, among other things. “Jordan has made progress in all fields and has achieved tremendous achievements, despite the fact that all of this has affected Jordan and the economic situation and caused a decline in services,” Al-Fayez stated in response to all of these difficulties.

Source: Jordan News Agency


Chairman of the Lebanese-Ghanaian Parliamentary Friendship Committee, MP Ghassan Atallah, accompanied today the Commander of the Ghanaian Army, Thomas Oppong Pepreh, on a tour in south Lebanon to check on the Ghanaian battalion operating within the UNIFIL peacekeeping forces, where the officers and soldiers who served in the region after the ‘Al-Aqsa Flood’ were honored.

Ghanaian Army Chief stressed that his country always stands by Lebanon and supports the implementation of international resolution, and hopes that “peace will prevail in Lebanon and the region and that Ghana will be a partner in this peace that will bring relief to the region.”

Earlier, MP Atallah and General Oppong Pepreh and his accompanying delegation visited Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib, and Army Chief General Joseph Aoun, in the presence of Ghana’s Consul Ali Jaafar.

The Ghanaian Army Commander concluded his visit to Lebanon by meeting with the head of the F
ree Patriotic Movement, MP Gebran Bassil, during which he toured Batroun and was briefed on the development and tourism achievements in the region.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

On Iraqi Engineer’s Day… Al-Sudani: We place our trust in our engineers in all fields of work

Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani affirmed confidence in Iraqi engineers in all fields of work as they accomplish the major programs and projects planned by the government.

Al-Sudani said in a blog post on the X website, on the occasion of Iraqi Engineer’s Day: ‘Greetings, congratulations and appreciation to every Iraqi engineer who has contributed to the reconstruction of Iraq, and who bears the honorable responsibility in developing various economic and development fields.’

He added: ‘We place our trust in our engineers in all fields of work as they accomplish the major programs and projects that the government has planned. Iraq’s engineers are an extension of our creative Mesopotamian cultural heritage, and leaders of field work for a prosperous future.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Al-Salhi announces that important clues have been found to uncover those involved in the Grand Kirkuk Market fire

The head of the Turkmen parliamentary bloc, MP Arshad Al-Salhi, revealed that the security and intelligence services were able to come up with ‘important clues’ to uncover the elements that set fire to Khan Qirdar in the Grand Kirkuk market in the center of the city.

During his visit to the site of the Grand Market in Kirkuk, accompanied by Ahmed Ramzi, a member of the Kirkuk Provincial Council, and Falah Yaichli, the mayor of the Kirkuk Center, he called on the influential political blocs not to interfere in the course of the ongoing investigations into the incident.

He stressed the importance of concerted efforts to prevent plans that aim to destabilize the security of Kirkuk by targeting the interests, property, and daily lives of citizens.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Two martyrs in an occupation bombing in central Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip

Gaza – Together – Two citizens were martyred and others were injured, on Saturday evening, in occupation bombing on the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Eyewitnesses said that the occupation aircraft targeted the Al-Najma roundabout area in the Shaboura camp in central Rafah, killing two citizens and wounding others.

The Israeli occupation forces have continued their aggression on land, sea and air against the Gaza Strip since October 7, which resulted in the death of 35,903 citizens and the injury of 80,420 others.

Source: Maan News Agency