Daily Archives: September 1, 2018

U.N. Palestinian refugees agency voices regret, surprise at U.S. halting funds

New York, A U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees said a U.S. decision on Friday to halt funding was disappointing and surprising, and rejected the U.S. assertion that its programs were irredeemably flawed."We reject in the strongest possible te...

LEBANON / GRANDI PRESSER

1. Wide shot, Grandi speaking to press2. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:My organization - and they want to stress it because there's been some reports to the contrary - my organization, UNHCR, remains ...

Former Dutch defence minister to lead United Nations mission to Iraq

New York, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert of the Netherlands as his special representative for Iraq.She will succeed Jan Kubis of Slovakia. Hennis-Plasschaert will also head the UN Assi...

Crown Prince joins military course in UK

Amman, HRH Crown Prince Hussein joined a military course at one of the military battalions in the United Kingdom armed forces, which will continue until the end of this year.Crown Prince Hussein graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Hot weather conditions nationwide

Amman, Temperatures on Saturday are set to rise by four to five degrees above their annual average, with north-easterly light winds, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.As of Monday, a slight drop in temperatures is

The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement, Ambassador James Jeffrey, and Special Envoy for Syria, Joel Rayburn, Travel to Israel, Jordan, and Turkey

The Secretary's newly appointed Special Representative for Syria Engagement, Ambassador James Jeffrey, will travel to Israel, Jordan, and Turkey, September 1�4. Ambassador Jeffrey will be accompanied by Near Eastern Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary (...

US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

The Trump administration is cutting nearly $300 million in planned funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, ending decades of support. The State Department announced in a written statement Friday that the United States "will no long...