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Police disperses Islamist protesters ‘attempting to storm Prime Ministry’

Police used force on Saturday to disperse a rally by the Muslim Brotherhood after the Islamists allegedly tried to storm the Prime Ministry. 
‘Iraq refuses passage of Jordanian trucks to Turkey’
Iraq has refused to allow passage of Jordanian trucks heading for Turkey through its territories, citing concerns that such a move would have negative effects on the Syrian people. 
Protesters denounce violence in Syria
Hundreds of Jordanians and Syrians amassed outside the Syrian embassy on Friday to denounce the growing violence in Syria. 
Calm restored in Mafraq after Friday clashes
Calm returned to Mafraq on Saturday after a Friday of clashes between Bani Hassan tribesmen and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in which the movement's headquarters in the northeastern city was set on fire.
Jordan reaffirms ‘solid relations’ with Palestinians
Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh on Saturday reiterated Jordan’s solidarity with the Palestinians in their legitimate right to establish an independent state on Palestinian soil. Full story
Demonstrators voice support for Kingdom’s reform drive
Thousands of Jordanians participated in public rallies in Mafraq, Tafileh and Jerash after noon prayers on Friday, voicing their allegiance to the Hashemite leadership and to Jordan.  Full story
Jordan poised to become training hub for BlackBerry platform — int@j
Jordanian apps developers and IT students will soon receive training on the BlackBerry platform, apps and games, from Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, according to the ICT Association of Jordan-int@j. Full story
Maan residents gather in solidarity with former mayor
Around 200 people from the southern city of Maan came to Amman on Saturday to express support for former Amman mayor Omar Maani, who is being detained on charges of “failing to perform his official duties”. Full story
Columnists fault Islamists for inciting Mafraq violence
Columnists on Saturday described the clashes that took place on Friday between Islamist demonstrators and counter-protesters in Mafraq as "unfortunate", with most blaming the Muslim Brotherhood for instigating the incident. Full story
Budding journalists to receive training
Children with journalistic skills will be trained by professional media experts starting next year to create new a generation of journalists, a media practitioner said on Saturday. Full story
Jordan condemns attacks in Syria
Jordan on Saturday de­nounced the two “terrorist attacks” that targeted the Syrian capital Damascus on Friday. Full story
Prince Hassan attends Havel’s funeral
Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, HRH Prince Hassan, accompanied by HRH Princess Sarvath on Friday attended the state funeral of former president of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel in Prague. Full story
Fuheis Christmas tree lit
Christmas celebrations officially started in the Kingdom on Friday, with the lighting of a Christmas tree in the centre of Fuheis. Sena­tor Aqel Biltaji and several representatives of Christian denominations attended the ceremony. Full story
Baptism Site revenues drop by 30%
Religious tourism revenues at the Baptism Site dropped by 30 per cent this year, amounting to JD1.1 million, according to Baptism Site Commission Director Dia Madani, who attributed the drop to regional instability. Full story
Eight hospitalised for gas inhalation
Eight family members residing in Sweileh were taken to hospital on Saturday after inhaling leaked gas from a water heater, according to the Civil Defence Department (CDD). Full story
Trade unions suspend planned strike
The General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFJTU) on Saturday suspended a planned strike scheduled for January 15 after the government pledged to consider the federation’s reservations on the labour and social security draft laws. Full story
JPA objects to manner of Maaytah’s departure from Al Rai
The Jordan Press Association (JPA) council on Saturday criticised the manner in which journalist Samih Maaytah was asked to resign as editor-in-chief of Al Rai. Full story
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