The Israeli enemy shelled the outskirts of Aita as-Shaab in Sector Centre shortly before midnight on Tuesday, damaging properties and infrastructures.

At dawn, the outskirts of Rmeish and Ramya villages were targeted by the Israeli enemy’s heavy artillery fire.

The Israeli enemy also fired flares above the towns of Sectors West and Centre, while reconnaissance planes overflew Tyre and Bint Jbeil districts.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

Israeli airstrike on southern Lebanon kills 2 people

Two Lebanese were martyred in an airstrike carried out by Israeli warplanes on Wednesday evening in the town of Al Adeisseh in southern Lebanon.

A Lebanese security source told Petra’s correspondent in Beirut that the airstrike targeted an inhabited house, which was completely destroyed, and that there was also a search with machine guns from a settlement overlooking the Lebanese border town of Kafr Kila.

The source pointed out that the airstrikes targeting the villages and towns of southern Lebanon Wednesday amounted to twenty, including ten airstrikes on the forests extending from the outskirts of Aita al-Shaab to the outskirts of Ramia town.”

Source: Jordan News Agency

Israeli army announces injury of soldier in Gaza, presents new toll of losses since war start

Amman: The Israeli occupation army radio announced that a soldier was injured when rockets were fired from Gaza at the settlement of “Shlomit” on Wednesday evening.

According to the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation, the Israeli occupation army on Wednesday presented a new toll of its human losses since the beginning of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on October 7, where the Israeli occupation army admitted that 614 Israeli officers and soldiers were killed, including 266 killed in the ground operation inside the Gaza Strip.

The army said that 3358 soldiers have sustained injuries since the outbreak of the war, including 520 seriously injured, and that 41 soldiers have been killed by friendly fire and operational accidents since the beginning of the war.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Zarqa University signs MoUs with Iraqi universities in Sulaymaniyah

Zarqa: Zarqa University, represented by Vice President for Administrative Affairs, Nidal Eshah, signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with all Iraqi universities in Sulaymaniyah Governorate in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

The MoUs were signed on the sidelines of the Jordanian Higher Education Forum in Erbil.

In a press statement on Wednesday, Eshah expressed his pride in the distinguished cooperation with the universities of Sulaymaniyah Governorate, which came as a culmination of the success of the Jordan-Kurdistan Higher Education Forum 2024, dubbed “Shaping the Future through Sustainable Development”, organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in coordination and cooperation with the Kurdistan Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Jordanian Tourism Promotion Authority.

Eshah pointed out that this cooperation would consolidate academic, research and scientific relations and establish an advanced future relationship that serves both sides by encouragin
g cultural and student exchange and establishing joint scientific and research projects and programs.

Source: Jordan News Agency

WHO expresses “deep concern” over Israeli attacks on Rafah

Amman: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed deep concern over the increasing Israeli attacks on the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, which have forced most of Gaza’s population to flee in search of safety.

According to Euronews, Ghebreyesus said during a press conference in Geneva on Wednesday: After the Israeli ground offensive, an estimated 30-40,000 people left Rafah to go to Khan Younis and Deir al-Balah, emphasizing that 1.4 million people, including 600,000 children, are at risk in Rafah.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Economic modernization vision is trans-governmental state project, says JEF President

Amman: President of the Jordan Economic Forum (JEF), MP Khair Abu Saileik, urged the youth to follow up on the implementation and performance of the economic modernization vision, considering that the vision is a trans-governmental state project aimed at providing a better quality of life for Jordanians.

Abu Saileik said in a statement on Wednesday that gaining the support of youth for the vision contributes to more popular control over its outputs and the executive program, which is part of the battle for awareness that Jordanian youth are armed with to understand the state’s political, economic, and administrative projects.

Abu Saileik spoke at the Second National Youth Dialogue Conference organized by the Senate, which opened at the Dead Sea in the presence of Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh, who deputized for HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II.

Abu Saileik highlighted the main drivers, sectors, and initiatives included in the vision, its philosophy, and the extent of the need for the vision.

In an interactive youth dialogue moderated by Senator Issa Murad, Abu Saileik stressed the importance of youth awareness of geopolitical challenges, adding that they should not be a reason to slow down the momentum of modernization.

He explained that the Jordanian economy has proven its resilience, which constitutes the cornerstone of the transition to tangible results in reducing the unemployment rate, noting that tangible results by citizens will be achieved if the economy exceeds a growth rate of 5 percent.

Abu Saileik explained that the infrastructure for the investment environment has been prepared through royal support and the enabling legislative framework.

At the end of the session, Abu Saileik addressed remarks and answered inquiries of the youth, which focused on investing in the remote areas and governorates, removing bureaucracy and combating corruption of all kinds.

Source: Jordan News Agency

JPMC says dividends will be distributed to shareholders on Monday

Amman: Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC) informed its shareholders that dividends will be disbursed to shareholders as of Monday via Jordan Kuwait Bank branches.

The JPMC’s General Assembly decided in its ordinary meeting to approve the recommendation of the Board of Directors to distribute “cash” dividends to shareholders at 130% of the nominal value of the share to all shareholders registered in the company’s records on April 29, 2024.

The company called on shareholders who wish to transfer their dividends to other banks to visit the company’s website, https://www.jpmc.com.jo/Investor Relations, and fill out the personal information and bank data form, along with a copy of their identification and personal documents.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Awqaf Ministry warns of performing Hajj without permit

Amman: The Ministry of Awqaf, Islamic Affairs, and Holy Places warned of new penalties for anyone caught in Mecca and the holy sites during the Hajj season without a permit.

In a statement on Wednesday, the ministry said that the Saudi authorities have announced strict penalties for anyone caught in Mecca and the holy sites without a Hajj permit, as of June 2.

The penalties include a fine of SAR10,000 (JD1890) with double the fine in case of repetition, deportation of resident violators, and banning them from entering the KSA, in addition to punishing anyone who is caught transporting violators with up to six months in prison, a fine of up to SAR50,000 (JD9450), and confiscation of the land transportation means.

The statement stressed that Hajj must be performed only through approved Hajj visas, calling on citizens to be cautious and not to deal with fake companies, campaigns and accounts on social media claiming to organize Hajj trips at attractive prices.

Source: Jordan News Agency