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Combined reports Editors released on bail *Jihad Momani, former editor-in chief of Shihan and Hashem Khalidi, editor of Al Mihwar, both of whom republished cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in their weekly tabloids, were released on bail on Sunday, one week after their arrest on defamation charges. Both editors spent their detention period in hospital after complaining of chest pains. Manager found dead * British Mediterranean Airways Station Manager in Amman, Raji Sha'ban, born 1970, was found dead on Sunday in his car in Abdoun with a bullet wound to his skull. A pedestrian spotted the body at around noon and reported it to the police, who inspected the car and found his gun next to him. Police investigations have started to determine whether it is a homicide or suicide incident. Queen lays foundation stone for GS *Her Majesty Queen Rania on Monday laid the foundation stone for the Humane Center for Animal Welfare's (HCAW) Garden Sanctuary (GS) project. Under the project, an animal hospital and an educational center will provide training to animal owners on humane and responsible treatment of animals in their care. The project, constructed on a 20-dunum site, was planned in coordination with the World Society for the Protection of Animals, the largest animal welfare bureau in the world, in addition to the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and the ministries of Planning & International Cooperation, and Education. Lebanese expats commemorate Hariri *The Lebanese community in Jordan marked on Tuesday the first anniversary of the death of former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri, who was killed by a huge car bomb in Beirut. The event took place at the Lebanese Embassy premises. In a statement, the Lebanese community in Jordan highlighted the achievements of the assassinated premier who presided over two previous governments and who was behind Lebanon's reconstruction in the aftermath of a 15-year civil war. Ukraine signs tourism agreement *Jordan and Ukraine signed on Sunday an agreement to increase the bilateral cooperation in the field of tourism and antiquities. The agreement was signed by Minister of Tourism, Munir Nassar, and his Ukrainian counterpart Ihor Likhovyi in the presence of the Ukrainian ambassador to Jordan. Nassar said that the tourism has witnessed a tangible development during the last year which indicates that there will be a further development between the two countries in the future. Jordan Telecom helps flood victims *The Jordan Telecom Fund, in cooperation with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization, has launched a campaign to aid floods victims in the governorates of Aqaba and Ma'an. In order to open channels of interaction with the victims, the Jordan Telecom Group (JTG) has provided a fixed line number 099009000, or 99132 for MobileCom customers, to send an SMS with the word "help". Each call or message is worth JDI, according to a Jordan Telecom statement. Meanwhile, JTG last week donated JD30,000 to help families whose homes were damaged by the flash floods, which took place on February 3. Mosbacher outlines obstacles to US regional investment *Head of the US Delegation Director of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation Robert Mosbacher said that the obstacles confronting the US investment in the region are getting license, registration, employment, ending contracts, independency of judiciary and transparency. Mosbacher added, in press statements on Monday on the sidelines of the ministerial conference of MENA-OECD at the Dead Sea, that his country supports initiatives that help develop environments of investment. <p>Kamal honors Defense AttachE[umlaut] The Pakistani Ambassador to Jordan Arif Kamal held a reception on Tuesday at his residence in Amman to bid farewell to Colonel Shahid Zaman Khan, while welcoming the new Defense AttachE[umlaut] Colonel Fouad Hafeez. Diplomats, businessmen, and journalists attended the event. JAF celebrates King's birthday *His Majesty King Abdallah, the supreme commander of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), and Her Majesty Queen Rania attended on Monday a ceremony organized by the JAF in celebration of the King's 44th birthday. Several members of the Royal family, and senior government and army officers attended the event. <p>World Bank online at GAM *In the aim of providing the public with direct access to World Bank information, the first Public Information Center in the kingdom opened on Monday at the Greater Amman Municipality library. The center will provide the public access to all online databases that the World Bank has and information related to development projects in more than 100 developing countries and the World Bank's online resources. World Bank Public Information Associate Zeina Khalil said that the center provides the world's largest research program on economic development and others.Hayat FM focuses on Islamic issues *A new radio station started broadcasting in Amman on Monday. Hayat FM is the first local station to focus on Islamic issues, targeting youth, children and women. The station seeks to provide moderate religious programs, according to Musa Saket, board chairman of Al-Salam Audio Media Company, the station's owner. Hayat FM transmits on 104.7 MHz and its broadcast will initially be limited to Amman, but will eventually reach the entire kingdom. Jordan participates in seminar on Competition Policy *Jordan took part in a seminar on the competition policy in Italy organized by the European Center for Regions in cooperation with the EuroMed Training of Public Administration. The six-day seminar, which was financed by the European Commission, was attended by Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine, Syria, Turkey and Israel. Director of Competition at the Ministry of Industry and Trade Luna Abbadi, who represented Jordan in the meetings, said that the seminar aimed at acquainting the participants on the European experience in enacting and implementing laws and policies related to the competition policy. Abbadi reviewed competition in Jordan and the accomplishments that have been achieved in implementing the competition law.For the record

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Date:Feb 19, 2006
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