Hot weather conditions forecast countrywide


Amman: The hot air mass’s effect gradually recedes from the Kingdom as temperatures fall slightly but still stay around 5 to 6 degrees Celsius higher than average for this time of year, the Jordan Meteorological Department said in its daily update.

The weather is hot throughout most of the Kingdom, but it gets extremely hot in the Badia, the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Aqaba.

Winds will be northwesterly moderate, picking up during night hours.

The department warns in its report about the risks associated with dehydration and direct sunlight exposure, particularly for the elderly and sick, the possibility of forest fires, the risk of leaving children in closed vehicles, even for a brief time, and the risk of leaving flammable materials, perfumes, and sterilizers inside of cars.

Temperatures in the capital Amman will range between a high of 35 degrees Celsius and a low of 23 degrees Celsius.

Highs in the port city of Aqaba will reach 44 degrees Celsius during the day, sliding to 26 degrees at night.

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ource: Jordan News Agency

Al-Jazi takes part at Ukraine peace summit


Amman: Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs Ibrahim Al-Jazi took part in the “Peace Summit in Ukraine” on Sunday in Lucerne, Switzerland, which was arranged by the Swiss Confederation.

The two-day summit saw the participation of a number of heads of state and government and foreign ministers of many countries of the world, in addition to the United Nations and relevant organizations.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Al-Jazi takes part at Ukraine peace summit


Amman: Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs Ibrahim Al-Jazi took part in the “Peace Summit in Ukraine” on Sunday in Lucerne, Switzerland, which was arranged by the Swiss Confederation.

The two-day summit saw the participation of a number of heads of state and government and foreign ministers of many countries of the world, in addition to the United Nations and relevant organizations.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Foreign ministry: 14 pilgrims dead, 17 missing


Amman: The Directorate of Operations and Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced that 14 Jordanian pilgrims died and 17 others were missing during performing the Haj rituals.

Head of the Directorate of Operations and Consular Affairs, Ambassador Sufian Qudah, stressed that the ministry is following up with the relevant Saudi authorities on the procedures for burying pilgrims and transporting the bodies of those whose families wish to have their bodies transferred to the Kingdom as soon as possible. In addition, they’re following up on the search for the 17 pilgrims who went missing.

Qudah expressed his sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the deceased pilgrims.

The deceased pilgrims and the missing pilgrims are not part of the official Jordanian Haj delegation, according to Ambassador Qudah. He urged all Jordanian residents who are performing the Haj to contact the following lines at any time for assistance:

Source: Jordan News Agency

Katara Hosts Cultural, Entertainment Programs during Eid Al Adha


Doha: Activities of the Cultural Village Foundation – Katara on the occasion of Eid Al Adha kicked off on Sunday, featuring a variety of artistic, cultural and entertainment performances.

The art workshops attracted a large group of children, during which they enjoyed drawing, coloring, paper making, postage stamps, origami, butterfly making, flower making and other workshops that were held along the Katara Corniche.

The “Garden of Dreams” play also attracted the attention of the audience. The performance highlights the importance of preserving water resources and the beauty hidden in the depths of man and nature.

On the Katara Corniche, folk groups presented their distinctive performances that reflect the artistic and cultural heritage of a number of countries from Asia and Africa, including China, Syria, Morocco and Jordan.

Several visual artists also presented live drawings in front of the audience to capture the atmosphere and joy of the Eid. Eid stalls were distributed in the inner courtyard of the o
pen-air theatre, offering a variety of products, including handmade products, souvenirs, and popular foods.

Fans of astronomical will enjoy shows of a number of 3D films at the Thuraya Astronomical Dom on Monday.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Industrial Production Index Down by 3.1 Percent in April


Doha: The National Planning Council has issued a press release in industrial production index for April 2024, calculated using 2018 as a base year, showing a decrease by 3.1 percent compared to the previous month (March 2024).

This indicator reflects the growth of details of the growth of the various industrial economic sectors that make up it, with a different relative weight they have, such “Mining and quarrying” 82.46 percent, “Manufacturing” 15.85 percent, “Electricity, gas, steam, and air conditioning supply” 1.16 percent, and “Water supply” 0.53 percent.

It is also a short-term quantitative index that measures the changes in the volume of productions of a selected basket of industrial products over a given period with respect to that in a chosen period called the base period, it studies and analysis the economic level of the state, and the growth of various industrial sectors in economy index details.

The Industrial Production index (IPI), April 2024 reached 100.1 point, decreased by 3.1 percent comp
ared to the previous month (April 2024), and decreased by 5.9 percent, when compared to the corresponding month in 2023.

The index of the “Mining” sector showed a decrease by 3.3 percent compared to the previous month (March 2024), due to the decrease in the quantities of “crude oil petroleum and natural gas” with the same percentage, and “Other mining and quarrying” decreased by 5.7 percent.

When compared to the corresponding month of the previous year (April 2023), the IPI of Mining decreased by 6.1 percent, due to the decrease in the quantities of “crude oil petroleum and natural gas” with the same percentage, and “Other mining and quarrying” decreased by 5.5 percent. Graphs (2) shows the trends of monthly IPI in the mining sector during April 2023 until April 2024.

The index of “Manufacturing” sector showed a decrease by 2.5 percent compared to the previous month (March 2024), The groups showed a decrease include: “Manufacture of Cement and other non-metallic mineral products” by 7.4 percent, followed
by “Manufacture of basic metals” by 6.4 percent, “Printing and reproduction of recorded media” by 5.6 percent, “Manufacture of food products” by 3.0 percent, and “Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products “by 1.8 percent. however, an increase was recorded in “Manufacture of beverages” by 4.2 percent, “Manufacture of refined petroleum products” by 1.2 percent, and “Manufacture of rubber and plastics products” by 0.3 percent.

On the other hand, in terms of annual change, comparing to April 2023, a decrease of 5.0 percent was recorded, due to the decrease in “Manufacture of basic metals” by 22.5 percent, followed by ”Printing and reproduction of recorded media.” By 9.1 percent, “Manufacture of Cement and other non-metallic mineral products” by 4.2 percent, “Manufacture of refined petroleum products” by 2.0 percent, “Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products” by 1.6 percent, “Manufacture of food products” by 1.3 percent, and “Manufacture of rubber and plastics products” by 0.3 percent, However, an
increase was recorded in “Manufacture of beverages” by 1.2 percent.

The index of the “Electricity, gas, supply” sector showed a decrease of 2.8 percent was noticed in the production of “Electricity” between April 2024 and the previous month (March 2024). Compared with the corresponding month (April 2023), a decrease of 11.2 percent was recorded.

Meanwhile the “Water Supply” index showed a decrease of 2.3 percent was noticed in the production of ”Water’ between April 2024 and the previous month (March 2024). Compared with the corresponding month (April 2023), a decrease of 1.1 percent was recorded.

Source: Qatar News Agency

China Reducing Energy Consumption Intensity Exponentially


The People’s Republic of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced that China has become at the forefront of countries with the fastest energy intensity reduction.

In its statement cited by Xinhua News Agency, the NDRC added that China’s ability to safeguard its energy supply has increased significantly, and its international energy cooperation has been strengthened on all fronts, thanks to its new energy security strategy.

The statement continued by saying that China has achieved remarkable results in reforming its energy consumption patterns in recent years, with total energy consumption effectively controlled and energy consumption structure significantly improved.

According to the NDRC, China’s energy intensity, the amount of energy consumed per unit of GDP, decreased 26.4 percent from 2013 to 2023.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Al-Fayadh congratulates the Iraqi people on Eid al-Adha

The head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Faleh al-Fayadh, congratulated the Iraqi people on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

Al-Fayadh said in a statement: ‘With the advent of Eid al-Adha, I extend my warmest congratulations to the honorable Iraqi people, the great references, and the pilgrims of the House of God, and I also extend my sincere congratulations to the families of the martyrs and the wounded, the Mujahideen of the Popular Mobilization, and the brave security forces stationed to defend the homeland and protect its security and stability, asking Almighty God to bestow abundant goodness and a prosperous future on our

country : ‘We look forward to the unification of all efforts in supporting our government and its tangible path in improving the reality of services and advancing the economic reality, and striving to achieve a decent life befitting all our people.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Al-Sudani: The excellence of orphan students covered by social care is a source of pride for the government

Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani stressed: “The excellence of orphan students covered by social care is a source of pride for the government,” while he said: “The government has placed the educational process at the forefront of development targets.”

The Prime Minister’s media office said in a statement: “Al-Sudani received today, Saturday, a number of orphan students who excelled in the ministerial exams for the sixth grade, whose families were covered by social care.”

He added: “Al-Sudani congratulated the advent of Eid al-Adha, asking Almighty God to perpetuate the blessings of security, stability and prosperity on our country, on the Arab and Islamic world, and on the people of steadfast Gaza as they face aggression in the harshest circumstances.”

During the meeting, the Prime Minister pointed out: ‘This achieved excellence represents a source of pride for the students’ families and the government alike. It is a source of pride for our outstanding sons and daughters who, despite the difficult soc
ial circumstances, have proven their determination and will to achieve success, in addition to the extended family’s care for them in overcoming difficulties,’ expressing his appreciation for the role of the educational family in developing and strengthening this impressive positive ambition, and the efforts of families covered by social protection. Al-Sudani explained: ‘The government has placed the educational process at the forefront of development targets,’ citing the difficulties faced by our Palestinian people in order to continue studying and the educational process, stressing the government’s continuation in building schools and providing all educational requirements and missions outside Iraq, pointing out the approval of 5,000 missions in specific specializations, in order to build a solid educational staff that develops our educational capabilities, in addition to activating the grant for the students and pupils included; in order to empower them and change their conditions, provide the food basket,
and provide projects and residential lands that serve them, in accordance with what is approved by the law and the constitution.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

A large fire devours a shopping mall in one of the districts of Babylon

A large fire devoured a shopping mall south of Hillah, the center of Babylon Governorate.

Civil Defense Media Director Aqil Abdullah said, “A fire devoured a clothing mall in Al-Tali’ah district, south of Hillah, without any injuries.”

He added, “Civil Defense teams prevented the fire from spreading, and the police opened an investigation into the incident.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency