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

ASE ranks 1st in Arab region in achieving dividend yield in 2023

Amman: Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) ranked first in the Arab region in achieving dividend yield, in light of the “unprecedented” dividends distributed by ASE-listed public joint-stock companies to shareholders during the year 2023.

The achievement was announced during the ASE participation, represented by CEO Mazen Wathaifi, in activities of the annual conference of the Arab Federation of Capital Markets (AFCM) and meetings of Board of Directors and its General Assembly in its 49th session.

During the conference, the ASE, along with three new stock markets, joined the Net Zero Alliance, which are Bahrain, Muscat and Palestine.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Wathaifi said the Net Zero Emissions is “not just a goal, but a change in thinking, and a mass responsibility to protect the planet for future generations and a journey to realize a future world, where humans and nature coexist in harmony.”

This initiative aims to enhance sustainable stock exchange practices, strengthen their competitiveness, and buil
d a more comprehensive financial system in the Middle East and North Africa region, especially for Arab stock markets to be role models for listed companies that adhere to sustainability principles.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Five-day weather and a hot mass hitting the country

Bethlehem – Ma’an – The Palestinian Meteorological Department expects the weather on Thursday to be partly cloudy to clear, hot and dry, as temperatures will rise significantly to become higher than their general average by about 6 degrees Celsius, and winds will be southeasterly to northeasterly, moderate to active, with an exciting speed. Sometimes dusty and the sea is light, the waves are high.

Friday 05/10/2024: The country is affected by a meteorological climate accompanied by a hot, dry and dusty air mass, as there is another significant rise in temperatures to become higher than their general annual average by about 9 degrees Celsius, as the weather is very hot over most areas, dry and dusty, and the winds are easterly to southeasterly. Light to moderate sea speed and light waves.

Saturday 05/11/2024: The weather will be partly cloudy and moderate, with a significant drop in temperatures to become around their general average, and the winds will be northwesterly, light to moderate speed, active at ti
mes, and the sea will be light to medium in height.

Meteorology warns on Thursday and Friday:

1- There is a risk of exposure to direct sunlight, especially during peak hours.

2- The danger of starting a fire in areas where dry grasses abound? 4 3- Citizens who suffer from chest diseases and seasonal allergies.

Source: Maan News Agency

Prince El Hassan: Dialogue between followers of religions is about achieving justice and eliminating injustice

Amman: The Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Institute for Religious Studies (RIRS), Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Wednesday sponsored the opening of the Institute’s seventh international symposium entitled Humanity in Times of Peace and in Times of War.

Prince El Hassan stressed that the true meaning of dialogue between followers of religions is to achieve justice and remove injustice between them, explaining that faiths cannot agree when their followers exploit them to perpetuate injustice and occupation and impose a fait accompli.

He said the problem is not religious beliefs, but rather political conflicts and material interests, explaining the “importance” of analytical thought, adopting a friendly culture between people and building trust as a common basis for dialogue.

He discussed looking at the East with the “eyes of humanity” and talking about Eastern cultures as an incubator of civilisations that contain within their contents the spirit of radiance, the unity of human conscience and unive
rsal human values.

He discussed the “need” for human dignity to become a guide for policies and the transition to talk about diversity, interdependence and respect for the identity of the other to achieve equality as an equal degree of dignity.

The Prince added, “The tragedies we see should not weaken or undermine our faith and belief,” referring to the principle of “loving people and using things instead of using people and loving things.”

The Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, stressed that it is not possible to stand idly by in the face of the death of thousands of innocent people and millions of displaced people.

He discussed finding an “international balance” to facilitate and support the opportunity for peace, safety and security.

He added, “The world needs leaders who work hard for peace, to extinguish all forms of conflict and war and to spread the concepts of love, brotherhood and tolerance.”

He stressed the necessity of raising individuals on the sublime me
ssage through education, mosques, churches, workshops and the media, adopting the correct interpretation of sacred texts in their historical, cultural and social contexts.

In turn, the Papal Ambassador to Jordan, Bishop Giovanni Dal Toso, discussed multilateral diplomacy in building peace and achieving development in the world.

The RIRS and the Department for Interreligious Dialogue in Vatican City organised the symposium in cooperation with the Pontifical Embassy in Jordan, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Jordan and the Vatican and the founding of the Institute.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Dar Al-Iftaa: Thursday is the first day of ‘Dhul-Qi’dah’

Jerusalem – Together – The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, Chairman of the Supreme Fatwa Council, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, announced today, Wednesday, that tomorrow, Thursday, is the first of ‘Dhul-Qi’dah for the year 1445 AH.’

He pointed out that the month of Dhul-Qa’dah is one of the sacred months, and the second is one of the months of Hajj, which God Almighty referred to when He said, ‘Hajj is an established month. So whoever makes Hajj obligatory during it, there shall be no obscenity, no immorality, and no quarreling during the Hajj, and whatever good you do God knows it, and provide for yourself, for the best provision is piety, and be fearful. O people of understanding.’

Source: Maan News Agency

King, in call with Canada PM, warns against repercussions of Israeli ground offensive on Rafah

Washington: His Majesty King Abdullah II, in a phone call on Tuesday with Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, warned against the dangerous repercussions of the Israeli ground offensive on Rafah.

The phone call covered the importance of reaching an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza, as well as stepping up efforts to ensure the uninterrupted flow of humanitarian aid to the Strip.

During the call, His Majesty reiterated Jordan’s condemnation of the attack by extremist Israeli settlers on a Jordanian aid convoy heading to Gaza via the Beit Hanoun/Erez crossing.

For his part, the Canadian prime minister expressed concern over attacks by extremist Israeli settlers on aid convoys heading to Gaza.

The two sides stressed the need to create a political horizon to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution.

Source: Jordan News Agency