Day: December 20, 2015

Alarms ring over refugee children

December 18, 2015 At least 43 unaccompanied refugee children have gone missing from various asylum centers in Norway this year alone, and 25 have died since 2006. Several of those missing were as young as nine years old, and the numbers of refugee children in Norway are now increasing dramatically. Around 4,000 refugee children are […]

200-year-old fossil mystery resolved

Source: BBC Scientists have reconstructed how an ancient reptile swam in the oceans at the time of the dinosaurs. Computer simulations suggest the plesiosaur moved through the water like a penguin, using its front limbs as paddles and back limbs for steering. The creature’s swimming gait has been a mystery […]

Is the Red-Dead correct?

Dec 19,2015 – JORDAN TIMES – The Disi Water Conveyance Project was set to be the dream saviour for Jordanians until the middle of the next decade. Before 2011, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation had announced several times that with the Disi project there would be a complete shutdown […]

Keeping Jordan safe

Dec 19,2015 – JORDAN TIMES – WALID M. SADI Not too long ago, Republican candidate for the White House Marco Rubio prophesied that terrorist attacks in Jordan are imminent. The leading Democratic candidate in the race for the White House, Hillary Clinton, made a similar forecast about the security and […]

What awaits Syria?

Dec 19,2015 – JORDAN TIMES – MUSA KEILANI No amount of Vienna meetings or Geneva communiqués can stop the war in Syria unless the root causes of the conflict are addressed. A new round of negotiations took place in New York this week, but it did not tackle the conundrum of […]