AMMAN — Jordan and China on Tuesday discussed establishing an education centre for Arabic culture in the Chinese Ningxia region.

At a meeting Higher Education Minister Amin Mahmoud held with Li Jianhua, secretary of the Ningxia committee of the Communist Party of China, discussions also covered the possibility of founding a Jordanian university in Ningxia in partnership with the People’s University of China.

Li stressed the importance of signing a memorandum of understanding as soon as possible to implement the proposed projects.

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January 27, 2015
By Nadeem Hanif

DUBAI // Civil aviation chiefs (click here) on Tuesday ordered UAE airlines to halt all flights to Baghdad after a passenger jet came under small-arms fire as it landed in the Iraqi capital.
The Iraqi ambassador was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be told of the UAE’s grave concern, amid fears that the FlyDubai plane may have been attacked by ISIL militants.
The undersecretary at the ministry, Mohammed Al Raisi, demanded that the Iraqi authorities launch a full investigation. Iraq must take measures to enforce international agreements on civil aviation safety and provide the required guarantees and protection, Mr Al Raisi told the ambassador, Muwaffaq Abboud.
The incident happened on Monday as FlyDubai flight FZ 215, with 154 passengers on board, made its approach to Baghdad airport, which is about 16 kilometres west of the city centre.
After the plane landed investigators found “damage to the aircraft fuselage consistent with small-arms fire”, the airline said yesterday.
No one was injured, passengers disembarked as usual and a replacement aircraft made the return flight to Dubai. “An investigation is under way to establish what happened,” FlyDubai said....