Honest Jordanian spares bank courier’s blushes

Updated 08 January 2013
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Honest Jordanian spares bank courier’s blushes

AMMAN: A Jordanian, who found a bank money bag containing nearly half a million dollars on the street in the northern city of Zarqa on Monday, called a local radio station for help in returning the cash. “Nayel Jamaan today found 320,000 dinars ($ 450,000) in Army Street in Zarqa that belonged to one of the banks,” the city’s police chief Hassan Thaher told state-run Petra news agency.
“He immediately contacted a local radio station to help him return the money. We have the money now and we are investigating.” Three bank courier staff had told police earlier that they lost “an amount of money” while on a delivery from a bank in Zarqa, Petra added.
There was no immediate word on whether Jamaan had received any reward for his honesty from either the bank or the courier.


Images of a father carrying his disabled son during graduation in Yemen tugs at the heart strings

Updated 19 April 2018
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Images of a father carrying his disabled son during graduation in Yemen tugs at the heart strings

  • Yemeni journalist and photographer Farouk Muqbel took footage of an elderly father in Sanaa

In video footage that will pull at the heart strings of even the most hardened, a proud father can be seen giving his disabled son a piggyback during his graduation ceremony in Yemen.  

The inspiring moment of the elderly man and his son was captured by Yemeni photojournalist Farouk Muqbel, who was filming the graduation ceremony of the Al-Noor Center for the Care and Rehabilitation of the Blind in Sanaa on Wednesday.

The father’s pride can be clearly seen as he carried his son who was graduating from secondary school.

The Al-Noor center was founded in 1967 and serves over 200 students, mostly children, who have visual disabilities.

The center’s manager told Human Rights Watch in 2016 that when the conflict started on March 26, 2015, the Houthis militia set up an office on the ground floor of the kindergarten building and placed guards at the compound’s entrance.