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Egyptian ambassador highlights strong ties between Jordan and Egypt

AMMONNEWS - Egyptian Ambassador to Amman Tariq Adel highlighted the strategic ties between Jordan and Egypt as well as the economic reforms carried out by both countries despite the regional and international conditions.The ambassador said in a press statemen
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Egyptian ambassador highlights strong ties between Jordan and Egypt

AMMONNEWS - Egyptian Ambassador to Amman Tariq Adel highlighted the strategic ties between Jordan and Egypt as well as the economic reforms carried out by both countries despite the regional and international conditions.The ambassador said in a press statement on the occasion of the 66th anniver

Kremlin says Russian, French leaders discuss humanitarian aid to Syria

AMMONNEWS - The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed joint humanitarian efforts in Syria, particular in the eastern Ghouta province, during a phone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday.On Friday, France sent 50 tons
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Kremlin says Russian, French leaders discuss humanitarian aid to Syria

AMMONNEWS - The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed joint humanitarian efforts in Syria, particular in the eastern Ghouta province, during a phone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday.On Friday, France sent 50 tons of medical aid to government-controll

Seven suspects in tobacco-making, smuggling case banned from travel

AMMONNEWS - Authorities issued an order banning from travel seven people suspected of being accomplices in a case involving the illegal production and smuggling of tobacco, State Minister for Media Affairs and official government spokesperson Jumana Ghneimat
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Seven suspects in tobacco-making, smuggling case banned from travel

AMMONNEWS - Authorities issued an order banning from travel seven people suspected of being accomplices in a case involving the illegal production and smuggling of tobacco, State Minister for Media Affairs and official government spokesperson Jumana Ghneimat announced Saturday.She said that the

Tarawneh urges Arab parliaments not to back any unjust solution to Palestinian issue

AMMONNEWS - Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh on Saturday urged Arab parliaments to unanimously reject any unjust settlement to the Palestinian issue and support the Palestinian Authority in upholding Palestinian rights and seeking a viable solution that culm
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Tarawneh urges Arab parliaments not to back any unjust solution to Palestinian issue

AMMONNEWS - Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh on Saturday urged Arab parliaments to unanimously reject any unjust settlement to the Palestinian issue and support the Palestinian Authority in upholding Palestinian rights and seeking a viable solution that culminates in the declaration of a Palestnian

Gov't allows 800 Syrians to pass through to be resettled in western countries

AMMONNEWS - The Jordanian government said it had authorized the United Nations (UN) to organize the passage of 800 Syrian citizens through Jordan to be resettled in western countries.The government gave the permission after Britain, Germany and Canada made a
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Gov't allows 800 Syrians to pass through to be resettled in western countries

AMMONNEWS - The Jordanian government said it had authorized the United Nations (UN) to organize the passage of 800 Syrian citizens through Jordan to be resettled in western countries.The government gave the permission after Britain, Germany and Canada made a legally binding undertaking to resett

PM responds to lawmakers' remarks on Gov't policy statement

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz Thursday said « I am aware of the long and difficult road ahead, but we will spare no effort to meet the aspirations of Jordanians towards a better tomorrow.»In his response to Lower House lawmakers remarks'
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PM responds to lawmakers' remarks on Gov't policy statement

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz Thursday said « I am aware of the long and difficult road ahead, but we will spare no effort to meet the aspirations of Jordanians towards a better tomorrow.»In his response to Lower House lawmakers remarks' on the government policy statement, the premier s

Jordan slams Israel's «Jewish nation-state» law

AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Media Affairs Jumana Ghunaimat Thursday condemned the Israel's adopting of the so-called 'Jewish Nation- State' law passed by the Knesset.The minister, who is the Government Spokesperson, said the bill contravenes the norms o
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Jordan slams Israel's «Jewish nation-state» law

AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Media Affairs Jumana Ghunaimat Thursday condemned the Israel's adopting of the so-called 'Jewish Nation- State' law passed by the Knesset.The minister, who is the Government Spokesperson, said the bill contravenes the norms of the international law.She said

Summer conditions to linger over weekend

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to prevail Thursday and Friday in the hilly areas, while it will be hot in other parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said.Daytime temperatures forecast for today in Amman and the n
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Summer conditions to linger over weekend

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to prevail Thursday and Friday in the hilly areas, while it will be hot in other parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said.Daytime temperatures forecast for today in Amman and the northern cities will hover around 32 d

CARE implements project to improve protection of Syrian refugees in Jordan

AMMONNEWS - The CARE International in Jordan said it will implement a new project funded by the «Australian Department of Home Affairs» to improve protection and resilience of Jordanians and refugees affected by the Syria crisis.The Project entitl
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CARE implements project to improve protection of Syrian refugees in Jordan

AMMONNEWS - The CARE International in Jordan said it will implement a new project funded by the «Australian Department of Home Affairs» to improve protection and resilience of Jordanians and refugees affected by the Syria crisis.The Project entitled "Improving protection and resilience for refug

Under Russian supervision, deal brokered on Syria’s Quneitra

AMMONNEWS - Under a Russian sponsorship, a deal has been reached on the fate of al-Quneitra province, excluding areas under the control of Tahria al-Sham front ( previously known as al-Nusra Front.)The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that an understa
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Under Russian supervision, deal brokered on Syria’s Quneitra

AMMONNEWS - Under a Russian sponsorship, a deal has been reached on the fate of al-Quneitra province, excluding areas under the control of Tahria al-Sham front ( previously known as al-Nusra Front.)The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that an understanding has been reached to evacuate al

King congratulates Belgian monarch on national day

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday sent a cable to King Philippe of Belgium congratulating him on the occasion of his country's national day.In the cable, His Majesty wished King Philippe continued good health and happiness and the people o
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King congratulates Belgian monarch on national day

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday sent a cable to King Philippe of Belgium congratulating him on the occasion of his country's national day.In the cable, His Majesty wished King Philippe continued good health and happiness and the people of Belgium further progress and prosper

Jordan makes reservations on the Arab refugee convention

AMMONNEWS - Jordan has expressed reservations over the draft of Arab Convention on Regulating Status of Refugees in the Arab Countries during the 5th meeting of the ad hoc joint committee composed of experts and representatives of justice and interior ministr
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Jordan makes reservations on the Arab refugee convention

AMMONNEWS - Jordan has expressed reservations over the draft of Arab Convention on Regulating Status of Refugees in the Arab Countries during the 5th meeting of the ad hoc joint committee composed of experts and representatives of justice and interior ministries in the Arab world to study the bill.

Israeli Knesset to vote on Jewish Nation-State Bill

AMMONNEWS - The Israeli parliament is due on Wednesday evening to vote on a controversial bill that seeks to define Israel exclusively as «the nation-state of the Jewish people», local media reported.On Monday, a parliamentary committee approved t
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Israeli Knesset to vote on Jewish Nation-State Bill

AMMONNEWS - The Israeli parliament is due on Wednesday evening to vote on a controversial bill that seeks to define Israel exclusively as «the nation-state of the Jewish people», local media reported.On Monday, a parliamentary committee approved the final draft of the bill. It has since been fas

Normal summer conditions continue till Friday

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to prevail on Wednesday and Thursday in the hilly areas and the eastern plains, while it will be hot in other parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said.Daytime temperatures expected
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Normal summer conditions continue till Friday

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to prevail on Wednesday and Thursday in the hilly areas and the eastern plains, while it will be hot in other parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said.Daytime temperatures expected for today in Amman, the northern and

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Najran

AMMONNEWS - Saudi air forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched from Yemen on Saturday.The missile was launched by Houthi militias inside Yemen targeting the border town of Najran, but no casualities have been reported yet.*Al Arabiya
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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Najran

AMMONNEWS - Saudi air forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched from Yemen on Saturday.The missile was launched by Houthi militias inside Yemen targeting the border town of Najran, but no casualities have been reported yet.*Al Arabiya

RJ’s Najaf flights to resume Thursday

AMMONNEWS - The Royal Jordanian (RJ) Wednesday announced resuming its flights between Amman and Najaf in Iraq starting July 19, after the airline suspended this service last Sunday for security reasons at Najaf Airport. RJ urged passengers who wish to book t
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RJ’s Najaf flights to resume Thursday

AMMONNEWS - The Royal Jordanian (RJ) Wednesday announced resuming its flights between Amman and Najaf in Iraq starting July 19, after the airline suspended this service last Sunday for security reasons at Najaf Airport. RJ urged passengers who wish to book to Najaf to call +962 6 5100000, visit

More Than 100,000 Work Permits for Syrians Issued in Jordan

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Labour has issued over 106,000 work permits for Syrian refugees so far while the number of workers in the informal economy remains at an estimated 300,000, head of the Syrian Refugees Department at the Ministry of Labour Hamdan Yac
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More Than 100,000 Work Permits for Syrians Issued in Jordan

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Labour has issued over 106,000 work permits for Syrian refugees so far while the number of workers in the informal economy remains at an estimated 300,000, head of the Syrian Refugees Department at the Ministry of Labour Hamdan Yacoub said on Saturday.Yacoub warned th

Lower House continues deliberations over government policy statement

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House on Monday continued for the second day its deliberations over the government's policy statement, which the government presented last week.At the beginning of the session, the House Speaker Atef Tarawneh expressed the Chamber's reje
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Lower House continues deliberations over government policy statement

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House on Monday continued for the second day its deliberations over the government's policy statement, which the government presented last week.At the beginning of the session, the House Speaker Atef Tarawneh expressed the Chamber's rejection of the criticism made by a mini

Qatari PM receives Labour Minister

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani Tuesday welcomed Labour Minister Sameer Murad, who is on an official visit to Doha.They discussed cooperation between Jordan and Qatar in labour and other fields.Murad flew t
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Qatari PM receives Labour Minister

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani Tuesday welcomed Labour Minister Sameer Murad, who is on an official visit to Doha.They discussed cooperation between Jordan and Qatar in labour and other fields.Murad flew to Qatar on Monday on a two-day wor

MPs mediate pharmaceuticals company labour dispute

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House's Labour, Social Development and Housing Committee is mediating in a dispute between Dar Al Dawa pharmaceuticals Company and hundreds of workers who staged a sit-in to demand their rights and better working conditions.Head of the c
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MPs mediate pharmaceuticals company labour dispute

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House's Labour, Social Development and Housing Committee is mediating in a dispute between Dar Al Dawa pharmaceuticals Company and hundreds of workers who staged a sit-in to demand their rights and better working conditions.Head of the committee, MP Khaled Fanatseh said he

PM vows to find solution to wastewater pool in Ruseifa

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Tuesday pledged to address the environmental problems caused by a wastewater pool adjacent to the Pepsi company in the Ruseifa district of the Zarqa governorate.The «Pepsi Pool» has been an environmental d
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PM vows to find solution to wastewater pool in Ruseifa

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Tuesday pledged to address the environmental problems caused by a wastewater pool adjacent to the Pepsi company in the Ruseifa district of the Zarqa governorate.The «Pepsi Pool» has been an environmental dilemma that existed for decades and constituted a

Army chief visits Southern Military Zone

AMMONNEWS - chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lit. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, on Tuesday, visited the Southern Military Zone, where he met with the zone's Commander Brigadier General Adnan Abdul Hamid Al Majali and a number of officers.Al Majali briefed Freih
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Army chief visits Southern Military Zone

AMMONNEWS - chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lit. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, on Tuesday, visited the Southern Military Zone, where he met with the zone's Commander Brigadier General Adnan Abdul Hamid Al Majali and a number of officers.Al Majali briefed Freihat on operational, training, administ

Modernity, Development parliamentary bloc holds meeting with PM

AMMONNEWS - The Modernity and Development Parliamentary Bloc said Monday it had met with Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, to discuss its demands to the government.The Prime Minister said the government will meet its demands, the bloc said in a statement after th
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Modernity, Development parliamentary bloc holds meeting with PM

AMMONNEWS - The Modernity and Development Parliamentary Bloc said Monday it had met with Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, to discuss its demands to the government.The Prime Minister said the government will meet its demands, the bloc said in a statement after the meeting.As a result, the bloc an

Trump-Putin summit brings end to frosty US-Russia relations

AMMONNEWS - President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have committed to improving relations between the United States and Russia, with Putin saying there was no longer any reason for tensions between the superpowers.The two leaders met in t
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Trump-Putin summit brings end to frosty US-Russia relations

AMMONNEWS - President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have committed to improving relations between the United States and Russia, with Putin saying there was no longer any reason for tensions between the superpowers.The two leaders met in the Finnish capital Helsinki on Monday

Normal weather conditions forecast to prevail for three days

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to continue on Monday in the hilly areas and the eastern plains, while it will be hot in other parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) daily brief said.Daytime temperatures expected tod
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Normal weather conditions forecast to prevail for three days

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to continue on Monday in the hilly areas and the eastern plains, while it will be hot in other parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) daily brief said.Daytime temperatures expected today in Amman, the northern or the sout

Jordan, Turkey discuss education cooperation

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Adel Tweisi discussed with President of the Turkish Ibn Haldun University Recep Senturk, recognizing the university to become a destination for Jordanian students.The minister called for examini
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Jordan, Turkey discuss education cooperation

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Adel Tweisi discussed with President of the Turkish Ibn Haldun University Recep Senturk, recognizing the university to become a destination for Jordanian students.The minister called for examining the university's request for accre

Syrian regime intensifies shelling of ‘Triangle of Death’ around Daraa

AMMONNEWS - The Syrian regime’s air forces intensified shelling over the “Triangle of Death”, which includes areas in northwest Daraa and the Quneitra’s central countryside.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the regime’s air forces targete
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Syrian regime intensifies shelling of ‘Triangle of Death’ around Daraa

AMMONNEWS - The Syrian regime’s air forces intensified shelling over the “Triangle of Death”, which includes areas in northwest Daraa and the Quneitra’s central countryside.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the regime’s air forces targeted positions in Tal Al-Hara, Aqrba, Tal Mashra a

Labour minister flies to Qatar over Doha's job opportunities pledges

AMMONNEWS - Labour Minister Samir Murad flew to Qatar on Monday on a two-day working visit to follow up on Doha's pledges to provide jobs to Jordanian nationals as part of an economic assistance package to the Kingdom.Earlier in June, the Gulf Arab state pled
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Labour minister flies to Qatar over Doha's job opportunities pledges

AMMONNEWS - Labour Minister Samir Murad flew to Qatar on Monday on a two-day working visit to follow up on Doha's pledges to provide jobs to Jordanian nationals as part of an economic assistance package to the Kingdom.Earlier in June, the Gulf Arab state pledged to offer 10,000 job opportunities

House continues debate of Gov't policy statement

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House of Parliament Monday continued its deliberations over the government’s policy statement, which Prime Minister Omar Razzaz presented last week seeking the lawmakers' confidence.At the opening of the session, House Speaker Atif Tar
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House continues debate of Gov't policy statement

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House of Parliament Monday continued its deliberations over the government’s policy statement, which Prime Minister Omar Razzaz presented last week seeking the lawmakers' confidence.At the opening of the session, House Speaker Atif Tarawneh refused criticism leveled yesterd

Lower House begins deliberations over government’s policy statement

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House of Parliament Sunday kicked off its deliberation over the government’s policy statement which Prime Minister Omar Razzaz presented last week seeking the lawmakers' confidence.The discussions are expected to continue this week bef
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Lower House begins deliberations over government’s policy statement

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House of Parliament Sunday kicked off its deliberation over the government’s policy statement which Prime Minister Omar Razzaz presented last week seeking the lawmakers' confidence.The discussions are expected to continue this week before the legislature vote on the issue a

French ambassador says «Partnership with Jordan reflects confidence in the Kingdom»

AMMONNEWS - French Ambassador to Jordan David Bertolotti Sunday voiced his country's commitment to supporting Jordan during the troubled times the Middle East is living through.«Jordan-France partnership is based on several human bonds», the envo
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French ambassador says «Partnership with Jordan reflects confidence in the Kingdom»

AMMONNEWS - French Ambassador to Jordan David Bertolotti Sunday voiced his country's commitment to supporting Jordan during the troubled times the Middle East is living through.«Jordan-France partnership is based on several human bonds», the envoy told a ceremony hosted by the French embassy in

Jordan's state airline suspends flights to Iraqi city of Najaf

AMMONNEWS - Jordan’s state airline said on Sunday it had suspended four weekly flights to the Iraqi city of Najaf due to the “security situation at it’s airport, a company statement said.Royal Jordanian said Najaf is the ninth destination in the region
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Jordan's state airline suspends flights to Iraqi city of Najaf

AMMONNEWS - Jordan’s state airline said on Sunday it had suspended four weekly flights to the Iraqi city of Najaf due to the “security situation at it’s airport, a company statement said.Royal Jordanian said Najaf is the ninth destination in the region - from Mosul in Iraq to Aden and Sanaa in Y

France become World Cup champions after defeating Croatia 4-2

AMMONNEWS - France has clinched its second World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia in a dramatic final in Moscow featuring a series of firsts and a pitch invasion orchestrated by Russian protest group Pussy Riot.France led 2-1 at halftime courtesy of the
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France become World Cup champions after defeating Croatia 4-2

AMMONNEWS - France has clinched its second World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia in a dramatic final in Moscow featuring a series of firsts and a pitch invasion orchestrated by Russian protest group Pussy Riot.France led 2-1 at halftime courtesy of the first own-goal and the first video-re

US President Trump has ‘low expectations’ for Putin meeting

AMMONNEWS - US President Donald Trump said he had low expectations for the Monday summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin just days after 12 Russian intelligence officers were charged by a federal grand jury for hacking the Democrats ahead of the 2016 electi
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US President Trump has ‘low expectations’ for Putin meeting

AMMONNEWS - US President Donald Trump said he had low expectations for the Monday summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin just days after 12 Russian intelligence officers were charged by a federal grand jury for hacking the Democrats ahead of the 2016 election.The summit, which comes at one of

17% of Jordan’s GDP in shadow economy

AMMONNEWS - The shadow economy in Jordan accounted for 17.38 per cent of the GDP between 1991 and 2015, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In a paper titled «Shadow Economies around the World», the IMF showed that the Kingdom's sh
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17% of Jordan’s GDP in shadow economy

AMMONNEWS - The shadow economy in Jordan accounted for 17.38 per cent of the GDP between 1991 and 2015, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In a paper titled «Shadow Economies around the World», the IMF showed that the Kingdom's shadow economy's part in the GDP ranged between 13.