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Hot, summer-like conditions continue for three days

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions will continue to prevail on Tuesday in many parts of the Kingdom, while it will be hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, with low clouds and northwesterly moderate winds, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) sai
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Hot, summer-like conditions continue for three days

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions will continue to prevail on Tuesday in many parts of the Kingdom, while it will be hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, with low clouds and northwesterly moderate winds, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.At night, pleasa

PM visits companies supportive of leading start-ups in Irbid

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Tuesday visited a number of companies which support the ideas of leading start-ups in the Irbid Development Zone.During the visit, Razzaz looked first hand at the «Shamal Start» project aimed at supportin
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PM visits companies supportive of leading start-ups in Irbid

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Tuesday visited a number of companies which support the ideas of leading start-ups in the Irbid Development Zone.During the visit, Razzaz looked first hand at the «Shamal Start» project aimed at supporting youth and start-up companies in the field of inn

Amman stock market closes on lower note

AMMONNEWS - The Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) closed Tuesday's trading session down by 0.27 percent at 1,871 points. A total of 4 million shares were traded through 2,306 transactions at a trading value of JD3.6 million.When comparing the closing prices of compa
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Amman stock market closes on lower note

AMMONNEWS - The Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) closed Tuesday's trading session down by 0.27 percent at 1,871 points. A total of 4 million shares were traded through 2,306 transactions at a trading value of JD3.6 million.When comparing the closing prices of companies with traded shares, 44 saw their

Trump says US wants to help and work with Iran, not looking for regime change

AMMONNEWS - President Donald Trump said Tuesday the United States is not pushing to topple Iran's leadership but is determined to stop it acquiring nuclear weapons. «We are not looking for regime change. We are not looking for that at all,» Trump
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Trump says US wants to help and work with Iran, not looking for regime change

AMMONNEWS - President Donald Trump said Tuesday the United States is not pushing to topple Iran's leadership but is determined to stop it acquiring nuclear weapons. «We are not looking for regime change. We are not looking for that at all,» Trump said during a cabinet meeting. "They can't have a

Ministry of Energy: Global oil prices climb in July's second week

AMMONNEWS - Prices of international oil derivatives during the second week of July increased compared to their prices in the first week of the month, according to a report by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on Monday.The report stated that the pr
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Ministry of Energy: Global oil prices climb in July's second week

AMMONNEWS - Prices of international oil derivatives during the second week of July increased compared to their prices in the first week of the month, according to a report by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on Monday.The report stated that the price of gasoline octane 95 rose 5.1 pe

8th session of the Joint Jordanian-American Committee concludes

AMMONNEWS - The 8th session of the Joint Jordanian-American Committee concluded on Monday during which the committee discussed bilateral economic cooperation in various fields and ways of enhancing trade exchange between two countries.During the 5- day meetin
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8th session of the Joint Jordanian-American Committee concludes

AMMONNEWS - The 8th session of the Joint Jordanian-American Committee concluded on Monday during which the committee discussed bilateral economic cooperation in various fields and ways of enhancing trade exchange between two countries.During the 5- day meetings, the committee, chaired by the Sec

Jordanian missing in Turkey found: Foreign Ministry

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Monday said a Jordanian citizens who was reported missing in Turkey was found in an Istanbul hospital recuperating from injuries he sustained following a traffic accident.Director of Operations Ce
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Jordanian missing in Turkey found: Foreign Ministry

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Monday said a Jordanian citizens who was reported missing in Turkey was found in an Istanbul hospital recuperating from injuries he sustained following a traffic accident.Director of Operations Center at the Ministry, Sufian Qudah, s

Tourism revenue at $2.6 billion in first half of 2019

AMMONNEWS - The tourism sector delivered a six-month revenue of $2.6 billion with over 2.438 million visitors arriving in the Kingdom since the beginning of the current year continuing a strong rebound that started in late 2016.The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ
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Tourism revenue at $2.6 billion in first half of 2019

AMMONNEWS - The tourism sector delivered a six-month revenue of $2.6 billion with over 2.438 million visitors arriving in the Kingdom since the beginning of the current year continuing a strong rebound that started in late 2016.The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) said tourism income surged by 8.3 p

Iran threatens to restore pre-2015 nuclear capabilities

AMMONNEWS - Iran will restore the nuclear capabilities it had before its nuclear deal with world powers, unless European countries fulfill their obligations, the spokesman for Iran’s nuclear agency, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said on Monday, according to IRNA new
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Iran threatens to restore pre-2015 nuclear capabilities

AMMONNEWS - Iran will restore the nuclear capabilities it had before its nuclear deal with world powers, unless European countries fulfill their obligations, the spokesman for Iran’s nuclear agency, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said on Monday, according to IRNA news agency.Iran has repeated that European

PM reveals gov't plans to make kindergarten mandatory in 2020

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz has revealed a governmental inclination to make kindergarten mandatory as of September 2020.Starting schooling at the age of five will contribute to providing students with qualitative education in early childhood befor
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PM reveals gov't plans to make kindergarten mandatory in 2020

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz has revealed a governmental inclination to make kindergarten mandatory as of September 2020.Starting schooling at the age of five will contribute to providing students with qualitative education in early childhood before enrolling in primary school, Razzaz

Kingdom welcomes Chinese companies, JIC says

AMMONNEWS - Acting chairman of the Jordan Investment Commission (JIC) Faridon Hartouqa Sunday held a meeting with Director General of the China-Arab States Technology and Culture Transfer Center Xing Ji Guo and a consultative delegation representing 14 Chines
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Kingdom welcomes Chinese companies, JIC says

AMMONNEWS - Acting chairman of the Jordan Investment Commission (JIC) Faridon Hartouqa Sunday held a meeting with Director General of the China-Arab States Technology and Culture Transfer Center Xing Ji Guo and a consultative delegation representing 14 Chinese companies from the sectors of agricultu

Experts call for more aid to Jordan for Syrian refugees

AMMONNEWS - Experts have called for increasing aid to Jordan as the country has so far received less than 6 percent of its financial needs to help provide services to Syrian refugees.According to figures released recently by the Ministry of Planning and Inter
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Experts call for more aid to Jordan for Syrian refugees

AMMONNEWS - Experts have called for increasing aid to Jordan as the country has so far received less than 6 percent of its financial needs to help provide services to Syrian refugees.According to figures released recently by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the funding for

Turkish ambassador commends Jordan's successful policy in region

AMMONNEWS - Turkish Ambassador to Jordan Murat Karagoz said Jordan is leading a very successful policy under very difficult circumstances in the Middle East, and that the Kingdom is playing a vital and moderate role in the region.The ambassador noted in a pre
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Turkish ambassador commends Jordan's successful policy in region

AMMONNEWS - Turkish Ambassador to Jordan Murat Karagoz said Jordan is leading a very successful policy under very difficult circumstances in the Middle East, and that the Kingdom is playing a vital and moderate role in the region.The ambassador noted in a press conference marking the third anniv

Netanyahu warns of ‘crushing’ retaliation after Hezbollah chief’s remarks

AMMONNEWS - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned the head of Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah that “crushing” retaliation would follow any attack, after its leader said the group’s rockets could reach Tel Aviv.“Over the weeken
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Netanyahu warns of ‘crushing’ retaliation after Hezbollah chief’s remarks

AMMONNEWS - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned the head of Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah that “crushing” retaliation would follow any attack, after its leader said the group’s rockets could reach Tel Aviv.“Over the weekend we heard (Hassan) Nasrallah’s boasting about

Jordan participates in Palestinian refugees conference in Cairo

AMMONNEWS - Director General of the Department of Palestinian Affairs, Rafiq Kharfan, on Sunday said Jordan will continue to confront Israeli plans and attacks on Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian holy sites.During a conference in Cairo for countries ov
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Jordan participates in Palestinian refugees conference in Cairo

AMMONNEWS - Director General of the Department of Palestinian Affairs, Rafiq Kharfan, on Sunday said Jordan will continue to confront Israeli plans and attacks on Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian holy sites.During a conference in Cairo for countries overseeing the affairs of Palestinian r

Security agencies start clearance of old ordnance in northern region

AMMONNEWS - Securities agencies on Saturday announced that they will begin the removal and clearance of unexploded old ordnance and shells reported in some parts of the northern region, a Public Security Department (PSD) statement.Various security bodies, alo
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Security agencies start clearance of old ordnance in northern region

AMMONNEWS - Securities agencies on Saturday announced that they will begin the removal and clearance of unexploded old ordnance and shells reported in some parts of the northern region, a Public Security Department (PSD) statement.Various security bodies, along with the Royal Engineering Corps w

Summer conditions will prevail for three days

AMMONNEWS - Temperatures are forecast to drop on Saturday, becoming around annual average and creating normal summer conditions in most regions, while it will be hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in it
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Summer conditions will prevail for three days

AMMONNEWS - Temperatures are forecast to drop on Saturday, becoming around annual average and creating normal summer conditions in most regions, while it will be hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.Pleasant conditions will

Jordan denounces terrorist attack on hotel in city of Kismayo, Somalia

AMMONNEWS - The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, condemned on Saturday, July 13, 2019, the terrorist attack that targeted a hotel in the port city of Kismayo, Somalia.At least 12 people were killed and more than 30 injured in a suicide b
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Jordan denounces terrorist attack on hotel in city of Kismayo, Somalia

AMMONNEWS - The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, condemned on Saturday, July 13, 2019, the terrorist attack that targeted a hotel in the port city of Kismayo, Somalia.At least 12 people were killed and more than 30 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shab

Labor minister, ILO regional coordinator discuss future plans

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Labor, Nidal Bataineh, discussed Saturday with the International Labor Organization (ILO) project coordinator in Jordan, Patrick Darrow, the ministry's future plans.During the meeting, Bataineh said the ministry is in the process of im
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Labor minister, ILO regional coordinator discuss future plans

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Labor, Nidal Bataineh, discussed Saturday with the International Labor Organization (ILO) project coordinator in Jordan, Patrick Darrow, the ministry's future plans.During the meeting, Bataineh said the ministry is in the process of implementing short, medium and long ter

5 people stranded at Disi mountain rescued

AMMONNEWS - The Aqaba civil defense teams on Saturday rescued five citizens stranded at a mountain summit in the southern Disi region.These citizens have climbed to the mountain peak to practice their photography hobby, but they could not get down, the media
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5 people stranded at Disi mountain rescued

AMMONNEWS - The Aqaba civil defense teams on Saturday rescued five citizens stranded at a mountain summit in the southern Disi region.These citizens have climbed to the mountain peak to practice their photography hobby, but they could not get down, the media office at the Civil Defense Departmen

Relatively hot weather forecast over weekend

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected on Thursday, bringing relatively hot weather until Friday in many parts of the Kingdom, while it will be hot in the Badia regions, the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley with northwesterly moderate to brisk wi
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Relatively hot weather forecast over weekend

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected on Thursday, bringing relatively hot weather until Friday in many parts of the Kingdom, while it will be hot in the Badia regions, the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley with northwesterly moderate to brisk winds, according to the Jordan Meteorologic

Jordan, Iraq discuss economic cooperation

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Muthanna Gharaibeh on Thursday discussed with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Fuad Hussein, economic cooperation between the two counties and the importance of exchanging expertis
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Jordan, Iraq discuss economic cooperation

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Muthanna Gharaibeh on Thursday discussed with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Fuad Hussein, economic cooperation between the two counties and the importance of exchanging expertise in the digital economy and electronic pa

Steady rise in teen terror recruiting in Rukban camp

AMMONNEWS - The number of cases when militants recruit teenagers from the Syrian Rukban camp has considerably grown over the past month, according to a joint statement made by heads of the interdepartmental coordination headquarters of Russia and Syria Mikhai
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Steady rise in teen terror recruiting in Rukban camp

AMMONNEWS - The number of cases when militants recruit teenagers from the Syrian Rukban camp has considerably grown over the past month, according to a joint statement made by heads of the interdepartmental coordination headquarters of Russia and Syria Mikhail Mizintsev and Hussein Makhlouf on Wedne

Energy minister, Iraqi oil minister discuss Basar-Aqab pipeline developments

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hala Zawati, discussed with Deputy Prime Minister for Energy and Iraqi Oil Minister, Thamir Ghadhban, in Baghdad on Thursday the developments of Iraq's export pipeline through the port of Aqaba.Ghadhban br
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Energy minister, Iraqi oil minister discuss Basar-Aqab pipeline developments

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hala Zawati, discussed with Deputy Prime Minister for Energy and Iraqi Oil Minister, Thamir Ghadhban, in Baghdad on Thursday the developments of Iraq's export pipeline through the port of Aqaba.Ghadhban briefed Zawati on the decision of the I

Cabinet approves amended draft laws on hogher eduication, universities

AMMONNEWS - A Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, on Monday endorsed an amended draft laws on education and scientific research and Jordanian universities law for the year 2019.The proposed amendments deal with issues related to universit
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Cabinet approves amended draft laws on hogher eduication, universities

AMMONNEWS - A Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, on Monday endorsed an amended draft laws on education and scientific research and Jordanian universities law for the year 2019.The proposed amendments deal with issues related to university governance, control of the teaching

Jordan, Kuwait discuss bilateral ties

AMMONNEWS - Interior Minister, Salameh Hammad, on Wednesday discussed with Kuwaiti ambassador to Jordan, Aziz Al-Deihani, the Jordanian-Kuwaiti ties.Hammad said bilateral ties are a «unique model» in terms of joint and comprehensive Arab action, n
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Jordan, Kuwait discuss bilateral ties

AMMONNEWS - Interior Minister, Salameh Hammad, on Wednesday discussed with Kuwaiti ambassador to Jordan, Aziz Al-Deihani, the Jordanian-Kuwaiti ties.Hammad said bilateral ties are a «unique model» in terms of joint and comprehensive Arab action, noting that these relations have led to great acco

Trump: Sanctions on Iran “will soon be increased, substantially”

AMMONNEWS - President Donald Trump accused Iran on Wednesday of secretly enriching uranium for a long time and warned that US sanctions will be increased soon, as the UN nuclear watchdog held an emergency meeting on Tehran’s breach of a nuclear deal.“Ira
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Trump: Sanctions on Iran “will soon be increased, substantially”

AMMONNEWS - President Donald Trump accused Iran on Wednesday of secretly enriching uranium for a long time and warned that US sanctions will be increased soon, as the UN nuclear watchdog held an emergency meeting on Tehran’s breach of a nuclear deal.“Iran has long been secretly ‘enriching,’ in t

Jordanian delegation holds talks with Arab community in London

AMMONNEWS - MP Yahya Saud, who leads a parliamentary delegation to London, on Tuesday said that Jordan is paying the price of defending the Palestinian cause and safeguarding the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.The delegation met with Palestinia
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Jordanian delegation holds talks with Arab community in London

AMMONNEWS - MP Yahya Saud, who leads a parliamentary delegation to London, on Tuesday said that Jordan is paying the price of defending the Palestinian cause and safeguarding the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.The delegation met with Palestinian and Arab community leaders and repr

Gov't to set plan to increase exports to Europe

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Tariq Hammouri has said that the government is keen to benefit from the new facilities of the agreement aimed at simplifying the rules of origin with the EU through increasing the flow of Jordanian exports in
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Gov't to set plan to increase exports to Europe

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Tariq Hammouri has said that the government is keen to benefit from the new facilities of the agreement aimed at simplifying the rules of origin with the EU through increasing the flow of Jordanian exports into Europe. During a meeting in the Jo

Jordanian population grew to 10.309 million until the end of 2018

AMMONNEWS - According to a study released by the Department of Statistics on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, the population of Jordan rose from about 586,000 people in 1952 to 10.309 million until the end of 2018.According to a report published on the United Nation
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Jordanian population grew to 10.309 million until the end of 2018

AMMONNEWS - According to a study released by the Department of Statistics on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, the population of Jordan rose from about 586,000 people in 1952 to 10.309 million until the end of 2018.According to a report published on the United Nation's official website, the world's popu

Jordan-Tunisia Business Council to strengthen trade ties

AMMONNEWS - The Jordanian-Tunisian Business Council on Monday discussed means of developing trade ties as well as ways to overcome obstacles, enhance the intra-trade and promote trade exchange between the two countries.Talks were held on the sidelines of th
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Jordan-Tunisia Business Council to strengthen trade ties

AMMONNEWS - The Jordanian-Tunisian Business Council on Monday discussed means of developing trade ties as well as ways to overcome obstacles, enhance the intra-trade and promote trade exchange between the two countries.Talks were held on the sidelines of the Jordanian-Tunisian economic meeting,

Foreign Direct Investment declines in 2019

AMMONNEWS - Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Jordan decreased by $33 million in the first quarter of 2019, marking the lowest decline in a year.Preliminary data of the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) reported that the FDI dropped to $251 million at the end o
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Foreign Direct Investment declines in 2019

AMMONNEWS - Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Jordan decreased by $33 million in the first quarter of 2019, marking the lowest decline in a year.Preliminary data of the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) reported that the FDI dropped to $251 million at the end of the first quarter of this year, comp

Trump repeats warning that Iran should be ‘very careful’

AMMONNEWS - US President Donald Trump warned Iran again on Tuesday over its breach of a uranium enrichment cap.“Iran is doing a lot of bad things ... and they’d better be very careful,” the president told reporters at the White House.Trump’s warning
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Trump repeats warning that Iran should be ‘very careful’

AMMONNEWS - US President Donald Trump warned Iran again on Tuesday over its breach of a uranium enrichment cap.“Iran is doing a lot of bad things ... and they’d better be very careful,” the president told reporters at the White House.Trump’s warning – repeating similar remarks he made over t

Turkish envoy stresses his country's support of Hashemite custodianship

AMMONNEWS - Turkish Ambassador to Jordan Murat Karagoz underscored his country's support of the Hashemite custodianship over Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.During a meeting with the Jordanian-Turkish Brotherhood Committee at the Senate, Karago
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Turkish envoy stresses his country's support of Hashemite custodianship

AMMONNEWS - Turkish Ambassador to Jordan Murat Karagoz underscored his country's support of the Hashemite custodianship over Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.During a meeting with the Jordanian-Turkish Brotherhood Committee at the Senate, Karagoz described ties between Amman and Ank