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Search underway for Jordanian who went missing in UAE territorial waters

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said that search for a Jordanian citizen who went missing while diving in UAE territorial waters, is still underway.The ministry said in a statement that Consulate General of Jordan in Dubai in coord
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Search underway for Jordanian who went missing in UAE territorial waters

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said that search for a Jordanian citizen who went missing while diving in UAE territorial waters, is still underway.The ministry said in a statement that Consulate General of Jordan in Dubai in coordination with the ministry, has been f

King, Austrian President hold talks on ties, Mideast issues

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen on Wednesday held talks at the Al-Husseiniya Palace focusing on ways of expanding cooperation between Jordan and Austria as well as a number of Middle East and world issu
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King, Austrian President hold talks on ties, Mideast issues

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen on Wednesday held talks at the Al-Husseiniya Palace focusing on ways of expanding cooperation between Jordan and Austria as well as a number of Middle East and world issues.Following a one-on-one meeting, Hi

Weapons inspectors delayed after gunfire in Syria’s Douma

AMMONNEWS - Chemical weapons inspectors had to delay visiting the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Douma on Wednesday after a UN security team reported gunfire at the location a day earlier, sources briefed on the team’s deployment to
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Weapons inspectors delayed after gunfire in Syria’s Douma

AMMONNEWS - Chemical weapons inspectors had to delay visiting the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Douma on Wednesday after a UN security team reported gunfire at the location a day earlier, sources briefed on the team’s deployment told Reuters.Details of the shooting were u

Minister says recent bank robberies «worrying», urges banks to bolster security

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Interior Samir Mubaideen on Tuesday said recent armed robberies on some banks in Amman are worrying and warned that the reoccurrence of such incidents threaten to inflict damage to the state's prestige.The minister made the remarks as
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Minister says recent bank robberies «worrying», urges banks to bolster security

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Interior Samir Mubaideen on Tuesday said recent armed robberies on some banks in Amman are worrying and warned that the reoccurrence of such incidents threaten to inflict damage to the state's prestige.The minister made the remarks as he, the directors of security agencie

Growth in ME to exceed 3pct, says World Bank

AMMONNEWS - The World Bank has said that it expects economic growth in the Middle East edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018, up from 2 percent in 2017, according to the bank's latest Middle East and North Africa Economic Monitor, published yesterday.The increase i
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Growth in ME to exceed 3pct, says World Bank

AMMONNEWS - The World Bank has said that it expects economic growth in the Middle East edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018, up from 2 percent in 2017, according to the bank's latest Middle East and North Africa Economic Monitor, published yesterday.The increase in growth is expected to be broad-based

FM, French counterpart discuss Syrian crisis

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Ayman Safadi, on Sunday, made a phone call with French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Yves Le Drian, during which the latest developments in Syria and ways to reach a po
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FM, French counterpart discuss Syrian crisis

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Ayman Safadi, on Sunday, made a phone call with French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Yves Le Drian, during which the latest developments in Syria and ways to reach a political solution to the crisis, were disc

Meeting of Egyptian-Jordanian committee for land transport concludes

AMMONNEWS - The meeting of the Egyptian-Jordanian joint technical committee for land transport concluded on Tuesday. The Egyptian side was led by Chairman of the General Authority for Roads, Bridges and Land Transport Adel Turk, while Anmar Al Khasawneh, the
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Meeting of Egyptian-Jordanian committee for land transport concludes

AMMONNEWS - The meeting of the Egyptian-Jordanian joint technical committee for land transport concluded on Tuesday. The Egyptian side was led by Chairman of the General Authority for Roads, Bridges and Land Transport Adel Turk, while Anmar Al Khasawneh, the secretary general of the Jordanian Mi

House debates Social Security Investment Fund

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Tuesday denied that the government had interfered in the Social Security Investment Fund's decisions, pointing out that the government is a trustee of the fund, whose assets amount to over JD9 billion.Mulki told lawmak
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House debates Social Security Investment Fund

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Tuesday denied that the government had interfered in the Social Security Investment Fund's decisions, pointing out that the government is a trustee of the fund, whose assets amount to over JD9 billion.Mulki told lawmakers during a Lower House session, cha

Jubeir: Houthis hardened against political process in Yemen because of Iran

AMMONNEWS - Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that the success of any political solution in Yemen depends on the Houthi militias.Jubeir’s comments came during a press conference with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres
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Jubeir: Houthis hardened against political process in Yemen because of Iran

AMMONNEWS - Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that the success of any political solution in Yemen depends on the Houthi militias.Jubeir’s comments came during a press conference with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres who reiterated that no solutions exist in

Temperatures to rise for next three days

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in mercury levels is forecast on Tuesday, but similar warm and spring weather will remain in the hilly areas and the Badia regions, while it will be relatively hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Depa
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Temperatures to rise for next three days

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in mercury levels is forecast on Tuesday, but similar warm and spring weather will remain in the hilly areas and the Badia regions, while it will be relatively hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said.Daytime temperatures

US suggests Russia, Syria may tamper with Douma evidence, Moscow denies it

AMMONNEWS - The United States accused Russia on Monday of blocking international inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and said Russians or Syrians may have tampered with evidence on the ground.Moscow denied the charge an
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US suggests Russia, Syria may tamper with Douma evidence, Moscow denies it

AMMONNEWS - The United States accused Russia on Monday of blocking international inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and said Russians or Syrians may have tampered with evidence on the ground.Moscow denied the charge and blamed delays on retaliatory US-led

14 cruise ships dock in Aqaba during April

AMMONNEWS - About 14 cruise ship carrying thousands of European tourists will dock at the port of Aqaba during the month of April, including three that already arrived in the past two days, according to an official from the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authori
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14 cruise ships dock in Aqaba during April

AMMONNEWS - About 14 cruise ship carrying thousands of European tourists will dock at the port of Aqaba during the month of April, including three that already arrived in the past two days, according to an official from the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA).Tourism and economic affai

Jordan elected vice president of Joint Arab Labor Organization

AMMONNEWS - Member of the Jordanian Chamber of Industry Muwaffaq Bani Hani, won the position of Vice President of the Joint Arab Labor Organization for its 45th session.Bani Hani, who is also member of the Board of Directors of Irbid Chamber of Industry, sai
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Jordan elected vice president of Joint Arab Labor Organization

AMMONNEWS - Member of the Jordanian Chamber of Industry Muwaffaq Bani Hani, won the position of Vice President of the Joint Arab Labor Organization for its 45th session.Bani Hani, who is also member of the Board of Directors of Irbid Chamber of Industry, said that the organization, which compris

King returns home after participating in 29th Arab summit

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday returned home after taking part in the 29th Arab Summit which was held in the city of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.The King also attended the closing ceremony of the joint military exercise «Gulf Shield 1&raqu
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King returns home after participating in 29th Arab summit

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday returned home after taking part in the 29th Arab Summit which was held in the city of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.The King also attended the closing ceremony of the joint military exercise «Gulf Shield 1» in eastern Saudi Arabia.

Theresa May faces British MPs over Syria strikes

AMMONNEWS - Britain's prime minister is about to face questions in parliament about the UK's decision to launch coordinated attacks on Syria - alongside American and French forces - without parliamentary approval. Theresa May will be giving a statement in th
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Theresa May faces British MPs over Syria strikes

AMMONNEWS - Britain's prime minister is about to face questions in parliament about the UK's decision to launch coordinated attacks on Syria - alongside American and French forces - without parliamentary approval. Theresa May will be giving a statement in the House of Commons on the attacks by t

Cabinet underlines King's speech at Arab Summit

AMMONNEWS - The cabinet, on Monday, underlined His Majesty King Abdullah II's speech at the Arab Summit and his strategic and wise vision for all issues and challenges facing the Arab nation.The Cabinet also emphasized Jordan's successful presidency of the Ar
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Cabinet underlines King's speech at Arab Summit

AMMONNEWS - The cabinet, on Monday, underlined His Majesty King Abdullah II's speech at the Arab Summit and his strategic and wise vision for all issues and challenges facing the Arab nation.The Cabinet also emphasized Jordan's successful presidency of the Arab Summit over a year.During a ca

Former Iraqi director of Rafidain bank detained in Jordan

AMMONNEWS - Iraq’s Commission of Integrity said Monday (April 16) the former director of Rafidain Bank was detained in Jordan’s capital of Amman after a court issued three decisions against him.The Commission of Integrity said in a letter that Dhya al-Khy
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Former Iraqi director of Rafidain bank detained in Jordan

AMMONNEWS - Iraq’s Commission of Integrity said Monday (April 16) the former director of Rafidain Bank was detained in Jordan’s capital of Amman after a court issued three decisions against him.The Commission of Integrity said in a letter that Dhya al-Khywn, the former director-general of Rafida

Spring, sunny weather forecast as temps set to rise for three days

AMMONNEWS - Warm and spring conditions are forecast to prevail Monday across many parts of the country, while it will be relatively hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said in its daily brief.Daytime temperatu
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Spring, sunny weather forecast as temps set to rise for three days

AMMONNEWS - Warm and spring conditions are forecast to prevail Monday across many parts of the country, while it will be relatively hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said in its daily brief.Daytime temperatures expected for today in Amman and t

Russia’s Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again

AMMONNEWS - Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions.In a telephone conversation with his Iran
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Russia’s Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again

AMMONNEWS - Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions.In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, Puti

Israel's New Ambassador to Jordan Arrives in Amman

AMMONNEWS - Nine months after the shooting incident in the Jordanian capital that left two Jordanians dead, Israel's new ambassador to Jordan arrives in Amman. Senior ministry official Amir Weisbrod begins his first day as Israel' s ambassador to Jordan on Mo
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Israel's New Ambassador to Jordan Arrives in Amman

AMMONNEWS - Nine months after the shooting incident in the Jordanian capital that left two Jordanians dead, Israel's new ambassador to Jordan arrives in Amman. Senior ministry official Amir Weisbrod begins his first day as Israel' s ambassador to Jordan on Monday.There han't been an Israeli amba

Eager Lion 2018 joint drill kicks off

AMMONNEWS - The Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army (JAF) kicked off the Eager Lion 2018 joint drill with the US side that lasts until April 26.In a joint press conference on Sunday at King Abdullah II Group- Special Forces, with Maj. Gen. Jon K. Mott, Director o
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Eager Lion 2018 joint drill kicks off

AMMONNEWS - The Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army (JAF) kicked off the Eager Lion 2018 joint drill with the US side that lasts until April 26.In a joint press conference on Sunday at King Abdullah II Group- Special Forces, with Maj. Gen. Jon K. Mott, Director of Exercises and Training, U.S. Central

King, EU foreign policy chief discuss ties, Mideast issues

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II met with European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini and discussed with her Jordan-EU cooperation and strategic partnership as well as a number of Middle East iss
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King, EU foreign policy chief discuss ties, Mideast issues

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II met with European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini and discussed with her Jordan-EU cooperation and strategic partnership as well as a number of Middle East issues.During the meeting, which was hel

Haley: US troops to stay in Syria until goals achieved

AMMONNEWS - The US will not pull its troops out of Syria until Washington's goals are accomplished, Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, said.According to Haley, the three aims for the US are ensuring chemical weapons are not used in any way that poses
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Haley: US troops to stay in Syria until goals achieved

AMMONNEWS - The US will not pull its troops out of Syria until Washington's goals are accomplished, Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, said.According to Haley, the three aims for the US are ensuring chemical weapons are not used in any way that poses a risk to US interests; Islamic State

Austrian president to visit Jordan next Tuesday

AMMONNEWS - Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, accompanied by his wife and a number of senior officials, will begin next Tuesday a three-day official visit to the Jordan to discuss with His Majesty King Abdullah II bilateral relations and cooperatio
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Austrian president to visit Jordan next Tuesday

AMMONNEWS - Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, accompanied by his wife and a number of senior officials, will begin next Tuesday a three-day official visit to the Jordan to discuss with His Majesty King Abdullah II bilateral relations and cooperation and regional developments.During th

Arab Summit affirms Hashemite custodianship over Jerusalem's holy sites

AMMONNEWS - The 29th Arab Summit, named «Al-Quds Summit» which was held in the eastern Saudi city of Dhahran Sunday, affirmed the importance of promoting joint Arab solidarity based on a clear approach and solid foundations protecting the Arab nat
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Arab Summit affirms Hashemite custodianship over Jerusalem's holy sites

AMMONNEWS - The 29th Arab Summit, named «Al-Quds Summit» which was held in the eastern Saudi city of Dhahran Sunday, affirmed the importance of promoting joint Arab solidarity based on a clear approach and solid foundations protecting the Arab nation from dangers, maintain its security and stability

Jordan's achievements as president of Arab Summit

AMMONNEWS - During its presidency of the Arab Summit, Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, managed to make key achievements at all levels, despite the difficult situation in the region in general and the challenges facing the Arab wo
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Jordan's achievements as president of Arab Summit

AMMONNEWS - During its presidency of the Arab Summit, Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, managed to make key achievements at all levels, despite the difficult situation in the region in general and the challenges facing the Arab world.US President Donald Trump's decis

Jordan backs independent inquiry of Syria chemical attack

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Ayman Safadi, said on Saturday that Jordan is absolutely against the use of chemical weapons, which amounts to a «crime against humanity and a violation of all international laws.»In a comme
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Jordan backs independent inquiry of Syria chemical attack

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Ayman Safadi, said on Saturday that Jordan is absolutely against the use of chemical weapons, which amounts to a «crime against humanity and a violation of all international laws.»In a comment on the latest developments in Syria on his Twi

UN Security Council fails to adopt Russian resolution on Syria

AMMONNEWS - The United Nations Security Council failed to adopted a Russian-drafted resolution on Saturday that would have condemned “the aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic by the U.S. and its allies in violation of international law and the UN Cha
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UN Security Council fails to adopt Russian resolution on Syria

AMMONNEWS - The United Nations Security Council failed to adopted a Russian-drafted resolution on Saturday that would have condemned “the aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic by the U.S. and its allies in violation of international law and the UN Charter.”Only Russia, China and Bolivia vo

King, May discuss Syria over phone

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Saturday received a phone call from UK Prime Minister Theresa May, a Royal Court statement said.His Majesty and the British premier discussed developments in Syria, with the King stressing that a political solution is
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King, May discuss Syria over phone

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Saturday received a phone call from UK Prime Minister Theresa May, a Royal Court statement said.His Majesty and the British premier discussed developments in Syria, with the King stressing that a political solution is the only way out of the crisis there.

Spring-like conditions until Monday

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected on Saturday, as spring-like conditions are forecast in the Hilly areas, while warm conditions are going to prevail in the capital Amman and relatively hot conditions in the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley,
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Spring-like conditions until Monday

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected on Saturday, as spring-like conditions are forecast in the Hilly areas, while warm conditions are going to prevail in the capital Amman and relatively hot conditions in the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD

Jordan calls for political solution in Syria

AMMONNEWS - Jordan has called on the international community for a political solution to the ongoing conflict in war-torn Syria.The government said in a statement on Saturday that “a political solution is the only way to guarantee Syria’s security and it
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Jordan calls for political solution in Syria

AMMONNEWS - Jordan has called on the international community for a political solution to the ongoing conflict in war-torn Syria.The government said in a statement on Saturday that “a political solution is the only way to guarantee Syria’s security and its territorial integrity.”

US, France and UK launch attacks on three sites in Syria : All the latest updates

AMMONNEWS - The US, UK and France have launched strikes «on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities» in Syria, US President Donald Trump announced early on Saturday. The strikes come after a suspected chemical weapons attack in t
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US, France and UK launch attacks on three sites in Syria : All the latest updates

AMMONNEWS - The US, UK and France have launched strikes «on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities» in Syria, US President Donald Trump announced early on Saturday. The strikes come after a suspected chemical weapons attack in the former rebel stronghold of Douma last weekend.

Pro-Assad official: Targeted bases were evacuated on Russian warning

AMMONNEWS - The Syrian government and its allies have absorbed a US-led attack on Saturday and the targeted sites were evacuated days ago thanks to a warning from Russia, a senior official in a regional alliance that backs Damascus said.“We have absorbed th
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Pro-Assad official: Targeted bases were evacuated on Russian warning

AMMONNEWS - The Syrian government and its allies have absorbed a US-led attack on Saturday and the targeted sites were evacuated days ago thanks to a warning from Russia, a senior official in a regional alliance that backs Damascus said.“We have absorbed the strike”, the official told Reuters. “

Syria strikes: What sites were targeted by US, UK and France?

AMMONNEWS - The US, UK and France launched early morning strikes on Saturday against targets in Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in the former rebel stronghold of Douma last weekend. US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said the strike
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Syria strikes: What sites were targeted by US, UK and France?

AMMONNEWS - The US, UK and France launched early morning strikes on Saturday against targets in Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in the former rebel stronghold of Douma last weekend. US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said the strikes had three targets in Syria as part

Rise in temperatures forecast over next three days

AMMONNEWS - Spring weather conditions are expected to prevail Friday in the mountainous and Badia regions, while it will be warm in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, meteorologists said.Later in the night, pleasant conditions are predicted with clouds hover
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Rise in temperatures forecast over next three days

AMMONNEWS - Spring weather conditions are expected to prevail Friday in the mountainous and Badia regions, while it will be warm in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, meteorologists said.Later in the night, pleasant conditions are predicted with clouds hovering at medium heights and northwester