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Cold, cloudy skies with showers forecast for two days

AMMONNEWS - Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with rain showers in the eastern and southern regions are forecast Thursday and Friday, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said in its daily brief.Daytime temperatures expected in Amman, the northern and the so
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Cold, cloudy skies with showers forecast for two days

AMMONNEWS - Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with rain showers in the eastern and southern regions are forecast Thursday and Friday, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said in its daily brief.Daytime temperatures expected in Amman, the northern and the southern cities will stand at 16 degree

King congratulates Emir of Kuwait on national day

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday, sent a cable to Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah congratulating him on the occasion of his country's national day.In his cable, King Abdullah wished Emir Al Sabah continued good heal
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King congratulates Emir of Kuwait on national day

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday, sent a cable to Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah congratulating him on the occasion of his country's national day.In his cable, King Abdullah wished Emir Al Sabah continued good health and the people of the Kuwait furth

East Ghouta hospitals running short of life-saving medicines

AMMONNEWS - Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières/MSF) has said that at least 13 hospitals and clinics in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta that are regularly or ad-hoc supported by organization have been hit, damaged or destroyed over the past three day
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East Ghouta hospitals running short of life-saving medicines

AMMONNEWS - Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières/MSF) has said that at least 13 hospitals and clinics in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta that are regularly or ad-hoc supported by organization have been hit, damaged or destroyed over the past three days.The onslaught of Assad regime raids has

7 suspects nabbed for possessing weapons, narcotics

AMMONNEWS - A joint force of General Directorate of Gendarmerie (GDG) and Public Security Directorate (PSD) arrested 7 suspects, one listed «very dangerous,» seized 5 firearms and narcotic pills during dawn raids in the Central Badia area.Gendarm
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7 suspects nabbed for possessing weapons, narcotics

AMMONNEWS - A joint force of General Directorate of Gendarmerie (GDG) and Public Security Directorate (PSD) arrested 7 suspects, one listed «very dangerous,» seized 5 firearms and narcotic pills during dawn raids in the Central Badia area.Gendarmerie, backed by the Anti-narcotics Department spe

Russia calls on Jordan to help stabilize Syrian 'safe' zones

AMMONNEWS - By Yury Barmin - Jordanian King Abdullah visited Russia last week for the 20th time in 18 years, but this trip was far from a routine encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin.The countries' ties have been strong for decades. If the frequenc
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Russia calls on Jordan to help stabilize Syrian 'safe' zones

AMMONNEWS - By Yury Barmin - Jordanian King Abdullah visited Russia last week for the 20th time in 18 years, but this trip was far from a routine encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin.The countries' ties have been strong for decades. If the frequency of diplomatic gestures is an indica

Erdogan spokesman says Turkey talks with Syria on hold, messages conveyed

AMMONNEWS - Turkey is not in direct talks with the Syrian government, but its messages are being indirectly conveyed to Damascus, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Wednesday.Ibrahim Kalin also told a news conference that Ankara remains optimistic
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Erdogan spokesman says Turkey talks with Syria on hold, messages conveyed

AMMONNEWS - Turkey is not in direct talks with the Syrian government, but its messages are being indirectly conveyed to Damascus, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Wednesday.Ibrahim Kalin also told a news conference that Ankara remains optimistic, but cautious, regarding ties with the

King receives member of the US Senate's Armed Services Committee

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II received at Al Husseiniya Palace on Wednesday member of the US Senate's Armed Services Committee Senator Jack Reed and the accompanying delegation.The meeting focused on Jordanian-US ties, mainly in the military fields
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King receives member of the US Senate's Armed Services Committee

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II received at Al Husseiniya Palace on Wednesday member of the US Senate's Armed Services Committee Senator Jack Reed and the accompanying delegation.The meeting focused on Jordanian-US ties, mainly in the military fields.His Majesty praised the historic

FM: UNRWA must continue serving refugee communities

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi, on Wednesday, said that the United Nations Relief and work Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) must continue providing full services to refugees in the educational, health and relief fiel
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FM: UNRWA must continue serving refugee communities

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi, on Wednesday, said that the United Nations Relief and work Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) must continue providing full services to refugees in the educational, health and relief fields. Safadi made his remarks as he rec

PM: Medical exemptions for cancer patients will continue

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki, on Tuesday, asked health minister Mahmoud Shayab to continue granting medical exemptions to cancer patients referred by the health ministry or the Civil Health Insurance (insured and non-insured) to the King Hussein C
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PM: Medical exemptions for cancer patients will continue

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki, on Tuesday, asked health minister Mahmoud Shayab to continue granting medical exemptions to cancer patients referred by the health ministry or the Civil Health Insurance (insured and non-insured) to the King Hussein Cancer Center and King Hussein Medical Cen

Queen Rania Visits «I Learn» Initiative in Jerash

AMMONNEWS - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited the nonprofit initiative, ‘I Learn Jo: Space for Knowledge’ on Tuesday at the Jerash Visitor Center.«I Learn» founder, Saddam Sayyaleh, and the initiative’s team members briefed the Qu
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Queen Rania Visits «I Learn» Initiative in Jerash

AMMONNEWS - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited the nonprofit initiative, ‘I Learn Jo: Space for Knowledge’ on Tuesday at the Jerash Visitor Center.«I Learn» founder, Saddam Sayyaleh, and the initiative’s team members briefed the Queen on the establishment of I Learn, its achievements,

FM meets Azeri minister

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Ayman Safadi, met Tuesday with Azerbaijan Minister of Economic Development, Shahin Mustafayev, who led his country's delegation to the joint Jordanian-Azerbaijani ministerial committee's meetings, whic
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FM meets Azeri minister

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Ayman Safadi, met Tuesday with Azerbaijan Minister of Economic Development, Shahin Mustafayev, who led his country's delegation to the joint Jordanian-Azerbaijani ministerial committee's meetings, which have recently concluded in Amman.Saf

Relatively cold weather forecast Tuesday, unstable conditions Wednesday

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected on Tuesday, but relatively cold weather will prevail in the hilly areas and the Badia regions, while it will be warm in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea with high and medium clouds and a chance for ligh
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Relatively cold weather forecast Tuesday, unstable conditions Wednesday

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected on Tuesday, but relatively cold weather will prevail in the hilly areas and the Badia regions, while it will be warm in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea with high and medium clouds and a chance for light showers in the southern regions.The

Bahous: King's efforts enhance principles of tolerance, compassion

AMMONNEWS - Jordan's permanent representative to the UN Sima Bahous praised efforts of His Majesty King Abdullah II at the regional and international levels to enhance the principles of tolerance, compassion, empathy and mutual respect.In a speech during an a
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Bahous: King's efforts enhance principles of tolerance, compassion

AMMONNEWS - Jordan's permanent representative to the UN Sima Bahous praised efforts of His Majesty King Abdullah II at the regional and international levels to enhance the principles of tolerance, compassion, empathy and mutual respect.In a speech during an activity that was held by the Jordania

Abbas to seek wider peace process in rare UN speech

AMMONNEWS - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will call for an alternative to US-mediated negotiations with Israel during a rare address to the United Nations Security Council, Palestinian officials said Monday.Addressing the council Tuesday for the first ti
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Abbas to seek wider peace process in rare UN speech

AMMONNEWS - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will call for an alternative to US-mediated negotiations with Israel during a rare address to the United Nations Security Council, Palestinian officials said Monday.Addressing the council Tuesday for the first time since 2009, the longtime Palestini

Foreign aid to Jordan in 2017 stands at $3.65 billion

AMMONNEWS - The total foreign assistance contracted in 2017 with various donors and international financial institutions reached about $ 2.99 billion, while the value of donations to support refugees, including humanitarian assistance, stood at $653.7 million
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Foreign aid to Jordan in 2017 stands at $3.65 billion

AMMONNEWS - The total foreign assistance contracted in 2017 with various donors and international financial institutions reached about $ 2.99 billion, while the value of donations to support refugees, including humanitarian assistance, stood at $653.7 million, according to Minister of Planning and I

King receives Turkish army chief

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday received Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar during which he reviewed with him military cooperation between Jordan and Turkey.The meeting, which was attended by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of St
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King receives Turkish army chief

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday received Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar during which he reviewed with him military cooperation between Jordan and Turkey.The meeting, which was attended by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. General Mahmoud Abdul Halim a

Jordan: 1.5% Rise in Foreign Reserves in January

AMMONNEWS - Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) data showed on Sunday that foreign exchange reserves grew 1.5 percent in January compared to the end of 2017.Jordan's foreign reserves stood at $12.44 billion at the end of January compared with about $12.25 billion a
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Jordan: 1.5% Rise in Foreign Reserves in January

AMMONNEWS - Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) data showed on Sunday that foreign exchange reserves grew 1.5 percent in January compared to the end of 2017.Jordan's foreign reserves stood at $12.44 billion at the end of January compared with about $12.25 billion at the end of 2017. The foreign reserve

NATO launches defence capacity building project for Jordan

AMMONNEWS - NATO launched a Defence Capacity Building Project on “Enhancing Jordan’s capacity for Crisis Management, Continuity of Government and Exercises” on Monday (19 February 2018). The three-year project will assist the Jordanian National Centre f
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NATO launches defence capacity building project for Jordan

AMMONNEWS - NATO launched a Defence Capacity Building Project on “Enhancing Jordan’s capacity for Crisis Management, Continuity of Government and Exercises” on Monday (19 February 2018). The three-year project will assist the Jordanian National Centre for Security and Crisis Management in achieving

Three Iranian police killed in clashes with protesters

AMMONNEWS - Three police officers were killed on Monday in clashes with protesters in northern Tehran, police spokesman Saeed Montazer al-Mahdi said on state television.The clashes were between security forces and dervishes of the Gonabadi denomination who ha
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Three Iranian police killed in clashes with protesters

AMMONNEWS - Three police officers were killed on Monday in clashes with protesters in northern Tehran, police spokesman Saeed Montazer al-Mahdi said on state television.The clashes were between security forces and dervishes of the Gonabadi denomination who had gathered in front of a police stati

Cancer patients will continue to receive treatment at KHCC

AMMONNEWS - Cancer patients, who currently receive treatment at the King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC), will continue their treatment at the clinic and will not be relocated to other public medical facilities, the government spokesman said Monday.The assuranc
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Cancer patients will continue to receive treatment at KHCC

AMMONNEWS - Cancer patients, who currently receive treatment at the King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC), will continue their treatment at the clinic and will not be relocated to other public medical facilities, the government spokesman said Monday.The assurance follows a recent government decision

King receives U.S. Congress delegation

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday received a U.S. Congress delegation, led by Senator Lindsey Graham, for a discussion on the strategic cooperation and partnership between Jordan and the United States of America and Middle East issues.During
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King receives U.S. Congress delegation

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday received a U.S. Congress delegation, led by Senator Lindsey Graham, for a discussion on the strategic cooperation and partnership between Jordan and the United States of America and Middle East issues.During the meeting attended by Her Majesty Q

Job Center for Syrians Opens in Jordan Refugee Camp

AMMONNEWS - A job center has opened in Jordan's second largest camp for Syrian refugees, the latest sign of an EU-backed policy shift meant to improve life for Syrians in regional host countries.Dozens of refugees lined up outside a community center in the Az
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Job Center for Syrians Opens in Jordan Refugee Camp

AMMONNEWS - A job center has opened in Jordan's second largest camp for Syrian refugees, the latest sign of an EU-backed policy shift meant to improve life for Syrians in regional host countries.Dozens of refugees lined up outside a community center in the Azraq camp Sunday to register for jobs,

MPs reject to withdraw no-confidence motion

AMMONNEWS - A memo signed by lawmakers requesting a vote of no confidence in the government, was opposed by 67 MPs, and 49 in favor, while 4 abstained out of the 122 MPs who attended the Lower House session today.The session was presided by the Speaker of th
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MPs reject to withdraw no-confidence motion

AMMONNEWS - A memo signed by lawmakers requesting a vote of no confidence in the government, was opposed by 67 MPs, and 49 in favor, while 4 abstained out of the 122 MPs who attended the Lower House session today.The session was presided by the Speaker of the House, Atef Tarawneh, and attended b

His Majesty visits King Hussein Medical Center, checks on its services

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Sunday, visited the King Hussein Medical Center (KHMC), and checked on services provided to citizens.During a tour in the Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah II Center for Urology and Organ Transplants Center, His Majesty
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His Majesty visits King Hussein Medical Center, checks on its services

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Sunday, visited the King Hussein Medical Center (KHMC), and checked on services provided to citizens.During a tour in the Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah II Center for Urology and Organ Transplants Center, His Majesty checked on military and civic retiree

Turkey's top diplomat to visit Jordan

AMMONNEWS - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will pay an official visit to Jordan, Sunday and Monday on the invitation of his counterpart Ayman al-Safadi.A statement from the Turkish Foreign Ministry released Sunday, explained that Cavusoglu and Safa
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Turkey's top diplomat to visit Jordan

AMMONNEWS - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will pay an official visit to Jordan, Sunday and Monday on the invitation of his counterpart Ayman al-Safadi.A statement from the Turkish Foreign Ministry released Sunday, explained that Cavusoglu and Safadi will discuss all aspects of bilate

Syrian Kurdish official: Deal for Syrian army to enter Afrin

AMMONNEWS - Syrian Kurdish forces and the Damascus government have reached an agreement for the Syrian army to enter the Afrin region to help repel a Turkish offensive, a senior Kurdish official told Reuters on Sunday.Badran Jia Kurd, an adviser to the Kurdis
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Syrian Kurdish official: Deal for Syrian army to enter Afrin

AMMONNEWS - Syrian Kurdish forces and the Damascus government have reached an agreement for the Syrian army to enter the Afrin region to help repel a Turkish offensive, a senior Kurdish official told Reuters on Sunday.Badran Jia Kurd, an adviser to the Kurdish-led administration in north Syria,

Cold air mass to bring rain today, tomorrow

AMMONNEWS - A cold air mass is forecast to affect the Kingdom as of today, bringing rainfall, tangible drop in temperatures and flashfloods in low-lying areas, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily update.A westerly brisk winds will sti
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Cold air mass to bring rain today, tomorrow

AMMONNEWS - A cold air mass is forecast to affect the Kingdom as of today, bringing rainfall, tangible drop in temperatures and flashfloods in low-lying areas, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily update.A westerly brisk winds will stir dust in the Badia regions, as rainf

Military Judge Indefinitely Halts Cole Bombing Case

AMMONNEWS - A military judge halted the effort to use a military tribunal to prosecute a Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the American destroyer Cole, bringing the already troubled case to an indefinite standstill, The New
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Military Judge Indefinitely Halts Cole Bombing Case

AMMONNEWS - A military judge halted the effort to use a military tribunal to prosecute a Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the American destroyer Cole, bringing the already troubled case to an indefinite standstill, The New York Times reported.The judge, Col. V

Tawjihi results announced

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Education on Saturday morning published the results of the Tawjihi (General Secondary School Certificate) Examination for the 2018 winter session.The results were published on the Ministry's Tawjihi official website.
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Tawjihi results announced

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Education on Saturday morning published the results of the Tawjihi (General Secondary School Certificate) Examination for the 2018 winter session.The results were published on the Ministry's Tawjihi official website.

King Salman calls Sisi: Saudi Arabia keen on Egypt's security

AMMONNEWS - Saudi King Salman expressed his support of Egypt's President Abdelfattah al-Sisi in the battle against terror, during a phone call, on Friday.King Salman affirmed Saudi Arabia's keenness on the security and stability of Egypt and its support of th
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King Salman calls Sisi: Saudi Arabia keen on Egypt's security

AMMONNEWS - Saudi King Salman expressed his support of Egypt's President Abdelfattah al-Sisi in the battle against terror, during a phone call, on Friday.King Salman affirmed Saudi Arabia's keenness on the security and stability of Egypt and its support of the diligent efforts to combat terroris

King, Russian President hold summit meeting in Moscow

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II kicked off a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Jordanian-Russian strategic partnership, as well as the latest regional and international developments.In a one-on-one meeting followed by expand
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King, Russian President hold summit meeting in Moscow

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II kicked off a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Jordanian-Russian strategic partnership, as well as the latest regional and international developments.In a one-on-one meeting followed by expanded talks at the Kremlin, emphasis was

Oman’s foreign minister visits Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

AMMONNEWS - Oman’s Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi made a rare visit by such a senior Arab dignitary to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday and said the establishment of a Palestinian state was necessary to achieve stability and development in the reg
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Oman’s foreign minister visits Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

AMMONNEWS - Oman’s Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi made a rare visit by such a senior Arab dignitary to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday and said the establishment of a Palestinian state was necessary to achieve stability and development in the region.Bin Alawi’s visit to pray at the thir

Depression forecast to bring rain over weekend

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in mercury levels is expected on Thursday, but relatively cold weather will continue to prevail in the hilly areas and the Badia region, while it will be warm in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Departmen
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Depression forecast to bring rain over weekend

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in mercury levels is expected on Thursday, but relatively cold weather will continue to prevail in the hilly areas and the Badia region, while it will be warm in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said.Daytime temperatures for

Tillerson: Growing Hezbollah arsenal a threat to Lebanon

AMMONNEWS - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday Hezbollah’s growing arsenal and its involvement in regional conflicts threatened the security of Lebanon.Tillerson, in a Beirut news conference, also urged Lebanese leaders to uphold the count
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Tillerson: Growing Hezbollah arsenal a threat to Lebanon

AMMONNEWS - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday Hezbollah’s growing arsenal and its involvement in regional conflicts threatened the security of Lebanon.Tillerson, in a Beirut news conference, also urged Lebanese leaders to uphold the country's commitment to staying out of regio

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