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New government sworn in

AMMONNEWS - A royal decree was issued on Thursday approving the new government led by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz.Following is the lineup of the new Cabinet: 1. Dr. Omar Razzaz, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.2. Mr. Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign A
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New government sworn in

AMMONNEWS - A royal decree was issued on Thursday approving the new government led by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz.Following is the lineup of the new Cabinet: 1. Dr. Omar Razzaz, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.2. Mr. Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.3. Dr.

Turkish, US military officials reach agreement on plan for Syria's Manbij

AMMONNEWS - Turkey's military says Turkish and US officials, meeting in Germany, have reached an agreement on a plan for the strategic Syrian town of Manbij that was a source of tension between the NATO allies.A military statement on Thursday said Turkish an
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Turkish, US military officials reach agreement on plan for Syria's Manbij

AMMONNEWS - Turkey's military says Turkish and US officials, meeting in Germany, have reached an agreement on a plan for the strategic Syrian town of Manbij that was a source of tension between the NATO allies.A military statement on Thursday said Turkish and US military officials met at the US

Government will work to achieve clear goals: Prime Minister

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar al-Razzaz, said his government, which was sworn in before His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday, will work to achieve the clear goals set by the Royal decree.The government's priorities during the forthcoming coming period
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Government will work to achieve clear goals: Prime Minister

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar al-Razzaz, said his government, which was sworn in before His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday, will work to achieve the clear goals set by the Royal decree.The government's priorities during the forthcoming coming period will focus on tackling the economic s

Prime Minister withdraws income tax law from Parliament

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar al-Razzaz, has decided to withdraw the income tax bill for 2018 from the Lower House Of Parliament, after the Cabinet discussed during its first session on Thursday the dimensions of the draft law and comments of the various s
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Prime Minister withdraws income tax law from Parliament

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar al-Razzaz, has decided to withdraw the income tax bill for 2018 from the Lower House Of Parliament, after the Cabinet discussed during its first session on Thursday the dimensions of the draft law and comments of the various sectors on it.The decision comes in li

Jordan to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, Friday

AMMONNEWS - Grand Mufti Mohammad Khalaileh announced on Thursday evening Jordan will celebrate the 1st day of Eid Al Fitr on Friday.On the occasion, Khalaileh congratulated His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Jordanian family, and Muslim and Arab nations.Eid A
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Jordan to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, Friday

AMMONNEWS - Grand Mufti Mohammad Khalaileh announced on Thursday evening Jordan will celebrate the 1st day of Eid Al Fitr on Friday.On the occasion, Khalaileh congratulated His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Jordanian family, and Muslim and Arab nations.Eid Al Fitr starts with the sighting of

Crown Prince visits Muwaffaq Salti Air Base

AMMONNEWS - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein on Monday visited the Muwaffaq Salti Air Base in the northeastern governorate of Mafraq, where he was welcomed by Commander of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, Major General Yousef Al-Hnaity.The Crown Prince w
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Crown Prince visits Muwaffaq Salti Air Base

AMMONNEWS - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein on Monday visited the Muwaffaq Salti Air Base in the northeastern governorate of Mafraq, where he was welcomed by Commander of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, Major General Yousef Al-Hnaity.The Crown Prince was briefed by the commander of the ba

King departs for Kuwait

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday left for Kuwait for talks with Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah. From Kuwait, the King will head to the Bahraini capital Manama.His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein was sworn in as R
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King departs for Kuwait

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday left for Kuwait for talks with Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah. From Kuwait, the King will head to the Bahraini capital Manama.His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein was sworn in as Regent in the presence of Cabinet

Majority of heart attack victims in Jordan are smokers, report

AMMONNEWS - The chief section of the pulmonary and critical care and director of the Cancer Control Office (CCO) at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), Dr. Feras Hawari, said that 70 percent of the victims of heart attacks in Jordan are smokers.While 16 pe
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Majority of heart attack victims in Jordan are smokers, report

AMMONNEWS - The chief section of the pulmonary and critical care and director of the Cancer Control Office (CCO) at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), Dr. Feras Hawari, said that 70 percent of the victims of heart attacks in Jordan are smokers.While 16 percent of deaths are due to cancer, 37

King, Amir of Kuwait hold talks on bilateral ties, Mideast issues

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II and His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of Kuwait, held talks on Tuesday focusing on the relations between the two countries and regional developments.During the talks held at Dasman Palace, Kin
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King, Amir of Kuwait hold talks on bilateral ties, Mideast issues

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II and His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of Kuwait, held talks on Tuesday focusing on the relations between the two countries and regional developments.During the talks held at Dasman Palace, King Abdullah and Sheikh Sabah voiced pri

‘We’ve formed a special bond,’ Trump says at signing with Kim Jong Un

AMMONNEWS - President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have signed what Trump says is a «very important» and «pretty comprehensive» document.But Trump is refusing to tell reporters what the declaration says. The documen
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‘We’ve formed a special bond,’ Trump says at signing with Kim Jong Un

AMMONNEWS - President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have signed what Trump says is a «very important» and «pretty comprehensive» document.But Trump is refusing to tell reporters what the declaration says. The document is set to be handed out to reporters later.Trump said T

Razzaz: Forging new 'social contract' tops new gov't agenda

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister-designate Omar Razzaz said on Monday that the royal directive in the letter of designation to his government-in-the-making to forge a new social contract could be a top priority on its agenda. He spoke in a meeting at Al-Hussein You
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Razzaz: Forging new 'social contract' tops new gov't agenda

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister-designate Omar Razzaz said on Monday that the royal directive in the letter of designation to his government-in-the-making to forge a new social contract could be a top priority on its agenda. He spoke in a meeting at Al-Hussein Youth City with the secretaries general

King performs Isha, Taraweeh prayers at Al Hashemiya Mosque in Amman

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Monday, joined worshippers in preforming Isha and Taraweeh prayers at Al Hashemiya Mosque in Amman.
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King performs Isha, Taraweeh prayers at Al Hashemiya Mosque in Amman

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Monday, joined worshippers in preforming Isha and Taraweeh prayers at Al Hashemiya Mosque in Amman.

Moderate conditions expected for three days

AMMONNEWS - A slight drop in mercury levels is expected over the next two days, becoming around their seasonal average and creating moderate conditions in Amman and the hilly areas, while it will be relatively hot in other parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Met
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Moderate conditions expected for three days

AMMONNEWS - A slight drop in mercury levels is expected over the next two days, becoming around their seasonal average and creating moderate conditions in Amman and the hilly areas, while it will be relatively hot in other parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said.Low

King returns home after Saudi Arabia visit

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, accompanied by His Royal Crown Prince Hussein on Monday returned home from Saudi Arabia after participating in Mecca meeting called for by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
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King returns home after Saudi Arabia visit

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, accompanied by His Royal Crown Prince Hussein on Monday returned home from Saudi Arabia after participating in Mecca meeting called for by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

South Korean president hopes for ‘major agreement’ at US-N.Korea summit

AMMONNEWS - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday he hopes a “major agreement” is reached on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during an upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.In a chief a
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South Korean president hopes for ‘major agreement’ at US-N.Korea summit

AMMONNEWS - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday he hopes a “major agreement” is reached on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during an upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.In a chief aides meeting held at the presidential offic

Razzaz thanks Gulf states for aid package to Jordan

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister-designate Omar Razzaz, on Monday, thanked Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirate and Kuwait for the aid package they pledge to Jordan to help it overcome economic challenges.Following his meeting with political parties' secretaries g
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Razzaz thanks Gulf states for aid package to Jordan

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister-designate Omar Razzaz, on Monday, thanked Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirate and Kuwait for the aid package they pledge to Jordan to help it overcome economic challenges.Following his meeting with political parties' secretaries general, Razzaz told reporters that Jo

Jordan is strategic ally in war on extremism, terrorism, minister

AMMONNEWS - Jordan is a strategic ally in the war on extremism and terrorist organizations, as it suffered from the terrorism and offered sacrifices in the battle against it, Interior Minister Samir Mubaidin said on Monday.The minister made his remarks durin
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Jordan is strategic ally in war on extremism, terrorism, minister

AMMONNEWS - Jordan is a strategic ally in the war on extremism and terrorist organizations, as it suffered from the terrorism and offered sacrifices in the battle against it, Interior Minister Samir Mubaidin said on Monday.The minister made his remarks during a meeting with the Head of the Unite

King, Crown Prince perform Umra

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, on Sunday performed Umra (the lesser pilgrimage) in Mecca.
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King, Crown Prince perform Umra

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, on Sunday performed Umra (the lesser pilgrimage) in Mecca.

Mecca Summit concludes with $2.5 bln in aid to support Jordan’s economy

AMMONNEWS - The Mecca Summit held by Saudi Arabia with three other nations to discuss support for Jordan’s economy resulted in an aid package totaling $2.5 bln.The summit’s communique said the aid would be represented in the following:1)Deposit in the Cen
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Mecca Summit concludes with $2.5 bln in aid to support Jordan’s economy

AMMONNEWS - The Mecca Summit held by Saudi Arabia with three other nations to discuss support for Jordan’s economy resulted in an aid package totaling $2.5 bln.The summit’s communique said the aid would be represented in the following:1)Deposit in the Central Bank of Jordan.2)World Bank

Hot weather forecast Sunday, drop in temps over next two days

AMMONNEWS - Temperatures are expected to rise Sunday 2-3 degrees Celsius above average, bringing relatively hot conditions in the capital and the eastern plains, while it will be hot in the desert regions, the Jordan Valley and Aqaba, the Jordan Meteorologica
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Hot weather forecast Sunday, drop in temps over next two days

AMMONNEWS - Temperatures are expected to rise Sunday 2-3 degrees Celsius above average, bringing relatively hot conditions in the capital and the eastern plains, while it will be hot in the desert regions, the Jordan Valley and Aqaba, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said .Daytime tempe

Public urged to look for Shawwal moon

AMMONNEWS - The Kingdom’s Grand Mufti, Mohammad Khalaileh, Sunday called on the public to look for the crescent moon (Hilal) of Shawwal, which marks the end of Ramadan at sunset on Thursday, June 14.Khalaileh said that the Iftaa’ offices across the countr
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Public urged to look for Shawwal moon

AMMONNEWS - The Kingdom’s Grand Mufti, Mohammad Khalaileh, Sunday called on the public to look for the crescent moon (Hilal) of Shawwal, which marks the end of Ramadan at sunset on Thursday, June 14.Khalaileh said that the Iftaa’ offices across the country will open their doors on this day to re

King departs for Saudi Arabia

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein on Sunday headed for Makkah to take part in a meeting called for by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.The meeting, which comprises Jordan
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King departs for Saudi Arabia

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein on Sunday headed for Makkah to take part in a meeting called for by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.The meeting, which comprises Jordan, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates

King attends ceremony held by Jordan Armed Forces

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces on Sunday, attended at the Martyrs Memorial in the presence of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein, a ceremony that was held by the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army o
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King attends ceremony held by Jordan Armed Forces

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces on Sunday, attended at the Martyrs Memorial in the presence of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein, a ceremony that was held by the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army on the occasion of His Majesty’s coronation

President Trump arrives in Singapore for Tuesday’s summit with Kim Jong Un

AMMONNEWS - President Donald Trump arrives in Singapore for Tuesday’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.Trump landed at 8:21 on Sunday evening at the island city-state’s Paya Lebar Air Base, traveling from Canada, where he attended a meeting of the
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President Trump arrives in Singapore for Tuesday’s summit with Kim Jong Un

AMMONNEWS - President Donald Trump arrives in Singapore for Tuesday’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.Trump landed at 8:21 on Sunday evening at the island city-state’s Paya Lebar Air Base, traveling from Canada, where he attended a meeting of the Group of Seven Nations.Trump’s high-ris

Saudi Arabia to host meeting on supporting Jordan's economy

AMMONNEWS - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Jordan will meet Sunday to discuss ways to support Amman as it looks to tackle an economic crisis in the wake of protests.Riyadh said in statement Saturday that King Salman called the rulers of th
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Saudi Arabia to host meeting on supporting Jordan's economy

AMMONNEWS - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Jordan will meet Sunday to discuss ways to support Amman as it looks to tackle an economic crisis in the wake of protests.Riyadh said in statement Saturday that King Salman called the rulers of the three other nations to set up a mee

Eid Al Fitr holiday announced

AMMONNEWS - All ministries, public departments and institutions will observe a holiday from Friday, June 15 until Monday, June 18 on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, according to a communique issued by government.
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Eid Al Fitr holiday announced

AMMONNEWS - All ministries, public departments and institutions will observe a holiday from Friday, June 15 until Monday, June 18 on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, according to a communique issued by government.

Rouhani and Putin discuss US exit from nuclear deal

AMMONNEWS - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says he would like to discuss the situation following the US withdrawal from the Iranian deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin.Speaking at the start of his Saturday's meeting with Putin on the sidelines of th
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Rouhani and Putin discuss US exit from nuclear deal

AMMONNEWS - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says he would like to discuss the situation following the US withdrawal from the Iranian deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin.Speaking at the start of his Saturday's meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in

King, Turkish president discuss ties, region on the phone

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Saturday received a telephone call from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during which they reviewed relations between the two countries and current developments in the Middle East.The two leaders agreed on th
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King, Turkish president discuss ties, region on the phone

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Saturday received a telephone call from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during which they reviewed relations between the two countries and current developments in the Middle East.The two leaders agreed on the need to further expand Jordanian-Tur

King to attend Makkah meeting on aid to Jordan

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein, will take part in a meeting in Makkah tomorrow called for by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.The meeting, which comprises Jordan, Kuw
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King to attend Makkah meeting on aid to Jordan

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein, will take part in a meeting in Makkah tomorrow called for by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.The meeting, which comprises Jordan, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, wil

PM designate meets Tarawneh for consultations on forming new government

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister designate, Dr. Omar Razzaz, on Thursday started consultations to form his new government by meeting with the Lower House Speaker, Atef Tarawneh.Razzaz stressed keenness to maintain cooperation and coordination with the Parliament t
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PM designate meets Tarawneh for consultations on forming new government

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister designate, Dr. Omar Razzaz, on Thursday started consultations to form his new government by meeting with the Lower House Speaker, Atef Tarawneh.Razzaz stressed keenness to maintain cooperation and coordination with the Parliament to implement visions and directives of

Iraq launches air strike against ISIS in Syria

AMMONNEWS - Iraq launched an air strike against an ISIS target inside neighboring Syria on Thursday, the military said.The F-16 fighter plane destroyed an area where members of the ultra-hardline Sunni group were operating, it said in a statement.ISIS, which
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Iraq launches air strike against ISIS in Syria

AMMONNEWS - Iraq launched an air strike against an ISIS target inside neighboring Syria on Thursday, the military said.The F-16 fighter plane destroyed an area where members of the ultra-hardline Sunni group were operating, it said in a statement.ISIS, which once occupied a third of Iraq’s t

PM: Salaries to be disbursed before Eid Al Fitr

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister-designate Omar Razzaz announced that the salaries of public sector employees and retirees for June will be disbursed before the Eid Al Fitr holiday.Speaking at a meeting with heads of chambers of industry and trade and the Jordan Bu
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PM: Salaries to be disbursed before Eid Al Fitr

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister-designate Omar Razzaz announced that the salaries of public sector employees and retirees for June will be disbursed before the Eid Al Fitr holiday.Speaking at a meeting with heads of chambers of industry and trade and the Jordan Businessmen Association, Razzaz said sa

Razzaz designate pledged to withdraw income tax law

AMMONNEWS - Razzaz told journalists after the meeting that the first priority would be to consult with the two houses of parliament, and associations regarding the draft income tax law and then the government's program of work, pointing out that he will hold
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Razzaz designate pledged to withdraw income tax law

AMMONNEWS - Razzaz told journalists after the meeting that the first priority would be to consult with the two houses of parliament, and associations regarding the draft income tax law and then the government's program of work, pointing out that he will hold today a number of meetings in the framewo

King attends iftar banquet hosted by southern military zone

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, on Thursday attended an iftar (Ramadan’s fast-breaking meal) banquet hosted by the army's Border Guards Battalion
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King attends iftar banquet hosted by southern military zone

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, on Thursday attended an iftar (Ramadan’s fast-breaking meal) banquet hosted by the army's Border Guards Battalion at the southern military zone.The Supre

Knesset disqualifies bill seeking equal status for Jews and Arabs

AMMONNEWS - Israel's Knesset disqualified a bill that called for all citizens to be treated equally, rejecting the argument it must recognise the rights of its Arab minority as equal to the Jewish majority.The text of the bill stated its objective was "to anc
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Knesset disqualifies bill seeking equal status for Jews and Arabs

AMMONNEWS - Israel's Knesset disqualified a bill that called for all citizens to be treated equally, rejecting the argument it must recognise the rights of its Arab minority as equal to the Jewish majority.The text of the bill stated its objective was "to anchor in constitutional law the princip

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