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Jordanian queen to visit Bangladesh Rohingya camps

AMMONNEWS - Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan is scheduled to visit Bangladesh to see on the ground the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims crossed into Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar.A statement issued by the United Nations High Commi
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Jordanian queen to visit Bangladesh Rohingya camps

AMMONNEWS - Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan is scheduled to visit Bangladesh to see on the ground the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims crossed into Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar.A statement issued by the United Nations High Commission for Refugee in Bangladesh said

Police arrest group that assaulted local football team

AMMONNEWS - South Amman police have arrested a group of rioters who assaulted players of the Al Wahdat football team after their under-15 match with Al Faisali team on Friday evening.The Public Security Department said in a statement that nine players and coa
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Police arrest group that assaulted local football team

AMMONNEWS - South Amman police have arrested a group of rioters who assaulted players of the Al Wahdat football team after their under-15 match with Al Faisali team on Friday evening.The Public Security Department said in a statement that nine players and coach members of the Al Wahdat Club arri

Royal Court pays tribute to Egyptian terror victims

AMMONNEWS - The Royal court, on Saturday, flew the Jordanian flag at its main entrance at half-mast from early morning until 6:00 pm in tribute to the Egyptian police victims, who passed away during confrontations with terrorists on Friday.The security person
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Royal Court pays tribute to Egyptian terror victims

AMMONNEWS - The Royal court, on Saturday, flew the Jordanian flag at its main entrance at half-mast from early morning until 6:00 pm in tribute to the Egyptian police victims, who passed away during confrontations with terrorists on Friday.The security personnel were killed during exchange of fi

US Treasury Secretary to visit Middle East over Iran threats

AMMONNEWS - US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin will be visiting the Middle East this week to discuss the Terrorist Financing Target Center (TFTC) partnership and other matters on Iran.Accompanying Mnuchin is Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial In
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US Treasury Secretary to visit Middle East over Iran threats

AMMONNEWS - US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin will be visiting the Middle East this week to discuss the Terrorist Financing Target Center (TFTC) partnership and other matters on Iran.Accompanying Mnuchin is Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker.The vi

Sunny, moderate weather continues

AMMONNEWS - Sunny skies with moderate conditions are forecast to prevail Saturday across much parts of the country, with temperatures hovering around their annual average reaching 27 degrees Celsius in the capital and the northern cites, 23 in the southern r
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Sunny, moderate weather continues

AMMONNEWS - Sunny skies with moderate conditions are forecast to prevail Saturday across much parts of the country, with temperatures hovering around their annual average reaching 27 degrees Celsius in the capital and the northern cites, 23 in the southern region and jumping to 32 in the Gulf of Aq

‘Removing subsidy deformities heralds new economic era’

AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Mohammad Momani has said that the ongoing dialogue over subsidies heralds a new economic era where support goes to the individual not the commodity. Momani added that the government h
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‘Removing subsidy deformities heralds new economic era’

AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Mohammad Momani has said that the ongoing dialogue over subsidies heralds a new economic era where support goes to the individual not the commodity. Momani added that the government has been able to freeze the public deb

Israeli tanks fire into Syria after shell hits Golan

AMMONNEWS - Israeli tanks fired into Syria on Thursday after a Syrian mortar shell landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.“In response to the projectile that hit Israel earlier today, the Israel Defense Forces targeted the sources of fire in the Syria
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Israeli tanks fire into Syria after shell hits Golan

AMMONNEWS - Israeli tanks fired into Syria on Thursday after a Syrian mortar shell landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.“In response to the projectile that hit Israel earlier today, the Israel Defense Forces targeted the sources of fire in the Syrian Golan Heights,” the Israeli Army said

Prince Ali commends level of Jordanian football

AMMONNEWS - HRH Prince Ali, president of the Jordan Football Association and also president of the West Asia Federation, on Thursday stressed his keenness on improving Jordanian football and defending the rights of the Kingdom’s clubs.During an interview o
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Prince Ali commends level of Jordanian football

AMMONNEWS - HRH Prince Ali, president of the Jordan Football Association and also president of the West Asia Federation, on Thursday stressed his keenness on improving Jordanian football and defending the rights of the Kingdom’s clubs.During an interview on an MBC channel, the prince said that h

Five sentenced to prison on terror charges

AMMONNEWS - The State Security Court’s (SSC) on Thursday handed jail sentences to five defendants over terror-related charges ranging between one and a half year to three years.The court handed one defendant, a university student, a one and a half year pris
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Five sentenced to prison on terror charges

AMMONNEWS - The State Security Court’s (SSC) on Thursday handed jail sentences to five defendants over terror-related charges ranging between one and a half year to three years.The court handed one defendant, a university student, a one and a half year prison term, commuted from three years for

Army foils drug smuggling attempt from Syria

AMMONNEWS - The Northern Military Zone, in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department and the Public Security Department, late Wednesday foiled a smuggling attempt by two people, one armed, who tried to cross the border from Syria into the Kingdom, a mi
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Army foils drug smuggling attempt from Syria

AMMONNEWS - The Northern Military Zone, in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department and the Public Security Department, late Wednesday foiled a smuggling attempt by two people, one armed, who tried to cross the border from Syria into the Kingdom, a military official said Thursday .The of

Iran’s Guards say missile programme will accelerate despite pressure

AMMONNEWS - Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday that the country’s ballistic missile programme would accelerate despite pressure from the United States and European Union to suspend it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.
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Iran’s Guards say missile programme will accelerate despite pressure

AMMONNEWS - Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday that the country’s ballistic missile programme would accelerate despite pressure from the United States and European Union to suspend it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.In a major US policy shift, President Don

Syrian opposition sets 5 conditions for opening of Nasib border crossing to Jordan

AMMONNEWS - The Syrian opposition has tabled five conditions to be met before the Nasib border crossing between Jordan and Syria can be re-opened.The crossing is currently controlled by four Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions: Falawaja Hawran, the Yarmouk Army,
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Syrian opposition sets 5 conditions for opening of Nasib border crossing to Jordan

AMMONNEWS - The Syrian opposition has tabled five conditions to be met before the Nasib border crossing between Jordan and Syria can be re-opened.The crossing is currently controlled by four Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions: Falawaja Hawran, the Yarmouk Army, the Sunni Lions and Fawj Al-Madfaiah.

Jordan’s unemployment reaches 18%

AMMONNEWS - Jordan’s unemployment rate has hit 18 per cent in the second quarter of the current year compared to 14.7 per cent during the same period in 2016, the state’s Department of Statistics (DOS) announced today.DOS added that the unemployment rate
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Jordan’s unemployment reaches 18%

AMMONNEWS - Jordan’s unemployment rate has hit 18 per cent in the second quarter of the current year compared to 14.7 per cent during the same period in 2016, the state’s Department of Statistics (DOS) announced today.DOS added that the unemployment rate for males amounted to 13.4 per cent again

Moderate conditions forecast over weekend

AMMONNEWS - Sunny and moderate conditions are forecast to prevail in the hilly areas, while it will be relatively hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.A slight drop in temperatures is ex
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Moderate conditions forecast over weekend

AMMONNEWS - Sunny and moderate conditions are forecast to prevail in the hilly areas, while it will be relatively hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.A slight drop in temperatures is expected on Friday, but similar weather

King holds talks with governor general of Australia

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II and Governor General of Australia Peter Cosgrove, held talks at Al Husseiniya Palace on Wednesday that focused on means to forge closer ties between the two countries in various fields, as well as the latest regional a
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King holds talks with governor general of Australia

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II and Governor General of Australia Peter Cosgrove, held talks at Al Husseiniya Palace on Wednesday that focused on means to forge closer ties between the two countries in various fields, as well as the latest regional and international developments.During

Governor general of Australia arrives in Amman

AMMONNEWS - The Governor - General of Australia Peter Cosgrove and his wife, arrived in Amman on Wednesday on a several-day official visit to Jordan as part of a regional tour.During the visit, His Majesty King Abdullah II and Cosgrove will hold talks on mean
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Governor general of Australia arrives in Amman

AMMONNEWS - The Governor - General of Australia Peter Cosgrove and his wife, arrived in Amman on Wednesday on a several-day official visit to Jordan as part of a regional tour.During the visit, His Majesty King Abdullah II and Cosgrove will hold talks on means to enhance relations between the tw

Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine, Commander of Syrian forces, killed in Deir al-Zor

AMMONNEWS - Brigadier general of the Republican Guard and the commander of operations in Deir al-Zor, Issam Zahreddine, was killed in a mine explosion in the Hawija-Sakr area inside the city of Deir al-Zor, according to Syrian media.Zahreddine played a role i
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Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine, Commander of Syrian forces, killed in Deir al-Zor

AMMONNEWS - Brigadier general of the Republican Guard and the commander of operations in Deir al-Zor, Issam Zahreddine, was killed in a mine explosion in the Hawija-Sakr area inside the city of Deir al-Zor, according to Syrian media.Zahreddine played a role in the progress made by the Syrian arm

Germany extends medical aid to Jordanian, Syrian NGOs

AMMONNEWS - The German Embassy in Amman on Wednesday delivered medical equipment to national and Syrian NGOs, as well as other agencies affiliated with the World Health Organization (WHO).The medical supplies, valued at JD360,000, were presented by the Germa
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Germany extends medical aid to Jordanian, Syrian NGOs

AMMONNEWS - The German Embassy in Amman on Wednesday delivered medical equipment to national and Syrian NGOs, as well as other agencies affiliated with the World Health Organization (WHO).The medical supplies, valued at JD360,000, were presented by the German Ambassador to Jordan Birgitta Siefke

King meets patriarch of Jerusalem and all Palestine and Jordan

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday, received His Beatitude Kyrios Kyrios Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine and Jordan.The meeting focused on efforts exerted by His Majesty to preserve Islamic and Chri
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King meets patriarch of Jerusalem and all Palestine and Jordan

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday, received His Beatitude Kyrios Kyrios Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine and Jordan.The meeting focused on efforts exerted by His Majesty to preserve Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem as wel

Freihat : Eliminating terrorism requires mutual global efforts

AMMONNEWS - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, has emphasized that eliminating terrorism requires a joint international effort and deny terror groups a safe haven, with the need to understand the relation between criminal and terr
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Freihat : Eliminating terrorism requires mutual global efforts

AMMONNEWS - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, has emphasized that eliminating terrorism requires a joint international effort and deny terror groups a safe haven, with the need to understand the relation between criminal and terrorism activities.In the closing sessi

King receives NCHR 2016 report

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday stressed the key role played by the National Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) in highlighting national efforts to promote human rights at international forums.Receiving NCHR Chairman of Board of Trustees, Mo
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King receives NCHR 2016 report

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday stressed the key role played by the National Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) in highlighting national efforts to promote human rights at international forums.Receiving NCHR Chairman of Board of Trustees, Mohammad Adnan Al-Bakhit, who handed th

Iraqi president Masum calls for urgent Baghdad-Kurdish dialogue

AMMONNEWS - Iraqi President Fuad Masum gave a televised speech on Tuesday on the latest developments on the ground in Kirkuk where he said that any Peshmerga supervision of the province “did not violate the constitution”.The Iraq-Kurdish president called
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Iraqi president Masum calls for urgent Baghdad-Kurdish dialogue

AMMONNEWS - Iraqi President Fuad Masum gave a televised speech on Tuesday on the latest developments on the ground in Kirkuk where he said that any Peshmerga supervision of the province “did not violate the constitution”.The Iraq-Kurdish president called on everyone involved to respect the law a

Moderate conditions forecast until Thursday

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected Wednesday, becoming around their annual average and bringing moderate conditions across the country, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said.Relatively cold weather is forecast at night in the hil
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Moderate conditions forecast until Thursday

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected Wednesday, becoming around their annual average and bringing moderate conditions across the country, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said.Relatively cold weather is forecast at night in the hilly areas and the Badia region, while

Hamas says unity deal at risk if Abbas does not end sanctions

AMMONNEWS - Hamas warned on Tuesday that Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s delay in easing sanctions on Gaza was putting at risk a landmark unity deal signed last week.“The continuation of the punitive measures against our people in Gaza a month after
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Hamas says unity deal at risk if Abbas does not end sanctions

AMMONNEWS - Hamas warned on Tuesday that Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s delay in easing sanctions on Gaza was putting at risk a landmark unity deal signed last week.“The continuation of the punitive measures against our people in Gaza a month after the dissolution of the administrative cou

FM, Iraqi counterpart discuss ties, Kurdistan

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, Ayman Safadi received Tuesday a phone call from his Iraqi counterpart, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, during which they discussed the crisis in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.Al-Jaafari briefed Safadi on developments i
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FM, Iraqi counterpart discuss ties, Kurdistan

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, Ayman Safadi received Tuesday a phone call from his Iraqi counterpart, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, during which they discussed the crisis in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.Al-Jaafari briefed Safadi on developments in the crisis between the Kurdistan re

PM holds further meetings with parliamentary blocs over the economy

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani Mulki Tuesday met with the Justice Parliamentary Bloc, headed by MP Mujhem Sqour, as part of a series of encounters he had with parliament and various economic sectors to discuss and find solutions to economic challenges.Sqour
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PM holds further meetings with parliamentary blocs over the economy

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani Mulki Tuesday met with the Justice Parliamentary Bloc, headed by MP Mujhem Sqour, as part of a series of encounters he had with parliament and various economic sectors to discuss and find solutions to economic challenges.Sqour said his bloc has enough expertise an

Jordan, Germany discuss military cooperation

AMMONNEWS - A military delegation from the German defence ministry on Tuesday visited the General Command of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, where they met head of the strategic planning and defence resources, Brig. Gen. Nassar Athamneh.At the meeting, whi
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Jordan, Germany discuss military cooperation

AMMONNEWS - A military delegation from the German defence ministry on Tuesday visited the General Command of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, where they met head of the strategic planning and defence resources, Brig. Gen. Nassar Athamneh.At the meeting, which was attended by top army officers,

EU approves 100 mln Euro loan for Jordan

AMMONNEWS - The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union, approved Tuesday the disbursement of a 100 million Euro (USD 117 million) loan to Jordan under its Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme.This disbursement marks the launch of the secon
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EU approves 100 mln Euro loan for Jordan

AMMONNEWS - The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union, approved Tuesday the disbursement of a 100 million Euro (USD 117 million) loan to Jordan under its Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme.This disbursement marks the launch of the second MFA with a total worth of 200 milli

Syrian Democratic forces say Raqqa liberated from ISIS

AMMONNEWS - A commander with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces battling ISIS says the city of Raqqa has been liberated from the radical militants and that combing operations are underway to clear the city of land mines and extremist sleeper cells.Brig. G
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Syrian Democratic forces say Raqqa liberated from ISIS

AMMONNEWS - A commander with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces battling ISIS says the city of Raqqa has been liberated from the radical militants and that combing operations are underway to clear the city of land mines and extremist sleeper cells.Brig. Gen. Talal Sillo told The Associated P

Jordan launches campaign to combat breast cancer

AMMONNEWS - Jordan on Monday launched the 2017 Arab Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, which encourages women to undergo screening for early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.This year marks the tenth edition of the annual campaign, which is the first o
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Jordan launches campaign to combat breast cancer

AMMONNEWS - Jordan on Monday launched the 2017 Arab Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, which encourages women to undergo screening for early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.This year marks the tenth edition of the annual campaign, which is the first of its kind in the Arab region. It att

Moderate conditions forecast for three days

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected Tuesday and Wednesday, reaching their mid-twenties and bringing pleasant conditions in the hilly areas and moderate conditions in other parts of the country, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said
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Moderate conditions forecast for three days

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected Tuesday and Wednesday, reaching their mid-twenties and bringing pleasant conditions in the hilly areas and moderate conditions in other parts of the country, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said.Another rise in temperatures is also

Financial, economic reform program is «a national program»

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki met Monday with board members of the Amman and Jordan Chambers of Commerce as well as representatives of the trade sector to discuss economic challenges facing the Kingdom.During the meeting, attended by a number of mi
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Financial, economic reform program is «a national program»

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki met Monday with board members of the Amman and Jordan Chambers of Commerce as well as representatives of the trade sector to discuss economic challenges facing the Kingdom.During the meeting, attended by a number of ministers, al-Mulki said the financial

Trump: ‘Total termination’ of Iran nuclear deal possible

AMMONNEWS - United States President Donald Trump said Monday that a “total termination” of the Iran nuclear deal remains possible, after refusing to certify the 2015 accord and leaving its fate to Congress.Speaking to reporters ahead of a cabinet meeting
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Trump: ‘Total termination’ of Iran nuclear deal possible

AMMONNEWS - United States President Donald Trump said Monday that a “total termination” of the Iran nuclear deal remains possible, after refusing to certify the 2015 accord and leaving its fate to Congress.Speaking to reporters ahead of a cabinet meeting, he said: “I feel strongly about what I d

Crown Prince visits Anti-Narcotics Department

AMMONNEWS - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, on Monday, said programs for drug control, prevention and treatment should be assessed and linked with indicators to measure their impact and effectiveness on the ground.During a visit t
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Crown Prince visits Anti-Narcotics Department

AMMONNEWS - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, on Monday, said programs for drug control, prevention and treatment should be assessed and linked with indicators to measure their impact and effectiveness on the ground.During a visit to the Anti-Narcotics Department (AND)

King condoles Somali President over victims of Mogadishu bombings

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday strongly condemned the terrorist twin bombings that rocked the Somali capital Mogadishu and claimed so many innocent lives.In a phone call with Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, King Abdullah denou
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King condoles Somali President over victims of Mogadishu bombings

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday strongly condemned the terrorist twin bombings that rocked the Somali capital Mogadishu and claimed so many innocent lives.In a phone call with Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, King Abdullah denounced the hideous attacks, offered his

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