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Restoration works at Al-Aqsa Mosque resume

AMMONNEWS - Maintenance works at Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif have resumed today after they were suspended by Israeli occupation authorities under the pretext that «prior approval was not obtained».Earlier in the week, Israeli police prevente
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Restoration works at Al-Aqsa Mosque resume

AMMONNEWS - Maintenance works at Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif have resumed today after they were suspended by Israeli occupation authorities under the pretext that «prior approval was not obtained».Earlier in the week, Israeli police prevented staff of the Jordan-run Islamic Awqaf departmen

Senate to hold meetings to discuss Royal Discussion Papers

AMMONNEWS - The Senate will start as of next Sunday a series of meetings chaired by Senate President Faisal Al Fayez to discuss the 7 Royal Discussion Papers published by His Majesty King Abdullah II.Fayez said that consultative meetings for Senate members wi
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Senate to hold meetings to discuss Royal Discussion Papers

AMMONNEWS - The Senate will start as of next Sunday a series of meetings chaired by Senate President Faisal Al Fayez to discuss the 7 Royal Discussion Papers published by His Majesty King Abdullah II.Fayez said that consultative meetings for Senate members will be held for three weeks, adding th

King condoles Kazakh president over victims of bus fire

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday sent a cable of condolences to President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev over victims of the fire that broke out on a bus in Kazakhstan’s northwestern Aktau region and killed dozens of people.In his ca
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King condoles Kazakh president over victims of bus fire

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday sent a cable of condolences to President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev over victims of the fire that broke out on a bus in Kazakhstan’s northwestern Aktau region and killed dozens of people.In his cable, the King voiced his deep sorrow an

US to have open-ended presence in Syria

AMMONNEWS - The United States signaled on Wednesday an open-ended military presence in Syria as part of a broader US strategy to prevent Islamic State’s resurgence, pave the way diplomatically for the eventual departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a
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US to have open-ended presence in Syria

AMMONNEWS - The United States signaled on Wednesday an open-ended military presence in Syria as part of a broader US strategy to prevent Islamic State’s resurgence, pave the way diplomatically for the eventual departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and curtail Iran’s influence.Secretary o

Tourism revenues rise to $4.6 billion in 2017

AMMONNEWS - Tourism revenues in 2017 increased by 12.5 per cent, up to $4.6 billion, compared to $4.1 billion in the same period of 2016, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced on Thursday.CBJ said in a statement that the increase was mainly due to a 8.7
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Tourism revenues rise to $4.6 billion in 2017

AMMONNEWS - Tourism revenues in 2017 increased by 12.5 per cent, up to $4.6 billion, compared to $4.1 billion in the same period of 2016, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced on Thursday.CBJ said in a statement that the increase was mainly due to a 8.7 per cent rise in the total number of

Polar front to bring rain, snow as of Thursday midnight

AMMONNEWS - Cold and cloudy conditions are forecast to continue on Thursday with scattered showers in the northern areas, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said.Winds will be southwesterly brisk with speed reaching 50-60 Km and gusts exceeding 85 km/h
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Polar front to bring rain, snow as of Thursday midnight

AMMONNEWS - Cold and cloudy conditions are forecast to continue on Thursday with scattered showers in the northern areas, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said.Winds will be southwesterly brisk with speed reaching 50-60 Km and gusts exceeding 85 km/h, blowing dust across many parts of t

King chairs meeting on national human resources strategy

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday, chaired a meeting to follow up on the implementation of the National Strategy for Human Resources Development 2016-2025.In the meeting held in the al-Husseineyah palace in the in the presence of Her Majes
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King chairs meeting on national human resources strategy

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday, chaired a meeting to follow up on the implementation of the National Strategy for Human Resources Development 2016-2025.In the meeting held in the al-Husseineyah palace in the in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, King Abdu

UAE: Qatari violations against Emirati planes systematic, endangers civilians

AMMONNEWS - Qatari violations against Emirati aircrafts have become systematic behavior that puts civilian lives at risk, a statement from UAE’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.“Representatives of the UAE Armed Forces and the Civil Aviation Authority,
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UAE: Qatari violations against Emirati planes systematic, endangers civilians

AMMONNEWS - Qatari violations against Emirati aircrafts have become systematic behavior that puts civilian lives at risk, a statement from UAE’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.“Representatives of the UAE Armed Forces and the Civil Aviation Authority, in a meeting organized by the UAE’s forei

Royal Jordanian to adopt additional security measures for U.S.-bound flights

AMMONNEWS - Royal Jordanian Airlines said on Wednesday that it will adopt additional security measures for all U.S.-bound flights.The additional security measures, as required by the U.S. in October 2017, will include security interviews with every passenger
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Royal Jordanian to adopt additional security measures for U.S.-bound flights

AMMONNEWS - Royal Jordanian Airlines said on Wednesday that it will adopt additional security measures for all U.S.-bound flights.The additional security measures, as required by the U.S. in October 2017, will include security interviews with every passenger on direct flights to the United State

Al Masri takes oath before King as minister of municipal affairs, transport

AMMONNEWS - Waleed Al Masri on Wednesday was sworn in before His Majesty King Abdullah II as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Transport Minister .The ceremony, held at the Al Husseiniya Palace, was attended by Prime Minister Hani Mulki and Royal Court Chief
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Al Masri takes oath before King as minister of municipal affairs, transport

AMMONNEWS - Waleed Al Masri on Wednesday was sworn in before His Majesty King Abdullah II as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Transport Minister .The ceremony, held at the Al Husseiniya Palace, was attended by Prime Minister Hani Mulki and Royal Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh.Earlier in the day

Turkey begins first wave of artillery fire on Kurds in Afrin

AMMONNEWS - Turkey began its first wave of artillery fire targeting Kurdish fighters in Afrin, Syria on Tuesday night, said an Al Arabiya reporter.This comes as a retaliation to the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) firing a large number of missiles targetin
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Turkey begins first wave of artillery fire on Kurds in Afrin

AMMONNEWS - Turkey began its first wave of artillery fire targeting Kurdish fighters in Afrin, Syria on Tuesday night, said an Al Arabiya reporter.This comes as a retaliation to the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) firing a large number of missiles targeting settlements in the Azaz region borderi

Army foils infiltration attempt from Syria

AMMONNEWS - A Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army source said that the Eastern Military Command Tuesday foiled an infiltration attempt by four persons trying to cross the border from Syria.Border Guards applied the rules of engagement, killing one person and forcin
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Army foils infiltration attempt from Syria

AMMONNEWS - A Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army source said that the Eastern Military Command Tuesday foiled an infiltration attempt by four persons trying to cross the border from Syria.Border Guards applied the rules of engagement, killing one person and forcing the three other infiltrators to ret

Polar front forecast to bring rain, snow as of Thursday evening

AMMONNEWS - Cold and cloudy conditions are forecast to continue on Wednesday with scattered showers across many parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said in its daily brief.Fog formation is also expected at night over the hilly are
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Polar front forecast to bring rain, snow as of Thursday evening

AMMONNEWS - Cold and cloudy conditions are forecast to continue on Wednesday with scattered showers across many parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said in its daily brief.Fog formation is also expected at night over the hilly areas and the Badia regions, while winds

King back home after Cyprus three-way summit

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II returned home Tuesday after participating in the trilateral summit hosted by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
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King back home after Cyprus three-way summit

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II returned home Tuesday after participating in the trilateral summit hosted by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Jazan

AMMONNEWS - Saudi Arabia has said that its forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias targeting the southern province of Jazan on Tuesday.The attack on Tuesday comes just days after UN experts said Iran violated a UN arms em
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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Jazan

AMMONNEWS - Saudi Arabia has said that its forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias targeting the southern province of Jazan on Tuesday.The attack on Tuesday comes just days after UN experts said Iran violated a UN arms embargo by directly or indirectly provi

Cold weather forecast Tuesday, polar front to bring rain, snow as of Thursday night

AMMONNEWS - Cold and cloudy conditions are forecast to continue on Tuesday across many parts of the country, with a weak chance of scattered showers in the northern cities, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said in its daily brief.Daytime temperature
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Cold weather forecast Tuesday, polar front to bring rain, snow as of Thursday night

AMMONNEWS - Cold and cloudy conditions are forecast to continue on Tuesday across many parts of the country, with a weak chance of scattered showers in the northern cities, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said in its daily brief.Daytime temperatures forecast today in Amman, the souther

Crown Prince attends World Future Energy Summit opening

AMMONNEWS - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein on Monday attended the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the
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Crown Prince attends World Future Energy Summit opening

AMMONNEWS - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein on Monday attended the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.A number of leaders

Narcotic pills manufacturing facility seized, 8 nabbed

AMMONNEWS - Anti-narcotics Department (AND) officers raided a laboratory in an East Amman industrial facility, which clandestinely manufactured drug pills, and arrested eight people in the first-of-its-kind case in the Kingdom, according to the Public Securit
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Narcotic pills manufacturing facility seized, 8 nabbed

AMMONNEWS - Anti-narcotics Department (AND) officers raided a laboratory in an East Amman industrial facility, which clandestinely manufactured drug pills, and arrested eight people in the first-of-its-kind case in the Kingdom, according to the Public Security Directorate.The Department of Publi

Sisi vows to protect Egypt’s water supply

AMMONNEWS - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to protect Egypt’s water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam.“Egypt will not go to war with its brothers,”
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Sisi vows to protect Egypt’s water supply

AMMONNEWS - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to protect Egypt’s water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam.“Egypt will not go to war with its brothers,” Sisi said on state television, although Cai

Jordan calls for revising effective EU rules of origin

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Imad Fakhoury, on Monday urged Poland, an EU member state, to cooperate with Jordan to further relax a former EU decision in place on rules of origin, in a bid to facilitate the flow of local ind
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Jordan calls for revising effective EU rules of origin

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Imad Fakhoury, on Monday urged Poland, an EU member state, to cooperate with Jordan to further relax a former EU decision in place on rules of origin, in a bid to facilitate the flow of local industrial goods into the bloc, to lure inve

King to take part tomorrow in a trilateral summit along with Cyprus leader, Greek premier

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II will take part on Tuesday in a trilateral summit held in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia, along with Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras.The summit talks will touch on prospects
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King to take part tomorrow in a trilateral summit along with Cyprus leader, Greek premier

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II will take part on Tuesday in a trilateral summit held in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia, along with Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras.The summit talks will touch on prospects of joint cooperation between the thre

Senate starts debating general budget

AMMONNEWS - The Senate started on Monday debating the 2018 draft laws for the state budget and the budgets of independent government units.During the session, which was chaired by Senate President Faisal Al Fayez and attended by Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki a
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Senate starts debating general budget

AMMONNEWS - The Senate started on Monday debating the 2018 draft laws for the state budget and the budgets of independent government units.During the session, which was chaired by Senate President Faisal Al Fayez and attended by Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki and cabinet members, Rapporteurs of th

UAE, Bahrain condemn Qatar fighter jets intercepting two passenger planes

AMMONNEWS - The United Arab Emirates on Monday accused fighter jets belonging to Qatar of intercepting two passenger planes en route to Bahrain, in an ongoing row over alleged airspace violations.“Qatari fighter jets intercept an Emirati civilian aircraft d
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UAE, Bahrain condemn Qatar fighter jets intercepting two passenger planes

AMMONNEWS - The United Arab Emirates on Monday accused fighter jets belonging to Qatar of intercepting two passenger planes en route to Bahrain, in an ongoing row over alleged airspace violations.“Qatari fighter jets intercept an Emirati civilian aircraft during a routine flight to Manama in a f

King condoles Iraqi President over victims of terrorist bombings in Baghdad

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Monday, sent a cable to the Iraqi President, Fuad Masum, condoling him over the victims of the twin terrorist attack that struck al Tayaran Square in central Baghdad, killing and injuring scores of innocent civilia
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King condoles Iraqi President over victims of terrorist bombings in Baghdad

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Monday, sent a cable to the Iraqi President, Fuad Masum, condoling him over the victims of the twin terrorist attack that struck al Tayaran Square in central Baghdad, killing and injuring scores of innocent civilians. In his cable, the King strongly d

Cold weather with showers forecast until Wednesday

AMMONNEWS - The Kingdom on Monday remains under the impact of the cold and wet air mass. Therefore, cold and partly cloudy to cloudy conditions will prevail with scattered showers at times in the northern and central parts of the country.According to Jordan
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Cold weather with showers forecast until Wednesday

AMMONNEWS - The Kingdom on Monday remains under the impact of the cold and wet air mass. Therefore, cold and partly cloudy to cloudy conditions will prevail with scattered showers at times in the northern and central parts of the country.According to Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD), the

King meets German defense minister

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday held talks with visiting German Defense Minister Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen on bilateral friendly ties, particularly in the defense and military fields.The King, during a meeting held at Al-Husseiniya Palace,
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King meets German defense minister

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday held talks with visiting German Defense Minister Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen on bilateral friendly ties, particularly in the defense and military fields.The King, during a meeting held at Al-Husseiniya Palace, attended by Crown Prince Hussein Ben

UAE: Abdullah Al-Thani was a guest and free in his movements

AMMONNEWS - An official source from the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani “is a guest of the country and is free in his movements throughout”.“An official source at the Ministry of Fo
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UAE: Abdullah Al-Thani was a guest and free in his movements

AMMONNEWS - An official source from the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani “is a guest of the country and is free in his movements throughout”.“An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation c

House delegation underscores Hashemite custodianship on Jerusalem shrines

AMMONNEWS - The 13 session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) kicked off in the Iranian capital with participation of 54 Islamic nations.The Arab delegations taking part in the Tehran deliberations picked Jordan as a member of the permanent inte
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House delegation underscores Hashemite custodianship on Jerusalem shrines

AMMONNEWS - The 13 session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) kicked off in the Iranian capital with participation of 54 Islamic nations.The Arab delegations taking part in the Tehran deliberations picked Jordan as a member of the permanent inter-faith panel.PM Yahia Al-Saud, c

Cold, cloudy, rainy weather forecast until Tuesday

AMMONNEWS - A drop temperatures is expected on Sunday, becoming around their seasonal average. Therefore, relatively cold and partly cloudy to cloudy conditions will prevail in the western regions with scattered showers at times in the northern parts of the c
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Cold, cloudy, rainy weather forecast until Tuesday

AMMONNEWS - A drop temperatures is expected on Sunday, becoming around their seasonal average. Therefore, relatively cold and partly cloudy to cloudy conditions will prevail in the western regions with scattered showers at times in the northern parts of the country extending to the central areas.

Hamas says will not attend Palestinian meeting over Jerusalem

AMMONNEWS - Islamist movement Hamas said on Saturday it would not participate in a meeting of Palestinian leaders to debate responses to the controversial US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.The decision not to take part in the meeting to begin
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Hamas says will not attend Palestinian meeting over Jerusalem

AMMONNEWS - Islamist movement Hamas said on Saturday it would not participate in a meeting of Palestinian leaders to debate responses to the controversial US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.The decision not to take part in the meeting to begin late Sunday is a further setback to fai

German Defense Minister Visits German Troops at Jordan Base

AMMONNEWS - Germany will continue to participate in the battle against Islamic State group, even after the extremists suffered territorial losses, the German defense minister said Saturday as she visited German troops at a Jordanian air base.The German contin
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German Defense Minister Visits German Troops at Jordan Base

AMMONNEWS - Germany will continue to participate in the battle against Islamic State group, even after the extremists suffered territorial losses, the German defense minister said Saturday as she visited German troops at a Jordanian air base.The German contingent has been stationed since October

Zain cellular service on again after major disruption

AMMONNEWS - Telecom and internet provider Zain said Saturday that its cellular service is on again after a major multi-hour disruption caused by what the company described as «a technical glitch beyond its control». In a statement issued this eve
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Zain cellular service on again after major disruption

AMMONNEWS - Telecom and internet provider Zain said Saturday that its cellular service is on again after a major multi-hour disruption caused by what the company described as «a technical glitch beyond its control». In a statement issued this evening, the company apologized to its customers for

Jordan continues delivery of humanitarian aid to Rukban

AMMONNEWS - The Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army continued over the past few days the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Rukban camp for displaced Syrians in the presence of UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Jordan Andres Pedersen and Director of Bord
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Jordan continues delivery of humanitarian aid to Rukban

AMMONNEWS - The Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army continued over the past few days the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Rukban camp for displaced Syrians in the presence of UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Jordan Andres Pedersen and Director of Border Security Brigadier Ali Momani.Acco

Trump: US will pull out of Iran nuclear deal if Europe fails to act

AMMONNEWS - President Donald Trump on Friday called on America’s European allies to help fix the “disastrous flaws” in the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, warning he will walk away from the agreement if his demand is not met.“Despite
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Trump: US will pull out of Iran nuclear deal if Europe fails to act

AMMONNEWS - President Donald Trump on Friday called on America’s European allies to help fix the “disastrous flaws” in the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, warning he will walk away from the agreement if his demand is not met.“Despite my strong inclination, I have not yet withdra

Amman Customs foil attempt to smuggle smart watches

AMMONNEWS - Amman Customs House cadres foiled an attempt to smuggle smart watches from an Asian nation into Jordan.Director of Amman Customs House, Brigadier Odeh Qutaishat said the smuggled items which included 495 mart watches were equipped with cameras, re
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Amman Customs foil attempt to smuggle smart watches

AMMONNEWS - Amman Customs House cadres foiled an attempt to smuggle smart watches from an Asian nation into Jordan.Director of Amman Customs House, Brigadier Odeh Qutaishat said the smuggled items which included 495 mart watches were equipped with cameras, recorders and data chips and were hidde

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