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Lower House continues deliberations over government policy statement

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House on Monday continued for the second day its deliberations over the government's policy statement, which the government presented last week.At the beginning of the session, the House Speaker Atef Tarawneh expressed the Chamber's reje
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Lower House continues deliberations over government policy statement

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House on Monday continued for the second day its deliberations over the government's policy statement, which the government presented last week.At the beginning of the session, the House Speaker Atef Tarawneh expressed the Chamber's rejection of the criticism made by a mini

Qatari PM receives Labour Minister

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani Tuesday welcomed Labour Minister Sameer Murad, who is on an official visit to Doha.They discussed cooperation between Jordan and Qatar in labour and other fields.Murad flew t
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Qatari PM receives Labour Minister

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani Tuesday welcomed Labour Minister Sameer Murad, who is on an official visit to Doha.They discussed cooperation between Jordan and Qatar in labour and other fields.Murad flew to Qatar on Monday on a two-day wor

MPs mediate pharmaceuticals company labour dispute

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House's Labour, Social Development and Housing Committee is mediating in a dispute between Dar Al Dawa pharmaceuticals Company and hundreds of workers who staged a sit-in to demand their rights and better working conditions.Head of the c
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MPs mediate pharmaceuticals company labour dispute

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House's Labour, Social Development and Housing Committee is mediating in a dispute between Dar Al Dawa pharmaceuticals Company and hundreds of workers who staged a sit-in to demand their rights and better working conditions.Head of the committee, MP Khaled Fanatseh said he

PM vows to find solution to wastewater pool in Ruseifa

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Tuesday pledged to address the environmental problems caused by a wastewater pool adjacent to the Pepsi company in the Ruseifa district of the Zarqa governorate.The «Pepsi Pool» has been an environmental d
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PM vows to find solution to wastewater pool in Ruseifa

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Tuesday pledged to address the environmental problems caused by a wastewater pool adjacent to the Pepsi company in the Ruseifa district of the Zarqa governorate.The «Pepsi Pool» has been an environmental dilemma that existed for decades and constituted a

Army chief visits Southern Military Zone

AMMONNEWS - chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lit. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, on Tuesday, visited the Southern Military Zone, where he met with the zone's Commander Brigadier General Adnan Abdul Hamid Al Majali and a number of officers.Al Majali briefed Freih
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Army chief visits Southern Military Zone

AMMONNEWS - chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lit. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, on Tuesday, visited the Southern Military Zone, where he met with the zone's Commander Brigadier General Adnan Abdul Hamid Al Majali and a number of officers.Al Majali briefed Freihat on operational, training, administ

Modernity, Development parliamentary bloc holds meeting with PM

AMMONNEWS - The Modernity and Development Parliamentary Bloc said Monday it had met with Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, to discuss its demands to the government.The Prime Minister said the government will meet its demands, the bloc said in a statement after th
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Modernity, Development parliamentary bloc holds meeting with PM

AMMONNEWS - The Modernity and Development Parliamentary Bloc said Monday it had met with Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, to discuss its demands to the government.The Prime Minister said the government will meet its demands, the bloc said in a statement after the meeting.As a result, the bloc an

Trump-Putin summit brings end to frosty US-Russia relations

AMMONNEWS - President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have committed to improving relations between the United States and Russia, with Putin saying there was no longer any reason for tensions between the superpowers.The two leaders met in t
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Trump-Putin summit brings end to frosty US-Russia relations

AMMONNEWS - President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have committed to improving relations between the United States and Russia, with Putin saying there was no longer any reason for tensions between the superpowers.The two leaders met in the Finnish capital Helsinki on Monday

Normal weather conditions forecast to prevail for three days

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to continue on Monday in the hilly areas and the eastern plains, while it will be hot in other parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) daily brief said.Daytime temperatures expected tod
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Normal weather conditions forecast to prevail for three days

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to continue on Monday in the hilly areas and the eastern plains, while it will be hot in other parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) daily brief said.Daytime temperatures expected today in Amman, the northern or the sout

Jordan, Turkey discuss education cooperation

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Adel Tweisi discussed with President of the Turkish Ibn Haldun University Recep Senturk, recognizing the university to become a destination for Jordanian students.The minister called for examini
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Jordan, Turkey discuss education cooperation

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Adel Tweisi discussed with President of the Turkish Ibn Haldun University Recep Senturk, recognizing the university to become a destination for Jordanian students.The minister called for examining the university's request for accre

Syrian regime intensifies shelling of ‘Triangle of Death’ around Daraa

AMMONNEWS - The Syrian regime’s air forces intensified shelling over the “Triangle of Death”, which includes areas in northwest Daraa and the Quneitra’s central countryside.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the regime’s air forces targete
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Syrian regime intensifies shelling of ‘Triangle of Death’ around Daraa

AMMONNEWS - The Syrian regime’s air forces intensified shelling over the “Triangle of Death”, which includes areas in northwest Daraa and the Quneitra’s central countryside.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the regime’s air forces targeted positions in Tal Al-Hara, Aqrba, Tal Mashra a

Labour minister flies to Qatar over Doha's job opportunities pledges

AMMONNEWS - Labour Minister Samir Murad flew to Qatar on Monday on a two-day working visit to follow up on Doha's pledges to provide jobs to Jordanian nationals as part of an economic assistance package to the Kingdom.Earlier in June, the Gulf Arab state pled
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Labour minister flies to Qatar over Doha's job opportunities pledges

AMMONNEWS - Labour Minister Samir Murad flew to Qatar on Monday on a two-day working visit to follow up on Doha's pledges to provide jobs to Jordanian nationals as part of an economic assistance package to the Kingdom.Earlier in June, the Gulf Arab state pledged to offer 10,000 job opportunities

House continues debate of Gov't policy statement

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House of Parliament Monday continued its deliberations over the government’s policy statement, which Prime Minister Omar Razzaz presented last week seeking the lawmakers' confidence.At the opening of the session, House Speaker Atif Tar
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House continues debate of Gov't policy statement

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House of Parliament Monday continued its deliberations over the government’s policy statement, which Prime Minister Omar Razzaz presented last week seeking the lawmakers' confidence.At the opening of the session, House Speaker Atif Tarawneh refused criticism leveled yesterd

Lower House begins deliberations over government’s policy statement

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House of Parliament Sunday kicked off its deliberation over the government’s policy statement which Prime Minister Omar Razzaz presented last week seeking the lawmakers' confidence.The discussions are expected to continue this week bef
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Lower House begins deliberations over government’s policy statement

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House of Parliament Sunday kicked off its deliberation over the government’s policy statement which Prime Minister Omar Razzaz presented last week seeking the lawmakers' confidence.The discussions are expected to continue this week before the legislature vote on the issue a

French ambassador says «Partnership with Jordan reflects confidence in the Kingdom»

AMMONNEWS - French Ambassador to Jordan David Bertolotti Sunday voiced his country's commitment to supporting Jordan during the troubled times the Middle East is living through.«Jordan-France partnership is based on several human bonds», the envo
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French ambassador says «Partnership with Jordan reflects confidence in the Kingdom»

AMMONNEWS - French Ambassador to Jordan David Bertolotti Sunday voiced his country's commitment to supporting Jordan during the troubled times the Middle East is living through.«Jordan-France partnership is based on several human bonds», the envoy told a ceremony hosted by the French embassy in

Jordan's state airline suspends flights to Iraqi city of Najaf

AMMONNEWS - Jordan’s state airline said on Sunday it had suspended four weekly flights to the Iraqi city of Najaf due to the “security situation at it’s airport, a company statement said.Royal Jordanian said Najaf is the ninth destination in the region
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Jordan's state airline suspends flights to Iraqi city of Najaf

AMMONNEWS - Jordan’s state airline said on Sunday it had suspended four weekly flights to the Iraqi city of Najaf due to the “security situation at it’s airport, a company statement said.Royal Jordanian said Najaf is the ninth destination in the region - from Mosul in Iraq to Aden and Sanaa in Y

France become World Cup champions after defeating Croatia 4-2

AMMONNEWS - France has clinched its second World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia in a dramatic final in Moscow featuring a series of firsts and a pitch invasion orchestrated by Russian protest group Pussy Riot.France led 2-1 at halftime courtesy of the
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France become World Cup champions after defeating Croatia 4-2

AMMONNEWS - France has clinched its second World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia in a dramatic final in Moscow featuring a series of firsts and a pitch invasion orchestrated by Russian protest group Pussy Riot.France led 2-1 at halftime courtesy of the first own-goal and the first video-re

US President Trump has ‘low expectations’ for Putin meeting

AMMONNEWS - US President Donald Trump said he had low expectations for the Monday summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin just days after 12 Russian intelligence officers were charged by a federal grand jury for hacking the Democrats ahead of the 2016 electi
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US President Trump has ‘low expectations’ for Putin meeting

AMMONNEWS - US President Donald Trump said he had low expectations for the Monday summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin just days after 12 Russian intelligence officers were charged by a federal grand jury for hacking the Democrats ahead of the 2016 election.The summit, which comes at one of

17% of Jordan’s GDP in shadow economy

AMMONNEWS - The shadow economy in Jordan accounted for 17.38 per cent of the GDP between 1991 and 2015, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In a paper titled «Shadow Economies around the World», the IMF showed that the Kingdom's sh
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17% of Jordan’s GDP in shadow economy

AMMONNEWS - The shadow economy in Jordan accounted for 17.38 per cent of the GDP between 1991 and 2015, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In a paper titled «Shadow Economies around the World», the IMF showed that the Kingdom's shadow economy's part in the GDP ranged between 13.

Hamas says ceasefire with Israel reached to end Gaza violence

AMMONNEWS - Hamas said Saturday it had reached a ceasefire with Israel brokered by Egypt after a wave of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip and dozens of rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave.Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the Islamist movement, w
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Hamas says ceasefire with Israel reached to end Gaza violence

AMMONNEWS - Hamas said Saturday it had reached a ceasefire with Israel brokered by Egypt after a wave of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip and dozens of rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave.Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the Islamist movement, which runs the Gaza Strip, had agreed

Israel Gives Merkava Tank To Jordan As ‘Gift’

AMMONNEWS - As an apparent goodwill gesture, Israel has offered one of its self-prized Merkava tanks as a present to a Jordanian museum.The tank was transferred to Jordan in recent weeks aboard a flatbed truck, The Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday. It wil
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Israel Gives Merkava Tank To Jordan As ‘Gift’

AMMONNEWS - As an apparent goodwill gesture, Israel has offered one of its self-prized Merkava tanks as a present to a Jordanian museum.The tank was transferred to Jordan in recent weeks aboard a flatbed truck, The Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday. It will be put on show at the Royal Tank Mus

Abbas meets with Putin in Moscow, days after Netanyahu visit

AMMONNEWS - Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was in Moscow on Saturday to meet Vladimir Putin, just days after the Russian leader hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.“I’m glad of the opportunity to tell you about the contact we have had wi
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Abbas meets with Putin in Moscow, days after Netanyahu visit

AMMONNEWS - Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was in Moscow on Saturday to meet Vladimir Putin, just days after the Russian leader hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.“I’m glad of the opportunity to tell you about the contact we have had with your neighbors, and leaders of various

Moderate conditions forecast for today, tomorrow

AMMONNEWS - Moderate weather conditions are forecast nationwide, on Saturday, while hot conditions are going to prevail in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief. Winds will be north-westerly mod
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Moderate conditions forecast for today, tomorrow

AMMONNEWS - Moderate weather conditions are forecast nationwide, on Saturday, while hot conditions are going to prevail in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief. Winds will be north-westerly moderate, stirring dust in the Badia reg

Senate head says new tax law should meet reform needs

AMMONNEWS - Senate President Faisal Fayez on Saturday called for launching a «responsible» national dialogue based on the country's higher interest to arrive at a modern tax law that ensures justice among all social groups and addresses the seriou
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Senate head says new tax law should meet reform needs

AMMONNEWS - Senate President Faisal Fayez on Saturday called for launching a «responsible» national dialogue based on the country's higher interest to arrive at a modern tax law that ensures justice among all social groups and addresses the serious distortions in the current legislation, mainly tax

Inspection strategies include employers and expat workers- Minister

AMMONNEWS - Labor Minister Sameer Murad said, on Saturday, that Inspection strategies include employers and expat workers from all nationalities, in order to reach an organized labor market.The minister made his remarks as he met with inspection directorates
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Inspection strategies include employers and expat workers- Minister

AMMONNEWS - Labor Minister Sameer Murad said, on Saturday, that Inspection strategies include employers and expat workers from all nationalities, in order to reach an organized labor market.The minister made his remarks as he met with inspection directorates' employees, stressing his ministry's

Drop in temperatures forecast, summer conditions remain

AMMONNEWS - A slight drop in temperatures is expected on Wednesday, becoming around their annual average and bringing pleasant summer conditions in the hilly areas and the eastern plains, while it will be hot in other parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorol
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Drop in temperatures forecast, summer conditions remain

AMMONNEWS - A slight drop in temperatures is expected on Wednesday, becoming around their annual average and bringing pleasant summer conditions in the hilly areas and the eastern plains, while it will be hot in other parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) daily brief said.

Jordan, Turkey discuss economic ties

AMMONNEWS - President and board members of the Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) discussed with Turkish Ambassador to Jordan Murat Karagoz, means of forging closer cooperation between the two countries in the trade, services and tourism fields.ACC President Iss
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Jordan, Turkey discuss economic ties

AMMONNEWS - President and board members of the Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) discussed with Turkish Ambassador to Jordan Murat Karagoz, means of forging closer cooperation between the two countries in the trade, services and tourism fields.ACC President Issa Murad praised the strong ties betwe

Israeli military says fired Patriot missile at drone from Syria

AMMONNEWS - Israel launched a Patriot interceptor missile on Wednesday at a drone spotted approaching from Syria, the second such incident in as many months, the Israeli military said.The incident set off air defense sirens on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heigh
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Israeli military says fired Patriot missile at drone from Syria

AMMONNEWS - Israel launched a Patriot interceptor missile on Wednesday at a drone spotted approaching from Syria, the second such incident in as many months, the Israeli military said.The incident set off air defense sirens on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and the nearby Jordanian border, t

AND aborts attempt to smuggle 1.4 million narcotic pills

AMMONNEWS - The Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) foiled the smuggling of large quantities of narcotic pills during a raid it carried out and in which it arrested four people with 1.4 million narcotic pills in their possession.A security source said that an inv
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AND aborts attempt to smuggle 1.4 million narcotic pills

AMMONNEWS - The Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) foiled the smuggling of large quantities of narcotic pills during a raid it carried out and in which it arrested four people with 1.4 million narcotic pills in their possession.A security source said that an investigation team from AND began a few

Syrian truce relieves pressure on Jordan's border

AMMONNEWS - Jordan is welcoming the news that the Syrian army took control of the Nassib border crossing July 7, weeks after Syria and Russia launched a joint offensive to recapture the southern Syrian province of Daraa from rebel groups.On July 8, The Jorda
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Syrian truce relieves pressure on Jordan's border

AMMONNEWS - Jordan is welcoming the news that the Syrian army took control of the Nassib border crossing July 7, weeks after Syria and Russia launched a joint offensive to recapture the southern Syrian province of Daraa from rebel groups.On July 8, The Jordan Times quoted a top military commande

FM: Arab-Sino cooperation with pave way for economic, trade and cultural accomplishments

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi affirmed that Arab-Chinese cooperation will pave the way for economic, commercial and cultural accomplishments that will reflect positively on both sides and contribute to ending conflicts,
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FM: Arab-Sino cooperation with pave way for economic, trade and cultural accomplishments

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi affirmed that Arab-Chinese cooperation will pave the way for economic, commercial and cultural accomplishments that will reflect positively on both sides and contribute to ending conflicts, overcoming crises, achieving development

Public Security Chief urges expansion in security service

AMMONNEWS - Public Security Department (PSD) Director General Maj. Gen. Fadel Hmoud called for further achievements in the security agency through upgrading performance, expanding police and societal services and keeping pace with the advancement in police wo
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Public Security Chief urges expansion in security service

AMMONNEWS - Public Security Department (PSD) Director General Maj. Gen. Fadel Hmoud called for further achievements in the security agency through upgrading performance, expanding police and societal services and keeping pace with the advancement in police work to achieve quality service.During

Israel seizes boat from Gaza seeking to break blockade

AMMONNEWS - Israel’s navy seized a boat on Tuesday that had left from a Gaza port with wounded Palestinians aboard in a bid to challenge the blockade of the Hamas-run enclave.Hundreds of people had gathered to see off the boat carrying nine passengers, incl
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Israel seizes boat from Gaza seeking to break blockade

AMMONNEWS - Israel’s navy seized a boat on Tuesday that had left from a Gaza port with wounded Palestinians aboard in a bid to challenge the blockade of the Hamas-run enclave.Hundreds of people had gathered to see off the boat carrying nine passengers, including four people said to have been wou

EU rejects Jordan request to amend rule on origin of goods

AMMONNEWS - The EU rejected Jordan request to relax rules of origin for export to the European continent, denting the kingdom's hopes of increasing its exports to the EU.Jordan has recently submitted request for the EU as the current rules make it very hard f
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EU rejects Jordan request to amend rule on origin of goods

AMMONNEWS - The EU rejected Jordan request to relax rules of origin for export to the European continent, denting the kingdom's hopes of increasing its exports to the EU.Jordan has recently submitted request for the EU as the current rules make it very hard for local industries to meet strict EU

Hot weather continue for three days

AMMONNEWS - Relatively hot to hot conditions are expected to continue Tuesday and over the next two days, with northwesterly moderate to brisk winds, according to the Jordan meteorological Department (JMD) daily brief.Mercury levels will drop few degrees at n
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Hot weather continue for three days

AMMONNEWS - Relatively hot to hot conditions are expected to continue Tuesday and over the next two days, with northwesterly moderate to brisk winds, according to the Jordan meteorological Department (JMD) daily brief.Mercury levels will drop few degrees at night, bringing moderate conditions ac

Beijing pledges $ 100 million in assistance to Jordan, Syria, Yemen, Palestine

AMMONNEWS - China will provide Jordan, Syria, Yemen and Palestine with $100 million in humanitarian assistance, President Xi Jinping told top Arab officials Tuesday.The Chinese President made the aid announcement in remarks to Arab delegates to the eighth min
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Beijing pledges $ 100 million in assistance to Jordan, Syria, Yemen, Palestine

AMMONNEWS - China will provide Jordan, Syria, Yemen and Palestine with $100 million in humanitarian assistance, President Xi Jinping told top Arab officials Tuesday.The Chinese President made the aid announcement in remarks to Arab delegates to the eighth ministerial meeting of the China-Arab St

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