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King addresses 73rd Session of UN General Assembly

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday addressed the plenary session of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.Following is the full text of His Majesty's speech:"In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate,Madam Presiden

FM meets UN officials on cooperation on refugees

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Tuesday met with senior UN officials attending a meeting of heads of UN political and peacekeeping missions in the region, which was held in Amman.They discussed cooperation between the K
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FM meets UN officials on cooperation on refugees

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Tuesday met with senior UN officials attending a meeting of heads of UN political and peacekeeping missions in the region, which was held in Amman.They discussed cooperation between the Kingdom and the United Nations in effo

Queen Rania participates in Arab Social Media Influencers Summit in Dubai

AMMONNEWS - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah was awarded the Influential Personality of the Year Award by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the deputy ruler of Dubai, at the third annual Arab Social Media Influencers Summit (A
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Queen Rania participates in Arab Social Media Influencers Summit in Dubai

AMMONNEWS - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah was awarded the Influential Personality of the Year Award by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the deputy ruler of Dubai, at the third annual Arab Social Media Influencers Summit (ASMIS) in Dubai on Monday. Held under

France’s Macron vows to use ‘all means’ to restore calm

AMMONNEWS - French President Emmanuel Macron is promising “all means” will be used to restore calm after the disruptive protests that have deeply shaken the nation.On Monday night, Macron addressed France for the first time since anti-tax protests around
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France’s Macron vows to use ‘all means’ to restore calm

AMMONNEWS - French President Emmanuel Macron is promising “all means” will be used to restore calm after the disruptive protests that have deeply shaken the nation.On Monday night, Macron addressed France for the first time since anti-tax protests around the country turned into rioting in Paris.

Cabinet approves amended draft law on cybercrimes bill

AMMONNEWS - A Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz on Monday endorsed an amended draft law on Cybercrimes bill and to refer it to the Lower House of Parliament to be approved through constitutional channels.Earlier, the government withdrew
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Cabinet approves amended draft law on cybercrimes bill

AMMONNEWS - A Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz on Monday endorsed an amended draft law on Cybercrimes bill and to refer it to the Lower House of Parliament to be approved through constitutional channels.Earlier, the government withdrew the draft law, which was referred to

Israel-Jordan gas pipeline in its final stages

AMMONNEWS - The Israel-Amman gas pipeline will be completed within a few weeks, “Israel Hayom” reported on Monday.The pipeline will be in operation by the end of next year, to provide Jordan with 3.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually, noting th
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Israel-Jordan gas pipeline in its final stages

AMMONNEWS - The Israel-Amman gas pipeline will be completed within a few weeks, “Israel Hayom” reported on Monday.The pipeline will be in operation by the end of next year, to provide Jordan with 3.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually, noting that the pipeline is 23 km long and 36 cm i

Relatively cold weather continue for three days

AMMONNEWS - Relatively cold conditions are expected to prevail for the coming two days in most parts of the Kingdom, while it will be pleasant in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) daily brief said.Low clouds are al
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Relatively cold weather continue for three days

AMMONNEWS - Relatively cold conditions are expected to prevail for the coming two days in most parts of the Kingdom, while it will be pleasant in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) daily brief said.Low clouds are also expected in the northern and centr

PM meets with Modernity, Development Bloc

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz met Sunday with the of Modernity and Development Parliamentary Bloc headed by MP Mazen Qadi.During the meeting, which was attended by the Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs, Mussa Maaytah, the prime ministe
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PM meets with Modernity, Development Bloc

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz met Sunday with the of Modernity and Development Parliamentary Bloc headed by MP Mazen Qadi.During the meeting, which was attended by the Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs, Mussa Maaytah, the prime minister was briefed on the bloc's insights r

UN launches aid delivery from Jordan to 650,000 Syrians

AMMONNEWS - The United Nations said Sunday it began delivering aid to hundreds of thousands of Syrians through the Jaber-Nassib border crossing with Jordan, which reopened two months ago.In total, «369 trucks carrying 11,200 metric tons of... assistanc
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UN launches aid delivery from Jordan to 650,000 Syrians

AMMONNEWS - The United Nations said Sunday it began delivering aid to hundreds of thousands of Syrians through the Jaber-Nassib border crossing with Jordan, which reopened two months ago.In total, «369 trucks carrying 11,200 metric tons of... assistance for over 650,000 people» will be involved

PM cancels circular on loudspeakers use in mosques

AMMONNEWS - The government on Sunday said Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz has given his instructions to cancel a circular issued by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs concerning the use of loudspeakers on minarets of mosques.Earlier, the Awqaf ministry hav
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PM cancels circular on loudspeakers use in mosques

AMMONNEWS - The government on Sunday said Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz has given his instructions to cancel a circular issued by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs concerning the use of loudspeakers on minarets of mosques.Earlier, the Awqaf ministry have issued a circular to ban the use of

Cold weather prevails over next 3 days

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected on Sunday but they will remain below seasonal average, bringing relatively cold and partly cloudy weather in most parts of the country and pleasant in the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley, the Jordan Meteoro
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Cold weather prevails over next 3 days

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected on Sunday but they will remain below seasonal average, bringing relatively cold and partly cloudy weather in most parts of the country and pleasant in the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) daily brief said

Jordan is committed to the principle of non-refoulement of refugees, minister

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mary Kawar affirmed on Sunday Jordan's commitment to the principle of non-refoulement of refugees in accordance with humanitarian principles and international law, calling on the international com
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Jordan is committed to the principle of non-refoulement of refugees, minister

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mary Kawar affirmed on Sunday Jordan's commitment to the principle of non-refoulement of refugees in accordance with humanitarian principles and international law, calling on the international community to help Jordan shoulder the burden

Government to withdraw Cybercrime Law

AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson, Jumana Ghneimat, said the government will withdraw the Cybercrime Law, referred by the previous government to the Lower House of Parliament, at the request of the House Speaker, Ate
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Government to withdraw Cybercrime Law

AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson, Jumana Ghneimat, said the government will withdraw the Cybercrime Law, referred by the previous government to the Lower House of Parliament, at the request of the House Speaker, Atef Tarawneh.The decision comes in respo

King condoles Nigerian President over victims of terror attacks

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday made a phone call with Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, to offer his condolences over the victims of terror attacks, which targeted civilians and military personnel last month killing tens.In the call, t
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King condoles Nigerian President over victims of terror attacks

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday made a phone call with Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, to offer his condolences over the victims of terror attacks, which targeted civilians and military personnel last month killing tens.In the call, the King condemned the cowardly act, s

Israel shoots at suspected Hezbollah members on Lebanon border: army

AMMONNEWS - Israeli soldiers shot Saturday at three suspected Hezbollah “activists” along the Lebanon border, the army said, days after uncovering a tunnel under the frontier.The soldiers “spotted three suspects, apparently Hezbollah activists, attempti
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Israel shoots at suspected Hezbollah members on Lebanon border: army

AMMONNEWS - Israeli soldiers shot Saturday at three suspected Hezbollah “activists” along the Lebanon border, the army said, days after uncovering a tunnel under the frontier.The soldiers “spotted three suspects, apparently Hezbollah activists, attempting to approach” an area where the army was

Economic team meets over stimulus, investment policy

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz Saturday chaired a meeting of the government economic team to discuss investment policies and measures to spur growth.The ministerial task force looked into ways to enhance the competitiveness of the national economy an
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Economic team meets over stimulus, investment policy

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz Saturday chaired a meeting of the government economic team to discuss investment policies and measures to spur growth.The ministerial task force looked into ways to enhance the competitiveness of the national economy and increase national exports, as well

FM, EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner discuss ties, regional issues

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi Saturday discussed with European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides ways of cementing the growing cooperation between Jordan and the European Union.
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FM, EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner discuss ties, regional issues

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi Saturday discussed with European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides ways of cementing the growing cooperation between Jordan and the European Union.Safadi and Stilianides stressed the i

King meets heads of delegations attending Aqaba Meetings

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah met with a number of heads of delegations attending the latest round of the Aqaba Meetings, which opened Saturday to continue coordinating global efforts to counter terrorism and extremist ideology.Discussions in this rou
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King meets heads of delegations attending Aqaba Meetings

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah met with a number of heads of delegations attending the latest round of the Aqaba Meetings, which opened Saturday to continue coordinating global efforts to counter terrorism and extremist ideology.Discussions in this round, held over two days in the souther

Cold air front to continue affecting the Kingdom

AMMONNEWS - The cold air front is expected to continue affecting the Kingdom, as scattered showers will take place in northern and central parts, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.Winds will be westerly moderate, picking up a
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Cold air front to continue affecting the Kingdom

AMMONNEWS - The cold air front is expected to continue affecting the Kingdom, as scattered showers will take place in northern and central parts, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.Winds will be westerly moderate, picking up at times, namely, in eastern parts, t

US cautions Russia against tampering with suspected chemical attack site in Syria

AMMONNEWS - The US State Department on Friday cautioned Russia and Syria against tampering with the site of a suspected chemical attack in Syria’s Aleppo last month.It also said that it had information indicating that Russian and Syrian personnel were invol
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US cautions Russia against tampering with suspected chemical attack site in Syria

AMMONNEWS - The US State Department on Friday cautioned Russia and Syria against tampering with the site of a suspected chemical attack in Syria’s Aleppo last month.It also said that it had information indicating that Russian and Syrian personnel were involved in what it called a tear gas attack

Man, his daughter die in fire

AMMONNEWS - A 33-year-old man died along with his daughter, on Saturday, when a fire erupted in their home in Jabal Al-Nasser in eastern Amman, the Civil Defense Department's (CDD) media office said.The media office added that the fire was caused by an electr
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Man, his daughter die in fire

AMMONNEWS - A 33-year-old man died along with his daughter, on Saturday, when a fire erupted in their home in Jabal Al-Nasser in eastern Amman, the Civil Defense Department's (CDD) media office said.The media office added that the fire was caused by an electric mass.Three children from the s

Foreign Ministry denounces terror attack in Iran's Chabahar

AMMONNEWS - Foreign Ministry Spokesman Majed Qatarneh Thursday condemned a suicide car bomb attack on a police headquarters in Iran's southeastern city of Chabahar.The spokesman expressed condolences to Iran and the families of the victims and wished those in
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Foreign Ministry denounces terror attack in Iran's Chabahar

AMMONNEWS - Foreign Ministry Spokesman Majed Qatarneh Thursday condemned a suicide car bomb attack on a police headquarters in Iran's southeastern city of Chabahar.The spokesman expressed condolences to Iran and the families of the victims and wished those injured a speedy recovery. He also stre

Protests close the main street leading to the fourth Circle

AMMONNEWS - Protests close the main street leading to the fourth Circle because of income tax law and what they described as the government’s “corrupt economic policies.”Although the torrential rain, flooded streets and high winds to gather citizens we
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Protests close the main street leading to the fourth Circle

AMMONNEWS - Protests close the main street leading to the fourth Circle because of income tax law and what they described as the government’s “corrupt economic policies.”Although the torrential rain, flooded streets and high winds to gather citizens were taking part near the fourth Circle of th

Jordan, Syria make headway in resuming normal ties

AMMONNEWS - On Oct. 15, Jordan and Syria reopened a vital land border closed since 2015, and almost a month later, on Nov. 19, a Jordanian parliamentary delegation set out for Damascus in what both countries viewed as a major step toward restoring normal rela
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Jordan, Syria make headway in resuming normal ties

AMMONNEWS - On Oct. 15, Jordan and Syria reopened a vital land border closed since 2015, and almost a month later, on Nov. 19, a Jordanian parliamentary delegation set out for Damascus in what both countries viewed as a major step toward restoring normal relations, which had broken down with the out

Cold front to affect Kingdom over weekend

AMMONNEWS - The Kingdom on Thursday will be affected by a depression centered over Cyprus, pushing temperatures down and creating cold and partly cloudy conditions, with rainfall at times across the country. According to the Jordan Meteorological Department (
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Cold front to affect Kingdom over weekend

AMMONNEWS - The Kingdom on Thursday will be affected by a depression centered over Cyprus, pushing temperatures down and creating cold and partly cloudy conditions, with rainfall at times across the country. According to the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD), heavy rain accompanied by thund

Pope to visit the UAE in February 2019

AMMONNEWS - Pope Francis will visit Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates from February 3 to 5, where he will take part in an international “interfaith” meeting, the Vatican said Thursday.The pontiff was invited to the majority-Muslim country by both Abu
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Pope to visit the UAE in February 2019

AMMONNEWS - Pope Francis will visit Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates from February 3 to 5, where he will take part in an international “interfaith” meeting, the Vatican said Thursday.The pontiff was invited to the majority-Muslim country by both Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Za

King back home after U.S visit

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania, early Thursday, returned home following their visit to Washington.
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King back home after U.S visit

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania, early Thursday, returned home following their visit to Washington.

US envoy for Syria to visit Turkey, Jordan

AMMONNEWS - U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey will travel to Turkey and Jordan between Dec. 4-14, the State Department said Tuesday.Jeffrey will be joined by Joel Rayburn, deputy assistant secretary of state for Levant affairs and special en
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US envoy for Syria to visit Turkey, Jordan

AMMONNEWS - U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey will travel to Turkey and Jordan between Dec. 4-14, the State Department said Tuesday.Jeffrey will be joined by Joel Rayburn, deputy assistant secretary of state for Levant affairs and special envoy for Syria."In Turkey, the Amb

JISM confirms the presence of irregularities in benzene

AMMONNEWS - The government on Tuesday said that a decision to exclude the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company (JPRC) from compliance with rules related to oil derivatives’ quality was an old decision taken at the end of April.The incumbent government only ex
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JISM confirms the presence of irregularities in benzene

AMMONNEWS - The government on Tuesday said that a decision to exclude the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company (JPRC) from compliance with rules related to oil derivatives’ quality was an old decision taken at the end of April.The incumbent government only extended the validity of the waiver, the

Cold weather prevails Wednesday, depression forecast over weekend

AMMONNEWS - The Kingdom on Thursday will be affected by a depression centered over Cyprus, bringing cold and partly cloudy conditions, with rainfall at times across the country, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said.At night, heavy rain accompanied
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Cold weather prevails Wednesday, depression forecast over weekend

AMMONNEWS - The Kingdom on Thursday will be affected by a depression centered over Cyprus, bringing cold and partly cloudy conditions, with rainfall at times across the country, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said.At night, heavy rain accompanied with thunder and hail are also expect

King, Queen offer condolences to family of former US President Bush

AMMONNEWS - Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania on Tuesday visited the Blair House in Washington to offer condolences of former US President George H.W. Bush.Their Majesties signed the condolences book.
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King, Queen offer condolences to family of former US President Bush

AMMONNEWS - Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania on Tuesday visited the Blair House in Washington to offer condolences of former US President George H.W. Bush.Their Majesties signed the condolences book.

US urges UN to condemn Iran missile test

AMMONNEWS - The United States on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to condemn Iran’s ballistic missile test, which it described as “dangerous and concerning” and a violation of a UN resolution.The council met behind closed doors at the request of Fr
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US urges UN to condemn Iran missile test

AMMONNEWS - The United States on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to condemn Iran’s ballistic missile test, which it described as “dangerous and concerning” and a violation of a UN resolution.The council met behind closed doors at the request of France and Britain which along with the Unite

King meets US Secretary of Defence

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday met with US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, and discussed bilateral ties and means to advance them in all domains, especially in the military areas.Discussions also touched on the importance of maintaini
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King meets US Secretary of Defence

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday met with US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, and discussed bilateral ties and means to advance them in all domains, especially in the military areas.Discussions also touched on the importance of maintaining coordination and consultation betw

€30.6 million EU grant to build 10 schools

AMMONNEWS - The government and the German Bank for Reconstruction ( KfW) signed an agreement on Wednesday to implement an additional grant of €30.6 million provided from the European Union (EU) to build new schools across the Kingdom.Minister of Planning an
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€30.6 million EU grant to build 10 schools

AMMONNEWS - The government and the German Bank for Reconstruction ( KfW) signed an agreement on Wednesday to implement an additional grant of €30.6 million provided from the European Union (EU) to build new schools across the Kingdom.Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Mary Kawar

U.S., Jordan sign 745-million-dollar direct cash transfer agreement to treasury

AMMONNEWS - In the Presence of Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, a USD 745.1 million Cash Transfer Agreement to Jordan’s treasury was signed today as part of the 2018 U.S. economic assistance program to Jordan.This year’s U.S. direct cash grant is a record hig
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U.S., Jordan sign 745-million-dollar direct cash transfer agreement to treasury

AMMONNEWS - In the Presence of Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, a USD 745.1 million Cash Transfer Agreement to Jordan’s treasury was signed today as part of the 2018 U.S. economic assistance program to Jordan.This year’s U.S. direct cash grant is a record high (it stood at USD 475 million last year).

Foreign Ministry following up on Jordanian detained in Eilat

AMMONNEWS - The Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it has been following up, with the Jordanian Embassy in Tell Aviv, the incident that took place Friday morning in Eilat and involved a Jordanian citizen.The ministry's spokesperson, Majed Qatarneh said the embass
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Foreign Ministry following up on Jordanian detained in Eilat

AMMONNEWS - The Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it has been following up, with the Jordanian Embassy in Tell Aviv, the incident that took place Friday morning in Eilat and involved a Jordanian citizen.The ministry's spokesperson, Majed Qatarneh said the embassy sent its representative to Eilat to

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