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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

Jordanian dies in Bahrain

AMMONNEWS - The Foreign Ministry's Operations Director has said that a Jordanian citizen who works for the Bahrain Defence Force has died, and the ministry was following on the incident.«Preliminary reports indicate that death was due to natural causes&
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Jordanian dies in Bahrain

AMMONNEWS - The Foreign Ministry's Operations Director has said that a Jordanian citizen who works for the Bahrain Defence Force has died, and the ministry was following on the incident.«Preliminary reports indicate that death was due to natural causes», the official said , and added that the am

Explosives found in Balqa similar to those used in 2018 attack

AMMONNEWS - Security forces have unearthed more homemade explosives near the scene of Thursday's twin blasts that claimed the lives of two security officers and a citizen, State Minister for Media Affairs Jumana Ghunaimat affirmed Friday.Bomb squad experts sc
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Explosives found in Balqa similar to those used in 2018 attack

AMMONNEWS - Security forces have unearthed more homemade explosives near the scene of Thursday's twin blasts that claimed the lives of two security officers and a citizen, State Minister for Media Affairs Jumana Ghunaimat affirmed Friday.Bomb squad experts scouring the Wadi Azraq area in the Bla

Police officer killed in Blaqa blast laid to rest

AMMONNEWS - A police officer who was killed yesterday in the line of duty in the Blaqa blast incident was laid to rest Friday in his hometown Mahis. First Lieutenant Ahmed Mahmoud Jaloudi of the Public Security Department received a military funeral, which wa
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Police officer killed in Blaqa blast laid to rest

AMMONNEWS - A police officer who was killed yesterday in the line of duty in the Blaqa blast incident was laid to rest Friday in his hometown Mahis. First Lieutenant Ahmed Mahmoud Jaloudi of the Public Security Department received a military funeral, which was attended by the Interior Minister S

$96 Million Loan to Support Jordan's Banking Sector

AMMONNEWS - The loan is meant to support the government’s efforts to continue reforms in the financial and banking sector, in a way that enhances access to finance and financial services, according to a Finance Ministry statement.The loan also aims at enhan
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$96 Million Loan to Support Jordan's Banking Sector

AMMONNEWS - The loan is meant to support the government’s efforts to continue reforms in the financial and banking sector, in a way that enhances access to finance and financial services, according to a Finance Ministry statement.The loan also aims at enhancing financial inclusion, developing pa

Officer killed in Balqa blast buried in hometown

AMMONNEWS - Warrant Officer Mus'ab Ottoum who was killed in the line of duty in the Blaqa blast incident yesterday was laid to rest in Jerash's Souf town on Friday.Ottoum received a military funeral by the Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army General Command, wher
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Officer killed in Balqa blast buried in hometown

AMMONNEWS - Warrant Officer Mus'ab Ottoum who was killed in the line of duty in the Blaqa blast incident yesterday was laid to rest in Jerash's Souf town on Friday.Ottoum received a military funeral by the Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army General Command, where Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staf

3 Public Security officers kills 3 in Landmine in Salt

AMMONNEWS - A security source announced the death of 3 members of the Public Security Directorate (PSD) and the armed forces, and others wounded in a mine explosion in Salt on Thursday.PSD had announced earlier the death of farmer in Balqa-Salt after a mine e
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3 Public Security officers kills 3 in Landmine in Salt

AMMONNEWS - A security source announced the death of 3 members of the Public Security Directorate (PSD) and the armed forces, and others wounded in a mine explosion in Salt on Thursday.PSD had announced earlier the death of farmer in Balqa-Salt after a mine exploded inside a farm.The source

Joint Senate panel endorses labor bill

AMMONNEWS - The Joint Law and Labor Committee of the Senate approved the amended Labor Law 2019 as passed by the Lower House of Parliament with some changes.During a committee meeting held on Thursday, chaired by the head of the Legal Senate Committee, Kamal
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Joint Senate panel endorses labor bill

AMMONNEWS - The Joint Law and Labor Committee of the Senate approved the amended Labor Law 2019 as passed by the Lower House of Parliament with some changes.During a committee meeting held on Thursday, chaired by the head of the Legal Senate Committee, Kamal Nasser Barham, and in the presence of

Pence calls for Europe to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

AMMONNEWS - US Vice-President Mike Pence called for Europe to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal, and urged allies to back US sanctions.Speaking at a conference in Poland on Thursday attended by Israel and senior Arab leaders, Pence denounced Iran as the “grea
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Pence calls for Europe to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

AMMONNEWS - US Vice-President Mike Pence called for Europe to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal, and urged allies to back US sanctions.Speaking at a conference in Poland on Thursday attended by Israel and senior Arab leaders, Pence denounced Iran as the “greatest threat to peace and security in th

Cabinet okays bread cash subsidy

AMMONNEWS - A cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, on Wednesday, approved the disbursement of the 2019 direct cash subsidy (bread subsidy) for beneficiaries with the same amount of 2018's.The subsidy will go to those registered with Nationa
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Cabinet okays bread cash subsidy

AMMONNEWS - A cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, on Wednesday, approved the disbursement of the 2019 direct cash subsidy (bread subsidy) for beneficiaries with the same amount of 2018's.The subsidy will go to those registered with National Aid Fund at JD33 per capita, while

Foreign ministry follows up on Jordanians in Israeli prisons

AMMONNEWS - In response to news related to Jordanians in Israeli prisons, the Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs confirmed that it is closely following up on the situation of Jordanians in Israeli prisons, and that this issue is a top priority.In a st
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Foreign ministry follows up on Jordanians in Israeli prisons

AMMONNEWS - In response to news related to Jordanians in Israeli prisons, the Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs confirmed that it is closely following up on the situation of Jordanians in Israeli prisons, and that this issue is a top priority.In a statement issued Wednesday, Foreign min

House speaker describes visit to Iraq as successful

AMMONNEWS - Speaker of the House of Representatives Atef Al-Tarawneh described his recent visit to Iraq as successful, adding that it will further contribute to enhancing brotherly relations.He said in a press meeting on Wednesday that the visit of His Majest
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House speaker describes visit to Iraq as successful

AMMONNEWS - Speaker of the House of Representatives Atef Al-Tarawneh described his recent visit to Iraq as successful, adding that it will further contribute to enhancing brotherly relations.He said in a press meeting on Wednesday that the visit of His Majesty King Abdullah II to Iraq last month

FM represents Jordan in Warsaw conference

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, will represent Jordan at the Ministerial Conference on «Promoting the Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East», which will be hosted by the Polish capital of Warsaw, up
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FM represents Jordan in Warsaw conference

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, will represent Jordan at the Ministerial Conference on «Promoting the Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East», which will be hosted by the Polish capital of Warsaw, upon a co-invitation from US Secretary of State, Mike P

Working hours at Jabir border crossing extended until 6:00 pm: Interior Ministry

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Interior, Samir Mubaidain, decided to extend the working hours at Jabir Border Center until 6:00 pm.
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Working hours at Jabir border crossing extended until 6:00 pm: Interior Ministry

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Interior, Samir Mubaidain, decided to extend the working hours at Jabir Border Center until 6:00 pm.

PSD warns of foreign currency exchange fraud

AMMONNEWS - The Public Security Directorate (PSD) has warned citizens to take precautions to avoid fraud in the exchange of foreign currencies below the market price.Despite repeated warnings issued by the PSD to raise awareness and to avoid falling victim t
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PSD warns of foreign currency exchange fraud

AMMONNEWS - The Public Security Directorate (PSD) has warned citizens to take precautions to avoid fraud in the exchange of foreign currencies below the market price.Despite repeated warnings issued by the PSD to raise awareness and to avoid falling victim to fraudulent practices, particularly t

Jordan To Resume Air Services With Syria Within Days

AMMONNEWS - Jordan will resume air services with Syria and allow its aircraft to fly over the Syrian airspace in several days, a member of the Jordanian parliament said Wednesday.«Jordan will resume air traffic with Syria and start using Syrian airspac
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Jordan To Resume Air Services With Syria Within Days

AMMONNEWS - Jordan will resume air services with Syria and allow its aircraft to fly over the Syrian airspace in several days, a member of the Jordanian parliament said Wednesday.«Jordan will resume air traffic with Syria and start using Syrian airspace for flights within a few days,» Tarek Khou

3 Jordanians held in Libya are safe, Foreign Ministry

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs said Tuesday that it has been following up on the issue of three Jordanians who were reported kidnapped in Libya since August.After the wife of one of the missing Jordanians told the ministry in Augu
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3 Jordanians held in Libya are safe, Foreign Ministry

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs said Tuesday that it has been following up on the issue of three Jordanians who were reported kidnapped in Libya since August.After the wife of one of the missing Jordanians told the ministry in August that she had lost contact with her

King, Queen receive queen of Netherlands

AMMONNEWS - Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania Al Abdullah on Tuesday received Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who is visiting Jordan in her capacity as the UN Secretary General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development.King Abdulla
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King, Queen receive queen of Netherlands

AMMONNEWS - Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania Al Abdullah on Tuesday received Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who is visiting Jordan in her capacity as the UN Secretary General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development.King Abdullah commended Queen Maxima’s ongoing ef

Former PM gave instructions to follow up on law-violating tobacco companies: Official Letter

AMMONNEWS - An official letter revealed that former Prime Minister Hani Mulki gave instructions to follow up on referring law-violating tobacco companies in the Zarqa free zone to the Customs General Prosecution «according to law and without negligence.
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Former PM gave instructions to follow up on law-violating tobacco companies: Official Letter

AMMONNEWS - An official letter revealed that former Prime Minister Hani Mulki gave instructions to follow up on referring law-violating tobacco companies in the Zarqa free zone to the Customs General Prosecution «according to law and without negligence.»The letter directed by former Finance Mini

King sends cable to Iran on national day

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah has sent a cable to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the occasion of his country’s national day.In the cable, King Abdullah expressed well wishes to President Rouhani, wishing the people of Iran further prosperity an
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King sends cable to Iran on national day

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah has sent a cable to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the occasion of his country’s national day.In the cable, King Abdullah expressed well wishes to President Rouhani, wishing the people of Iran further prosperity and progress.

Israel warns Iran that its missiles can travel ‘very far’

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran Tuesday that Israeli missiles can travel “very far”, on the eve of a conference in Poland about peace and security in the Middle East.Speaking during a visit to a naval base in the northern port o
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Israel warns Iran that its missiles can travel ‘very far’

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran Tuesday that Israeli missiles can travel “very far”, on the eve of a conference in Poland about peace and security in the Middle East.Speaking during a visit to a naval base in the northern port of Haifa, Netanyahu said: “The missiles you

Rise in temps forecast for two days, cold front Thursday

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is forecast Tuesday, but it will remain relatively cold in the hilly areas and the Palins, while it be fair in the Jordan valley and the Dead sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said.Daytime temperatures e
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Rise in temps forecast for two days, cold front Thursday

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is forecast Tuesday, but it will remain relatively cold in the hilly areas and the Palins, while it be fair in the Jordan valley and the Dead sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said.Daytime temperatures expected for today in Amman and in the

Initial registration for Hajj ends February 17, ministry says

AMMONNEWS - Initial registration period for Hajj (the greater Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca) will end on February 17, 10 pm, the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs announced Tuesday.The ministry's spokesperson Hussam Al-Hiyari told Petra that the number of Jo
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Initial registration for Hajj ends February 17, ministry says

AMMONNEWS - Initial registration period for Hajj (the greater Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca) will end on February 17, 10 pm, the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs announced Tuesday.The ministry's spokesperson Hussam Al-Hiyari told Petra that the number of Jordanians applied for Hajj until Tuesd

Police chief decorates officers for solving bank robberies

AMMONNEWS - Public Security Department (PSD) Director Maj. Gen. Fadel Hmoud Tuesday honored a number of officers for their efforts in piecing together the events of 3 bank robberies that led to the arrest of the involved burglars and the recovery of stolen m
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Police chief decorates officers for solving bank robberies

AMMONNEWS - Public Security Department (PSD) Director Maj. Gen. Fadel Hmoud Tuesday honored a number of officers for their efforts in piecing together the events of 3 bank robberies that led to the arrest of the involved burglars and the recovery of stolen money.The decorated officers serve in

Kuwaiti PM wraps up visit

AMMONNEWS - Kuwaiti Prime Minister, Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, concluded a two-day visit during which he met with His Majesty King Abdullah and delivered to him a letter from Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, which underlined the brotherl
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Kuwaiti PM wraps up visit

AMMONNEWS - Kuwaiti Prime Minister, Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, concluded a two-day visit during which he met with His Majesty King Abdullah and delivered to him a letter from Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, which underlined the brotherly Jordanian-Kuwaiti relations.During

Jordanian parliamentary team in Syria for cross-border trade talks

AMMONNEWS - A Jordanian parliamentary delegation currently visiting Damascus met with Syrian Transport Minister Ali Humoud to look into prospects of activating freight shipping and transit movement agreements between the two countries."The minister pledged t
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Jordanian parliamentary team in Syria for cross-border trade talks

AMMONNEWS - A Jordanian parliamentary delegation currently visiting Damascus met with Syrian Transport Minister Ali Humoud to look into prospects of activating freight shipping and transit movement agreements between the two countries."The minister pledged to look into the possibility of cutting

King meets with retired brothers-in-arms from Second Royal Armoured Battalion

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), met on Monday at Al Husseiniya Palace with retired brothers-in-arms who served with His Majesty in the Second Royal Armoured Battalion.King Abdullah expre
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King meets with retired brothers-in-arms from Second Royal Armoured Battalion

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), met on Monday at Al Husseiniya Palace with retired brothers-in-arms who served with His Majesty in the Second Royal Armoured Battalion.King Abdullah expressed pride in all JAF personnel for t

Prime Ministry follows up on 2018 Dead Sea flash floods accident

AMMONNEWS - The Prime Ministry on Monday said it had contacted concerned ministries to follow up on measures taken in relation to two reports published following the October 2018 flash floods at the Dead Sea region, where 21 people died. Secretary General of
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Prime Ministry follows up on 2018 Dead Sea flash floods accident

AMMONNEWS - The Prime Ministry on Monday said it had contacted concerned ministries to follow up on measures taken in relation to two reports published following the October 2018 flash floods at the Dead Sea region, where 21 people died. Secretary General of the Prime Ministry, Sami Dawood, said

King receives Kuwait PM

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, received on Monday Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah, who is heading a high-level delegation of ministers, busin
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King receives Kuwait PM

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, received on Monday Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah, who is heading a high-level delegation of ministers, businesspeople, and private sector leaders on

Cold weather forecast Monday, rise in temps over two days

AMMONNEWS - Cold and partly cloudy weather is expected on Monday with a chance for scattered rain in the northern, central and southwesterly parts, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.Winds will be westerly to northwesterly mode
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Cold weather forecast Monday, rise in temps over two days

AMMONNEWS - Cold and partly cloudy weather is expected on Monday with a chance for scattered rain in the northern, central and southwesterly parts, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.Winds will be westerly to northwesterly moderate to brisk, blowing dust in the so

Man arrested for selling artefacts

AMMONNEWS - Central Amman Preventive Security Department personnel arrested a suspect who was found in possession of a head of a granite statue and some143 artefacts, the Public Security Department (PSD) said Monday. In a statement, spokesperson of the PSD Lt
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Man arrested for selling artefacts

AMMONNEWS - Central Amman Preventive Security Department personnel arrested a suspect who was found in possession of a head of a granite statue and some143 artefacts, the Public Security Department (PSD) said Monday. In a statement, spokesperson of the PSD Lt. Colonel. Amer Sartawi said officers

His Highness PM arrives in Amman

AMMONNEWS - - His Highness the Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and his accompanying delegation arrived in Amman on a two-day official visit on Monday.His Highness the Prime Minister was welcomed at the airport by Jordanian P
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His Highness PM arrives in Amman

AMMONNEWS - - His Highness the Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and his accompanying delegation arrived in Amman on a two-day official visit on Monday.His Highness the Prime Minister was welcomed at the airport by Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Al-Razzaz.Upon

Withdrawal of US forces in Syria likely to start in ‘weeks’

AMMONNEWS - The United States is likely just weeks away from starting the withdrawal of ground troops from Syria ordered by President Donald Trump, the top US commander overseeing American forces in the Middle East said on Sunday.US Army General Joseph Votel
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Withdrawal of US forces in Syria likely to start in ‘weeks’

AMMONNEWS - The United States is likely just weeks away from starting the withdrawal of ground troops from Syria ordered by President Donald Trump, the top US commander overseeing American forces in the Middle East said on Sunday.US Army General Joseph Votel, head of the US Central Command, caut

King meets media figures, analysts specialised in domestic, regional affairs

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, at a meeting with media figures and commentators specialised in regional and domestic affairs on Sunday, stressed the importance of having a roadmap that clarifies to Jordanians the steps and measures to develop politica
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King meets media figures, analysts specialised in domestic, regional affairs

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, at a meeting with media figures and commentators specialised in regional and domestic affairs on Sunday, stressed the importance of having a roadmap that clarifies to Jordanians the steps and measures to develop political, economic and social conditions.Dur

Ghneimat: Jordan enforces press freedoms, privacy laws

AMMONNEWS - Jordan enforces laws designed at protecting responsible press freedoms while safeguarding personal privacy and rights, State Minister for Media Affairs, Official Government Spokesperson, Jumana Ghneimat said on Sunday.Speaking at the «The Fu
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Ghneimat: Jordan enforces press freedoms, privacy laws

AMMONNEWS - Jordan enforces laws designed at protecting responsible press freedoms while safeguarding personal privacy and rights, State Minister for Media Affairs, Official Government Spokesperson, Jumana Ghneimat said on Sunday.Speaking at the «The Future of Government Communication Forum», pa

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrives in Amman

AMMONNEWS - Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived in Amman on Sunday on a several-day visit to Jordan where she will meet with their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah. Upon arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), the Dut
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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrives in Amman

AMMONNEWS - Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived in Amman on Sunday on a several-day visit to Jordan where she will meet with their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah. Upon arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), the Dutch monarch was welcomed by the mayor

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