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IMF Jordan director : Jordan's economy witnessing positive improvement

AMMONNEWS - International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief to Jordan, Martin Cerisola, said:« there are many signs of improvement in economic performance though Jordan is facing difficult circumstances and pressing challenges».In an interview wit

Summer conditions to prevail for 3 days

AMMONNEWS - Summer weather conditions are expected to prevail Sunday in the hilly areas and plains, while it will be hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.Clouds will appear at low altitu
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Summer conditions to prevail for 3 days

AMMONNEWS - Summer weather conditions are expected to prevail Sunday in the hilly areas and plains, while it will be hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.Clouds will appear at low altitudes with northwesterly moderate winds

Russian nuclear plant turns off unit after safety system error

AMMONNEWS - Block 4 of Russia’s Beloyarsk nuclear power station in the Urals mountains was switched off on Sunday following a “false” response by the safety system, a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.It said the block was halted at 0
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Russian nuclear plant turns off unit after safety system error

AMMONNEWS - Block 4 of Russia’s Beloyarsk nuclear power station in the Urals mountains was switched off on Sunday following a “false” response by the safety system, a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.It said the block was halted at 09.15 (0415 GMT).“The stoppage was carri

Shamel results announced

AMMONNEWS - President of Al-Balqa Applied University (BAU), Abdullah Zu'bi announced on Sunday morning, August 18, 2019, the results of the 2019 summer session of the Shamel exam, the annual comprehensive final exam for community college students.Zu'bi held
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Shamel results announced

AMMONNEWS - President of Al-Balqa Applied University (BAU), Abdullah Zu'bi announced on Sunday morning, August 18, 2019, the results of the 2019 summer session of the Shamel exam, the annual comprehensive final exam for community college students.Zu'bi held a press conference at 11 am at the BAU

Foreign ministry condemns Kabul wedding terror blast

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Sunday condemned the terror bombing of a wedding party in the Afghan capital Kabul, which killed more than 60 people and injured several others.In a press statement, the ministry's spokesperson, A
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Foreign ministry condemns Kabul wedding terror blast

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Sunday condemned the terror bombing of a wedding party in the Afghan capital Kabul, which killed more than 60 people and injured several others.In a press statement, the ministry's spokesperson, Ambassador Sufian Qudah, reiterated Jo

Jordan welcomes signing of Sudan power-sharing deal

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi Saturday welcomed the signing of a landmark power-sharing accord by Sudan’s military and civilian leaders, signaling a new chapter after months of popular protests.Under the deal, which wa
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Jordan welcomes signing of Sudan power-sharing deal

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi Saturday welcomed the signing of a landmark power-sharing accord by Sudan’s military and civilian leaders, signaling a new chapter after months of popular protests.Under the deal, which was inked by the ruling military council

GAM, ACC grant JD3 million to traders affected by recent flooding in downtown

AMMONNEWS - The Amman Greater Municipality (GAM) and the Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) announced Saturday that an amount of JD3 million will be provided to shop owners to mitigate damages they suffered in downtown Amman following the flooding heavy rain tha
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GAM, ACC grant JD3 million to traders affected by recent flooding in downtown

AMMONNEWS - The Amman Greater Municipality (GAM) and the Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) announced Saturday that an amount of JD3 million will be provided to shop owners to mitigate damages they suffered in downtown Amman following the flooding heavy rain that flooded downtown Amman in the winter.

Jordan condemns attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil field

AMMONNEWS - Jordan on Saturday condemned the terrorist drone attack that targeted an oil field in Saudi Arabia.Spokesman For the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Sufian Qudah described the attack against Shaybah field as a «very dangerous esc
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Jordan condemns attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil field

AMMONNEWS - Jordan on Saturday condemned the terrorist drone attack that targeted an oil field in Saudi Arabia.Spokesman For the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Sufian Qudah described the attack against Shaybah field as a «very dangerous escalation» targeting Saudi Arabia’s stability

Palestinians fire three rockets at southern Israel, says army

AMMONNEWS - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets at southern Israel on Saturday night, the Israeli army said, the second attack in 24 hours.There were no immediate reports of casualties.“Three projectiles were recognized to have been launched
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Palestinians fire three rockets at southern Israel, says army

AMMONNEWS - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets at southern Israel on Saturday night, the Israeli army said, the second attack in 24 hours.There were no immediate reports of casualties.“Three projectiles were recognized to have been launched from the Gaza Strip into Israeli te

Drop in temperatures expected over next two days

AMMONNEWS - A slight drop in temperatures is expected on Saturday and Sunday, as moderate weather conditions prevail in the highlands and plains, while it will be relatively hot in the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and Aqaba.On Saturday, the highs in Amman and muc
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Drop in temperatures expected over next two days

AMMONNEWS - A slight drop in temperatures is expected on Saturday and Sunday, as moderate weather conditions prevail in the highlands and plains, while it will be relatively hot in the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and Aqaba.On Saturday, the highs in Amman and much of the central and northern region w

Two Jordanian citizens kidnapped in South Africa

AMMONNEWS - Two Jordanian citizens were kidnapped in South Africa, Director of the Operations Centre at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Sufian Qudah said on Saturday morning, August 17, 2019.Preliminary information revealed that the kidnappe
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Two Jordanian citizens kidnapped in South Africa

AMMONNEWS - Two Jordanian citizens were kidnapped in South Africa, Director of the Operations Centre at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Sufian Qudah said on Saturday morning, August 17, 2019.Preliminary information revealed that the kidnapped are a Jordanian man and his son, who

Civilian death toll mounts as Syrian offensive widens

AMMONNEWS - Air strikes have killed more than two dozen civilians including 11 children in rebel-held northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-backed offensive, a war monitor and local activists said on Saturday.An air strike in t
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Civilian death toll mounts as Syrian offensive widens

AMMONNEWS - Air strikes have killed more than two dozen civilians including 11 children in rebel-held northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-backed offensive, a war monitor and local activists said on Saturday.An air strike in the village of Deir killed seven peopl

‘Iraq pressuring Jordan to extradite Saddam’s daughter’

AMMONNEWS - Jordan is facing pressure from Iraq to hand over a number of people who are wanted in the country, including former dictator Saddam Hussein’s daughter Raghad, a Saudi newspaper has reported.Okaz reported that Jordan sees attempts to block trade
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‘Iraq pressuring Jordan to extradite Saddam’s daughter’

AMMONNEWS - Jordan is facing pressure from Iraq to hand over a number of people who are wanted in the country, including former dictator Saddam Hussein’s daughter Raghad, a Saudi newspaper has reported.Okaz reported that Jordan sees attempts to block trade and economic cooperation between the tw

Afghan envoy : Jordan plays vital role in Middle East

AMMONNEWS - Afghanistan's Ambassador to Jordan, Tariq Shah Bahrami, said Jordan plays a vital role in the stability of the Middle East, citing the wise policy of His Majesty King Abdullah II.Addressing reporters on the occasion of Afghanistan's national day,
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Afghan envoy : Jordan plays vital role in Middle East

AMMONNEWS - Afghanistan's Ambassador to Jordan, Tariq Shah Bahrami, said Jordan plays a vital role in the stability of the Middle East, citing the wise policy of His Majesty King Abdullah II.Addressing reporters on the occasion of Afghanistan's national day, Bahrami stated that the Jordanian-Afg

Senate President slams Israeli incursions into al-Aqsa Mosque

AMMONNEWS - Senate President, Faisal Fayez, condemned the Israeli incursions carried out by extremist settlers in the al-Aqsa Mosque yards under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces.In a statement on Thursday, Fayez said these provocations and prac
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Senate President slams Israeli incursions into al-Aqsa Mosque

AMMONNEWS - Senate President, Faisal Fayez, condemned the Israeli incursions carried out by extremist settlers in the al-Aqsa Mosque yards under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces.In a statement on Thursday, Fayez said these provocations and practices will fuel conflicts and violenc

79 arrested in police crackdown on unlicensed firearms

AMMONNEWS - During the seventh week of its nationwide campaign to combat discharging firearms in public and the possession of unlicensed weapons, the Public Security Department (PSD) announced Thursday the arrest of 79 suspects reportedly found in possession
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79 arrested in police crackdown on unlicensed firearms

AMMONNEWS - During the seventh week of its nationwide campaign to combat discharging firearms in public and the possession of unlicensed weapons, the Public Security Department (PSD) announced Thursday the arrest of 79 suspects reportedly found in possession of 83 unlicensed firearms.The campaig

US seeks to seize the Iranian vessel in Gibraltar

AMMONNEWS - The United States has applied to seize the Iranian Grace 1 tanker in Gibraltar commandeered by British Royal Marines in the Mediterranean last month, complicating a possible tanker swap between Britain and the Islamic Republic.Meanwhile, the UK Fo
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US seeks to seize the Iranian vessel in Gibraltar

AMMONNEWS - The United States has applied to seize the Iranian Grace 1 tanker in Gibraltar commandeered by British Royal Marines in the Mediterranean last month, complicating a possible tanker swap between Britain and the Islamic Republic.Meanwhile, the UK Foreign Office said on Thursday that it

The Funds of UNHCR Jordan Stand at 27% Till The Rest of 2019

AMMONNEWS - While the year 2019 is already over half-way complete, UNHCR's Jordan operations are currently only 27 per cent funded for its annual needs, according to the organisation. «If we are to continue meeting refugees' needs, then more flexible fu
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The Funds of UNHCR Jordan Stand at 27% Till The Rest of 2019

AMMONNEWS - While the year 2019 is already over half-way complete, UNHCR's Jordan operations are currently only 27 per cent funded for its annual needs, according to the organisation. «If we are to continue meeting refugees' needs, then more flexible funding is needed in 2019,» spokesperson for

Normal summer conditions forecast Thursday, rise in temps Friday

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to prevail on Thursday in most parts of the Kingdom, while it will be hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea with northwesterly moderate winds, according to Jordan Metrological Department (JMD). Daytime tem
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Normal summer conditions forecast Thursday, rise in temps Friday

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to prevail on Thursday in most parts of the Kingdom, while it will be hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea with northwesterly moderate winds, according to Jordan Metrological Department (JMD). Daytime temperatures expected for today in Amman

Jordanian-Palestinian Warning Against Tampering with Aqsa’s Historical Status

AMMONNEWS - Palestine and Jordan slammed statements by Israeli Minister of Public Security and Minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Ardan, who called for allowing Jews to pray freely in Al-Aqsa Mosque.The two sides warned Israel against its attempts to change
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Jordanian-Palestinian Warning Against Tampering with Aqsa’s Historical Status

AMMONNEWS - Palestine and Jordan slammed statements by Israeli Minister of Public Security and Minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Ardan, who called for allowing Jews to pray freely in Al-Aqsa Mosque.The two sides warned Israel against its attempts to change the existing status quo in Al-Aqsa Mo

Moderate weather forecast for Eid holidays

AMMONNEWS - A slight drop in temperatures is expected on Saturday as moderate weather conditions prevail in most regions across the Kingdom, while it will be relatively hot in the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and Aqaba, with low-altitude clouds.The Jordan Mete
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Moderate weather forecast for Eid holidays

AMMONNEWS - A slight drop in temperatures is expected on Saturday as moderate weather conditions prevail in most regions across the Kingdom, while it will be relatively hot in the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and Aqaba, with low-altitude clouds.The Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in i

Jordan condoles Tanzania over victims of fuel tanker blast

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates extended condolences to the government and people of Tanzania over the victims of a fuel tanker explosion in the capital Dar es Salaam, which killed at least 57 people and injured others.The ministry
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Jordan condoles Tanzania over victims of fuel tanker blast

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates extended condolences to the government and people of Tanzania over the victims of a fuel tanker explosion in the capital Dar es Salaam, which killed at least 57 people and injured others.The ministry's spokesperson, Sufian Qudah, said t

Two million Muslims gather at Mount Arafat for Hajj prayers

AMMONNEWS - More than two million Muslims have gathered at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for an intense day of worship and reflection on what's considered the climax of the Islamic Hajj pilgrimage.They walked to the hill on Saturday, where t
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Two million Muslims gather at Mount Arafat for Hajj prayers

AMMONNEWS - More than two million Muslims have gathered at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for an intense day of worship and reflection on what's considered the climax of the Islamic Hajj pilgrimage.They walked to the hill on Saturday, where the Prophet Muhammad delivered his fin

Jordan condemns Israeli settlement expansion

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned Israel's approval for the construction of 2,300 new settlement units in the occupied Palestinian lands.Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi said, " the Israeli move requ
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Jordan condemns Israeli settlement expansion

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned Israel's approval for the construction of 2,300 new settlement units in the occupied Palestinian lands.Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi said, " the Israeli move requires a decisive international stance

Rise in temps forecast Thursday, moderate conditions over weekend

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected on Thursday, bringing moderate weather conditions in the hilly areas and plains, while it will be hot in the rest of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily update.Clouds
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Rise in temps forecast Thursday, moderate conditions over weekend

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected on Thursday, bringing moderate weather conditions in the hilly areas and plains, while it will be hot in the rest of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily update.Clouds will appear at low altitudes with nor

Dababneh appointed gov't human rights coordinator

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Thursday appointed Dr. Abeer Dababneh as government coordinator for human rights.The new director, who is a winner of several national and international awards, holds a PhD in gender studies from University of Leicest
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Dababneh appointed gov't human rights coordinator

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Thursday appointed Dr. Abeer Dababneh as government coordinator for human rights.The new director, who is a winner of several national and international awards, holds a PhD in gender studies from University of Leicester, UK.Currently, she is a facult

US tells commercial vessels to send Gulf transit plans in advance

AMMONNEWS - The US maritime agency has told US-flagged commercial vessels they should send transit plans in advance to American and British naval authorities if they intend to sail in Gulf waters following several incidents over tankers involving Iran.The sei
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US tells commercial vessels to send Gulf transit plans in advance

AMMONNEWS - The US maritime agency has told US-flagged commercial vessels they should send transit plans in advance to American and British naval authorities if they intend to sail in Gulf waters following several incidents over tankers involving Iran.The seizure of commercial vessels and attack

Senate committee approves draft anti-corruption law

AMMONNEWS - The Senate's Legal Committee endorsed on Thursday the amended draft of the integrity and anti-corruption law, as referred from the Lower House.The meeting, which was chaired by President of the Legal Committee Senator Kamal Barham, was attended b
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Senate committee approves draft anti-corruption law

AMMONNEWS - The Senate's Legal Committee endorsed on Thursday the amended draft of the integrity and anti-corruption law, as referred from the Lower House.The meeting, which was chaired by President of the Legal Committee Senator Kamal Barham, was attended by Minister of Justice Dr. Bassam Talho

Razzaz launches «Overseas Investors Network» initiative

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, on Thursday launched the «Overseas Investors Network» initiative at the Al Hussein Technical University (HTU) here.The initiative, launched in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepre
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Razzaz launches «Overseas Investors Network» initiative

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, on Thursday launched the «Overseas Investors Network» initiative at the Al Hussein Technical University (HTU) here.The initiative, launched in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, the Crown Prince Foundation and Beyond

Jordanian experts : Informal economy signifies weakening of national economy

AMMONNEWS - Nearly 45 per cent of workers were employed in the informal economy, in 2012, a phenomenon which experts say financially weakens the country, results in socio-economic distortions, and exposes workers to human rights violations.While the informal
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Jordanian experts : Informal economy signifies weakening of national economy

AMMONNEWS - Nearly 45 per cent of workers were employed in the informal economy, in 2012, a phenomenon which experts say financially weakens the country, results in socio-economic distortions, and exposes workers to human rights violations.While the informal economy accounted for 25 per cent of

Pentagon Chief: US will prevent ‘unacceptable’ Turkish incursion in Syria

AMMONNEWS - US defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday any Turkish operation into northern Syria would be “unacceptable” and the United States would prevent unilateral incursions, as tensions between Washington and Ankara simmer.On Sunday, President
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Pentagon Chief: US will prevent ‘unacceptable’ Turkish incursion in Syria

AMMONNEWS - US defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday any Turkish operation into northern Syria would be “unacceptable” and the United States would prevent unilateral incursions, as tensions between Washington and Ankara simmer.On Sunday, President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey, which already

Jordan welcomes signing of Sudan constitutional declaration

AMMONNEWS - Jordan on Monday welcomed the constitutional declaration which was signed by Sudan's Transitional Military Council and the opposition coalition.The document, which was signed on Sunday, paves the way for a transition to civilian rule after the top
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Jordan welcomes signing of Sudan constitutional declaration

AMMONNEWS - Jordan on Monday welcomed the constitutional declaration which was signed by Sudan's Transitional Military Council and the opposition coalition.The document, which was signed on Sunday, paves the way for a transition to civilian rule after the toppling of President Omar al-Bashir in

Normal summer conditions continue for three days

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to prevail on Monday in the hilly areas and plains, while it will be hot in other pars of the country, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily update.Clouds will appear at low altitudes, w
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Normal summer conditions continue for three days

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to prevail on Monday in the hilly areas and plains, while it will be hot in other pars of the country, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily update.Clouds will appear at low altitudes, while winds will be northwesterly mode

Jordan condoles Egypt over victims of deadly explosion in Cairo

AMMONNEWS - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Monday extended condolences to Egypt over the victims of the road accident in central Cairo, which left many around 19 people dead and dozens injured.The ministry''s spokesperson, Sufian Qudah, sends Jor
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Jordan condoles Egypt over victims of deadly explosion in Cairo

AMMONNEWS - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Monday extended condolences to Egypt over the victims of the road accident in central Cairo, which left many around 19 people dead and dozens injured.The ministry''s spokesperson, Sufian Qudah, sends Jordan''s sincere condolences to the Egy

Erdogan: Turkey will carry operation in northern Syria

AMMONNEWS - Turkey will carry out an operation east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria, in an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.Turkey has been running out of patience with the United State
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Erdogan: Turkey will carry operation in northern Syria

AMMONNEWS - Turkey will carry out an operation east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria, in an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.Turkey has been running out of patience with the United States, who made an agreement with Ankara

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