• Iraqi Troops Retreat after Mosul Hospital Battle

    BAGHDAD — Iraqi troops who seized a hospital deep inside Mosul believed to be used as an ISIS military base have retreated after a fierce counter-attack, giving up some of their biggest gains in a hard-fought seven-week campaign to recapture...
  • Oil Rises Above USD50 despite Doubts over OPEC Output Cut

    LONDON — Oil rebounded from the week's lows to stabilize above USD50 a barrel on Thursday as market watchers focused on a weekend meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC producers that may result in an agreement to cut crude output further. Brent and US...
  • Aleppo Council Head Says 150,000 'Condemned To Death'

    CAPITALS — More than 800 people have been killed and 3,000-3,500 wounded in Syria's besieged eastern Aleppo in the past 26 days, while the remaining trapped civilians await an effective death sentence, the president of the Aleppo local council...
  • Sector Exportation Strike Initiates; Marketing Activities Suspended

    AMMAN —Al Ghad— The Association of merchants and exporters of agricultural produce, early on Thursday, initiated the exportation strike announced earlier in coordination with members of the general assembly, and have suspended all...
  • Jordanian PISA 2015 Test Scores Improve

    AMMAN —Al Ghad— The performance of Jordanian students in the Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) test, by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has improved in ‘literacy’ and...
  • Jordan Will Not Invite Syrian Government to Arab Summit in Amman

    AMMAN —AL Ghad— State Minister for Media Affairs and Government Speaker Mohammad Momani stated at a press conference, early on Thursday, that the Jordan does not intend to invite the Syrian government to attend the Arab Summit to be held...
  • Palestinian Shot Dead by Occupation Forces South of Nabulus

    RAMALLAH —Al Ghad— An unidentified Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli occupation soldiers early on Thursday, south the city of Nabulus, by the Zaatra crossing, north of the West Bank, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
  • Vehicle Loaded with Narcotics Crashes in Irbid after Evading...

    AMMAN —Al Ghad— A vehicle, loaded with 3 kilogrammes of synthetic weed ‘Joker’, crashed in the Irbid highway after failing to stop at a police checkpoint and speeding into a bend, which flipped the car over and led to the...
  • Another Cold Trough Next Week, Snow ‘Possible’

    AMMAN —Al Ghad— According to the Arabia Weather website, Thursday, another cold trough is expected to reach the Kingdom next week, around Tuesday, packed with rain, seeing a decrease in temperatures. The possibility of snow remains...
  • Electricity Tariffs Down for Specific Sectors

    AMMAN —Al Ghad— The Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) decided to decrease the tariffs of electricity for some supporting sectors reaching the break-even point at the index price of crude oil at USD55pb. The Commission, in...