• Aid Agencies await Saudi Clearance to Reach Rebel Ports in Yemen

    CAPITALS — Humanitarian groups are waiting to see if aid flights and shipments to rebel-held Yemen can resume after a Saudi-led coalition eased its blockade. UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator Jamie McGoldrick told the BBC that he hoped to receive...
  • Iraq Begins Final Push to Clear Western Desert of ISIS

    CAPITALS — Iraqi forces say they have launched an offensive to clear the desert bordering Syria of Daesh, the Arabic acronym for the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). Army, police and paramilitary units are advancing into areas of Salahuddin,...
  • Myanmar Rohingya Crisis: Deal to Allow Return of Muslim Refugees

    CAPITALS — Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown. A statement from the Bangladesh foreign ministry said displaced people could begin to return within two...
  • UAE Convict in Jordanian Child Murder, Rape Case Executed

    AMMAN —AlGhad— The killer, convicted of the murder and rape of one Jordanian child, Obeida, and sentenced to death earlier this year, was executed today, Wednesday, according to the child’s father, Ibrahim Sudqi. Mr Sudqi...
  • Army Foils Inbound Infiltration Attempt from Syria

    AMMAN —AlGhad— Border guard patrols on the northern borderline intercepted and arrested an infiltrator inbound from Syria yesterday, Wednesday, according to a source at the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army. The source confirmed that the...
  • Occupation Forces Arrest 11 Palestinians

    RAMALLAH — Israeli occupation troops on Thursday arrested 11 Palestinians in various West Bank cities, according to a Palestinian source. The Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement that Israeli soldiers stormed the cities of...
  • His Majesty Travels to Washington on Official Business

    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II left Amman on Thursday heading for Washington on a working visit during which he will meet with several senior US administration officials. The King will also meet leaders and members of committees at the...
  • Jordanian Football Team Advances 6 Spots on FIFA Ladder

    AMMAN —AlGhad— The National Jordanian football team advanced six ranks on the global monthly FIFA ranking issued today, Thursday, to the 107th place, with 310 points, climbing to the 16th place in Asia. Last month, the Jordanian...