Local News Last Month
  • »Authorities Crack Down on Racketeers

    Thu 25 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— A police source confirmed to AlGhad today, Thursday, that personnel with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) have arrested 68 individuals, charged with racketeering, most with dozens of criminal priors.
    The...
  • »King in Davos: Jerusalem City of Hope to Bring Us Together

    Thu 25 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— “Jerusalem is a city that ends up dividing us, which I think will be catastrophic for mankind, or is it a city of hope that brings us together,” His Majesty King Abdullah II said at the World Economic Forum...
  • »Can the Syrians Take Lead in Sochi?

    Wed 24 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    A new round of negotiations is set to launch, only this time it will be in Vienna, not Geneva. Not much is expected to come from it. At least not as much as is expected to come out of the Sochi convention of the National Syrian Conference later this...
  • »The Jordanians’ Resort to Cynicism

    Wed 24 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    Let us take a moment to reflect on what is happening these days, in reality as well as on social media, in terms of society, culture and the behavioural shifts among Jordanians.
    Change is never without cause, as constant as it is. In Jordan, just...
  • »King Meets German Chancellor, Prime Ministers of Lebanon, Kurdistan Region, Albania

    Wed 24 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    DAVOS — His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday held a series of meetings with world leaders on the side-lines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah attended some of the meetings.
    His Majesty met with...
  • »Queen Announces Launch of Edraak’s Free Online Platform

    Wed 24 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — In the presence of His Majesty King Abdullah II, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah announced the launch of a new learning platform catering to school-aged children across the Arab World on Wednesday.
    The Queen made the announcement...
  • »Jordan Condemns Terrorist Bombings in Libya's Benghazi

    Wed 24 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The Jordanian government, on Wednesday, condemned yesterday's terrorist bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, which killed 34 people and injured dozens after two cars went off in front of a city mosque, according to the...
  • »King Meets World Economic Forum Executive Chairman

    Wed 24 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    DAVOS — His Majesty King Abdullah II met Wednesday with Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, and his wife, Hilde Schwab, on ways to enhance cooperation and partnership between Jordan and the forum.
    The...
  • »Jordanian Burns Himself to Death, ‘Mentally Ill’ Authorities Say

    Tue 23 January / Jan 2018. 07:20 PM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— A 43-year-old Jordanian, said to be mentally ill, according to a police source, set himself on fire earlier today, Tuesday, inside his house in Irbid, where he instantly died.
    Emergency response and police unit have...
  • »Authorities Foils Massive Drug Smuggling Attempt

    Tue 23 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) foiled an attempt to smuggle 6.2 million narcotic pills through the Durra crossing and arrested the major suspect in the smuggling case.
    The Public Security Department said in a statement that AND...
  • »King, Queen Depart for World Economic Forum in Davos

    Tue 23 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah left Amman on Tuesday heading for Switzerland to take part in the World Economic Forum which will be held in Davos during January 23-26.
    His Royal...
  • »Cold Air Mass Forecast Tuesday, Cold Front Arrives Friday

    Tue 23 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The Kingdom will be affected on Tuesday by a cold air mass accompanied by a depression cantered over Cyprus, pushing temperatures down and creating cold, cloudy conditions with rainfall in the central and northern parts of the Kingdom...
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