Local News Archive
  • »INJAZ, Canadian Embassy Launch Women Economic Support Project

    Sun 6 May / May 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Youth-cantered non-profit organization INJAZ, the Canadian Embassy’s Office of International Education and the Ryerson University, Canada, announced today, Sunday, the launch of a joint Canadian-funded project to support economic...
  • »A Gradual but Sustainable Shift

    Sat 5 May / May 2018. 12:00 AM
    Discussion about a new Income Tax Law bill has been ongoing for over a year now, but the government has been postponing it, for some reason.
    Finally, the government has decided to go through with it.
    A little less than a year ago, I wrote an...
  • »King Receives Phone Call from Palestinian President

    Sat 5 May / May 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II on Saturday received a telephone call from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the framework of ongoing coordination and consultation between the two sides.
    During the call, King Abdullah congratulated...
  • »Child Abuse by Police Untrue: PSD Source Says

    Sat 5 May / May 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The rumours about police officers abusively handling a 10-year-old child in the Northern Badia District are untrue, an official source with the Public Security Directorate (PSD) stated to AlGhad today, Saturday.
    The child...
  • »5 Ways You’re Shaming Mental Illness and May Not Know It

    Thu 3 May / May 2018. 12:00 AM
    The consequences of mental health stigma are extensive. It makes mental illness seem like a character flaw, which is totally untrue, and can prevent people from seeking support that could help them manage their condition.
    The worst part? People...
  • »Army Foils Infiltration, Drug Smuggling Attempt

    Thu 3 May / May 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The northern military command, in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) and the Military Security Department, on Thursday foiled an attempt to smuggle a large amount of drugs into the Kingdom from Syria, a Jordan Armed...
  • »Youth Shot Dead in Karak

    Thu 3 May / May 2018. 12:00 AM
    KARAK —AlGhad— Police have launched a full scale investigation into the shooting of a 27-year-old girl in Karak today, Thursday, inside here parents’ house, an informed source told AlGhad.
    Preliminary investigations indicate the...
  • »Youth Found Guilty of Statutory Rape Sentenced to 5 Yrs of Hard Labour

    Thu 3 May / May 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Major Crimes Court in Amman today, Thursday, sentenced a youth to five years in prison with hard labour after he was found guilty of statutory rape of a minor (13 years old).
    The victim consented to the...
  • »Royal Decree to Prorogues Parliament on May 12

    Wed 2 May / May 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — A Royal Decree was issued on Wednesday, proroguing the ordinary session of the two Houses of Parliament as of May 12, 2018.
    (Petra)
  • »King Visits Jerash Garments Factory on Labour Day Occasion

    Wed 2 May / May 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday visited Jerash Garments & Fashion Manufacturing Company in the industrial complex of Sahab, which exports its textile and clothes products to the United States and European Union markets....
  • »Royal Decree to Relocate Jordan’s Ambassador to Israel

    Wed 2 May / May 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— A Royal Decree was issued today, Wednesday, ratifying the Cabinet’s decision to relocate Jordan’s ambassador to Israel Walid Obeidat from the Embassy to the Ministry’s centre.
    The decision, as published...
  • »Official Ramadan Workhours 10AM-3PM

    Wed 2 May / May 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Prime Ministry today, Wednesday, announced the official workhours for all departments and branches of the government during the holy month of Ramadan; from 10:00AM ‘til 03:00PM.
    Exempt of this are employees...
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