Local News 3 Weeks Ago
  • »Petra Joins World Tourism Cities Federation

    Mon 25 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The red rose city of Petra was officially announced a member of the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF), Chief Commissioner of Petra Development Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) Mohammed Nawafla said on Monday.
    The announcement,...
  • »King Congratulates German Chancellor for Winning Fourth Term

    Mon 25 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel for winning a fourth term in the recent German elections.
    In his cable, His Majesty voiced Jordan's keenness to develop strategic cooperation with...
  • »Food Strike at ‘Imm Al Lulu’ Prison, Gov't Denies

    Mon 25 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— According to a police source, at least 20 inmates at the Imm Al Lulu correctional facility have abstained from eating yesterday, Sunday, in protest over alleged breaches of prisoner and human rights at the facility in...
  • »Police Refer 15 Inmates Involved in Suwaqa Riots to State Security GA

    Mon 25 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— At least 15 inmates involved in the Suwaqa Prison Riots have been referred to the State Security’s General Attorney’s office according to the Public Security Directorate (PSD) statement today, Monday....
  • »King Inaugurates Princess Salma Residential Projects

    Mon 25 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad—His Majesty King Abdullah II, Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces, inaugurated the second and third stages of the Princess Salma Residential military projects in Zarqa earlier today, Monday.
    His Majesty, alongside...
  • »The Suwaqa Incident: Society Within and Without Prisons

    Sun 24 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    The video showing a number of inmates in the Suwaqa penitentiary cutting and hurting themselves stirred a lot of publicity, due to the bizarre nature of the incident.
    Footage of the incident, branded officially as “riots”, circulated...
  • »In the Memory of Nahed Hattar

    Sun 24 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    September 25th, 2017, marks the passing of on year, since Nahed Hattar’s martyrdom.
    It was a crime unprecedented in our history. One that has opened our eyes to the beast lying deep in the belly of our society.
    Even though the terrorist...
  • »Suwaqa Prison Rioters Separated and Transferred to Other Prisons

    Sun 24 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Administration of the Suwaqa correctional facility decided today, Sunday, to separate and transfer the 151 rioters involved in the incidents last Friday to other prisons across the Kingdom, according to ranking police...
  • »Al-Hussein’s Address…

    Sat 23 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    Anyone who’s heard the Crown Prince Al-Hussein speak at the United Nations’ General Assembly could tell, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the young prince indeed is burdened, like so many Arab youths, by our nation’s ordeals.
    His...
  • »GAM to Increase Traffic Cams in Amman; 33 New Installations Soon

    Sat 23 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) is aiming to increase the number of traffic cameras in the Capital to 70 soon enough, with 30 new cameras to be installed soon, according joint services department director, Eng...
  • »Suwaqa Prison Riots Contained, Under Control by Police

    Sat 23 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The riots which broke out at the Suwaqa correctional facility yesterday, Friday, have been contained and are now under control, the Public Security Directorate (PSD) said in a statement earlier today, Saturday.
    According...
  • »Wehdat Fan Shoots Himself Dead in Celebration, by Mistake

    Sat 23 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— A young man, in his thirties, shot himself dead by mistake, inside his home, in celebration when the Wehdat team scored a goal against the Feisali, a police source said.
    An emergency call was made, and when the police...
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