Local News Archive
  • »New Family Abuse Draft Legally Obligates Reporting Incidents of Abuse

    Wed 17 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — A draft of the legislation, acquired by “Al Ghad”, was issued by the National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA), and is inteded to legally obligate the reporting of any family abuse incidents regardless of victims’...
  • »Syrian Refugees in Karak Tricked into Immigration Hoax

    Wed 17 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    AL KARAK — Syrian Refugees in Karak say they have been tricked by unknown persons from other provinces into paying hundreds of Jordanian Dinars in return for assistance in receiving UNHCR aid packages and opportunities to travel to countries...
  • »Foreign Currency Reserves in Jordan Banks Increase by 5%

    Mon 15 February / Feb 2016. 04:32 PM
    The total value of deposits in hard currency at registered banks in Jordan increased by 5.3 per cent by the beginning of 2016, amounting to JOD6.584 billion.
  • »King: Entire planet endangered by climate change

    Mon 30 November / Nov 2015. 10:15 PM
    His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday said If global climate change continues on today’s trajectory, the challenges will increase exponentially.
  • »New classrooms for Irbid school unveiled

    Sun 29 November / Nov 2015. 10:27 AM
    The Norwegian Refugee Council on Wednesday handed over new classrooms at alTaybeh Primary School for Girls to the representatives of the Ministry of Education, during a ceremony attended by the Norwegian Embassy, a government delegation and several international agencies.
  • »King: Moscow plays key role in Syria crisis

    Wed 11 November / Nov 2015. 11:08 PM
    His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday said refugees arriving on the shores of Europe has been a wake-up call for all of us that we have to have better coordination, pointing out that the global war on terror a third world war by other means.
  • »Cabinet reshuffle, new finance minister enter in surprise move

    Tue 10 November / Nov 2015. 08:48 AM
    Jordan named investment banker Omar Malhas as finance minister on Monday, replacing veteran economic policy maker Umayya Toukan in a surprise move just days after the government began talks on a new International Monetary Fund aid program, officials said.
  • »5 killed in rare police shooting

    Tue 10 November / Nov 2015. 08:46 AM
    A Jordanian police captain opened fire Monday on instructors at an international police training center in Jordan's capital, killing at least five people, including two Americans, before being shot dead by security forces.
  • »Torrential rains hit Jordan, floods sweep Kingdom

    Thu 5 November / Nov 2015. 04:12 PM
    Torrential rains swept through Jordan for a second straight day on Thursday, sparking widespread flooding, resulting in at least three deaths.
  • »Jerusalem, Syrian refugees top King UN speech

    Mon 28 September / Sep 2015. 09:04 PM
    His Majesty King Abdullah gave remarks to the 70th Plenary Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 28 September 2015.
  • »Royal Family members social media statements indicative of their own opinion, not the state: Royal Court

    Sun 6 September / Sep 2015. 07:28 AM
    The Hashemite Royal Court issued a statement today on the use of social media accounts by Royal Family members.
  • »Syria to UN: Jordan is involved in 'Southern Storm' ops

    Mon 29 June / Jun 2015. 11:00 PM
    The Syrian Foreign Ministry has formally lodged a complaint with the United Nations over Jordan’s persisting involvement in training Syria-bound terrorists on its soil, urging UN action to end Amman’s sponsorship of armed terror groups.
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