Local News Archive
  • »Jordan proposes prisoner swap with Islamic State

    Wed 28 January / Jan 2015. 04:38 PM
    Government said on Wednesday it was willing to hand over an Iraqi woman jailed for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack if a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State was released.
  • »Jordan offers to release Rishawi

    Wed 28 January / Jan 2015. 01:12 PM
    Jordan is ready to release Sajidah al-Rishawi to the Islamic State in exchange for Muath al-Kassassbeh, government said on Wednesday.
  • »Pressure mounts on gov't after IS threat video

    Wed 28 January / Jan 2015. 10:09 AM
    The mother of Islamic State captive Kenji Goto appealed for his life on Wednesday after a new video appeared to show the Japanese journalist saying he had 24 hours to live unless the government released a would-be suicide bomber.
  • »IS threatens to kill Kassassbeh ‘within 24 hours’

    Tue 27 January / Jan 2015. 06:05 PM
    IS has reportedly threatened to kill Jordanian pilot Muath Kassassbeh and the second Japanese hostage being held by the group within 24 hours.
  • »Japan vows to work with Jordan to secure hostage release

    Tue 27 January / Jan 2015. 02:58 PM
    Japan has vowed to work with Jordan to secure the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after the killing last week of another Japanese captive, but it reiterated that it would not give in to terrorism.
  • »King focuses on terrorism, economy

    Mon 26 January / Jan 2015. 12:00 AM
    Majesty King Abdullah II details his vision of what is happening in the region and its impact on Jordan, presenting an overview of the developments that affect various issues and the relevant approaches.
  • »Who is Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi

    Sun 25 January / Jan 2015. 05:26 PM
    ISIS are reported to have demanded the release of an Iraqi woman detained in Jordan in exchange for a Japanese hostage they have captured.
  • »Poultry Prices Jump 30% as Trade on U.S. Chicken Halted

    Wed 21 January / Jan 2015. 01:12 PM
    Jordan poultry prices have jumped 30 percent after a packaging regulation was imposed that’s all but stopped shipments of U.S. chicken leg quarters, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s attache in Amman.
  • »Royal Court Denounces Charlie Hebdo’s Cartoon

    Sun 18 January / Jan 2015. 08:35 AM
    The Royal Hashemite Court issued today the following statement in response to the publication of an offensive cartoon of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) yesterday by the French magazine Charlie Hebdo
  • »Strong winter storm strikes Jordan, Middle East

    Thu 8 January / Jan 2015. 12:15 PM
    Snow fell Wednesday across Jordan and Middle East as a powerful winter storm swept through the region, forcing Syrians who have fled their country's civil war to huddle for warmth in refugee camps.
  • »Snow settles in Amman, most streets open

    Thu 8 January / Jan 2015. 12:00 AM
    Most stressts are open in the Kingdom until 1:00pm on Wednesday, according to the Public Security Department (PSD)
  • »Talks on $15 Billion Deal for Israeli Gas Halted

    Mon 5 January / Jan 2015. 10:18 AM
    Jordan suspended talks to import natural gas from Israel from Noble Energy Inc. and will sign an agreement with BG Group Plc to buy Gaza Strip gas.
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