Local News Archive
  • »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.
  • »17 deaths in Irbid accidents last week

    Sun 4 January / Jan 2015. 07:38 PM
    Seventeen people died and 767 were injured in 781 incidents recorded in the northern Irbid Governorate over the past week, according to the Civil Defence Department (CDD) which urged the public to take extra precautions, particularly during the severe winter days.
  • »Gov’t to hike electricity prices to plug Egyptian gas shortage

    Wed 31 December / Dec 2014. 12:00 AM
    The government is set to raise the price of electricity on Thursday by up to 15 per cent in an effort to cut the huge deficits running in the national electricity company, and to meet criteria set by international lenders.
  • »Jordan, Korea ink cooperation MoU

    Mon 29 December / Dec 2014. 06:35 PM
    The Director of the Public Security Department (PSD), General Tawfiq Tawalbeh, and the Representative of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Han Young-tae, signed on Monday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for exchanging expertise.
  • »Parliament urges world, parliaments to recognize Palestinian state

    Mon 29 December / Dec 2014. 06:35 PM
    The Senate and the Lower House of Parliament held Israel fully responsible for the failure of peace efforts, for refusing to implement international resolutions, and slammed it for continuation of settlement construction as well as the unjust blockade of Gaza.
  • »Why did Jordan resume the death penalty?

    Sun 28 December / Dec 2014. 06:57 PM
    Last week Jordan put an end to an eight-year moratorium on executions and 11 men were hung at Swaqa prison which has Jordan's only execution chamber.
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