Local News Archive
  • »Stop the bloodshed

    Thu 13 March / Mar 2014. 09:39 PM
    The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is joining thousands of people across the world from Jordan to Moscow to Washington on Thursday, March 13, to mark the 3rd anniversary of the Syrian crisis, which has forced more than 2.5 million to flee their homes in Syria and seek refuge in neighbouring countries.
  • »Security disperse protesters in front of Israeli embassy in Amman

    Mon 10 March / Mar 2014. 07:57 PM
    Jordanian security personnel dispersed tens of activists Monday evening protesting in front of the Israeli embassy in Amman after Israeli forces shot dead a Jordanian judge.
  • »UN official voices optimism over Jordan's efforts to empower women

    Sat 8 March / Mar 2014. 04:32 PM
    UN Women Representative for Jordan and Syria country office, Giuseppe Belsito, expressed optimism over Jordan’s official and non-official efforts to support women's rights, achieve gender equality and ensure empowerment of women.
  • »Hikma, AUB collaborate on cancer treatment from plants

    Sat 8 March / Mar 2014. 04:31 PM
    The American University of Beirut-Nature Conservation Center (AUB-NCC) has established a scientific collaboration with Hikma Pharmaceuticals to pioneer anticancer treament from medicinal plants.
  • »Three French tourists killed while rock climbing in Wadi Rum

    Sat 8 March / Mar 2014. 04:29 PM
    Three French tourists were killed when they suffered a fall during rock climbing in Wadi Rum in southern Jordan.
  • »Japanese $6.7m grant to build Petra's archaeological museum

    Sun 2 March / Mar 2014. 06:11 PM
    Jordan and Japan have signed a $6.7 million grant agreement to build the Petra Archaeological Museum in the ancient city of Petra.
  • »Deputies vote in favour of expelling Israeli ambassador

    Wed 26 February / Feb 2014. 03:33 PM
    The major of the Jordanian Lower House on Wednesday voted in favour of expelling the Israeli ambassador in Amman and recalling Jordan's ambassador to Israel after the Kensset started a debate to impose Israel's soverneighty over Al Aqsa Mosque compound, in violation of the 1994 peace treaty.
  • »Lawmakers urge strong response to Israel's actions

    Wed 26 February / Feb 2014. 02:11 PM
    Members of the Lower House of parliament, on Tuesday, said Israeli Knesset's discussion of withdrawing Jordan's custodianship on Muslim sites and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is a serious approach and urged to government to strongly respond to the Israeli move if approved.
  • »Queen Rania attends launch of new partnership to boost education

    Wed 26 February / Feb 2014. 02:08 PM
    Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah today witnessed the launch of a new partnership between the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA), the Ministry of Education, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • »Alternative homeland for Palestinians 'illusion': King

    Mon 24 February / Feb 2014. 05:11 PM
    His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday described as "illusion" talk about an "alternative homeland" for the Palestinians
  • »Positive developments for women’s rights in Jordan: UN

    Sat 22 February / Feb 2014. 05:49 PM
    The United Nations is counting on Jordan to support the rights, empowerment, peace and security for women in different parts of the world.
  • »King holds talks with President of Kosovo

    Sat 22 February / Feb 2014. 05:48 PM
    His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday held talks with President of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga, who is on a several-day official visit to Jordan.
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