Local News Archive
  • »UAE Sheikha visits EJC refugee camp

    Sat 7 June / Jun 2014. 10:40 PM
    Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan al-Qasimi, UAEBBY Patron and Head of the Organising Committee of Knowledge Without Borders (KWB), said that the suffering of Syrian refugee children requires significant international cooperation to help them withstand the drastic situation they are going through, adapt to their temporary living conditions in refugee camps, and give them hope for a better future.
  • »Murad urges parliament to pass income tax, investment bills

    Sat 31 May / May 2014. 05:29 PM
    Amman Chamber of Commerce President Essa Murad on Saturday called on Parliament to pass new draft income tax and investment bills on the agenda of an extraordinary Lower House session which begins tomorrow, to bolster economic reform.
  • »Azraq camp tries to create a community for Syrians

    Sat 31 May / May 2014. 04:20 PM
    His face was bright red from the desert sun, and his son’s eyes, blank with exhaustion, gazed into the distance. Bahjat Sheikh, 58, and his family had crossed the Jordanian border to safety after an arduous two-and-a-half-day journey, mostly on foot, from the central Syrian city of Hama.
  • »Jordan Jails 11 Islamists over U.S. Embassy Plot

    Thu 29 May / May 2014. 01:52 PM
    A Jordanian military tribunal handed jail terms of between four and 20 years on Wednesday to 11 people it convicted of plotting to attack the U.S. embassy for al-Qaida in 2012.
  • »White House asks court to turn away Arab Bank case

    Thu 29 May / May 2014. 01:33 PM
    The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to turn away a case over whether bank secrecy laws protect Arab Bank Plc ARBK.AM from supplying documents in lawsuits accusing it of providing services to groups the United States brands as terrorist organizations.
  • »Obama fights critics, pledges aid to Jordan, region

    Thu 29 May / May 2014. 01:30 PM
    President Barack Obama fought back against critics of his foreign policy on Wednesday by insisting U.S. reliance on diplomacy over military intervention was working to resolve global crises like Ukraine and Iran, and he pledged to aid to Jordan from a 5 billion fund.
  • »Syrians in Jordan vote in presidential election

    Thu 29 May / May 2014. 12:33 AM
    Syria’s presidential election began for citizens abroad on Wednesday, a vote all but certain to give Bashar al-Assad a third seven-year term, shrugging off opposition and seeking to extend his hold on power while drawing the ire of opponents.
  • »UNSC discuss cross border aid to Syria from Jordan

    Wed 28 May / May 2014. 02:33 PM
    Several Council members, frustrated by the blockade on humanitarian relief, are discussing a draft resolution that would open up four specific border crossings, rather than give the United Nations blanket permission to carry out cross-border aid deliveries. Those four crossings — two along the frontier with Turkey, one on the Jordanian border and one from Iraq — would help the United Nations reach more than one million people in opposition-held areas.
  • »NRC provides first learning opportunities in Azraq camp

    Tue 27 May / May 2014. 07:01 PM
    The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in partnership with UNICEF has began providing the first learning opportunities to vulnerable Syrian refugee children through its Education Programme, launched this week, in the Azraq refugee camp in northern Jordan.
  • »Syrian opposition representative rumor 'inaccurate': Sources

    Mon 26 May / May 2014. 06:50 PM
    Sources in the Jordanian government countered on Monday a crescendo of rumors that the kingdom has appointed a representative for the Syrian opposition coalition, saying they were “not accurate”.
  • »Tit-for-tat: Syria expels Jordan envoy

    Mon 26 May / May 2014. 05:13 PM
    Syria is to expel Jordan’s charge d’affaires, in a tit-for-tat move hours after Amman gave the Syrian ambassador 24 hours to leave the kingdom, Syria state-run television said Monday.
  • »Jordan expels Syrian ambassador

    Mon 26 May / May 2014. 01:56 PM
    Syria's ambassador to Jordan, Bahjat Suleiman, has been declared a persona non grata and asked to leave the Kingdom within 24 hours, according to foreign ministry spokeswoman Sabah Rafi on Monday.
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