Local News Archive
  • »Three French tourists killed while rock climbing in Wadi Rum

    Sat 8 March / Mar 2014. 03:29 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. 05:11 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. 02:33 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. 01:11 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. 01:08 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. 04:11 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. 04:49 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. 04:48 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.
  • »Kosovo President begins visit to Jordan

    Wed 19 February / Feb 2014. 03:24 PM
    Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga arrived in Amman on Wednesday in an official visit to the Kingdom.
  • »Jordan, UAE discuss ties, regional issues

    Tue 18 February / Feb 2014. 12:00 PM
    Hosting more than a million Syrian refugees in Jordan has stretched the Jordanian economy and put burdens that outweigh the country's capabilities and potential, said Speaker of the Lower House Atef Tarawneh.
  • »Challenges ahead for Jordan’s telecom sector

    Tue 18 February / Feb 2014. 12:00 AM
    The mobile market in Jordan is relatively mature and saturated, with a penetration rate of 155% as of the third quarter of 2013, according to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC).
  • »Jordan made outstanding achievements despite meagre resources: PM

    Mon 17 February / Feb 2014. 10:28 AM
    Despite its small size and limited resources, Jordan had made outstanding achievements in the areas of social security, education and human capacity in addition to its role in promoting peace and development to build the Middle East, Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said.
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