Local News Archive
  • »ASE starts trading on higher note

    Sun 18 May / May 2014. 02:14 PM
    The Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) opened trading on Sunday with a rise to 2146 points compared to 2141 points of last session closure, according to market sources.
  • »Saudi aid boost to Syrian rebels puts Jordan at risk

    Fri 16 May / May 2014. 04:01 PM
    For months, a military stalemate has defined the war in Syria. Now, a new strategy is emerging as Western allies and Gulf states step up support for rebels in southern Syria.
  • »Jordanian ambassador to Libya freed

    Tue 13 May / May 2014. 09:46 AM
    AMMAN - Jordan's kidnapped ambassador to Libya has been freed by his captors, has left the country and is on his way home, a Jordanian cabinet minister said on Tuesday.
    "Ambassador Itan is on his way home and in good health," Jordan's Foreign...
  • »Jordan tourism hopes high for papal visit

    Mon 12 May / May 2014. 01:05 PM
    Jordan, home to many Islamic and Christian holy sites, hopes a visit this month by Pope Francis will promote religious tourism and boost an industry hit hard by regional turmoil.
  • »Olive tree, a witness to Jordan-Vatican friendship

    Mon 12 May / May 2014. 01:02 PM
    An olive tree stands tall and green in the Vatican gardens at Castel Gandolfo, bearing witness to a deep-rooted and special relationship between Jordan and the Holy See, spanning many decades.
  • »Ensour stresses role of Arab Monetary Fund in Jordan

    Sun 11 May / May 2014. 08:28 AM
    Prime Minister Abdallah Ensour discussed on Saturday with the Director General of the Arab Monetary Fund Abdul Rahman Hamidi the important role that the Fund can play in Jordan since the Kingdom is shouldering enormous responsibilities in the wake of the ongoing conflicts in neighboring countries.
  • »Journalists in Jordan fight on live TV talk show

    Thu 8 May / May 2014. 12:37 PM
    Two journalists in Jordan having a televised debate about the civil war in neighboring Syria literally turned — and overturned — the table on each other during an on-air brawl. The speakers broke apart the studio's table they had been seated in an attempt to fight each other.
  • »Ma'n riots caused less than JD1mln in damages

    Thu 8 May / May 2014. 10:44 AM
    The financial loses ensued after last-week's riots in Ma'n amounts to JD840,000, according to a source with knowledge on the matter, saying official committees were formed to assess the damages.
  • »King meets with secretary-general of OIC

    Thu 8 May / May 2014. 10:39 AM
    His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Wednesday, met with Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Iyad Madani, and discussed with him the organization's role in strengthening solidarity among Muslim countries and defending their causes.
  • »Parliamentary delegation leaves for Cyprus

    Wed 7 May / May 2014. 04:27 PM
    Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh left for Cyprus on Wednesday on a several-day official visit during which he will meet with President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades.
  • »Promotion of the Amman Message conference kicks off

    Wed 7 May / May 2014. 04:26 PM
    The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS), in cooperation with the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Jordan, started a meeting to promote the Amman Message to contribute to good governance, human rights and fundamental freedoms, and to counter the root causes of terrorism and violence.
  • »Gendarmerie director meets with chief of Saudi Emergency Force

    Wed 7 May / May 2014. 03:45 PM
    Director-General of the Gendarmerie, Maj. Gen Ahmad Sawailmeen, on Wednesday, met with commander of the Saudi Emergency Force, Gen. Khaled al-Harbi, and discussed with him means to cement cooperation between the two countries in security-related issues.
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