Local News Last Week
  • »Cabinet Approves Establishment of First Educational Waqf

    Wed 17 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The Cabinet approved the establishment of the first educational waqf (endowment), upon a recommendation by the ministers of education, awqaf and finance, with the aim of urging the local community and civil society institutions to...
  • »Masri Takes Oath before King as Minister of Municipal Affairs, Transport

    Wed 17 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Waleed Al Masri on Wednesday was sworn in before His Majesty King Abdullah II as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Transport Minister .
    The ceremony, held at the Husseiniya Palace, was attended by Prime Minister Hani Mulki and Royal...
  • »King Attends Ceremony to Honour Prince Ra’ed

    Wed 17 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah attended a ceremony held at the Husseiniya Palace on Wednesday to honour Prince Ra'ed Ben Zaid in appreciation to his tremendous participations in providing care to the disabled persons.
    During the honouring...
  • »King Urges Swift Public Sector Reform

    Wed 17 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday emphasized the need to speed up public sector reform without any delay, and said the administrative body of the state should come under continuous accountability and measurement of performance....
  • »King Chairs Meeting on National Human Resources Strategy

    Wed 17 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday, chaired a meeting to follow up on the implementation of the National Strategy for Human Resources Development 2016-2025.
    In the meeting, held at the Husseineyah palace, in the presence of Her...
  • »House Session on Price Hikes Loses Quorum

    Tue 16 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The House of Representatives session today, Tuesday, lost quorum as the majority of the House did not show up for the discussion of the subsequent price hikes, following the de-subsidisation of various commodities under...
  • »Press Figures Detained, Charged with Promoting False News

    Tue 16 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Press Association Council member Omar Maharmeh, the Editor-in-Chief of Jafra News website, along with journalist Shadi Zayati, were arrested and detained today, Tuesday, by orders of the Amman General Attorney’s...
  • »King Arrives in Cyprus for Trilateral Jordanian-Cypriot-Greek Summit

    Tue 16 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    NICOSIA — His Majesty King Abdullah II, Tuesday arrived in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia to participate in a trilateral summit along with Cypriot President, Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras.
    Upon arrival at the...
  • »Court Sentences Syrian Drug Dealer to 7.5 Years with Hard Labour

    Tue 16 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The Court of State Security (SSC), Tuesday, handed a Syrian refugee a 7.5-year sentence in jail with hard labour and a fine of JOD5,000 for possessing 23,000 Captagon pills- an amphetamine-based drug- at his Zaatari refugee camp house....
  • »Resistance to Reform and the Oddly Responders!

    Mon 15 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    Responders to my “Corruption Triangle” series of articles, on petty corruption among employees in some branches of government, particularly those handling monetary citizen transactions, claim that I have made generalisations.
    The most...
  • »Crown Prince Meets Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

    Mon 15 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    ABU DHABI — His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein on Monday met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahayan.
    During the meeting, held on the...
  • »Crown Prince attends World Future Energy Summit opening

    Mon 15 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    ABU DHABI — His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein on Monday attended the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme...
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