Local News Last Week
  • »Gov’t Directives to Launch New Cancer Insurance Programme

    Thu 21 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Council of Ministers has ratified the recommendations of the Minister of Health and Prime Minister Dr Omar Razzaz today, Thursday, to launch the new cancer insurance programme, to cover all cancer patients in Jordan....
  • »Authorities Freeze Assets of Tax Officials, Businessmen in Rare Corruption Crackdown

    Thu 21 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The authorities on Wednesday froze the assets of tax officials, including department directors and employees, as well as businessmen involved in a number of tax evasion and corruption related cases.
    The Attorney General...
  • »Royal Decree to Hold Extraordinary Parliament Session July 9

    Wed 20 June / Jun 2018. 08:08 PM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— A Royal Decree has been issued today, Wednesday, to hold the extraordinary parliament session on Monday, July 9, 2018, for the vote on confidence.
    The Prime Minister and his Cabinet will deliver the Ministerial Statement...
  • »Electronic Crimes Bill Referred to Parliament End of June

    Wed 20 June / Jun 2018. 08:03 PM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The government has referred the Electronic Crimes Law amendment bill for the year 2018 to the House of Representatives to be reviewed on June 28, 2018.
    The House has the constitutional capacity to address, review and...
  • »Central Bank’s Foreign, Gold Reserves Drop 8%

    Wed 20 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ)’s reserves of foreign, hard currencies and gold have declined 8 per cent in the first five months of the year, 2018, compared to the same duration last year, according to CBJ figures....
  • »Authorities Arrest Drug Dealers in West Balqaa

    Wed 20 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Personnel with Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) and the West Balqaa Police Precinct arrested four drug dealers today, Wednesday, found in possession of narcotics and two firearms.
    Some 300 seedlings of Marijuana were...
  • »Mouasher Resigns from Senate, Tarawneh Resigned from Royal Court, Appointed AP

    Wed 20 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The resignation of Minister Rajai Mouasher from the House of Appointed Senates was accepted by Royal Decree today, Wednesday, as well as the resignation of Royal Hashemite Court President Fayez Tarawneh and his appointment...
  • »King Meets with Ranking US Defence, Military Officials

    Wed 20 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— His Majesty King Abdullah II received US Under Secretary of Defence for Policy John Rood and Commander of the US Central Command Gen Joseph Votel today, Wednesday, in Amman, to discuss bolstering bilateral cooperation and...
  • »US Withdrawal from UNHR Council Disappointing: Prince Zeid

    Wed 20 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    NEW YORK — The United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Raad Al Hussein said that the United States' decision to pull out of the UN Human Rights Council was disappointing, but not really surprising .
    "Given the state of...
  • »New Royal Court Chief Appointed

    Wed 20 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — A Royal Decree was issued Tuesday appointing Yousef Issawi as Chief of the Royal Court as of June 20.
    Another Decree was also issued Tuesday accepting the resignation of former Royal Court Chief, Fayez Tarawneh, as of June 20.
    (Petra)
  • »Safadi, US Undersecretary of Defence on Policy, Ties, Region

    Wed 20 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Wednesday discussed with United States Undersecretary of Defence for Policy John C Rood bilateral relations and ways to enhance them in various domains.
    The meeting also...
  • »Media Minister Pledges Ease of Access to Information

    Tue 19 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— In a statement via Facebook, last Sunday, State Minister for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Jumana Ghunaimat pledged to ease and facilitate access to information for journalists and media professionals.
    She...
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