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  • »Authorities Arrest Drug Dealers, Weapons Confiscated

    Sat 13 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Authorities  raided a number of houses in the South of Amman, Zarqa and Aqaba, leading to the arrest of eight drug dealers and the confiscation of firearms and quantities of narcotics.
    In Amman, five were arrested in...
Local News Last Week
  • »Restructuring State

    Wed 10 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    The King’s Discussion Papers are back in the media and public opinion spotlight, especially the King’s sixth Discussion Paper.
    His Majesty conveyed to the members of the House of Representatives, during a meeting a few days ago, that he...
  • »The Corruption Triangle (2/2)

    Wed 10 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    Efforts are underway to counter corruption in the public sector’s most problematic departments: the tax, customs and land and survey departments. A plan was recently finalised by the Council of Ministers.
    The government’s agenda is to...
  • »Assailants in Deaf Guy Robbery, Assault Arrested

    Wed 10 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The police arrested two of the assailants who attacked a deaf guy and took his money and laptop in Zarqa last Sunday, and trashed his caravan, according to the young man’s lawyer, Khaled Abu Safyeh.
    The assailants...
  • »The Corruption Triangle (1/3)

    Mon 8 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    It is no secret that corruption is widespread in a variety of official institutions. Everybody knows it.
    For years, people have been calling for the government to do something about the corruption that is costing our Treasury significant revenues...
  • »State Security Court Tries 14k Thousand Cases in 2017

    Mon 8 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The Court of State Security (CSS) issued verdicts in 14,100 terrorism and drug cases during 2017, with a performance rate that almost hit 100 percent.
    The court examined 320 terrorism cases and drug-related offences amounted to 13,...
  • »Tax Dep’t Building Evacuated on False Bomb Threat, GID Announces Foiled Massive Terrorist Scheme

    Mon 8 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Police and emergency response units evacuated the Tax Department building in Jabal Amman earlier today, Monday, after a call came in, claiming there was a bomb hidden somewhere on the first floor. Police later confirmed that the bomb threat was false...
  • »King Visits Army Headquarters

    Sun 7 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), on Sunday visited the army’s headquarters.
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat and senior...
  • »Missing Man Found Dead in Zarqa River

    Sun 7 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The body of a man who vanished three days ago has been found by the Civil Defense Directorate (CDD) crews in the Zarqa River.
    A CDD source said the search efforts continued for three consecutive days, which kicked off...
  • »Jordan Allows Entry of Aid to Rukban Camp

    Sun 7 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Jordan has allowed the entry of humanitarian aid for one time to the Rukban camp for displaced Syrians after the UN presented a plan in which it pledged to deliver aid to the camp that is located inside Syria, according to official...
Local News 2 Weeks Ago
  • »The Government’s Emergency Plan

    Wed 3 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    Undoubtedly, the government is grateful for the House of Representatives’ leniency, or perhaps even obedience.
    In just one day, the House passed the government’s General Budget Bill for the year 2018, despite the variety of unpopular...
  • »Did the MPs Just Let It Slide?

    Wed 3 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    The government finally managed to pass the 2018 Budget Bill with the blessings of the House of Representatives.
    In this bill there is a bundle of difficult decisions, entailing de-subsidisations and tax revamps on a variety of commodities and...
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