Local News Last Week
  • »King Receives National Human Rights Centre 2016 Report

    Wed 18 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— His Majesty King Abdullah II received the Chairman of the National Human Rights Centre (NHRC) board of trustees on Sunday, Dr Mohammad Bakhit, who presented to His Majesty the Centre’s 2016 annual report on human...
  • »Is the Kurdish Dream Over?!

    Tue 17 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    The Popular Mobilisation Forces in Iraq entered Kirkuk a couple of days ago, and were successful in retaking the city, among others.
    Within hours, Kurdish Peshmerga withdrew from the area, after Popular Forces leader, Hadi Amiri, and Kurdish...
  • »The Missing Link in the Gov’t Rhetoric

    Tue 17 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    The government is operating according to a comprehensive plan, laid out early on, to communicate its financial and economic reforms programme for 2018 to the public.
    Part of this plan includes the Prime Minister’s meetings with MP blocks,...
  • »Israel Okays New Settlement Construction in Occupied Hebron

    Tue 17 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — The planning and construction committee of the Israeli occupation authority has given the green light for 60 new settler units to be built in the settlement of Neghot, south of Hebron in the southern West Bank, according to Israeli...
  • »Queen Rania Attends QRTA Graduation Ceremony

    Tue 17 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — In a step lauded by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah as "a long-awaited Jordanian accomplishment," the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) on Monday graduated the first cohort of teachers and principals to receive two newly...
  • »Killer Sentenced to Death Sentence in Nuzha Syrian Child Case

    Tue 17 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The court sentenced the defendant in the case of the Syrian Child who was found raped and murdered in Nuzha, in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
    The court exonerated the defendant on the case of sexual assault, incorporating...
  • »Police Arrest 4 in Ramtha, over Stolen Cheques Worth JOD1.8m

    Tue 17 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMTHA —AlGhad— The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Ramtha, north of Jordan, arrested four people with criminal priors for stealing a vault from a shop in the city, with JOD1.8 million worth in cheques stored inside.
    The...
  • »The Journey Begins…

    Mon 16 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    It was striking of hope, what the graduate teacher Mai Huweitat said on behalf of her colleagues at the teachers training diploma ceremony. She spoke about the change in the way she saw education.
    All of it in the span of just one year of the...
  • »Protecting the Citizens

    Mon 16 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    The indirect and subsequent mark-ups caused by the direct hikes in prices are far more consequential for citizens than the hikes themselves!
    Floating bread prices and cashing subsidies directly to eligible beneficiaries, in theory, could help...
  • »The Expats Reproach

    Mon 16 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    The case for expats drew a lot of traction in regards to how the state approaches the issue.
    There are voices calling for policymakers in Jordan to reconsider how they address the status of Jordanian expats, and find a way to make the most of their...
  • »King Visits Gendarmerie's Special Police Command

    Mon 16 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces, on Monday visited the Special Police Operations Command affiliated with the Gendarmerie Department, where he was welcomed by General Directorate of...
  • »Jordanian CSOs Discuss Human Rights Reports in Geneva Today

    Mon 16 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The United Nations’ International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is convening in Geneva today, Monday, to meet with the representatives of national CSOs from Jordan, Congo, and Australia, to discuss their...
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