Local News Last Week
  • »Civil Defence Tends to Deliberate Forest Fire in Ajloun

    Thu 17 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Ajloun Civil Defence Department (CDD) responded to a deliberate forest fire in the woodland near Ein al Qantara, said CDD Ajloun direct, Hani Smadi.
    Director Smadi said that the fire was lit in the midst of olive...
  • »Muwaqqar: An Onslaught against the Nation!

    Wed 16 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    In every way possible, the State sought to hold a successful municipality and local elections, in as civil a way as possible, unflawed and untainted.
    No effort was spared in the period leading up to the day of the elections, even during, by the...
  • »The Brighter Side of the Elections…'

    Wed 16 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    It is exactly as the State Minister for Media Affairs, Mohammad Momani, said, these elections last Tuesday: doubt in the integrity of the elections is now a thing of the past.
    Municipality Elections in particular have been subject to outrageous...
  • »Above the Law… Under the Law

    Wed 16 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    In the overall, these elections, last Tuesday, were successful, in the general scheme of things.
    No major breaches or violations, nor valid complaints, particularly in regards to government interference, whether for or against any of the...
  • »King Meets Representatives of Jerusalem Awqaf, Palestinian Figures

    Wed 16 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah praised the steadfastness of Jerusalemites and their continued efforts to defend Al Aqsa Mosque/ Haram Al Sharif.
    During a meeting with a delegation representing Jerusalem Awqaf Department as well as...
  • »King Chairs National Policies Council Meeting

    Wed 16 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday, chaired a National Policies Council (NPC) meeting that focused on the current regional developments as well as the municipal and governorate council elections that were held yesterday
    During...
  • »Questions We Must Ask: Why the Low Turnout?!

    Tue 15 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    As usual in every electoral occasion, Amman and Zarqa come in last in the turnout scale in comparison to the rest of the governorates.
    In Amman the turnout rate stood at 7 per cent, by 1PM, and 8 per cent in Zarqa.
    During the Parliamentary...
  • »Bar: Possible Vote Purchasing Cited at Several Polling Centres

    Tue 15 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Jordanian Bar Association (JBA)’s monitor group stated at a press conference Tuesday afternoon, that several suspected incidents of vote purchasing were cited at numerous polling centres.
    Additionally, the Bar...
  • »National Turnout at 31%, 1.3m Constituents Cast Vote, Ballot Sorting Begins

    Tue 15 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Chairman of the Independent Elections Commission (IEC), Dr Khaled Kalaldeh, stated at a press conference, Tuesday evening, that the total national turnout stands at about 31 per cent, as 1.3 million Jordanians have...
  • »Municipal Elections Almost at Benchmark Integrity Levels: NCHR

    Tue 15 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— National Centre For Human Rights (NCHR) Director, Dr Mousa Bureizat, stated Tuesday afternoon, at a press conference in Amman, that the Municipal and Decentralised Elections were carried out at a level of integrity and...
  • »IEC: Turnout at 29.9%, Extensions in Amman, Zarqa, Irbid, Remaining Poll Centres Closed

    Tue 15 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Independent Elections Commission (IEC) announced an 2-hour extension to the polling deadlines in certain areas in Amman, Zarqa and Irbid, as the remainder of the polling centres throughout the rest of the...
  • »IEC: Head of Um Butma Committee Detained, Possibly no Re-elections in Central Badia

    Tue 15 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— As riots have broken out in Mwaqqar, South of Amman, and the Head of Um Batma committee of the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) is still detained by the mob of vandals in Um Batma, the IEC stated that holding re-elections in the...
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