Local News Last Week
  • »Muwaqqar Re-Elections is Government Decisions, not IEC’s — Says Kalaldeh

    Wed 11 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— In a statement the Independent Election Commission (IEC) Chairman gave AlGhad on Monday, Dr Khaled Kalaldeh says that the Commission is responsible for organising elections not deciding on them, which is otherwise the...
  • »Officers Detained in Irbid Assault Case of Citizen Beaten by Police

    Wed 11 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The special prosecutor has ordered the arrest of four Criminal Investigations Department (CID) personnel in Irbid, who turned to be involved in the assault against Jordanian elderly citizen, Prof Thiabat, last Friday,...
  • »Army Foils 2 Smuggling, Infiltration Attempts on Northern Borders

    Wed 11 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The northern military command, in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department and the Military Security Department, foiled an attempt by four people to smuggle large quantities of drugs.
    A source at the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab...
  • »Dead Sea Highway Blocked as Bridge near Collapse

    Wed 11 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    DEAD SEA —AlGhad— Authorities have blocked the Dead Sea-South Jordan Valley highway as a precaution after a number of support beams under a main bridge collapsed earlier today, Wednesday.
    South Shouna Governor Dr Bassem Mubaidhin said...
  • »King Meets House Speaker, MP Bloc Leaders

    Wed 11 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— His Majesty King Abdullah II met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the leaders of MP blocs earlier today, Wednesday, according to the Royal Hashemite Court on Twitter.
  • »The King’s Messages and the Building Blocks of Law

    Tue 10 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    The King’s recent visit to the Public Security Directorate (PSD), after Criminal Investigations Department (CID) personnel assaulted a university professor was invaluable.
    It conveyed numerous, doubly important messages to the police and the...
  • »Facts the Public Disputes… Why?

    Tue 10 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    The public still doesn’t believe the government’s claim that the regional turmoil has had a tremendous impact on Jordan’s economy, amplifying its problems.
    Chief among these spill-over factors of the Syrian crisis, for example, is...
  • »Youth Shot in Amman, Hospitalised in Critical Condition

    Tue 10 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— A young man, in his twenties, was critically wounded when an unidentified shooter opened fire at him by the main road Tuesday evening near the University of Jordan, west of Amman, a police source told AlGhad.
    The young...
  • »Police Make Arrests in Democratic People’s Party Theft Case

    Tue 10 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Authorities made two arrests in the Democratic People’s Party fund theft case today, Tuesday, a police source told AlGhad.
    One of the detainees confessed to the theft while being investigated, and admitted to having...
  • »Teachers Strike in North Jordan Valley over Colleague’s Assault

    Tue 10 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    JORDAN VALLEY —AlGhad— Teachers at a boys’ high school in the North Jordan Valley held a strike today, Tuesday, in protest over the assault of one of their colleague by a parent.
    The victim of the assault was hospitalised earlier....
  • »Towards National Consensus

    Mon 9 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    The underway meetings between the government and members of both houses are important at this point.
    Mindfully, this isn’t just about pending government policies.
    It goes beyond showcasing proposals to exchanging ideas and suggestions, in...
  • »The Image Overseas

    Mon 9 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    Following up on Jordanian news while abroad, it became clearer to me how foreigners, expats, and investors see Jordan.
    First, there was the power theft, Jordan’s largest ever recorded incident of the sort. Then out came the video of security...
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