Local News Last Week
  • »PM Lays Foundation Stone for Desert Highway Project

    Thu 14 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Prime Minister Hani Mulqi, on Thursday, attended a ceremony to launch the rehabilitation project of the 220-km Desert Highway at a cost of $224 million.
    The project, funded by the Saudi Fund for Development, will be implemented within...
  • »His Majesty Inaugurates King Hussein Cancer Centre’s New Expansion

    Thu 14 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, on Wednesday, inaugurated a new expansion of the King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC) to increase its capacity from 173 to 352 beds and contribute to...
  • »King: Protecting the Middle Class Should Be Gov’t Strategic Goal

    Thu 14 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II, in an interview with the Jordan News Agency (Petra) on Wednesday, said that the government must ensure that the implementation of financial reforms would not affect middle- and low-income families and...
  • »Royal Decree Appoints Smadi Head of Sharia High Court

    Thu 14 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— A Royal Decree has issued today, Thursday, the appointment of Judge Dr Kamal Ali Smadi as Chairman of the Sharia High Court, effective next Wednesday.
  • »Stabbing in Central Marketplace in Amman

    Thu 14 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Four people were stabbed in the central marketplace in Juwaideh, Amman, in a fight between two families, rooted in past differences, a source told AlGhad. Police, according to the source, have apprehended the instigators...
  • »The Gulf Crisis: Another Failure in Cairo

    Wed 13 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    We can safely say that the recent Gulf Crisis and its implications have laid waste to whatever hope we had to revive joint Arab action.
    Truth be told, the Arab League wasn’t doing much better before the Crisis. The ‘Arab Spring’...
  • »Operate the Workforce…

    Wed 13 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    The Cabinet attentively listened to the proposal of the Minister of Labour, Ali Ghzawi, last week, outlining a three-year gradual labour development plan.
    By 2021, the Minister’s plan aims to train and rehabilitate the domestic labour power...
  • »The Kinds of Jordanian Officials…

    Wed 13 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    There’s nothing is new about the typical ministerial complaint.
    Often ministers wonder why they got themselves involved in the public sector altogether, shamelessly of course. Especially those who leave the functionality and pay-scales of the...
  • »Heatwave Continues Until Thursday, Subsides Friday

    Wed 13 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The Kingdom on Wednesday and Thursday will remain under the impact of the heat wave, which brought hot and dry conditions across the country, and pushed temperatures 6-7 degrees above their annual average.
    According to the Jordan...
  • »Court Sentences 17 Terrorism Convicts to 3-15 Years of Hard Labour

    Wed 13 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Earlier on Wednesday, The Court of State Security (SSC) has found 17 defendants guilty in cases relating to terrorism, ranging from attempting to join terrorist organizations, including Daesh and Nusra, to promoting terrorism.
    Their...
  • »UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Concludes Visit to Jordan

    Wed 13 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra concluded a two-day visit to Jordan during which she met with Syrian children, youths and families who fled their country to Jordan.
    The ambassador visited Makani centres in Jordan that allow...
  • »Armed Exhibitionism

    Tue 12 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    It is an abolition of our time.
    Armed exhibitionism is no longer a phenomenon exclusive to one governorate or district without the other.
    Celebratory shootouts have become customary to Jordanian occasions, from weddings, to elections, not to...
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