Local News Last Week
  • »Over A Million Votes Cast by 5:30PM, Turnout at 24.6%

    Tue 15 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The total turnout in all of the Kingdom’s governorates by 5:30PM exceeded 1 million, at around 24.6 per cent of the constituency, according to the Chairman of the Independent Elections Commission (IEC).
    Ajloun...
  • »Mobs Assault Polling Centres in Central Badia, IEC Head Committee Detained, 7 Ballot Boxes Smashed

    Tue 15 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    Riots broke out in the Central Badia district, South of Amman, as the mob stormed a polling centre in Mwaqqar, smashing 7 ballot boxes, and another group of rioters detained the Head of Um Batma the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) committee inside another centre, according to IEC Spokesperson, Jihad Momani.
  • »Police Break off Riots in East Amman

    Tue 15 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Police forces intervened to break off riots in Eastern Amman around noon today, Tuesday, initiated by proponents of a candidate, over what the 100 rioters claimed to be vote purchasing, carried out by a rivalling candidate...
  • »Turnout Less Than Half of Previous Rates, 894k Votes Cast until 4:20PM: IEC

    Tue 15 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Total turnout in all of the Kingdom’s governorates by 4:20PM, stands at no more than 21.75 per cent of the constituency, which according to the Chairman of the Independent Elections Commission (IEC), Dr Khaled...
  • »Why so Dim?!

    Mon 14 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    In spite of the Islamists’ participation in the Municipal and Decentralised Elections, as well as the Leftists’, it is losing political momentum.
    It is also obvious that the political parties’ participation is more of an attempt...
  • »Intimidation: It Just Isn’t Enough!

    Mon 14 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    The government has a right to warn us of not doing what “we’re told”.
    It is also perhaps right to intimidate Jordanians into endorsing the price hikes, now, before it is too late, by warning against putting them off.
    The...
  • »The Market, Universities, and the Unemployed Graduate

    Mon 14 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    Neither the skyrocketing figures of unemployment help, nor the repetitive warnings against enrolling for dead majors.
    As no less than 35 thousand Tawjihi graduates, yesterday, have begun applying to universities, more than half of them will enrol...
  • »CDD to Launch Emergency Preparations, Warns of Harmful Practices

    Mon 14 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Civil Defence Department (CDD) confirmed today, Monday, that emergency preparations are currently underway ahead of the Municipal and Decentralised Elections tomorrow, Tuesday, the 15th of August, 2017.
    Director of...
  • »An All-New Jordan!

    Sun 13 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    The Centre for Strategic Studies published a report, some months ago, on policy making under uncertainty, highlighting the reality of Jordan’s domestic and regional situation.
    Interestingly enough, the report goes beyond the attempt to...
  • »Three Primary Developments in Syria

    Sun 13 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    Most estimations indicate the US Administration of President Donald Trump has abandoned the military solution in Syria.
    This decision is based on three primary developments in Syria.
    First, there is the ceasefire in Daraa, Suwaida, and Qunaitra,...
  • »Gov’t Declares Holiday on Elections Tuesday

    Sun 13 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The government announced Tuesday to be a holiday ahead of the Municipal and Decentralised Elections to be held August 15th, 2017.
    State Minister for Media Affairs, Mohammad Momani, announced the holiday at a press...
  • »Police to Launch Security Plan Monday to Secure Elections

    Sun 13 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Public Security Directorate (PSD)’s media office stated today, Sunday, that the authorities will begin implementing a comprehensive plan to secure polling centres and the electoral process throughout Jordan for...
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