Local News Last Week
  • »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...
  • »Border with Syria Expected to Reopen Early in 2018

    Mon 9 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Jaber-Nusseib border point with Syria is expected to be reopened early in 2018, a Jordanian official reportedly told to Quds Press, as soon as “safe passage is secured for Syrian refugees as well as Jordanians...
  • »Journalists Assaulted in Ramtha, Allegedly by CID Personnel

    Mon 9 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Centre for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) condemned the assault of three Journalists by a number masked personnel in Ramtha, as the reporters were covering the protests which broke out over the weekend.
  • »‘Sahafa’ Tunnel Blocked as Phase 4 of ‘Rapid Bus’ Works to Launch

    Mon 9 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) announced that the ‘Sahafa’ Tunnel will be blocked as of Friday morning ahead of the launch of Phase Four of the Rapid Bus works there.
    Traffic will be detoured via...
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