Local News 2 Weeks Ago
  • »Union Strike Encompasses Vast Participation across Capital, Governorates

    Wed 6 June / Jun 2018. 05:00 PM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Federation of Trade Unions’ strike today, Wednesday, has encompassed vast participation across the Capital, Amman, and governorates across the Kingdom, mainly in Jarash, Aqaba, Jordan Valley, Zarqa and Karak....
  • »Message Received

    Wed 6 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    Message received; Mulqi’s government is gone.
    Naturally, due to its detachment from the reality of the situation for Jordanians and their obliviousness to the implications of their decisions.
    If anything, this is a lesson for Dr Omar Razzaz...
  • »Back Away from the Edge

    Wed 6 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    Despite the realisation of public demands, be it the retraction of the price hikes on fuel or the resignation of the government, the protests continued.
    The appointment of a democratic, reformist figure, Omar Razzaz, as prime minister did not put...
  • »Irbid Exports Decline to USD23m in May

    Wed 6 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    IRBID — The value of Irbid's exports in May declined by 23.3 per cent reaching USD51.3 million compared to the USD67 million in the same period of last year.
    Exports of Al Hassan Industrial Zone stood at USD46 million, while the Cyber City's...
  • »Jordanian in Donetsk Reportedly Arrested for “Espionage”

    Wed 6 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The department of national security in the self-proclaimed republic of Donetsk, Ukraine, announced the arrest of a Jordanian, reportedly charged of spying for the Ukrainian authorities, according to the Russia Today...
  • »Qatar Calls Allies, Arab World to Support Jordan

    Tue 5 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS —AlGhad— The Qatari foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, stated today, Monday, that the entire Arab World, Jordan’s allies worldwide above all, should work to support the Kingdom’s stability....
  • »Union Bodies Withdraw Participation in Wednesday Strike

    Tue 5 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — A number of professional associations, societies, commissions and unions under the umbrella of the National Coalition for Economic Institutions, late Monday, announced suspension of participation in a strike planned to be held tomorrow...
  • »Confirmed: Razzaz Entrusted to Form New Gov’t

    Tue 5 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— His Majesty King Abdullah II officially entrusted the task of forming the new government to former Minister of Education Dr Omar Razzaz today, Monday, following the resignation of Dr Hani Mulqi and his Cabinet on Sunday,...
  • »Everybody Wins!

    Mon 4 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    Had the events unfolding in Jordan taken place anywhere else in the Arab World, it would have ended in disaster, if not catastrophe. But Jordan has weathered a monumental turn in the midst of a regional storm, and today, everybody wins.
    There are...
  • »Protests Continue despite Gov’t Resignation

    Mon 4 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Jordanians have taken to the streets for the 6th day in a row today, Monday, to protest the government’s approach on economic and political issues, including primarily the income tax amendments, despite the...
  • »The Situation from the King’s Perspective

    Mon 4 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    The government’s resignation is only the tip of the iceberg.
    It foretells an all-encompassing change to the general public approach to governance.
    A government reshuffle, indeed, will not be the end of our troubles, but it is a start, if...
  • »The King’s Message: At This Precise Moment in Time

    Mon 4 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    At every monumental turn, in the history of this country, we are confronted by the truth that our Jordan is by all measures unique.
    The protestors drew out an amazingly civilised scene across the country, and this has made all so proud. But this...
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