Local News Last Week
  • »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...
  • »On the Minister’s Approach: Dr Omar Razzaz

    Tue 12 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    Dr Omar Razzaz’s systematic approach and mindset, his conceptual skills, and diagnostic abilities, truly are as unique as they indispensable to the Minister of Education’s tasks at hand.
    They come in handy when it comes to formulating...
  • »Jordan Denounces Closure of Aqsa Mosque Building

    Tue 12 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Jordan on Tuesday strongly condemned a recent decision by the Israeli Magistrates Court to close down the Bab Al Rahma building on the Aqsa Mosque/ Haram Al Sharif compound in occupied East Jerusalem.
    State Minister for Media Affairs,...
  • »Flag at Half-Mast in Honour of Sinai Terrorist Attack Victims

    Tue 12 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The Royal Court Tuesday announced that Jordan flag at its main entrance would be flown at half-mast until 6pm of the same day, to mourn and show solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attack that targeted a convoy of Egyptian...
  • »198 Public Schools to Receive Syrian Refugee Children

    Tue 12 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    IRBID — Some 198 public schools across the Kingdom will start receiving Syrian refugee students this year, under the evening education programme, which is financed by international organisations, according to a Ministry of Education official....
  • »Jordan and the Syrian Badia

    Mon 11 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    Recent developments in the Syrian Badia’s Suwaida outskirts, by the Jordanian borders, raises a massive question mark on our ideas for the next phase.
    The Syrian Army is expanding its control over these areas, and is not in control of several...
  • »Better Now than Later!

    Mon 11 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    The government is trying hard to contain the public anger over the suggested amendments to income tax law.
    At the beginning, it seemed as though the ministerial team was surprised by the leak.
    Rightly so, these amendments were not yet discussed in...
  • »Mulqi’s Promise…

    Mon 11 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    Finally, the Prime Minister, Dr Hani Mulqi, decided to make an engaging appearance early on Monday, to launch what could be described as a “dialogue” on the government’s future plans.
    The Premier sent out a message to the people,...
  • »Jordan Elected to Head Arab Counter-Terrorism Team

    Mon 11 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAIRO — Jordanian candidate, Brigadier Amjad Husami, was elected as head of the Arab team of counter-terrorism at the League of Arab States, for a renewable two-year term.
    This came during the elections that were held on Monday, on the...
  • »Speaking of Which… Lavrov in Amman

    Sun 10 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    King Abdullah II is well aware of Russia’s growing influence and greatening part in the region, and the world for that matter.
    His Majesty has anticipated Russia’s return to the global scene early on, with the arrival of President...
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