Local News Last Week
  • »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.
    The...
  • »‘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...
  • »King Visits Police HQ, Confirms Irbid Assault as “Isolated Incident”

    Mon 9 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— His Majesty King Abdullah II, during a visit to the Public Security Directorate (PSD) on Monday, said that the Irbid incident last week does not represent Jordan’s security agencies, and that it was an isolated...
  • »The End of the NCP: What Now?

    Sun 8 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    Honestly, I don’t think Jordanians care much for the National Current Party dismantling or that it is going to dismantle.
    Likewise, I suppose very few, if at all, gave mind to what party leader Abdul Hadi Majali had to say about it, the...
  • »The Death of Politics

    Sun 8 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    Some may not agree with the National Current Party’s reasons for dismantlement and their diagnosis of the political parties’ crisis in Jordan.
    An overwhelming sense of futility drove them to put their political assembly to rest.
    One...
  • »Anyone Who Doubts Jordan’s Historic Stances is “An Ignorant Fool” — Say Gov’t Sources

    Sun 8 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— In response to the remarks of Syrian Ambassador to Amman, Saturday evening, on Jordan’s role in the War of 1973, officials within the government spoke in anonymity to AlGhad, saying that only “an ignorant...
  • »Minister: Rukban Camp Not Jordan’s Responsibility

    Sun 8 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Ayman Safadi on Sunday said that Rukban camp on the border with Syria is a responsibility that must be shouldered by Syria and international community and will never be a Jordanian...
  • »Jordan Provided Clear Vision, Strategy to Combat Terrorism and Extremism: PM

    Sun 8 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Prime Minister Hani Mulqi said that Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King II, has provided a clear vision and strategy to combat terrorism and extremism which concentrate on a system of moral values away from hate speech....
  • »Authorities Foil Massive Drug Smuggle in Northern Badia Raid, Smuggler Arrested, Two At Large

    Sun 8 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— An Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) force stormed a house in the Northern Badia District, where a known drug smuggler stored a massive quantity of narcotics and pills for the purpose of smuggling it across the border to a...
  • »King Visits Northern Jordan Valley, Orders a Number of Public Projects

    Sun 8 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Sunday, visited Masharea town in northern Jordan Valley and checked first-hand on services provided to citizens.
    His Majesty ordered a number of public projects to be implemented as soon as possible...
  • »Riots in Ramtha Contained, 12 People Arrested

    Sun 8 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMTHA —AlGhad— A police source confirmed to AlGhad today, Sunday, that the riots which broke out again Saturday night in Ramth have been contained, and that order has been restored to the north Jordanian city.
    The source said 12...
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