Local News Last Month
  • »Gov’t Retracts 10% Tax on JOD2000+ Public Sector Salaries

    Tue 27 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Minister of Finance Omar Malhas announced today, Tuesday, that the government has, since the beginning of the year, suspended the 10% income tax on public sector salaries over JOD2,000.
    Apparently, this was a...
  • »King Holds Talks with Panama President on Ties, Mideast

    Tue 27 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday held talks with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela on relations between the two countries and the current regional and international developments.
    During a one-on-one meeting followed by...
  • »King Receives Cypriot Foreign Minister

    Tue 27 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday welcomed Foreign Minister of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, and discussed bilateral cooperation and regional developments.
    King Abdullah stressed Jordan's keenness on promoting ties with Cyprus,...
  • »King Receives Arab League Secretary General

    Mon 26 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    DEAD SEA — His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday received Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, who handed the King a report of joint Arab action assessment during Jordan's presidency to the Arab summit.
    Aboul Gheit praised...
  • »King Receives UNRWA Commissioner General

    Mon 26 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    DEAD SEA —AlGhad— His Majesty King Abdullah II received Commissioner General of the UNRWA Pierre Krahenbuhl today, Monday, on the sidelines of the 2nd Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit 2018, at the Dead Sea King Hussein...
  • »King Sponsors Nobel Peace Summit

    Mon 26 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— His Majesty King Abdullah inaugurated the launch of the 2nd Nobel Peace Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit 2018, held at the King Hussein Convention Centre in the Dead Sea today, Monday, March 26th through March...
  • »Authorities Arrest 10 in Multiple Anti-Narcotics Drug Raids

    Mon 26 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) carried out a number of drug raids in East Amman and Mafraq, leading to the arrest of 10 people and the identification of two more suspects, still at large, a police source said.
    Large...
  • »Jordan in Geneva Calls for Donors to Honour Commitments to Refugee Host Countries

    Sun 25 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    GENEVA — Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament, Atef Tarawneh, called on members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to put pressure on decision-makers in their countries to provide aid and assistance to the refugee host countries,...
  • »Jordan Envoy to Int’l Parliament Snatches Vote for Jerusalem as Palestine Capital

    Sun 25 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    GENEVA — The International Parliament voted Sunday in support of the Palestinians' right to Jerusalem as the capital of their state in the 138th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, Switzerland.
    The IPU vote came after...
  • »King Meets with US Lawmakers

    Sun 25 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday received a delegation from the US House of Representatives, headed by Nancy Pelosi, head of the Democratic Party's Bloc, for a discussion on Jordan-US cooperation and strategic partnership and...
  • »Jordan Falls Slightly on EUI’s Democratic-Health Index

    Sun 25 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    Abdul Rahman Bazian
    AMMAN — The 10th edition of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index shows Jordan’s ranking on the Democratic-Health Index has declined slightly in 2017, from 2016’s 3.96 (out of 10) to 3.87, as...
  • »Army Foils Infiltrations Attempt, Confiscates Weapons, Drugs

    Sun 25 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Military operatives on the Eastern Border Military Zone foiled an attempt to smuggle a large shipment of drugs and weapons in from Syria today, Sunday, a ranking army source confirmed to AlGhad.
    The joint Jordan Armed...
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