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 Amman, Jordan

Amman is the capital and largest city of Jordan. It is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The Greater Amman area has a population of 2,842,629 as of 2010. The population of Amman is expected to jump from 2.8 million to almost 6.5 million by 2025 due to constant and rapid immigration. The recent economic growth experienced in Amman is unmatched by any other Arab city except those located in the gulf. Amman is also the administrative seat of the homonymous governorate. Amman is also ranked a Gamma global city on the World city index.


Amman was named one of the Mena's best cities according to economic, labour, environmental, and socio-cultural factors. Amman is among the most popular locations for multinational Corporations to set up their regional offices, alongside Doha and only behind Dubai. Furthermore, it is expected that in the next 10 years these three cities will capture the largest share of multinational corporation activity in the region. It is a major tourist destination in the region and the capital is especially popular among Gulf tourists. Amman is considered one of the richest and most Western-oriented cities in the Middle East.

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Amman, Jordan (AFP) - While Middle Eastern airlines grapple with carry-on bans for laptops on flights to the US and Britain, one carrier is encouraging passengers to do the unthinkable: actually talk to each other.
... their outrage at Amman's gas agreements with the Israeli regime, calling on the government to scrap the 'deals of shame.

Amman - His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday condemned the "heinous attack" that targeted the British Parliament on Wednesday and resulted in the death and injury of dozens.
Dead Sea, Jordan, March 23 (KUNA) -- Preparations for the Arab Summit to be hosted by Jordan next week came to a close in Amman Thursday, Arab League's Assistant Secretary-General for Financial and Administrative Affairs Adnan Al Khudair said.
Amman - Amman, together with Milan, ranked 29th internationally in the Worldwide Cost of Living Report 2017, which also ranked the capital as the most expensive Arab city to live in.

Amman, Jordan - Ahlam al-Tamimi, 37, never imagined that the quiet life she led for several years in Jordan would be turned upside down when the United States Department of Justice filed criminal charges against her demanding her extradition from ...
Amman - Authorities are conducting tests on Brazilian beef sold in the local market following allegations that Brazilian meat exporters have been selling rotten meat with falsified certificates, according to an official.
Amman - Representatives of Jordan Chamber of Industry discussed ways to increase industrial exports to Iraq as they participated in the meetings of the Jordanian-Iraqi joint committee, which commenced in Baghdad on Monday, according to a statement of ...
The ban will take effect on Saturday, March 25 until October 14 this year and affect people flying direct to the United States from Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE, Amman, Jordan; Cairo; Istanbul; Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City ...
The very first SANAD Fincluders Startup Challenge to take place outside of Europe is headed toward Amman, Jordan to find innovative SMEs spreading financial inclusion in Mena.
Jordan looks forward to making the Amman Arab summit a milestone in pan-Arab collaboration to address national security challenges and to provide a platform for Arab leaders to express their support for common causes.
The king's meeting with US President Donald Trump in early February underscored Washington's view of Jordan as a pivotal player in the Middle East and the US dependence on Amman for solutions to pending regional issues. King Abdullah II is presently ...
The new policy took effect at 3am (EDT) today, and must be followed within 96 hours by airlines flying to the US from airports in Amman, Jordan; Cairo; Istanbul; Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; and ...
Kilani says the new rules were not applied to Royal Jordanian's direct flight that already departed on Tuesday from Jordan's capital of Amman to New York. A Royal Jordanian statement on twitter late Monday was among the first to reveal the ban. Kilani ...
A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that the ban beginning Tuesday, March 21, 2017, affects airports in 10 cities of Cairo in Egypt; Amman in Jordan; Kuwait City in Kuwait; Casablanca in Morocco; Doha in Qatar; Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; ...

The U.S. ban affects flights from Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Cairo; Istanbul; Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar, and Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
A U.S. official told The Associated Press the ban will apply to nonstop flights to the U.S. from 10 international airports serving the cities of Cairo in Egypt; Amman in Jordan; Kuwait City in Kuwait; Casablanca in Morocco; Doha in Qatar; Riyadh and ...
The decision of the US authorities included the flights from Amman's Queen Alia International Airport, besides the departing flights from nine other airports in the Middle East, and North Africa, it said in a statement to the Jordan Times. RJ will ...
... in connection with the alleged fatal stabbing of his neighbour in an Amman suburb a day earlier. The 30-year-old victim was allegedly stabbed twice in the neck and waist while in the street in Manara suburb, a senior judicial source told The Jordan ...
The project, implemented by the government in cooperation with the private sector on the build-operate-transfer principle, is one of the strategic development schemes aimed to increase investments in East Amman, the Jordan news agency, Petra, reported.
In an interview with Jordan news agency (Petra), Rifai said the presidency of the summit by his Majesty King Abdullah II, its time and place as well as the number of countries participating in the meeting make it one of the most important Arab summits.
Amman, Jordan's bustling capital, is a city of two faces, with modern, cosmopolitan districts and a more traditional Downtown area where tourists are advised to leave the shorts and revealing clothes at home.
Amman - Launching Jordan's fashion industry on to the international stage, "JO!" by Creative Jordan recently participated in fashion exhibitions touring in three countries, showcasing their denim and Oriental-embroidery designs.
Jerash - The Director of the Old Testament Centre Yousef Zuraiqat on Saturday urged the authorities to protect ancient caves at risk of destruction or burial by roadworks near Jerash, 45km north of Amman. The Ministry of Public Works and Housing has ...
Amman - women parliamentarians on Monday called for the formation of a cross-house coalition to address women's issues and work to amend all laws that ...
A prominent Iraqi Sunni politician on Monday warned Washington the acceleration in a military campaign in western Mosul to drive out Islamic State jihadists was causing a sudden surge in civilian casualties that threatened to undermine the effort to ...
Amman - The Kingdom's tourism revenues in the first two months of the year increased by 16.2 per cent to $652 million, up from $561 million in the same period last year, according to official figures released on Monday.
US Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. wells speaks at a meeting with local press in Amman on Monday (Photo by Osama Aqarbeh). Amman - Security of Jordan ...
Amman - Her Majesty Queen Rania on Monday visited the design Institute Amman (DIA) in support of Jordan's design industry and met with designers enrolled in its courses and workshops. The Queen was welcomed by the Founding Director of the ...
The King's remarks came during his meeting with the delegation of the Council for Arab and International Relations on Sunday held in the Jordanian capital Amman, where they discussed a number of regional issues, and the ways to address these ...
Amman, Jordan >> A Jordanian soldier who killed seven Israeli schoolgirls in a 1997 shooting rampage was released Sunday, after serving 20 years in prison.
Amman - Jordan and Kenya are expected to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) before the end of the year, Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Yarub Qudah said on Saturday.
Amman - Jordan and Italy on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) governing the renewal of the Italian Aid Programme for 2017-2019, valued at nearly 169 million Euro (JD126.5 million).
Amman - The Lower House's finance Committee on Monday gave the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) a week to present a detailed report on all potential violations related to employment and measures taken to rectify those violations, the Jordan News ...
... to Jordan and back to Australia. Flights along the route start from $919 return and are on a combination of Cathay Pacific and Royal Brunei flights.
London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Bank in partnership with Al Mawared Brokerage are holding a conference on Depositary Receipts on Monday March 13, 2017 at the Jordan capital markets premises, in cooperation with The Amman stock exchange ...
Amman, Jordan (AP) - It's been an emotional roller coaster for Mahmoud Mansour and his family, Syrian refugees tapped for possible resettlement to the United States, since President Donald Trump issued his first travel ban six weeks ago.
It is the second edition of a previous program that was hosted by the Dutch city of the Hague last December with the participation of experts from Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Libya. Developed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs ...
For Adnan Dabdoob, a 40-year old Syrian construction worker living in Amman, Jordan, the original ban had already ruined his plans to emigrate to Pennsylvania with his wife and five children.
For Jordan, this summit is critical, as it provides an opportunity to restore its political importance as a country interested in solving these crises and building a new phase of Arab concord.
Invited to Jordan by the US embassy in Amman to mark Black History Month, the artist believes that black history can serve as an inspiration for Arabs who suffer wars and injustices.
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, file photo, relatives and activists of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar, who was shot dead, takes a farewell look during his funeral in the town of Al-Fuheis near Amman, Jordan. Nahad Hattar, the writer, had been ...
Amman, Jordan (AP) - Jordan on Saturday executed 10 men convicted in a series of bombings and shooting attacks since 2003 that killed a British tourist, an outspoken critic of Islamic extremism and members of the Jordanian security forces, the ...
Amman - The Global healthcare Travel Forum (GHTF) has endorsed the "Amman Declaration" that seeks to expand the scope of medical tourism sector in Jordan to eight internationally recognised segments. Known as the Health Travel 8 (HT8), the ...
Amman, Jordan - Jordan hanged 15 inmates at dawn Saturday, including 10 who were convicted of terrorism, in what officials are calling one of the largest executions since the country reinstated the death penalty two years ago.
"The situation of Iraqi Christian refugees is critical and dangerous," Father Khalil Jaar told Catholic News Service on the sidelines of a conference hosted by the Vatican Embassy in Amman and the Catholic charity, Caritas Jordan. Meeting at Our Lady ...
Amman - Jordan on Wednesday sent a harshly worded letter of protest to the Israeli government, demanding an immediate halt to illegal construction works at the Umayyad Palaces located southwest of al Aqsa mosque/Al Haram al Sharif in Jerusalem.
In a hospital for reconstructive surgery in Amman, Jordan, war-wounded patients from Iraq receive treatment for complex injuries.


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