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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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A new Jordan airline Royal Wings begins its seasonal chartered flights from Amman to Georgia's international airport in the seaside resort of Batumi.
Is Jordan about to invade Syria? That was the speculation following the unprecedentedly large 'Eager Lion' joint military exercise with the US and other international partners in Amman in May. This, alongside an exchange of insults with Damascus and ...
Amman - Her Majesty Queen Rania on Thursday visited Jerash where she commended the Jordan Association for Human Development (JAHD) for its "innovative" community-empowerment projects and achievements.
Amman - government institutions on Thursday said they have concluded preparations for the Eid Al Fitr holiday next week. All ministries and public departments will be on holiday from Sunday, June 25, to Wednesday, June 28, in observance of Eid Al Fitr ...
Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd R) meets with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi (L) in Amman June 22, 2017.

Amman - government institutions on Thursday said they have concluded preparations for the Eid Al Fitr holiday next week. All ministries and public ...
A day later, Amman announced that it was downgrading diplomatic representation with Qatar, asking the Qatari ambassador to leave, and revoking the license of Al Jazeera's office in Jordan. But it reiterated that Qatari nationals were still welcome in ...
But during a one-year span beginning in mid-November 2015, more Americans in uniform were killed in so-called green-on-blue killings in Jordan than in Afghanistan. Not only have the killings proved an embarrassment for Amman, in Jordan's tribal society ...
"We were riding on the emergency lane on the main airport road heading back towards Amman when, all of a sudden, I felt that something struck us," Farkouh told The Jordan Times. "I fell to the ground and saw Sahem fly in the air then drop dead ...
Ahmad is a poised journalist from Kutum, a town that lies 120 kilm away from El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur in Sudan. His towering figure and wide ...
Amman - The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has praised Jordan's "courage" and support for Syrian refugees as the agency on Tuesday marked World Refugee Day.
Amman // The fathers of two US soldiers who were fatally shot at a military airbase in Jordan last year are still searching for answers.
In this June 17, 2017 photo, James Moriarty, 70, sits for an interview about the death and trial of his son, fallen U.S. Green Beret Kevin McEnroe, in Amman, Jordan. Both Brian McEnroe and James Moriarty, fathers of two of the three American soldiers ...
Amman, the proud capital of Jordan whose history goes back several thousands of years, has been an attraction for visitors from all over the world.
... apparent pistol shot that ostensibly triggered the violent events because they couldn't identify the exact source of the sound.
Amman, June 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lawyer Jayne Fleming has just interviewed a pregnant torture survivor from Syria who fled to Jordan, having lost one of her small children in the war that has ravaged her country for more than six years.

This 2017 photo shows the tombstone in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia of 27-year-old Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty of Houston, Texas, who died along with two other Green Berets in a Jordanian air base on Nov. 4, 2016 in circumstances that ...
The King of Jordan, King Abdullah II has been filmed fighting fires in Amman near his palace. The King is pictured joining forces with many people fighting blazes, bring fire extinguishers to the front.
James Moriarty, right, and Brian McEnroe, center, talk with a U.S. government official before attending the trial of their sons' accused murderer in Amman, Jordan on Sun. June 18, 2017. The fathers of two of the three American soldiers who were shot ...
AMMONNEWS - firefighters assisted by military helicopters managed to put out a blaze that engulfed tens of donums of grass- and woodland in Al-Kamalyah, northwest of Amman. The Civil Defense Department said there were no injuries and the damage ...
Amman - Authorities' helicopters helped put out a blaze that erupted in the Kamaliyeh area, west of Amman, on Saturday, the Jordan news agency, Petra reported, quoting Civil Defence Department (CDD) as saying. CDD firefighters, under the supervision ...
"The film was allowed to screen in Jordanian cinemas due to a lack of legal precedent to do otherwise," Mohammed Qtaishat, the director general of the Media Commission, reportedly told Al Bawaba, a news site based in Jordan's capital city of Amman.
Amman - Two Saudi nationals were killed, and five others injured in a road accident in the sports City area, near the agriculture Ministry, on Thursday, the Jordan news agency, Petra reported. The accident involved a bus and a car with Saudi ...
But Alyssa Edwards and Shangela, stars of RuPaul's Drag Race, have proven how much they love their country by performing for the troops in Jordan. Amman has a US military base, often used for troops going to Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, and is a ...
Amman, Jordan - June 9, 2017 - PRLog - MediaScope, a Jordan-based publishing, events and digital media company, has published the thirteenth edition of Who's Who in Jordan's Information & communication technology (ICT), with a record of 66 ...
Amman - While the Jordan Bar Association (JBA) claims legal aid centres are harming the profession, representatives of these centres say they address a rising need for legal representation among fragile groups.
Amman, Jordan - In recent months, the Syrian war finally seemed to be tilting in the direction of Muhannad al-Talla, the commander of a U.S.
Amman - Jordan on Wednesday condemned the terrorist attack that took place in Iran's capital Tehran, killing 12 people and injuring dozens, the Jordan news agency, Petra, reported.
Amman, the capital of Jordan, will be the headquarters of the office of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Jordanian foreign ministry has announced.
Amman, Jordan (AP) - A judge presiding over the trial of a Jordanian soldier accused of killing three U.S. military trainers said Wednesday that the case is criminal and not related to terrorism.
Amman, Jordan - The Jordanian security forces' raid on a restaurant on June 2 in the town of Naour has sparked debate over whether Jordan is an Islamic State or a "civil state" based on the rule of law.
The decision, which is part of Jordan's strategy to preserve stability in the region, was taken after looking into the reasons of the crises between several Arab states and Qatar, according to Momani.
Amman, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Jordan has not allowed the screening of newly released "Wonder woman" film in the Kingdom and warned any cinema halls from screening it before a decision is taken.
Shortfall of more than US$1 billion for 2017 threatens vital UNHCR assistance for 60,000 vulnerable families in Jordan and Lebanon.
During a meeting held between the Secretary General of the Ministry of Higher education and scientific research, Ahed Al-Wahdna, and the Italian ambassador in Amman Giovanni Brauzzi, the two officials discussed the main points in the memorandum of ...
Amman - The value of commodities imported to Jordan from around the world this year up to the end of May, amounted to more than JD4.5 billion, according to Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) President Issa Murad. Quoted by the Jordan News ...
Amman, Jordan (AP) - A Jordanian soldier faces murder charges in the shooting deaths of three U.S. military trainers whose convoy came under fire at a Jordanian air base last year, a government official said Tuesday.
Jordan will downgrade its diplomatic representation with Qatar, it said on Tuesday, after examining the "cause of the crisis" between Doha and several other Arab states.
Amman, June 6 (KUNA) -- Jordanian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday the capital, Amman, would be the headquarters of the UN special envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmad.
Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad al Momani has announced that Amman will be reducing their diplomatic representation with Qatar as well as ...
Amman - Construction work on an overpass at the Sahafeh tunnel on Queen Rania Street will begin in July, under the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, a municipal official said on Monday.
Amman - The Jordan River was "never the border or an obstacle" between the west and east banks and the population and goods freely crossed, according to a Jordanian scholar.
Amman - Two knights from the Crown Prince Foundation's Haqiq Initiative recently represented Jordan at the 2017 OSCE youth Conference "Working with Youth for Youth: strengthening security and cooperation online".
Amman - Jordan on Sunday condemned the terrorist attacks that targeted civilians in London on Saturday, killing several people and injuring many others, the Jordan news agency, Petra, reported.
Amman - HRH Princess Basma, president of the Goodwill Campaign's higher committee, on Saturday checked on the services provided by the zakat and charity committee of the Prince Hassan neighbourhood in Jabal Al Naser, east of Amman, the Jordan ...
Amman, June 1 (Petra)--Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) Director General Abdul Razaq Arabiyat, announced that two weekly direct flights between Aqaba and Dubai will start as of June 8. Arabiyat said in a press statement on Thursday that the flights comes ...
Hamzeh-bookstore15. Hamzeh-bookstore12. Hamzeh-Bookstore7. Hamzeh-Bookstore4. Nestled in between the crumbling buildings that line the ancient streets of Amman lies a unique haven for book-lovers that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
RJ kicks off its Ramadan campaign from the Eastern Desert in Jordan. Amman, June 1 (Petra)--Royal Jordanian started its annual Ramadan campaign by delivering food parcels to a large number of less privileged citizens in the eastern desert, inMafraq ...
Amman - The Foreign Ministry has sent Israel, through its embassy in Amman, a memo protesting occupation authorities' allowing extremists to repeatedly ...


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