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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 has been ranked second in the Arab world for "economic freedom", according to a report published by neoliberal think tanks, with the United ...
Amman, Jordan -- A security official says three lions have mauled to death a veterinarian and his assistant at a wildlife reserve in western Jordan.

AMMONNEWS - Jordan's ambassador to Ankara hailed his country's 70-year relationship with the Turkish Republic, describing it as "a distinguished and solid model in state relations," in light of the mutual cooperation between the two countries in ...
Lawyers say activists held in "political witch-hunt" but government justifies the arrests on grounds of incitement. Ali Younes 16 Jan 2017 09:17 GMT.
Amman Governor Saad Shehab, who refused to comment on the issue, prevented the Jordan Society for human rights (JSHR) from holding the meeting, which was planned to be held at the Century Park Hotel in Amman. In a statement, the society said it ...

Karak resident Khalil Shurafa said on Thursday that members of the local community in the governorate, over 140km south of Amman, have been demanding services that ensure the safety of tourists, visitors, and residents, including installing cameras and ...
Amman - The Islamic Action Front (IAF) on Saturday announced its participation in municipal elections during a press conference held at its headquarters in Amman. IAF Secretary General Mohammad Zyoud said that the party made the decision to ...
Amman - Authorities on Saturday said they are investigating a weekend shooting incident in an Amman suburb where a 38-year-old man reportedly shot and killed his daughter then turned the gun on himself, official sources said.
Dr. Anas Safadi, a cardiologist with the Syrian American Medical Society, checks his Syrian refugee patient Jan. 11 at gardens hospital in Amman, Jordan, after performing free heart catheter surgery the previous day. (CNS photo/Scott R. Carey). By Dale ...
Dr. Anas Safadi, a cardiologist with the Syrian American Medical Society, checks his Syrian refugee patient Jan. 11 at gardens hospital in Amman, Jordan, after performing free heart catheter surgery the previous day. (CNS photo/Scott R. Carey.) ...
Amman - Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday urged the government to honour the commitments made under the human rights plan, criticising amendments to law on associations and the "frequent gag orders" issued in 2016.
A general view shows the roads in the city of Amman during a heavy snowstorm February 20, 2015. Reuters/Muhammad ... ADFD remains committed to funding key economic sectors in Jordan - specifically to develop, modernize and expand infrastructure.
Amman - On the streets of the capital's old neighbourhoods of Jabal Amman and Jabal Luweibdeh, one old Mercedes car has been grabbing the attention of motorists and passersby.
Ahmed Youssef, political adviser to Ismail Haniyeh, former deputy head of Hamas' political bureau, told Al-Monitor, "Jordan wants Abbas' successor to be from the West Bank, so that Amman can have a certain amount of influence. This would not be ...
(Amman) - Jordanian authorities in March 2016 proposed sweeping amendments to the country's association law that would make it harder to create and operate nongovernmental organizations, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017.
Some 5 million Syrians who fled civil war at home have found refuge in neighboring countries, including Jordan. With the refugees facing protracted exile, Jordan and the donors last year adopted a new approach to aid. For example, Jordan has allowed ...

Amman, Jan. 11 (Petra) -- Prime Minister, Hani al-Mulki, on Wednesday, opened the first part of the Amman Development Corridor which is hoped to create an active investment environment attractive of investors and ventures.
Mr Abdul Ghafur and his wife had left with a group on Dec 11 for the minor pilgrimage, known as an "umrah", to Saudi Arabia.
FILE -- In this Dec. 19, 2016 file photo, Jordanian security forces patrol in front of Karak Castle, where 10 people were killed on Dec. 18, 2016, in the central town of Karak, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of the capital Amman, Jordan. The ...
Amman, Jan. 9 (Petra) --The State Security Court (SSC), Monday referred to Amman prosecutor General,12 suspects convicted of online abuse directed at Jordanian victims and their families of Istanbul New Year's shooting attack.
Amman - As Jordan today marks the Arab Day for the Eradication of Illiteracy, celebrated annually on January 8, statistics show women continue to face higher rates of illiteracy than men.
This is the first time Amman has publicly addressed the issue. The US considers Jordan an important pro-Western ally in a politically unstable Middle East.
Jordan and the EU, the minister said, will organize and investment and business forum in Brussels later this month to increase awareness about the new rules.
AMMONNEWS - When it comes to traveling in Jordan, tourists do not often regard the capital city in the same level of significance as Petra, Wadi Rum, The Dead Sea, Jerash, and Aqaba.
Amman - After being jobless for around five years, Wesam Sammour and Ammar Shatnawi travelled to the US a few years ago seeking a better life, and hoping to earn enough money to get married and build families.
Organized by the Syrian-American Medical Society, or SAMS, the fluent Arabic speakers spent a majority of their time last year at the United Nations-run Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan, the country's most-populated camp. This month, around 100 ...
The U.S. considers pro-Western Jordan as an important ally in a turbulent Mideast. The Hashemite kingdom is a key member of a U.S.
For many years now, there have been alternatives to the imperfections and the shortcomings of copper-based ADSL Internet. The better solutions, however, have so far been expensive and accessible only to Corporations and large organisations.
Asking not to be named, the counsellor told The Jordan Times in a recent interview that some students came to Amman with their families from refugee camps, and many of these students have personally witnessed traumatic events and extreme violence.
7 visit of Ammar al-Hakim, head of the National Iraqi Alliance, to Amman, Jordan's King Abdullah examined details of a document known as the Historical Settlement, which the alliance has adopted with the goal of achieving national reconciliation in Iraq.
The further one strolls into the woods, the cleaner it gets; be it in Amman or in Ajloun, the largest forest in Jordan, where the tours usually start. Just a few items are scattered on the ground here and there. With a sarcastic smile Tabbalat explains ...
Jordanian Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh held talks Tuesday in Lebanon with President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
Amman - Nawras Assaf and Mohammad Al Sarraf travelled to Turkey over the weekend with their wives to spend New Year's Eve.
He and four fellow students from Homs and Daraa have scholarships to study at Jordan's University of science and technology, but despair for their futures.
The Jordanian Foreign Ministry said that two citizens of Jordan were among the dead. One of them was identified by friends as Mr. Assaf, the owner of the Pi Lounge & Bar in Amman, the Jordanian capital. He was a father of three, and a brother-in-law of ...
(CNN) - On the morning of Eid al-Adha in December 2006, Raghad Saddam Hussein, her sister and their children squeezed together in front of the television in Raghad Hussein's home in Amman, Jordan, and wept as they watched footage of her father being ...
The remarkable political developments of 2016 also included a decision to shut down the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Amman based on a decision taken by the governor of the [Jordanian] capital. This decision was one of many to close other ...
On June 6, a gunman killed five Jordanian security personnel stationed at a security office in Baqaa, north of Amman. In November 2015, a Jordanian police officer killed two U.S.
Amman, Jan. 1 (Petra) -- Jordan on Sunday condemned the terrorist attack that targeted new year celebrators in the Turkish city of Istanbul, leaving scores of ...
However, after a brief detention in Amman, Jordan's capital city, he has since been released and has contacted a number of people in Ireland.
Amman - "Akeed", an online portal dedicated to monitoring the credibility of Jordanian media, on Saturday published a report on the top 10 false news on social media, the Jordan news agency, Petra, reported. The monitoring group, a Jordan Media ...
Amman - Nisrin Akoubeh checks the oil and water before getting into her taxi and pulling into Amman's heavy traffic for another day of shuttling fellow women across the capital.
Amman - Jordan on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist blast that targeted innocent civilians in a popular market in central Baghdad, resulting in dozens of fatalities and injuries.
Amman - Nisrin Akoubeh checks the oil and water before getting into her taxi and pulling into Amman's heavy traffic for another day of shuttling fellow women ...
Amman - Jordan on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist blast that targeted innocent civilians in a popular market in central Baghdad, resulting in dozens ...
These are some of the people Edward and Marian Walsh, a couple from the small Johnston County town of Princeton, met when they traveled to Amman, Jordan, this fall. During their two-week trip, they worked with mostly Syrian refugees through a nonprofit ...
Amman, Dec. 31 (Petra)--A drop in temperatures is expected on Saturday becoming 2-3 degrees below their seasonal average. Therefore, the weather will be cold and partly cloudy in most regions with a chance for light rain in the northern regions.
Amman, Dec. 31 (Petra) -- Jordan Saturday condemned a deadly bombing at a popular market in central Baghdad that killed or injured a number of innocent civilians.
Amman, Dec 30, (AFP): Nisrin Akoubeh checks the oil and water before getting into her taxi and pulling into Amman's heavy traffic for another day of shuttling fellow women across the Jordanian capital. The red-haired mother of three works a gruelling ...


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