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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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Jordan feels isolated because of the Jerusalem issue and other regional crises, and it is particularly vexed about two matters regarding the ongoing Syrian civil war. First, Amman does not want to be a magnet for extremist and terrorist groups. The king's message to Putin was to keep Jordan out of the fray ...
During talks in Amman, the two men stressed the importance of bilateral cooperation, especially on the sensitive issue of Jerusalem. Earlier Monday, Cavusoglu met with his Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi, who, at a joint press conference held after their meeting, hailed Jordan's close ties with Turkey.

Amman -- The Jordan Integrity and anti-corruption Commission (JIACC) council has referred cases that allegedly involve legal and financial violations for legal action to its in-house prosecutor general. The cases are related to the referral of a mining tender at the Jordan Phosphate Mines Company ...
Because of Jordan's unique vulnerabilities, Trump's threat to cut aid must have generated anxiety in Amman but Jordan's friends in Washington are powerful and include both Republicans and Democrats. It is no coincidence that the United States-Jordan Defence Cooperation Act was pushed through the ...
... establishment of facilities for the transport between Baghdad and Amman, as well as for the customs and visa procedures. "This strategic decision will reflect positively on our exports without a doubt," Jordanian Exports Association President Omar Abu Wishah said. He told The Jordan Times that "Iraq has ...
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, sign agreements in Amman, Jordan. (AP). Related Articles. Tillerson signs $6.4bn funding package with Jordan · US vice president given lukewarm welcome in Amman. AMMAN: The signing on Wednesday of a major ...

Amman, Jordan -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson came to Jordan on Wednesday with the promise of a fattened aid package, engaging in a gilt-edged charm offensive designed to assuage tension with Amman over moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as well cuts in aid to the Palestinians.
The economic crunch that squeezes the country will be particularly acute this year, after Jordan's Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) allies - Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Kuwait - did not renew a five-year financial assistance programme with Amman worth $3.6bn that ended in 2017. The United States is now the ...
Amman, Jordan (AP) -- Despite repeated threats to punish countries that don't agree with U.S. policy in the Middle East, the Trump Administration is set to boost aid to Jordan by more than $1 billion over the next five years. President Donald Trump has vowed to cut aid to nations that oppose the U.S., yet ...
Jordanian King Abdullah II on Wednesday met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Amman to discuss the "strategic partnership" between their two countries and the latest regional developments. "The two sides discussed the ongoing crises in the Middle East region -- including the crisis in Syria ...
Amman, Feb 12 (Petra) -- Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited Al Ashrafieh Secondary school for Girls in Amman on Monday, where she met ... putting Arabic, English, Mathematics, and science teachers in touch with their peers across Jordan to encourage their professional development and ...
Amman -- Jordan hosted on Sunday the 9th meeting of the Counter ISIL (Daesh) finance Group, which aims to dry up the terror group's sources of funding in preparation for its complete elimination, the Jordan news agency, Petra, reported. During the meeting, which was attended by 110 representatives ...
Amman, 19 February 2018 - Led by her passion for Middle Eastern culture and determination to foster relationships through language, Elizabeth Woods has truly made an impact on the lives of the refugees she serves in Jordan. As JRS Jordan's Director of Urban Refugee Support, she and her team ...
Amman -- Security personnel on Thursday arrested the suspect who allegedly robbed a local bank at gunpoint in Amman's sport's City area, the Jordan news agency, Petra, reported. The suspect allegedly fired shots inside the bank, took a sum of money at gunpoint and then fled the scene. A video that ...
Most of the museum's tanks were made in America, reflecting Jordan's long-running alliance with the US. Some pieces reached Jordan in a particularly roundabout way, including a World War II-era German tank used by the Nazis in North Africa. A swastika-in-palm-tree stencil marks it as one of the German ...
Amman -- Jordan was ranked a regional leader in an International Budget Partnership (IBP) public budget transparency survey released in Amman on Tuesday. IBP presented the results of its 2017 Open Budget Survey (OBS), in which Jordan scored 63 points out of 100 in public budget transparency ...
Starting in March, Ryanair will begin offering service from Amman, Jordan to Paphos, Cyprus. By the next winter season, Ryanair hopes to have 14 different flights in place in Jordan leaving from Amman and Aqaba. The airline anticipates flying about 430,000 passengers to and from Jordan each year.

Amman, Feb 6 (Petra) -- The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) on Tuesday decided to raise by 10 per cent the fares of public transport vehicles powered by gasoline and diesel operating within its administrative boundaries, effective as of Wednesday. Gam executive director of transport, Abdel Rahim al-Wreikat, said that ...
"The three suspects who covered their faces robbed three shops of JD500 at gun point," Sartawi told The Jordan Times. The police official said that a special team had been tasked with investigating the three incidents and "we managed to arrest the suspects in less than 24 hours". In another incident on ...
Amman, Jordan - US ally Jordan has cut diplomatic ties with North Korea "in line with the policies of its allies," a government source said on Thursday, February 1. The decision comes months after similar moves by Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, who are also key regional allies of the United ...
Amman -- The Jordan Labour Watch on Tuesday issued a statement predicting an increase in the unemployment rate in Jordan over the next years as a result of "flawed economic and social policies developed and implemented by the successive governments". The organisation referred to the recent ...
But the most important reason why Jordan's voice should be heeded on Jerusalem is its actions since Trump's announcement. While other nations blew off steam or sought to capitalize on resentment, Amman's statements and actions were designed to be constructive and move the focus back to achieving ...
AccorHotels Group has rebranded a hotel in Jordan to Le Grand Amman in partnership with Iskan Co. for Touristic & Hotel Investments. "This property will be operated as Le Grand Amman - managed by AccorHotels," Sami Nasser, COO of luxury brands at AccorHotels Middle East, said in a statement, and ...
Amman -- The Jordan Labour Watch (JLW) on Sunday issued a statement calling for a review of the 2016 EU relaxed rules of origin for Jordanian exports to Europe, stressing that "the current terms of the agreement lack justice and fail to achieve the expected benefits for both Jordanian enterprises and ...
"I think it is unfair to compare Amman to other cities. Salaries in Amman are much lower than anywhere else in the gulf so certainly Amman is more expensive," she told the Jordan Times over the phone. Ahmad Al Sheikh, an accountant based in Amman, says that it is the combination of the low salaries and ...
Amman -- The Jordan Enterprise Development corporation on Tuesday issued a study calling for an increase in the support of the business culture among Jordanian women, recommending the development of programmes aimed at enhancing women's confidence to become entrepreneurs. Conducted ...
Le Grand Amman is set to open in Jordan towards the end of 2019. It will have 298 rooms and 67 serviced apartments. The property will be close to the upcoming Abdali Downtown Project, a "ground-breaking" development, pitched to become Amman's top leisure, tourism and business hub. Event planners ...
Amman -- Amman was ranked as the 7th most expensive city in the Arab world, according to the 2018 Cost of Living Index. Globally, Amman was ranked in the 328th place as the most expensive city, according to the index, which was conducted by crowd-sourced global database Numbeo. Dubai topped ...
King Abdullah also received similar cables from senior officers and officials, including Prime Minister Hani Mulki, Senate President Faisal Fayez and Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh, the Jordan news agency, Petra, reported. Born in Amman on January 30, 1962, King Abdullah is the eldest son of His ...
Amman -- Jordan is now ready to offer its expertise in the electoral field and to transfer knowledge to its regional and international partners, Independent election Commission's (IEC) Chairman Khaled Al Kalaldeh said on Monday. In an exclusive interview with The Jordan Times, Kalaldeh highlighted the ...
It looks like Jordan is slowly becoming the next Cyprus, at least as far as the Middle East is concerned. For the second day in a row, we have news of a significant Retail FX broker setting up shop in Amman, and receiving a license from the Jordan Securities Commission. CFI Financial Group Holding, which ...
Amman -- The Jordan armed forces-Arab army (JAF) on Sunday officially received the final shipment of new Black Hawk helicopters from the US, bringing the total to 12 aircraft received over the last nine months, the Jordan news agency, Petra, and the US embassy said. Deputising for His Majesty King ...
Amman, Jan. 29 (Petra) -- Three people suffered breathing problems from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out on Monday at a potato chips factory in Southern Amman, ... Fire fighters rushed to the scene, near the Amman Customs premises, and put down the blaze under the personal supervision of CDD Director General ...
As for Jordan's special relationship with Jerusalem, this was highlighted in the Jordan-Israel peace treaty and Amman's 2013 agreement with the Palestine Liberation Organization on Jerusalem, giving the Jordanian government a role in any negotiated change in the status of the city's holy places.
Youngstown businessman Amir "Al Adi" Othman is set to be deported back to Jordan late Monday night, a member of his family tells WKYC Channel 3. Othman reportedly is flying from Chicago to Amman, Jordan, on a flight that is scheduled to depart O'Hare Airport at 10:45 p.m., local time. His family is ...
Jordan is looking forward to benefiting from Irelands' expertise in the various fields, he stated, and urged both countries to work together to foster their trade cooperation in light of the re-opning of border land crossings with Iraq, soon with Syria, and the expected reconstruction projects, which unleash ...
King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, King of Jordan, reiterated his country's insistence on playing a role in the preservation of holy sites under the Hashemite trusteeship of Islamic and Christian holy sites in the occupied city of Jerusalem. The King's statement came during his meeting with the head of the ...
Amman -- Jordan has ranked 80th worldwide and 5th in the Arab world in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Index and Dashboards Report recently issued by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which analyses the SDGs performance of a total of 157 countries out of the 193 UN ...
Amman's push to explore its geopolitical options is fundamentally rooted in an assessment in Amman that its policy of accommodating the Saudis has failed to yield the intended results for Jordan. King Abdullah increasingly seems to believe that his country is either ignored by its traditional gulf Arab friends ...
This was particularly in the light of the fact that the Israeli government dragged its feet after the killing of Jordanian judge Raed Zeiter by an Israeli soldier while crossing the Jordan River in March 2014. With last July's killings in the heart of Amman, Jordan set a process to make sure that Israel would bend ...
This is not only a triumph for Jordan and the families of the killed Jordanians but also to the cause of justice in the area. Now that Israel will reopen its embassy in Amman soon, normal contacts can resume on many fronts especially over Jerusalem where His Majesty enjoys the custodianship of Islamic and ...
Amman -- Around 70 people gathered outside the US embassy in Amman on Saturday to protest against the visit of US Vice President Mike Pence. The protest, which was organised in Amman on Saturday, aims to convey a message to the US official that "he is not welcome to Jordan", according to ...
"This cycle is a chance to expose the public to classical music from around the world, with acts coming from various continents which we do not often witness in Jordan," Shiyyab said, noting that "Jordan has a large number of music enthusiasts who are very keen on seeing the musical scene develop ...
All traffic lights in Amman are fully functional says GAM. Amman, Jan.19 (Petra) -- The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) said the air depression that prevailed in some parts of Amman caused temporary faults for some of traffic ... GAM said all streets, bridges and tunnels in Amman are open and conditions are normal.
Israel has formally apologised for the fatal shooting of two Jordanian citizens by an Israeli embassy guard in Amman last year, Jordan's foreign ministry said. The guard, identified as "Ziv", shot two Jordanians in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan's capital in July ...
Amman -- The Kingdom will be affected by a polar air mass on Friday accompanied by depression centred over the northwest of Syria with temperatures in the capital expected to reach 9ºC during the day and 1ºC at night, according to the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD). Director of weather ...
Musa Shteiwi, director of Jordan University's Center for Strategic Studies, said Amman cannot afford to disengage from the U.S. But, he explained, Pence needs to "carefully listen" to what U.S. allies are saying about the risk involved in Trump's Jerusalem decision. Jordan is the recipient of $1.5 billion in ...
Amman --Snowfall is expected in areas located 1,000m above sea level and higher on Thursday night and Friday dawn, ArabiaWeather and Jordan Meteorological Department said in statement on Wednesday. Snow is expected in Jerash and Ajloun on Thursday night, while on Friday dawn it is expected ...
AMMONNEWS - The Public Security Department (PSD) said Sunday its teams arrested two men and seized weapons after they raided and searched their houses, according to a security source. The PSD's Preventive Security agents were tipped off about two suspects possessing unlicensed firearms, said ...
In an interview with Cyprus news agency ahead of the first Trilateral Summit this Tuesday in Nicosia, the ambassador points to the good understanding between King Abdullah II of Jordan, President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras on many issues. Amman, he said, maintains good ...


 

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