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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 - Her Majesty Queen Rania on Thursday met with visiting friends and supporters of the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) to discuss Jordan's economic and social pressures as a result of the Syrian refugee crisis. During the meeting, Queen Rania ...
Image used for illustrative purpose only. Young entrepreneurs work on their laptops at the Amman-based Oasis 500, a seed investment firm which finances start-up firms in the region's information technology sector, November 2, 2011.
The three-day conference is an outcome of the international conference on the Amman Message which was held in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2013 with the participation of more than 700 intellectuals, academics, scholars and Indonesian universities students.
"The US Embassy in Amman informs US citizens that a protest and sit-in may take place in front of the Amman headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (near the Lycee Francais d'Amman and the Little Academy pre-school in Abdoun) ...
Most of the refugees received medical assistance at Akilah hospital in Jordan's Amman. Six children from the Zaatari refugee camp have difficulty breathing due to their swollen tonsils.

From then on it was but a short step for Arab regimes to scapegoat all Jews living in Arab countries as Zionist Spies, sometimes on the most spurious of grounds.
Dubai - Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Lina Annab Tuesday said Jordan's largest tourism investments are located in Amman, the Dead Sea and Aqaba, pointing out that the value of current investments in Aqaba and the Dead sea amount to about JOD16 ...
Amman - His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday met with former media ministers, managers of official media as well as current and former chief editors of daily newspapers and reviewed with them a host of issues that included local affairs as well as ...
Members of the Glenbrook South's students Organized Against Racism Club (SOAR), from left, senior Omar Haddad who came to Glenview from the village of Salt and city of Amman, Jordan, last year, junior Leslie Zarala whose parents came to Glenview ...
Amman - The 2nd Middle East and Africa Scientific Meeting (MEASM) will be launched today at the Dead Sea, with more than 250 participants and several speakers, getting together exchange clinical case studies and experiences in the field of dental ...
Amman, Apr. 26 (Petra) -- A Cobra helicopter Wednesday crashed into the ground, due to technical failure during a training trip in the Al Ghabawi area, eastern Amman, according to an official source at the Jordan armed forces (JAF)- Arab army. The ...
Amman - women groups on Wednesday called for establishing a women's parliamentarian committee to address the growing challenges women are facing in the Mediterranean area.
Amman - Jordan has successfully issued $500-million worth of Eurobonds on international markets, the Ministry of finance said Wednesday.
Amman, April 25 (Petra) -- Jordan on Wednesday will commemorate the life of Her Majesty Queen Zein Al Sharaf, the late Queen Mother, who passed away twenty-three years ago.
Amman - The impact of Islamic studies on the West is the focus of a three-day conference which began in Amman on Tuesday.

Amman, April 25 (Petra) -- Jordan on Wednesday will commemorate the life of Her Majesty Queen Zein Al Sharaf, the late Queen Mother, who passed away twenty-three years ago.
Jordan's Foreign Ministry promptly summoned the Iranian Ambassador in Amman, Mojtaba Ferdosipour, rebuking the Iranian envoy for his country's verbal assault.
Amman - The Cabinet on Sunday scrapped a controversial legal provision that pardons rapists if they marry their victims. The removal of Article 308 of the Penal Code, a long awaited move by women activists ... Lawyers, journalists, activists, and ...
Amman - Jordan on Friday condemned the terrorist attack that killed a police officer and injured two others on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard on Thursday, four days ahead of the first round of the French presidential election.
Amman - Jordan on Friday condemned the terrorist attack that killed a police officer and injured two others on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard on Thursday, four days ahead of the first round of the French presidential election.
Amman - The absence of a proper public transport system and sound management of waste are two of the major problems Greater Amman Municipality's (GAM) can turn into investment opportunities for the private sector, a senior municipal official said on ...
Amman - Political stability in the Kingdom, combined with regional turbulence, have increased the number of foreign students and staff working for NGOs in Jordan, according to expatriates. This trend came in two waves, first becoming apparent after ...
Amman - Prime Minister Hani Mulki and the Cabinet economic team on Monday paid a visit to the Arab potash company (APC) as part of a plan to conduct ...
AMMONNEWS - Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Sunday discussed with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim Al Jaafari an incident in which some Jordanians alleg ...
Amman - Around 15,000 Jordanian job seekers attended the Jordanian-Kuwaiti employment Forum which concluded on Monday in Amman. The forum offered 2,150 job opportunities from 44 companies in medical, financial, administrative, social, ...
Amman - Prime Minister Hani Mulki extended his greetings to Christians on Sunday on the occasion of Easter, according to the Jordan news agency, Petra. Mulki, Senate President Faisal Fayez, several ministers and parliament members visited the Roman ...
A draft law amending the Formation of Civil Courts, aimed at regulating the specialties of judges and allowing expansion in specialised courtrooms within the first-instance and appeal courts in Amman, in addition to ensuring swift litigation ...
That is about one-third fewer than the 1,863 villas Manazel marketed in the Jordanian project - then known as Amman gardens - when it was launched in 2008.
"We are always proud to say Jordan is made up of harmonious pieces of mosaics; it's truly sad to see such security measures taken out of necessity in Jordan. We live in a small country and we know everyone here," Amman resident Hala Saadi, where ...
Amman - After the attacks on two churches in Egypt last week, Muslim Jordanian youth launched an initiative to protect churches all over the Kingdom on ...
... zone east of the capital Amman, after arriving from Syria. refugee camps in Amman and near the Jordanian/Syrian border gave Houston Dr.
The volunteers paid their own way to Jordan and made the two-hour trek out of Amman, the country's capital, to Zaatari, the world's second largest refugee camp, which is sprawled in the middle of the desert.
Amman (FIBA Asia Cup 2017) - Some may think 'gone are Jordan's golden days,' but for up-and-coming wingman Sinan Eid, the future looks bright for Al Nashama.
The trip included stop at refugee camps as well as the United Nations Human Rights Council refugee registration center in Amman, Jordan. It was an opportunity to meet with Syrian refugees and see the impact of the crisis firsthand, according to a news ...
Khalil, who works with the animal welfare charity Four Paws International, said the two animals - a lion named Simba and a bear named Lula - arrived safely at an animal rehabilitation center in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday where they are recovering from ...
... Wednesday signed an agreement with the Fab Foundation, affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to establish and operate a digital manufacturing laboratory in Amman (Fab Lab Amman), the Jordan news agency, Petra, reported.
In the city of Irbid, 62 miles north of Amman, five path-breaking Jordanian and Syrian women wear the blue uniform of the trade, having established the first female plumbing company in 2016.
Amman - His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday took to twitter to urge people to abide by traffic laws. "Every day, we lose a child or a young person as a result ...
Simba the lion, one of two surviving animals in Mosul's zoo, along with Lola the bear, is seen at an enclosure in the shelter after arriving to an animal rehabilitation shelter in Jordan, April 11, 2017. Picture taken April 11, 2017. Reuters/Muhammad ...
Amman - Authorities have detained 30 domestic workers who absconded from their employers under an ongoing campaign to crack down on domestic workers violating the labour law or residency regulations.
government sources said "Jordan was taking all necessary steps to protect its borders," but declined to divulge further information.
Amman - Jordan on Monday hosted the seventh meeting of the working group on stabilisation affiliated with the Global Coalition to Counter Daesh, in coordination with the UAE and Germany.
Amman: Jordan summoned Iran`s ambassador to Amman at the weekend, the foreign ministry said, after an Iranian official slammed comments by King Abdullah in an American newspaper as "silly and careless".
Hamzeh AlMaaytah rarely sleeps, but when he does, it's usually on the mattress hidden behind a screen in the back of his bookshop.
Amman - Lawmakers on Sunday approved the Municipalities Law during a Lower House legislative session, despite MPs' disagreement over the urgency regarding the passing of the law.
"The treated wastewater will increasingly substitute the use of fresh water for industrial purposes, as well as the irrigation of certain cultivations in the Jordan Valley and south of Amman," Nasser said. The strategy, he said, will also help protect ...
Amman - Jordan ranked 65th globally in terms of the average net salary, with the monthly income standing at around $637, according to Numbeo, a database of user-contributed data about cities and countries worldwide.
Amman - Jordan has no plans whatsoever to build a freight railway network with Israel, a well-informed government source confirmed Wednesday.


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