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23 (Petra)-- Jordan strongly condemned a terrorist attack in the southern French city of Carcassonne, which killed two people. Jordan also ... State Minister for Media Affairs, Mohammad Momani said that the Kingdom denounces such acts that aim at destabilizing societies all over the world and undermining ...
AMMAN — Sitting at his house in Saudi Arabia, Missad Al Harby started receiving a number of photos depicting the blossoming of spring in Jordan, which triggered his desire to visit the Kingdom. “As soon as I arrived in Jordan, I was taken aback by the beautiful greenery, the mountains and the agricultural ...

Jordanian lawyers are boycotting the kingdom's State Security Court in protest against the arrest of activists who took part in ongoing demonstrations ... 23 at a protest in Dhiban, a remote town south of Amman that was the first in Jordan where demonstrations were held in the early years of the Arab Spring.
To support national industries, Mulki said, the government has begun discussing obstacles that face Jordanian exports with several countries and the ... The Cabinet has prepared plans of mega projects that would contribute to solutions for economic and social challenges, such as the new city to the east of ...
The Jordan Gendarmerie Training Academy is the second such facility in the pro-Western kingdom. It opened on Thursday. Paul Davies, director for the State Department's Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance, says that additional training centers are to be built, including in Senegal and Kenya. He says 21 ...
AMMAN — Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh on Wednesday said that Jordan “does not beg for financial assistance” from the international ... fifth of the Kingdom's population, with only 10 per cent of them living in refugee camps while the remaining 90 per cent living in major cities and governorates, ...

The Israelis felt they had met their objective by destroying the Palestinian militant camps in the small Jordanian town of Karameh. The Jordanians and Palestinians, by holding their ground and forcing the IDF to retreat, celebrated the battle as a victory against the unstoppable Israelis, who had earlier ...
Jordan is keeping a close eye on the situation in Syria's Eastern Ghouta amid growing fears that the Syrian regime's next move will be against the southern province of Daraa along the kingdom's borders. On March 6, Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi called for an immediate cease-fire in Eastern Ghouta and ...
Former double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious on a bench in the genteel city of Salisbury on March 4 and remain in hospital in a critical condition. A police officer was ... “This represents an unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the United Kingdom.”.
Former double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious on a bench in the genteel city of Salisbury on March 4 and remain in hospital in a critical condition. A police officer was ... “This represents an unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the United Kingdom.”.
The discussions also highlighted investment privileges offered by the Jordanian economy and opportunities to benefit from the Kingdom's strategic location ... Discussions also touched on the challenges facing churches in Jerusalem and Jordan's role in protecting Islamic and Christian sites in the holy city ...
Therefore, warm weather will prevail across the Kingdom during day hours, the Jordan Metrological Department (JMD) said. ... today in Amman will reach 23 degrees Celsius dropping down to 8 at night, while in the northern and southern cities they will range between a high of 20 degrees and a low of 9.
AMMAN — Netflix's upcoming first Arabic original series, which will be filmed primarily in Jordan, is expected to further highlight the beautiful scenery of the Kingdom and showcase the large pool of talents present in the country, a Royal Film Commission (RFC) official said. The world's leading Internet ...
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday met with Speaker of the Greek Parliament Nikos Voutsis over Jordanian-Greek relations and the ... incentives provided by the Jordanian economy, economic benefits generated by the strategic geographical location of the Kingdom and the free trade ...
Under the measures approved today, companies, owned by non-Jordanian investors residing in the Kingdom before 1-3-2018, holders of temporary ... own a property of not less than (JD200,000) within the Amman Greater Municipality boundaries, and about (JD150,000) in other regions of the Kingdom.
“There's no work and there's no oil, we are eating spoiled chicken and using stolen electricity,” sings the group of 18 young men from the city of Irbid. ... the past two months, ever since the kingdom's gloomy 2018 budget was approved, there are regular – albeit not large – protests in many Jordanian cities, ...
Temperatures will keep soaring over the next two days, reaching 8-9 degrees above their annual average. Therefore, warm conditions will continue to prevail in various parts of the Kingdom with southwesterly moderate to brisk winds and blowing dust in the southern and eastern areas, the JMD noted.

Such a railway could link Jordan to Iraqi and Syrian borders, in addition to linking the main cities within the Kingdom. It is important to keep in mind that Jordan is planning to create a commercial-military airport in the northeastern Mafraq Governorate to serve as a logistics centre to handle the various goods ...
But some protests are expected during his visit over the West supplying Saudi Arabia with arms despite the kingdom's role in the crisis gripping Yemen ... The crown prince's visit to the United States in late March, which a Saudi government source said could include multiple cities, would highlight the Trump ...
On Sunday, February 25, Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) delivered food aid to residents of Eastern Ghouta, to the east of the Syrian capital city of Damascus, in cooperation with ... The team was on a trip to Jordan as part of programs to provide medical and psychological assistance to afflicted people.
AMMAN — Jordan on Sunday condemned the recent Israeli measures against Jerusalem's churches and their properties, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, ... exists in the holy city including the confiscation of properties and bank accounts of the city's churches by the so-called "Jerusalem Municipality" under ...
During his reign, primary education became mandatory and schools were established across the Kingdom's cities, villages and rural areas, allowing Jordan to become one of the leading Arab countries in terms of literacy. King Hussein also focused on improving higher education, with dozens of public and ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Jordan approved an agreement with Iraq to build a twin oil and gas pipeline from Iraq's city of Basra to Aqaba that will help to ... Prior to the rise of ISIS, Iraq was the Kingdom's main export market bringing in approximately $1.2 billion per year, according to International Monetary ...
Abbas briefed King Abdullah II, on the latest political developments in light of the ongoing Israeli escalations. The meeting came within the framework of coordination between both sides in order to protect the city of Jerusalem and its Muslim and Christian holy sites, particularly following US recognition of ...
Momani, who is also the government spokesperson, added that Jordan would follow up on actions of the taskforce that Israel has formed to work out solutions to the issue, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. He added that the Kingdom, which is the custodian of holy places in the occupied city, had ...
In a statement following a visit to the Sahara Forest Project (SFP), Kharabsheh said that Jordan is rich in renewable energy resources, especially solar energy, due to the location of the Kingdom within the Sun Belt, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. SFP, which was launched in September of 2017 in ...
16 (Petra)-- Relatively cold weather is expected on Friday in the highlands and Badia while it will be warm in the Jordan Valley and the port city Aqaba ... On Saturday, mercury levels will drop, bringing cold conditions with heavy rain accompanied with hail showers at times in much parts of the Kingdom with ...
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, sign agreements in Amman, Jordan. ... The kingdom had joined most of the world at the UN General Assembly in opposing US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, despite Washington's prior threats to cut financial ...
After more than a decade, King Abdullah II of Jordan's Hashemite Kingdom was in Pakistan on a two-day state visit. The King, who was accompanied by high-level delegation, was received by the Prime Minister and is said to have had fruitful and constructive bilateral talks on several issues. Bilateral talks ...
Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) officials and flower vendors cited the difficult financial conditions faced by Jordanians for this year's slow business, although they still imported a great number of roses to the Kingdom. Anas Mahadin, a GAM official and president of the central market, said weather ...
Daytime temperatures forecast for today in Amman, the northern and the southern cities will range between 16-14 degrees Celsius, dropping down to 8, ... mass accompanied to a depression centered over Lebanon is forecast to affect the Kingdom, creating tangible drop in temperatures with cloudy skies ...
AMMAN — Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani said that Jordan was willing to use its capabilities to support the reconstruction efforts in ... Momani said: “The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah, stresses on its continuous support to the Iraqi ...
Trump had threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that backed a U.N. resolution calling for Washington to reverse its Jerusalem decision. Jordan backed the resolution. But the Trump administration has courted King Abdullah, a moderate pro-Western Arab leader whose kingdom has long upheld U.S. ...
But the 1.27 million Syrian refugees living in Jordan today make up a full 13 percent of the kingdom's population. Over the past 70 ... But apart from a protest in Salt, a small city west of the capital of Amman, the Jordanian Jordanians' response to the price rises was generally self-contained. "Beware the ...
During his reign, primary education became mandatory and schools were established across the Kingdom's cities, villages and rural areas, allowing Jordan to become one of the leading Arab countries in terms of literacy. King Hussein also focused on improving higher education, with dozens of public and ...
The Kingdom has already announced that its Public Investment Fund will put more than $500 billion into backing the project. It will span 26,500 square kilometres across three countries: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan, and be strategically located by the Red Sea. The first phase is expected to be ...
During his reign, primary education became mandatory and schools were established across the Kingdom's cities, villages and rural areas, allowing Jordan to become one of the leading Arab countries in terms of literacy. King Hussein also focused on improving higher education, with dozens of public and ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Jordan approved an agreement with Iraq to build a twin oil and gas pipeline from Iraq's city of Basra to Aqaba that will help to ... Prior to the rise of ISIS, Iraq was the Kingdom's main export market bringing in approximately $1.2 billion per year, according to International Monetary ...
Nader's family immigrated to Jordan looking for asylum, as did 2,500 other Mandaeans. In Jordan, more than 95% of the population follows Sunni Islam; the next biggest religion is Christianity, which dropped from 12% of the population in 1956 to less than 4% in 2012 (the latest available statistics) due to ...
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah has said that the challenging economic situation and pressures on Jordan have ensued from the Kingdom's ... as a vehicle of reform that dictates change in the political mechanism, as the “voice of villages and towns [is supposed] be reaching faster than Amman's”.
Meanwhile, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) said in a statement to The Jordan Times that it has announced a state of emergency starting Thursday morning in preparation for the polar front that will affect the Kingdom until Saturday evening, according to the weather forecast. In the statement GAM's ...
Domiz refugee camp is nestled between the cities of Mosul and Duhuk in the Kurdish Region of northern Iraq. The camp ... The Lemon Tree Trust is a United Kingdom-based nonprofit organization which facilitates greening innovation and urban agriculture in refugee camps in Iraq, Uganda, and Jordan.
Germany's defense minister says her country is delivering millions of dollars' worth of equipment to Jordan's military to improve the kingdom's border surveillance. Jordan borders Syria and Iraq, where Islamic State extremists held large areas until being pushed back in recent months by a U.S.-led military ...
AMMONNEWS - Jordan is an “outstanding” destination with opportunities for adrenaline adventures provided by its landscape, The Sunday Times has ... Murad Arsalan, a Jordanian tourist guide who is specialised in adventure trips, told The Jordan Times that the Kingdom has “countless” activities and ...
In a statement e-mailed to The Jordan Times, Minister of Water and Irrigation Hazem El Nasser said that the rain has channeled 20 mcm into the country's ... Meanwhile, the Greater Amman Municipality on Saturday said in a statement that its teams responded to 200 weather-related emergencies on Friday, ...
He also reiterated that Jordan respects the "unified China" principle, and the Kingdom's support for the "One Belt, One Road Initiative". The Chinese minister said that his country highly appreciates its ties with Jordan and is keen on building on the momentum through cooperation projects in all fields.
Amman, Jordan (CNN) — Stretching from the Syrian border to the edge of the Red Sea, the Kingdom of Jordan has long been a cultural and travel crossroads. ... In the bustling streets of the earth-toned capital city, conversations might be inflected with Syrian, Egyptian or Iraqi accents, while the country's ...
AMMAN — Dreadlocked university student Suhaib Attar clutches a can of spray paint as he sets to work on the latest gloomy corner of Jordan's capital that he has turned into his ... “It adds colour to the city as buildings here can all look alike,” says Phoebe Carter, an American studying Arabic in the kingdom.
AMMAN — Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Tuesday met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and highlighted the strategic relations between Jordan and Japan, expressing the Kingdom's appreciation for the technical assistance and support Japan extends in the humanitarian and economic fields.
Encouraged by the government, tens of thousands of Jordanians have been protesting the US move following Friday prayers in Amman and other major cities across the kingdom. Enraged protesters have called on their government to abrogate the 23-year-old peace treaty and all bilateral agreements with ...


 

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