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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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W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, has opened its first property in Jordan. The 280-room hotel, the W Amman, is located in downtown neighborhood Abdali, and features design inspired by Jordanian history, culture and tradition, mixed with a playful, modern twist. The hotel is developed by ...
Protesters are seen in front of parliament in Amman, Jordan February 1, 2018. The sign reads ... By Middle East standards, Jordan is a citadel of stability, and even though the threat of war with Hizbollah is ever-present, Lebanon has been a placid place since its own civil war ended in 1990. That may be ...

W Hotels Worldwide has opened the doors to W Amman, the brand's first property in Jordan. The property was originally scheduled to open in January 2018. The hotel, which is developed by Eagle Hills Jordan, offers 236 rooms and 44 suites — each of the room features floor-to-ceiling windows. The new ...
On 5 and 6 March 2018 in Amman, Jordan, the Protection Cluster Yemen hosted a roundtable meeting on protection in Yemen. Participation comprised UN, humanitarian actors in protection, donors and diplomatic representatives with the objective to collectively analyze the protection situation in Yemen ...
A restaurant in Jordan's capital Amman, which has been providing thousands of free meals to the homeless, is so successful it is now expanding. Mahmoud Nabulsi founded Ezwitti, a restaurant where buying your meal provides one for someone in need, an idea that has transformed an entire community.
AMMAN- Police on Monday were searching for a man who allegedly robbed a bank in a busy street in Amman using a fake gun and escaping with JD16,000 in cash. The suspect reportedly entered the Arab Bank branch at Mecca street in the morning hours and waved a pistol, which police later said was ...

Twenty-five Jordanian MPs have signed a petition rejecting the return of the Israeli ambassador to Amman, Head of Palestine Committee in the Jordanian Parliament Yahya Al-Saud told Anadolu yesterday. “Signed by 25 lawmakers, the petition – which calls for banning the ambassador's return to Jordan ...
Twenty-five members of Jordan's 130-seat parliament have signed a petition rejecting the scheduled return of the Israeli ambassador to Amman. ... Israel's embassy in Amman has been closed since July of last year, when two Jordanians were killed by an Israeli security guard in an apartment belonging to ...
Amman, March 31(Petra) -- The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation announced that the FY2018 Omnibus U.S. Government Funding Bill was recently endorsed, where FY2018 appropriations for Jordan, both military and economic, were set at not less than $1.525 billion; of which not less than $1,082.4 million ...
March 29--AMMAN -- Moroccan tourist Raqib Fatiha said she is "fascinated" by Jordan's beauty, which she named as one of her favourite touristic destinations. The expensive flight tickets used to prevent her from spending all of her holidays in the Kingdom but, as the European low-cost carrier Ryanair ...
AMMAN: Jordan has accepted Israel's choice of a new ambassador for the kingdom, another sign of improving ties after a months-long crisis. ... It began last summer when a security guard at the Israeli embassy in Jordan shot and killed two Jordanians, alleging one attacked him with a screw driver.
March 29, 2018 AMMAN, Jordan—Mohammed Qassem, his parents, wife, and two children receive no aid and no food handouts. Refugees who have fled war, they registered with the United Nations three years ago. They have no hopes of resettlement or of returning home. Even the dozens of international ...
AMMAN — Jordan has agreed to the Israeli government's nomination of Amir Weissbrod as its new ambassador to the Kingdom, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported, citing an official source. This came as a response from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a letter from Israel after all formalities had been ...
“Since the launch of the campaign, the municipality has towed away over 7,000 cars, with the majority of the cars being removed from industrial areas around the capital,” Haddadin told The Jordan Times. The initiative started with the aim of improving the appearance and cleanliness of the capital, but later ...
SAEED ABU-JABER We met four or five years ago. I had a designer-crush on Mothanna's work. A mutual friend of ours has a company called Philadelphia Skateboards based in Jordan and they had this exhibition where they gave different artists a skateboard deck to illustrate. So I did mine and dropped it ...
London - Roundabouts in Amman ease the flow of traffic but there are noticeable problems of access across the city. Mobility problems are likely to be worse for people with disabilities. If difficulties are felt by able-bodied people, “imagine how impossible it is to get around for wheelchair users,” said Aya ...
AMMAN — Jordan has participated in the high-level meeting on water that was held at the UN headquarters in New York, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Saturday. The UN on Thursday launched a 10-year water action plan that seeks to forge new partnerships, improve cooperation and ...

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. Addressing a crowd of protesters, Buraizat urged Jordanians to appeal for reforms directly to King Abdullah II, and said that the monarch controlled the ...
Jordan and the United States inaugurated the second counterterrorism training center in Amman on March 22, Middle East Online reported. The center, which is adjoined with the Jordanian Police Academy, aims to enhance the capacity of local security forces. In February, the United States pledged to ...
AMMAN — A cooperation exchange with French magistrates is providing training to Jordanian future judges and helping the Kingdom enhance its judiciary system, in accordance with the recent judicial reform formulated by His Majesty King Abdullah. In a recent interview with The Jordan Times, Director of ...
“I know that the teams we've trained, whether it's a canine team or a crisis response team for the Public Security Directorate… have all discovered and disrupted terrorist plots, weapons and explosives that may have been attempted to be smuggled over the border,” he said in Amman. Jordan's importance to ...
Rami al-Dabbas, the head of Jordan's Command and Control Center, explains the operations of the national 911 emergency call center, which receives ... AMMAN, Jordan — A German shepherd sniffed suitcases in an airport inspection drill, excitedly pausing near one bag from which a handler then pulled ...
Jordanian police stand guard during a protest near the US Embassy in Amman, Jordan December 13, 2017. ... the charge sheet seen by AFP, the two were accused of belonging to the Daesh group and of planning to carry out bomb attacks in 2016 on the Russian, Iranian and Israeli embassies in Amman.
Hosting 1.3 million Syrian refugees, the King said, Jordan needs creative solutions to give young people the tools and opportunities they require to build secure futures, and also help refugees, especially youth, prepare for the return home with the skills and civic values needed to rebuild their countries.
Hosting 1.3 million Syrian refugees, the King said, Jordan needs creative solutions to give young people the tools and opportunities they require to build secure futures, and also help refugees, especially youth, prepare for the return home with the skills and civic values needed to rebuild their countries.
Amman is humble and dense, a dusty makeshift capital developed by necessity, not design, for the waves of migrants and refugees who've fled to Jordan through the centuries. Its eastern side is packed with lower-income Jordanians and refugees surviving in tiny sand-colored rooms stacked on top of each ...
AMMAN, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Jordan is likely to approve Israel's request to nominate Amir Weissbrod as the new ambassador to Amman, an official said Sunday. The official told Xinhua that the Foreign Ministry is consulting with concerned authorities regarding the Israeli request as part of a process to ...
AMMAN — Discussions are under way between Jordan and Saudi Arabia to identify projects that will be implemented in Aqaba, as part of the NEOM project launched by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman as part of the 2030 Saudi vision, an official said on Saturday. “We are in the process of ...
"It is not an easy task, the municipality is forced in certain cases to manually take down abandoned buildings because of difficult access to the target buildings," he told The Jordan Times, noting that the municipality is targeting abandoned buildings because they are becoming health and environment ...
"It is not an easy task, the municipality is forced in certain cases to manually take down abandoned buildings because of difficult access to the target buildings," he told The Jordan Times, noting that the municipality is targeting abandoned buildings because they are becoming health and environment ...
AMMAN — Traffic officials on Wednesday said a man who was injured by his own vehicle after it was crashed into by another vehicle in a tunnel in ... Owners of vehicles in Jordan are obliged to have an emergency warning triangle and would not pass the yearly inspection without having one in their vehicle ...
AMMAN — The Jordan Labour Watch (JLW) on Thursday issued a position paper in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) calling for “the improvement of the capacities of the Jordanian economy in order to create adequate and decent work opportunities for all new entrants”, stressing “the ...
Jordan currently hosts more than 657,000 registered Syrian refugees. Of the 232,500 school-aged Syrian refugee children, 145,000 were enrolled in education last year, with enrolment rates among refugee girls higher than average at 66.2 per cent, compared with 62 per cent of all Syrian children.
Amman, March 7 (Petra) - His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance of the United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday arrived in Amman on a visit to the country upon an invitation from His Majesty King Abdullah II. Upon arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport, the ...
AMMAN — The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB), in partnership with Universes in Universe-Worlds of Art (UiU), has announced the launch of “Art Destination Jordan”, a website that gives a glimpse into both the modern and ancient art scene in the Kingdom, on the first day of ITB Berlin, an international travel ...
Amman — International tourism industry publication “Travel Weekly” published an article on Monday titled “The King of Jordan talks tourism”, which included excerpts from a recent meeting His Majesty King Abdullah held with the paper's chief editor, Arnie Weissmann, in Amman. King Abdullah spoke about ...
“We are concerned about the moment that the public will not suffice with quiet demonstrations or satirical videos,” said a senior lecturer at an Amman university who completed his master's degree in Israel. “Jordan knows how to cope with political demonstrations like the ones that broke out after President ...
“This is a perfect opportunity to practise my French and feel like I am in a French-speaking country while staying in Amman,” said Mohammad, a student of the French Institute of Jordan (IFJ), located in Jabal Luweibdeh. Activities planned for this year include film screenings, concerts, gastronomic events, ...
The Roman Empire forever changed the country we now know as Jordan. Though the modern-day nation is famous among tourists more for the legacy of the Nabateans, who sculpted the city of Petra out of living rock, it's the marauders from the north who perhaps left the most lasting legacy, who ruled for ...
Maaytah's shop, Khazanat Al Jahith, a kiosk in downtown Amman, attracted intellectuals, writers, poets, lawyers, teachers and students. Customers described him as well-read, intelligent and always willing to engage in discussions about books. “I used to find all the books that I wanted at his place,” said ...
AMMAN — The Duke of Cambridge Prince William is scheduled to visit Jordan, the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel this summer, British Ambassador to Jordan Edward Oakden said on Thursday. During a press conference, Oakden said that Prince William's visit, announced by Kensington Palace, ...
Clearly, these significant remarks of both Modi and Abdullah on Islamic heritage of moderation will strengthen the inclusivist narrative of Islam which is upheld in India and Jordan, but is drowned in the aggressive posturing of hardliners in different parts of the world. Since the leaders of all Muslim ...
Amman, Feb. 27 (Petra) -- The Amman Chamber of Commerce and the Amman Chamber of Industry Tuesday emphasized that Iraq in the most important trade partner for both commercial and industrial sectors, pointing to plan to organize a permanent exhibition for Jordanian industries in Baghdad. President of Amman ...
Back then, the building sat menacingly in what were the outskirts of Amman. In the intervening years, Jordan's capital has grown as waves of refugees from Palestine, Iraq, Syria and other countries have settled in the largely peaceful and safe city within a turbulent region. It has increased from 5,000 people ...
Back then, the building sat menacingly in what were the outskirts of Amman. In the intervening years, Jordan's capital has grown as waves of refugees from Palestine, Iraq, Syria and other countries have settled in the largely peaceful and safe city within a turbulent region. It has increased from 5,000 people ...
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 — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected in Amman, as part of a regional tour that will also take him to Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and Kuwait between February 11–16, a US embassy statement said. In Jordan, Tillerson will hold talks with top officials and “will underscore the enduring ...
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 ...
Starting next month, Ryanair (RYAAY) will begin flying to Jordan from Cyprus. ... By October, Ryanair will operate 10 routes to Amman, Jordan's capital. ... The airline said it expects to carry about 500,000 people to Jordan every year from cities such as Athens, Brussels, Cologne, Milan, Rome and Warsaw.
“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 ...


 

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