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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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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 ...
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, right, and Jordanian General Mahmoud Freihat stand next to an exercise plane at Marka airport, Amman, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, prior to a handing over ceremony... (Michael Kappeler/Pool Photo via AP) More ...
Amman -- The General intelligence Department (GID) said on Monday it thwarted a major terrorist plot by Daesh, the Jordan news agency, Petra reported. The plot targeted military and security facilities, commercial centres, media outlets and moderate religious scholars, the General Intelligence ...
AccorHotels has completed the interim re-branding of a hotel in Jordan to Le Grand Amman, which will be managed by AccorHotels . The property consists of 298 rooms and 67 serviced apartments, which was launched in partnership with Iskan Co. for Touristic & Hotel Investments. Le Grand Amman is ...

7 (Petra)-Chairman of the Jordanian-Lebanese Committee at the Parliament, PM Khaled Ramadan, hailed Amman's ties with Beirut as "longstanding and ... Chamoun, for her part, commended Jordan's crucial role on tackling Arab refugees' crisis, a part of its efforts on the Islamic and pan-Arab fronts, and ...
Meanwhile, Aqaba, some 330 kilometres south of Amman, received the lowest amount of rain, registering only 2.5mm, according to the ministry's figures. 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 ...
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, who hosted the gathering of the Egyptian, Saudi, Jordanian and Moroccan foreign ministers, told journalists that the position of Jordan is to push for international recognition of a Palestinian State. He said that the Jordanian position is to seek an international ...
5 (Petra) -- Amman Mayor, Yousef Shawarbeh, Friday, said that the situation in the capital's streets is under control, in light of the heavy rainfall which drenched ... As the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) forecasts wind speed to reach 85 km per hour on Friday, the municipality and the Civil Defence ...
Amman -- Six Arab foreign ministers will convene in Amman on Saturday to look into progress made in response to the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a source said Wednesday. In addition to Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, the top diplomats of Egypt, Palestine, Saudi ...
Amman -- Sales of tourist restaurants in Jordan dropped by around 10-30 per cent in 2017 compared to previous years, according to the Jordan Restaurants Association (JRA). The drop in sales is attributed to high operational cost, taxes, and customs duties on production inputs, JRA General manager ...
Amman -- Two people were killed and two were injured on Thursday in a car-lorry collision on Suweimeh-Dead Sea Road, the Jordan news agency, Petra, reported. The traffic investigation committee attributed the cause of the accident to "lack of precautionary measures" by the lorry driver, according to ...
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 canvas. The leading light of a tiny group of graffiti artists, the 25-year-old is on a mission -- daubing flowers, faces and patterns ...
Amman -- Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi announced on Saturday that Jordan would host an "extraordinary" Arab summit as the chair of the current Arab summit session. He did not specify the date, but said Arab League Council will meet again in about a month to discuss political developments ...
Amman -- Thousands of Jordanians demonstrated on Thursday across the Kingdom denouncing the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the ... Meanwhile, thousands of students staged a protest in University of Jordan's campus, denouncing Trump's decision and demanding the annulment of the ...
Hundreds of Jordanians have demonstrated in front of the US embassy in Amman, demanding its closure and the expulsion of the US charge d'affaires from Jordan in response to President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. President Donald Trump issued a statement on ...

Announcing plans for what it portrays as a high-tech utopia, Jordan joined other Middle Eastern countries betting on multi-million-dollar mega projects as an ... In Jordan, the government promises the yet-to-be-named city will draw population away from Amman, relieve its crippling traffic jams, provide ...
... and the EU Delegation in Jordan on the last day of the festival, the event showcased a number of interactive cultural activities held by the five main European cultural centres in Amman to promote the "rich mosaic" of European languages in Jordan. "Languages are the mirror of cultural identities; diversity, ...
Amman -- Residents of Amman and Zarqa will receive reduced water and experience shortened pumping hours this week, as the Jordan Water Company (Miyahuna) on Sunday starts maintenance on the Disi Water Conveyance Project, a Miyahuna senior official said on Saturday. Changes in the ...
Jordan said on Saturday that Israel would not be allowed to reopen its embassy in Amman until an Israeli security guard who shot dead two Jordanians faces trial. The foreign ministry reiterated Amman's position following reports that Israel was planning to appoint a new ambassador to Jordan in place of ...
Quran, the Avaaz Middle East editor, told protesters that Arab leaders had nixed an attempt by Jordan and Palestine during last Sunday's foreign ministers follow-up meeting from holding an emergency Arab summit. At a press conference held after the meeting in Amman, the Arab League Secretary ...
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. Ancient sites tell the stories of Roman emperors and Nabatean kings, and Crusader castles perch on strategic hilltops. In the bustling streets of the ...
Leading the mass, Fr Gerald Metal, chaplain of the Filipino Chaplaincy in Jordan, invoked the biblical story of Joseph and Mary looking for a place to stay. Drawing a parallel to the migrant community, the priest urged the congregation to cling to their faith despite difficulties. With prayers for Jordan, the Royal ...
Syrian refugees arrive at the Jordanian border with Syria and Iraq, close to Amman, Jordan. ( Reuters Archive ). The war in Syria, now in its seventh year, has caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. It's also created vast numbers of children who have been scarred or orphaned by the conflict.
Suhaib Attar, a 25-year-old Graffiti artist and student, picks up a canister of spray paint as he draws a mural on a wall in Amman, Jordan, in this Dec. ... 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 ...
CAIRO - 28 December 2017: The procedures of moving Egyptian national Ali el-Sayed el-Morsi, who was killed in Jordan Wednesday, have finished, according to Egypt's Embassy in Amman. In an official statement issued Thursday, the embassy affirmed that all the needed procedures of moving Morsi's ...
Leading the mass, Fr Gerald Metal, chaplain of the Filipino Chaplaincy in Jordan, invoked the biblical story of Joseph and Mary looking for a place to stay. Drawing a parallel to the migrant community, the priest urged the congregation to cling to their faith despite difficulties. With prayers for Jordan, the Royal ...
Amman -- Jordan's stance on Jerusalem was not an "instant act" but continuous course of action led by His Majesty King Abdullah, who spares no effort to support the holy city and the Jerusalemites in their steadfastness, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi said on Friday. In an interview with Jordan ...
Exiled from the shores of Jaffa by the Palestinian Nakba or catastrophe, his voyage took him to the urban environs of Beirut, to a then small, perhaps unpromising town of Amman in Jordan, and finally to Central and North America. He encountered obstacles everywhere he went, but overcame every ...
Amman -- Jordan's stance on Jerusalem was not an "instant act" but continuous course of action led by His Majesty King Abdullah, who spares no effort to support the holy city and the Jerusalemites in their steadfastness, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi said on Friday. In an interview with Jordan ...
MSF's reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan has for more than 10 years helped heal the bodies and minds of war-wounded patients. "When we initially opened this hospital, nobody thought we were going to stay 10 years," says Marc Schakal, MSF head of mission for the reconstructive surgery ...
Jordan's campaign had focused on the European Union, the Vatican, the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Amman's coordination with the EU had thwarted an attempt by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to convince European countries to support the US decision during a ...
Amman -- His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday visited Expedia Inc.'s headquarters, which specialises in software development. His Majesty was briefed on the company's operations in Amman by company's Director Aman Botani, about its future plans that would benefit from Jordan's skilled labour in the ...
Amman, Dec. 19 (Petra)--Under directives from His Majesty King Abdullah II, a Royal Jordanian Air Force plane on Monday airlifted two Jordanians, who were injured in separate traffic accidents in Riyadh and Tabuk in Saudi Arabia. The Jordanian embassy in Riyadh coordinated with the consulate in ...
Amman (Reuters) - Palestinian billionaire Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most powerful businessman, returned to Amman on Tuesday after his release in Saudi ... Masri, chairman of Amman-based Arab Bank, Jordan's largest lender, was taken into custody just before he was planning to leave Saudi Arabia after ...
Amman -- Jordanian billionaire Sabih Al Masri, Jordan's most powerful businessman, returned to Amman on Tuesday after his release in Saudi Arabia. Masri was detained for questioning last week over his alleged links with Saudi business partners among Royals, ministers and officials who were ...
Amman -- Jordan on Monday rejected as groundless reports that fighters of the terrorist Daesh group are fleeing Syria into the country or through the Kingdom into neighbouring countries. A source, who preferred anonymity, said no attempts were recorded of infiltration by members of the terrorist group ...
17 (Petra)--His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday Expedia Office in Amman, which is specialized in software development. The King was briefed by Expedia ... He said that Jordan's strong tech workforce encouraged the company to launch its operations in the Kingdom. During the visit to Expedia Office, ...
... key to any peace agreement." Abdullah is the custodian of the Muslim holy sites in the Old City of Jerusalem. CNN's Oren Liebermann reported from Jerusalem. Ray Sanchez and James Masters wrote from New York and London. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh contributed to this report from Amman, Jordan.
Thousands of Jordanians took to the streets after Friday prayers, marching through capital Amman to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Demonstrators also hailed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's robust stance against the U.S. move, ...
Much of the focus in the deal was placed on creating jobs in special economic zones such as Al-Dulayl, north of Jordan's capital, Amman. A strip of squat, dusty buildings, it churns out Ralph Lauren blazers, Perry Ellis chinos and black smoke. To international policymakers, places such as Al-Dulayl seem ...
Bani Mustafa also said Jordan's closest 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. US aid to Jordan amounts to about $1.6bn a year; about $800m in military assistance ...
Hundreds of Jordanians have demonstrated in front of the US embassy in Amman, demanding its closure and the expulsion of the US charge d'affaires from Jordan in response to President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. President Donald Trump issued a statement on ...
Amman -- Jordan on Tuesday voiced its deep concern over the dangerous escalation in the Yemeni crisis that recently led to the killing of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh by Houthi militias. State Minister for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani said that the events in Yemen constitute a ...
Amman -- Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi on Sunday discussed via a phone call with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regional developments, particularly the Palestinian issue. The development came in the light of reports that US President Donald Trump may announce a decision to ...
Organised by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and the EU Delegation in Jordan on the last day of the festival, the event showcased a number of interactive cultural activities held by the five main European cultural centres in Amman to promote the "rich mosaic" of European ...
Amman -- Residents of Amman and Zarqa will receive reduced water and experience shortened pumping hours this week, as the Jordan Water Company (Miyahuna) on Sunday starts maintenance on the Disi Water Conveyance Project, a Miyahuna senior official said on Saturday. Changes in the ...
Most Jordanians have perfect English, especially in urban areas such as Amman. Jordan only gained independence from the UK in 1946. Our taxi driver told us his family had originated in Damascus. When there were no borders, his father travelled to Jordan and decided to settle there. There was fluid ...
Mrs May said at a press conference in Amman, Jordan: "I'm not a prolific tweeter myself, and that means I don't spend much of my time reading other people's tweets. "But when I feel there should be a response, I give it - and I've given it." Her comments are the first direct challenge made to President Trump ...


 

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