Local News Last Week
  • »Razzaz Seeks "Pact" Leading to "Parliamentary Gov’ts"

    Tue 12 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Prime Minister-designate Omar Razzaz stated yesterday, Monday, in a meeting with House of Representatives Speaker Atef Tarawneh, Parliamentary officials and bloc leaders, that he is keen on working with the House towards...
  • »The Makkah Summit and the New Gulf Aid: A Synopsis

    Mon 11 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    The Gulf response was fast. The Saudis’ call for an urgent summit to support Jordan indicates an appreciation Jordan’s role and its regional weight, contrary to the common misconceptions of late.
    It also uncovers a different...
  • »The Makkah Summit: Variables and Outputs

    Mon 11 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    The most important message behind the Gulf states’ rally to Jordan’s aid is to reaffirm that the Kingdom is not alone in the face of its internal crises and the external, regional turmoil on our every frontier, almost.
    The Makkah...
  • »Razzaz Thanks Gulf States for Aid Package to Jordan

    Mon 11 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Prime Minister-designate Omar Razzaz, on Monday, thanked Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirate and Kuwait for the aid package they pledge to Jordan to help it overcome economic challenges.
    Following his meeting with political parties'...
  • »King Returns Home after Saudi Arabia Visit

    Mon 11 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II, accompanied by His Royal Crown Prince Hussein on Monday returned home from Saudi Arabia after participating in Mecca meeting called for by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz...
  • »Makkah Quartet Summit at Midnight, King and Crown Prince Perform Umrah

    Sun 10 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— An informed source confirmed to AlGhad that the Makkah quartet summit is scheduled to convene tonight, Sunday, at midnight, and is expected to conclude with the issuance of a closing statement around dawn.
    His Majesty...
  • »PM Razzaz, MP Bloc Leaders Meet over Breakfast

    Sun 10 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— MP Andrea Horani hosted a breakfast meeting today Sunday between Jordan’s newly appointed Prime Minister, Dr Omar Razzaz, and the leaders of the Parliament House of Representatives’ blocs, to discuss the...
  • »In Jordan: 61 Weekly Deaths Caused by Smoking

    Sun 10 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Head of the Respiratory Diseases and ICU Departments, and Director of the King Hussein Centre’s Cancer Control Office Dr Firas Hawwari estimates around 61 smoking-related deaths occur in Jordan on a weekly basis,...
  • »King Arrives in Saudi Arabia for Makkah Quartet Summit

    Sun 10 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    JEDDAH — His Majesty King Abdullah II, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein arrived in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
    Upon arrival at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, the King was welcomed by Prince Khalid Faisal...
  • »Study: Underage Marriages in Jordan Up 13%, Unrelated to Syrian Refugee Crisis

    Sun 10 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— A study by Tamkeen, an organisation specialised in the protection of marginalised groups, uncovered that the annual increase in Jordan’s documented cases of underage marriages has been relatively consistent, at 13...
  • »“We Appreciate Saudi’s Call to Support Jordan” — Says FM

    Sun 10 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Ayman Safadi stated today, Sunday, during a joint press conference with the High Representative of the EU on Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, that Jordan...
  • »King Salutes “Brothers in Arms” on 19th Coronation Anniversary, Army Day and Great Arab Revolt

    Sun 10 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday congratulated the personnel of the Jordan Armed Force on Army Day, June 10, via Twitter, as well as on the occasion of the 102nd anniversary of the Great Arab Revolt, and the 19th...
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