Local News Archive
  • »Iraqis fleeing to Jordan do not plan to return

    Sat 21 June / Jun 2014. 03:02 PM
    With Sunni jihadists pushing across Iraq in their challenge to the Shiite government in Baghdad, Jordan once again has become a safe shore for the fearful and persecuted from its neighbors' wars.
  • »US foreign secretary to meet Judeh in Amman

    Sat 21 June / Jun 2014. 02:59 PM
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold consultations with Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh in Amman during his upcoming visit to Jordan.
  • »Syria bombing kills 20 in refugee camp near Jordan border: activists

    Thu 19 June / Jun 2014. 02:14 PM
    Syrian army helicopters killed at least 20 people, mostly children and women, in the first attack on a refugee camp in southern Syria along the border with Jordan, residents and opposition activists said.
  • »Jordan: Struggling for calm in a region of chaos

    Wed 18 June / Jun 2014. 06:17 PM
    It's not easy being Jordan and it is about to become even more difficult, again.
  • »Zarqawi's spiritual mentor released from prison

    Tue 17 June / Jun 2014. 07:10 PM
    Officials released the spiritual mentor of a former top al-Qaeda leader, prompting some jihadists to suggest he would help unify the movement as militants fight in Syria's civil war and try to hold on to power in Iraq.
  • »Human Rights Watch to open Amman office

    Mon 16 June / Jun 2014. 03:18 PM
    Human Rights Watch will open an office in Amman, Jordan, during 2014. The aim is to increase the engagement and advocacy with the Jordanian government on domestic and regional human rights issues. Jordan’s Board of Associations approved the registration of Human Rights Watch as a nongovernmental organization on May 21, 2014.
  • »Gov't prepares to contain fallout from ISIL advance

    Mon 16 June / Jun 2014. 02:29 PM
    The Jordanian government is set to take precautionary measures to contain the spread of Islamist insurgents from neighboring countries, as fears grow of Al-Qaeda fighters extending their influence beyond the borders of Iraq and Syria.
  • »Army destroys vehicles on borders with Syria

    Sat 14 June / Jun 2014. 02:25 PM
    Border guards opened fire on four vehicles trying to enter illegally from Syria into Jordan after they ignored orders to stop.
  • »Arab-Euro university talks in Jordan seek cooperation

    Wed 11 June / Jun 2014. 02:15 PM
    The Second Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education (AECHE) kicked off in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday, in the attendance of 200 university representatives who will discuss bi-regional cooperation.
  • »King opens new downtown Abdali district

    Wed 11 June / Jun 2014. 02:14 PM
    Jordan’s King Abdullah II opens the first phase of Amman’s new downtown Abdali district on Wednesday—a 423-million-US-dollar pedestrian walkway known as “The Boulevard,” covering a 31,740-square-yard (26,539-square-meter) area running through the district and flanked by retail outlets, fashion boutiques, restaurants, cafés, luxury apartments and office spaces.
  • »UAE Sheikha visits EJC refugee camp

    Sat 7 June / Jun 2014. 11:40 PM
    Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan al-Qasimi, UAEBBY Patron and Head of the Organising Committee of Knowledge Without Borders (KWB), said that the suffering of Syrian refugee children requires significant international cooperation to help them withstand the drastic situation they are going through, adapt to their temporary living conditions in refugee camps, and give them hope for a better future.
  • »Murad urges parliament to pass income tax, investment bills

    Sat 31 May / May 2014. 06:29 PM
    Amman Chamber of Commerce President Essa Murad on Saturday called on Parliament to pass new draft income tax and investment bills on the agenda of an extraordinary Lower House session which begins tomorrow, to bolster economic reform.
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