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Changing people's perceptions on combatting graft challenges gov't

AMMONNEWS - The government is facing a challenge in changing the people's perceptions on combating graft as they are «deep and negative,» and deeply ingrained within the people's mindsets, Minister of State for Media Affairs Amjad Adaileh said Su
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Changing people's perceptions on combatting graft challenges gov't

AMMONNEWS - The government is facing a challenge in changing the people's perceptions on combating graft as they are «deep and negative,» and deeply ingrained within the people's mindsets, Minister of State for Media Affairs Amjad Adaileh said Sunday.Adaileh, who is also the spokesperson of the

Himmat Watan Fund to support NAF with JD27 million

AMMONNEWS - The Himmat Watan Fund will pay JD27 million to the National Aid Fund (NAF) as a third and final payment to support families affected by the coronavirus crisis, after adding new beneficiaries to the program.In a statement, Himmat Watan Fund Deputy
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Himmat Watan Fund to support NAF with JD27 million

AMMONNEWS - The Himmat Watan Fund will pay JD27 million to the National Aid Fund (NAF) as a third and final payment to support families affected by the coronavirus crisis, after adding new beneficiaries to the program.In a statement, Himmat Watan Fund Deputy Chairman, Jamal Sarayrah, on Sunday s

Prominent contractor in custody for 15 days on construction fraud charges

AMMONNEWS - The Prosecutor General of Jordan Anti-Corruption Commission (JACC) on Sunday decided to apprehend a well-known contractor for 15 days pending an investigation at the Balqa Reform and Rehabilitation Center.The Public Prosecution charged the arrest
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Prominent contractor in custody for 15 days on construction fraud charges

AMMONNEWS - The Prosecutor General of Jordan Anti-Corruption Commission (JACC) on Sunday decided to apprehend a well-known contractor for 15 days pending an investigation at the Balqa Reform and Rehabilitation Center.The Public Prosecution charged the arrestee with the offenses of cheating in car

Zmalia factory reopened after suffocation probe results

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Labor Nidal Bataineh on Sunday decided to reopen the Zmalia textile factory in North Shouneh region, Jordan Valley, based on recommendations of a tripartite committee formed to verify the readiness of the factory to operate.In a state
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Zmalia factory reopened after suffocation probe results

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Labor Nidal Bataineh on Sunday decided to reopen the Zmalia textile factory in North Shouneh region, Jordan Valley, based on recommendations of a tripartite committee formed to verify the readiness of the factory to operate.In a statement, the ministry said the committee

3 new Covid-19 cases recorded on Sunday, all imported, caseload at 1, 179

AMMONNEWS - Three new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all imported, were reported in the Kingdom on Sunday, bringing the total caseload to 1, 179 since the outbreak of the pandemic.
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3 new Covid-19 cases recorded on Sunday, all imported, caseload at 1, 179

AMMONNEWS - Three new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all imported, were reported in the Kingdom on Sunday, bringing the total caseload to 1, 179 since the outbreak of the pandemic.

King says ‘our most precious asset is the individual citizen’ remains Jordan’s guiding principle

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday reaffirmed that «our most precious asset is the individual citizen» remains Jordan’s guiding principle, expressing pride in Jordanians for their sense of responsibility amidst the coronavirus disea
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King says ‘our most precious asset is the individual citizen’ remains Jordan’s guiding principle

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday reaffirmed that «our most precious asset is the individual citizen» remains Jordan’s guiding principle, expressing pride in Jordanians for their sense of responsibility amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.At a meeting with prominent fi

King receives US CENTCOM commander

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Saturday received Commander of the US Central Command Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., and discussed the strategic partnership between the two countries, especially military and security cooperation.The meeting covered
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King receives US CENTCOM commander

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Saturday received Commander of the US Central Command Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., and discussed the strategic partnership between the two countries, especially military and security cooperation.The meeting covered regional developments, foremost of wh

Central bank response to COVID-19 continues to pay off

AMMONNEWS - Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in early March, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) has embarked on a robust approach to cushion economic fallout and maintain monetary stability.To help the economy weather the impact of the pandemic, w
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Central bank response to COVID-19 continues to pay off

AMMONNEWS - Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in early March, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) has embarked on a robust approach to cushion economic fallout and maintain monetary stability.To help the economy weather the impact of the pandemic, which sent tremors across the global e

MoH confirms 3 new COVID-19 cases, all imported, 5 recovered

AMMONNEWS - Three new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all imported, were reported in the Kingdom on Saturday, bringing the total caseload to 1176 since the outbreak of the pandemic.The cases are two Jordanian citizens who have recently returned fro
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MoH confirms 3 new COVID-19 cases, all imported, 5 recovered

AMMONNEWS - Three new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all imported, were reported in the Kingdom on Saturday, bringing the total caseload to 1176 since the outbreak of the pandemic.The cases are two Jordanian citizens who have recently returned from Saudi Arabia and were residing at q

Phase 4 of repatriating Jordanians begins

AMMONNEWS - The fourth phase of repatriating Jordanian students and citizens stranded abroad began on Saturday, by the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), in coordination with various security agencies and Queen Alia International Airport management.Directo
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Phase 4 of repatriating Jordanians begins

AMMONNEWS - The fourth phase of repatriating Jordanian students and citizens stranded abroad began on Saturday, by the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), in coordination with various security agencies and Queen Alia International Airport management.Director of Airport Security and Protection B

Iran hurt Lebanon’s people using Hezbollah: US official Brian Hook

AMMONNEWS - Iran hurt the Lebanese people utilizing its proxy Hezbollah, said Brian Hook, US Special Representative for Iran on Friday.Tehran backs Hezbollah, a Shia militia in Lebanon which has a powerful grip on the Lebanese government, among other militia
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Iran hurt Lebanon’s people using Hezbollah: US official Brian Hook

AMMONNEWS - Iran hurt the Lebanese people utilizing its proxy Hezbollah, said Brian Hook, US Special Representative for Iran on Friday.Tehran backs Hezbollah, a Shia militia in Lebanon which has a powerful grip on the Lebanese government, among other militias across the Middle East it uses as pr

Adaileh : Gov't has issued decisions to promote women empowerment

AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad AdaIleh, said Jordan has the political will, led by His Majesty King Abdullah II, and a «great» resolve to support, empower Jordanian women in various fields.During his meeting on Thursday wit
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Adaileh : Gov't has issued decisions to promote women empowerment

AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad AdaIleh, said Jordan has the political will, led by His Majesty King Abdullah II, and a «great» resolve to support, empower Jordanian women in various fields.During his meeting on Thursday with the Arab Women Organization of Jordan (AWO)'s p

No new Covid-19 cases recorded in Jordan for the 2nd consecutive day

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Health announced on Thursday no new Covid-19 cases were recorded for the second consecutive day in the Kingdom, maintaining the total caseload at 1169 cases.Five Covid-19 cases have recovered, as two patients have left Prince Hamz
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No new Covid-19 cases recorded in Jordan for the 2nd consecutive day

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Health announced on Thursday no new Covid-19 cases were recorded for the second consecutive day in the Kingdom, maintaining the total caseload at 1169 cases.Five Covid-19 cases have recovered, as two patients have left Prince Hamza Hospital, and three others were discha

King, in phone call with US secretary of state, discusses efforts to contain COVID-19

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, in a phone call on Thursday with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, discussed bilateral and international efforts to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as the need to maintain cooperation to ad
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King, in phone call with US secretary of state, discusses efforts to contain COVID-19

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, in a phone call on Thursday with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, discussed bilateral and international efforts to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as the need to maintain cooperation to address its economic and humanitarian impac

Normal weather today, temperatures to rise over weekend

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to prevail on Thursday in the highlands and plains, while it will be hot in other parts of the Kingdom, with northwesterly moderate to brisk winds, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily
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Normal weather today, temperatures to rise over weekend

AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to prevail on Thursday in the highlands and plains, while it will be hot in other parts of the Kingdom, with northwesterly moderate to brisk winds, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.On Friday and Saturday, there w

Jordan's trade deficit down 26.3pct in first 4 months of 2020

AMMONNEWS - Jordan’s trade balance deficit slumped by 26.3 percent in the first 4 months of 2020 to JD2.045 billion, compared with JD2.775 billion recorded in the same period last year.According to a monthly report from the Department of Statistics (DoS) o
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Jordan's trade deficit down 26.3pct in first 4 months of 2020

AMMONNEWS - Jordan’s trade balance deficit slumped by 26.3 percent in the first 4 months of 2020 to JD2.045 billion, compared with JD2.775 billion recorded in the same period last year.According to a monthly report from the Department of Statistics (DoS) on foreign trade, the value of total expo

Coronavirus: Natural herd immunity ‘unethical’ and ‘unachievable,’ says Lancet study

AMMONNEWS - Achieving herd immunity to coronavirus through natural infection is “unethical,” “unachievable,” and risks a second wave of COVID-19, according to two scientists who analyzed recent studies of immunity levels in infection hotspots.Writing
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Coronavirus: Natural herd immunity ‘unethical’ and ‘unachievable,’ says Lancet study

AMMONNEWS - Achieving herd immunity to coronavirus through natural infection is “unethical,” “unachievable,” and risks a second wave of COVID-19, according to two scientists who analyzed recent studies of immunity levels in infection hotspots.Writing in the scientific journal the Lancet, Isabell

Jordan sees no new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Health announced no new Covid-19 cases, whether locally transmitted or imported, were recorded in the Kingdom on Wednesday, maintaining the total caseload unchanged at 1169 cases.Meanwhile, 8 patients have recovered in Prince Hamz
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Jordan sees no new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Health announced no new Covid-19 cases, whether locally transmitted or imported, were recorded in the Kingdom on Wednesday, maintaining the total caseload unchanged at 1169 cases.Meanwhile, 8 patients have recovered in Prince Hamza Hospital, and 6530 laboratory tests

Planning Minister : Foreign assistance aims to activate, bolster development process

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Wissam Rabadi, said that Jordan has received $950 million loan from the World Bank (WB).The government is currently negotiating with the WB to reach an agreement to restructure the rest of the lo
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Planning Minister : Foreign assistance aims to activate, bolster development process

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Wissam Rabadi, said that Jordan has received $950 million loan from the World Bank (WB).The government is currently negotiating with the WB to reach an agreement to restructure the rest of the loan, in order to support health and ed

PM: Investments attracted during Covid-19 reflect confidence in Jordan's economy

AMMONNEWS - Jordan has demonstrated its strength, resilience and solidarity, and enjoys «robust» institutions that have enabled it overcome challenges and hardships, to then emerge a stronger nation, Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, said.During his vi
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PM: Investments attracted during Covid-19 reflect confidence in Jordan's economy

AMMONNEWS - Jordan has demonstrated its strength, resilience and solidarity, and enjoys «robust» institutions that have enabled it overcome challenges and hardships, to then emerge a stronger nation, Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, said.During his visit on Wednesday to the Jordan Investment Commiss

SSC hears defense testimonies in the «Tobacco» case

AMMONNEWS - The State Security Court (SSC) has heard almost all defense testimonies of defendants and companies allegedly involved the so called «Tobacco» case, the court announced.During a public session held on Wednesday to try this case, was he
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SSC hears defense testimonies in the «Tobacco» case

AMMONNEWS - The State Security Court (SSC) has heard almost all defense testimonies of defendants and companies allegedly involved the so called «Tobacco» case, the court announced.During a public session held on Wednesday to try this case, was headed by the civil judge, Dr. Nasser Salamat, the

Major water loss reduction, fiber-optic network projects signed

AMMONNEWS - The government on Wednesday signed agreements for two major water loss reduction and fiber-optic network expansion projects.Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, who patronized the signing ceremony at the prime ministry, said the projects reflect confidenc
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Major water loss reduction, fiber-optic network projects signed

AMMONNEWS - The government on Wednesday signed agreements for two major water loss reduction and fiber-optic network expansion projects.Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, who patronized the signing ceremony at the prime ministry, said the projects reflect confidence in the Jordanian economy and its abi

Dawoud : Gov't administration future hinges on developing employee competencies

AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs, Sami Dawoud, said future of government administration relies on the extent of enhancing skills, competencies and capabilities of public employees.The minister added:" Bulk of expertise and competencie
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Dawoud : Gov't administration future hinges on developing employee competencies

AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs, Sami Dawoud, said future of government administration relies on the extent of enhancing skills, competencies and capabilities of public employees.The minister added:" Bulk of expertise and competencies of employee leaders reflects positivel

Importing Iraqi oil will be resumed in 2 days

AMMONNEWS - Energy Minister, Hala Zawati, said Tuesday that importing Iraqi crude oil to Jordan will be resumed within the next two days.Iraqi had stopped supplying oil to Jordan after oil prices fell to less than $20, which became financially unfeasible.She
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Importing Iraqi oil will be resumed in 2 days

AMMONNEWS - Energy Minister, Hala Zawati, said Tuesday that importing Iraqi crude oil to Jordan will be resumed within the next two days.Iraqi had stopped supplying oil to Jordan after oil prices fell to less than $20, which became financially unfeasible.She added that the recent negotiation

Adaileh says gov't to soon sign 3 'major' projects

AMMONNEWS - The government will soon sign 3 «major» projects on water losses, the Marka Airport and the fiber-optic network, Minister of State for Media Affairs Amjad Adaileh said Tuesday.Adaileh unveiled the revelations following remarks made by
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Adaileh says gov't to soon sign 3 'major' projects

AMMONNEWS - The government will soon sign 3 «major» projects on water losses, the Marka Airport and the fiber-optic network, Minister of State for Media Affairs Amjad Adaileh said Tuesday.Adaileh unveiled the revelations following remarks made by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz earlier this week abou

King commends CBJ measures to mitigate COVID-19 impact

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday commended the measures taken by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis on the national economy.During a visit to the CBJ, King Abdullah said the mea
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King commends CBJ measures to mitigate COVID-19 impact

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday commended the measures taken by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis on the national economy.During a visit to the CBJ, King Abdullah said the measures helped the private sector weath

Al-Bashir Hospital doctor tests positive for COVID-19

AMMONNEWS - A preliminary coronavirus test for a doctor in al-Bashir Hospital's internal department came back positive, Head of Hospital, Dr. Mahmoud Zureiqat, said on Tuesday.Dr. Zureikat told the Jordan News Agency (Petra) that the doctor tested positive af
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Al-Bashir Hospital doctor tests positive for COVID-19

AMMONNEWS - A preliminary coronavirus test for a doctor in al-Bashir Hospital's internal department came back positive, Head of Hospital, Dr. Mahmoud Zureiqat, said on Tuesday.Dr. Zureikat told the Jordan News Agency (Petra) that the doctor tested positive after coming in contact with a female p

Jordan, Turkey discuss joint economic ventures

AMMONNEWS - Head of Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC), Senator Nael Al-Kabariti, and Turkish ambassador to Amman, Ismail Aramazhas, on Monday discussed means of boosting bilateral economic cooperation and how to overcome challenges posed by the coronavirus pan
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Jordan, Turkey discuss joint economic ventures

AMMONNEWS - Head of Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC), Senator Nael Al-Kabariti, and Turkish ambassador to Amman, Ismail Aramazhas, on Monday discussed means of boosting bilateral economic cooperation and how to overcome challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.A statement by the Chamber on T

Princess Raiyah weds Faris Ned Donovan

AMMONNEWS - With the blessings of His Majesty King Abdullah II, Her Royal Highness Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein married Mr Faris Ned Donovan, in the United Kingdom.Her Majesty Queen Noor, Jordan’s Ambassador to the UK Omar Nahar, and the Donovan family a
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Princess Raiyah weds Faris Ned Donovan

AMMONNEWS - With the blessings of His Majesty King Abdullah II, Her Royal Highness Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein married Mr Faris Ned Donovan, in the United Kingdom.Her Majesty Queen Noor, Jordan’s Ambassador to the UK Omar Nahar, and the Donovan family attended the brief ceremony, held in acc

Jordan, Canada discuss economic, political ties

AMMONNEWS - Senate President Faisal Fayez on Tuesday highlighted the deep-rootedness of the Jordanian-Canadian ties and the importance of boosting them in various areas, including the economic and political fields.During a meeting with Canadian Ambassador Don
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Jordan, Canada discuss economic, political ties

AMMONNEWS - Senate President Faisal Fayez on Tuesday highlighted the deep-rootedness of the Jordanian-Canadian ties and the importance of boosting them in various areas, including the economic and political fields.During a meeting with Canadian Ambassador Donica Pottie, Fayez said Jordan, under

Arab, European ministers reiterate rejection of Israeli annexation plan

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Tuesday joined his counterparts from Egypt, Germany and France at a meeting on the efforts being exerted to dissuade Israel from annexing occupied Palestinian lands and breathe new life
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Arab, European ministers reiterate rejection of Israeli annexation plan

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Tuesday joined his counterparts from Egypt, Germany and France at a meeting on the efforts being exerted to dissuade Israel from annexing occupied Palestinian lands and breathe new life into the peace process.During the qua

PM says foreign aid is a sign of global trust in national economy

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Monday said that financial assistance and grants by donors and partners to Jordan are a sign of global trust in the Kingdom and its economy, and called for transparency in the management of foreign aid."The support pr
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PM says foreign aid is a sign of global trust in national economy

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Monday said that financial assistance and grants by donors and partners to Jordan are a sign of global trust in the Kingdom and its economy, and called for transparency in the management of foreign aid."The support provided to Jordan is continuous and in

Arab ministers meet Tuesday on Palestinian issue

AMMONNEWS - Arab foreign ministers hold a meeting on Tuesday, which was called for by Jordan, to discuss latest developments related to the Palestinian issue.The meeting via video conference will bring together the ministers of Jordan, the United Arab Emirate
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Arab ministers meet Tuesday on Palestinian issue

AMMONNEWS - Arab foreign ministers hold a meeting on Tuesday, which was called for by Jordan, to discuss latest developments related to the Palestinian issue.The meeting via video conference will bring together the ministers of Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco and P

3 new COVID-19 cases in Kingdom Monday, non is local

AMMONNEWS - Three COVID-19 infections were recorded in the Kingdom Monday, all from abroad, bringing the caseload to 1,167, according to the Ministry of Health.Two of the cases came from Saudi Arabia and are staying in quarantine hotels, and 1 was a truck dri
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3 new COVID-19 cases in Kingdom Monday, non is local

AMMONNEWS - Three COVID-19 infections were recorded in the Kingdom Monday, all from abroad, bringing the caseload to 1,167, according to the Ministry of Health.Two of the cases came from Saudi Arabia and are staying in quarantine hotels, and 1 was a truck driver from an Arab nationality who test

Crown Prince commends Amman municipality staff for work amidst COVID-19 crisis

AMMONNEWS - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II on Monday commended the efforts of the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) staff amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.At a meeting with a number of department heads at GAM headqua
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Crown Prince commends Amman municipality staff for work amidst COVID-19 crisis

AMMONNEWS - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II on Monday commended the efforts of the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) staff amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.At a meeting with a number of department heads at GAM headquarters, attended by Amman Mayor Yousef

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