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Higher Education Ministry refutes reports on dismissing Jordanian students at Ukrainian universities

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Mohieldin Touq, has dismissed media reports circulated over the last two days as «baseless» that claimed Jordan has received an official letter from the Ukrainian authorities o
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Higher Education Ministry refutes reports on dismissing Jordanian students at Ukrainian universities

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Mohieldin Touq, has dismissed media reports circulated over the last two days as «baseless» that claimed Jordan has received an official letter from the Ukrainian authorities on dismissing hundreds of Jordanian university students

North Korea says US ‘foolish’ for calling UN security meeting

AMMONNEWS - North Korea’s foreign ministry on Thursday criticized the United States as “foolish” for convening a UN Security Council meeting over growing concern about short-range rockets fired from the isolated state.Washington on Wednesday used the me
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North Korea says US ‘foolish’ for calling UN security meeting

AMMONNEWS - North Korea’s foreign ministry on Thursday criticized the United States as “foolish” for convening a UN Security Council meeting over growing concern about short-range rockets fired from the isolated state.Washington on Wednesday used the meeting to warn of consequences for North Kor

Interior minister : Maintaining contact with Jordanians abroad «important,»

AMMONNEWS - The Minister of Interior, Salama Hammad, on Thursday affirmed the government's keenness in all its institutions to outreach to Jordanians residing abroad and address their concerns, in implementation of the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah
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Interior minister : Maintaining contact with Jordanians abroad «important,»

AMMONNEWS - The Minister of Interior, Salama Hammad, on Thursday affirmed the government's keenness in all its institutions to outreach to Jordanians residing abroad and address their concerns, in implementation of the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II to follow up on the citizens' affairs

Islamic World's Awqaf Ministers Conference kicks off

AMMONNEWS - The 12th session of the Executive Council of the Awqaf Ministers’ Conference in the Islamic World 2019 has on Thursday kicked off here with the participation of a number of Arab and Islamic countries.Deputizing for Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, th
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Islamic World's Awqaf Ministers Conference kicks off

AMMONNEWS - The 12th session of the Executive Council of the Awqaf Ministers’ Conference in the Islamic World 2019 has on Thursday kicked off here with the participation of a number of Arab and Islamic countries.Deputizing for Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, the Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affai

Planning minister honors IRADA entrepreneurs

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Wissam Rabadi, on Thursday honored the owners of distinguished projects that were established through the Enhanced Productivity Program (EPP)/IRADA centers in the Kingdom's various governorates.L
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Planning minister honors IRADA entrepreneurs

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Wissam Rabadi, on Thursday honored the owners of distinguished projects that were established through the Enhanced Productivity Program (EPP)/IRADA centers in the Kingdom's various governorates.Launched in 2002 by the Ministry of Pl

Interior Ministry holds workshop on refugee rights

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Interior, in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), organized a workshop on refugee rights between applicability and laws.In remarks at the opening ceremony, the Ministry's Secretary General, Kh
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Interior Ministry holds workshop on refugee rights

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Interior, in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), organized a workshop on refugee rights between applicability and laws.In remarks at the opening ceremony, the Ministry's Secretary General, Khaled Abu Hammour, said Jordan managed

GCC leaders arrive in Riyadh for 40th Summit

AMMONNEWS - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday welcomed the heads of delegations from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for the 40th summit in Riyadh to discuss regional and global political developments.The summit, held under the chairmanship o
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GCC leaders arrive in Riyadh for 40th Summit

AMMONNEWS - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday welcomed the heads of delegations from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for the 40th summit in Riyadh to discuss regional and global political developments.The summit, held under the chairmanship of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, will see

King leaves for Azerbaijan

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday left for the Republic of Azerbaijan on a working visit, during which he will hold talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on bilateral ties and regional developments.His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al
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King leaves for Azerbaijan

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday left for the Republic of Azerbaijan on a working visit, during which he will hold talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on bilateral ties and regional developments.His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II was sworn in

Crown Prince visits Armed Forces General Command

AMMONNEWS - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II, on Tuesday visited the General Command Headquarters of the Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army.Upon his arrival, the Crown Prince was welcomed by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Maj. Gen.
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Crown Prince visits Armed Forces General Command

AMMONNEWS - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II, on Tuesday visited the General Command Headquarters of the Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army.Upon his arrival, the Crown Prince was welcomed by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Maj. Gen. Yousef Huneiti, and senior army offic

Jordan, Turkey discuss relations, region

AMMONNEWS - The Jordanian-Turkish Brotherhood Committee at the Senate, chaired by Senator Munir Sobar, met with Turkish Ambassador to Amman, Murat Karagoz, on the occasion of the end of his tenure.During the meeting, Sobar described the Jordanian-Turkish rela
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Jordan, Turkey discuss relations, region

AMMONNEWS - The Jordanian-Turkish Brotherhood Committee at the Senate, chaired by Senator Munir Sobar, met with Turkish Ambassador to Amman, Murat Karagoz, on the occasion of the end of his tenure.During the meeting, Sobar described the Jordanian-Turkish relations as distinguished, pointing to t

PM checks on Ramtha students after fire

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Monday visited the Musab Bin Omeir Secondary School in the Ramtha Governorate, after a fire at the school yesterday that injured a number of students and teachers.The Prime Minister conveyed His Majesty King Abdullah'
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PM checks on Ramtha students after fire

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Monday visited the Musab Bin Omeir Secondary School in the Ramtha Governorate, after a fire at the school yesterday that injured a number of students and teachers.The Prime Minister conveyed His Majesty King Abdullah's greetings to the teachers and stude

Former US VP Cheney warns disengagement in Mideast benefits Iran, Russia

AMMONNEWS - Former US Vice President Dick Cheney warned Monday that “American disengagement” in the Middle East will benefit only Iran and Russia, during an address to the Arab Strategy Forum.While stressing that he’s no longer in government, Cheney’
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Former US VP Cheney warns disengagement in Mideast benefits Iran, Russia

AMMONNEWS - Former US Vice President Dick Cheney warned Monday that “American disengagement” in the Middle East will benefit only Iran and Russia, during an address to the Arab Strategy Forum.While stressing that he’s no longer in government, Cheney’s comments cut to the core of several policies

Jordan looks to grow its way out of economic hardship

AMMONNEWS - For three years, Jordan, one of the Middle East’s smallest economies, has pursued an austerity programme as the resource-scarce kingdom faces the twin challenges of dealing with a high debt burden and hosting more than one million refugees.Now,
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Jordan looks to grow its way out of economic hardship

AMMONNEWS - For three years, Jordan, one of the Middle East’s smallest economies, has pursued an austerity programme as the resource-scarce kingdom faces the twin challenges of dealing with a high debt burden and hosting more than one million refugees.Now, the country, which has historically rel

World Bank: Economists Outline Requirements for Job Creation in Jordan

AMMONNEWS - The World Bank Group recently published the report «Job Diagnostics in Jordan», which covers the labor market in the Kingdom, Jordanian and expatriate human resources, stereotypes and gender roles, informal workers and women in the wor
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World Bank: Economists Outline Requirements for Job Creation in Jordan

AMMONNEWS - The World Bank Group recently published the report «Job Diagnostics in Jordan», which covers the labor market in the Kingdom, Jordanian and expatriate human resources, stereotypes and gender roles, informal workers and women in the workforce. The report, published on the World Bank G

Arab party reconsiders support of Gantz over Jordan Valley annexation

AMMONNEWS - Whether or not it's an election campaign spin by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Jordan Valley annexation initiative is already on the table. Netanyahu, as I wrote previously, is promising to annex the land after the elections in ord
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Arab party reconsiders support of Gantz over Jordan Valley annexation

AMMONNEWS - Whether or not it's an election campaign spin by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Jordan Valley annexation initiative is already on the table. Netanyahu, as I wrote previously, is promising to annex the land after the elections in order to kill two birds with one stone. The fi

Depression forecast to bring rain today

AMMONNEWS - A depression will begin to affect the country on Sunday, bringing clouds at different altitudes and rain that will start in the northern and central regions and move gradually towards the rest of the Kingdom by midnight, the Jordan Meteorological
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Depression forecast to bring rain today

AMMONNEWS - A depression will begin to affect the country on Sunday, bringing clouds at different altitudes and rain that will start in the northern and central regions and move gradually towards the rest of the Kingdom by midnight, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.

36 students suffer shortness of breath in Ramtha school fire

AMMONNEWS - Thirty-six students at Musab Bin Omeir Secondary School for Boys, in Ramtha governorate, suffered shortness of breath when a fire broke out in the school's building, a statement by the Civil Defense Department (CDD) said."CDD staff managed to dist
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36 students suffer shortness of breath in Ramtha school fire

AMMONNEWS - Thirty-six students at Musab Bin Omeir Secondary School for Boys, in Ramtha governorate, suffered shortness of breath when a fire broke out in the school's building, a statement by the Civil Defense Department (CDD) said."CDD staff managed to distinguish the fire, which was caused by

House votes up trial of two former ministers

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House of Parliament on Sunday granted permission for the legal prosecution of two former ministers, Taher al-Shakhsheer and Sami Halasa, but voted down the removal of immunity from its MPs, Ghazi al-Hawamleh and Sadah al-Habashneh.Durin
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House votes up trial of two former ministers

AMMONNEWS - The Lower House of Parliament on Sunday granted permission for the legal prosecution of two former ministers, Taher al-Shakhsheer and Sami Halasa, but voted down the removal of immunity from its MPs, Ghazi al-Hawamleh and Sadah al-Habashneh.During a session chaired by House Speaker A

Lebanon’s Khatib sees consensus on Hariri as prime minister again

AMMONNEWS - Lebanese businessman Samir Khatib formally withdraws his candidacy to head a new government following a meeting with Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut on Sunday, according to an Al Arabiya correspondent.Khatib said on Sund
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Lebanon’s Khatib sees consensus on Hariri as prime minister again

AMMONNEWS - Lebanese businessman Samir Khatib formally withdraws his candidacy to head a new government following a meeting with Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut on Sunday, according to an Al Arabiya correspondent.Khatib said on Sunday there was a consensus for nominating

PM receives Audit Bureau annual report

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Sunday received the Audit Bureau's 2018 report, which lists key violations in government entities.The report includes unaddressed issues that have a major effect on public finance, as well as the recommendations neces
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PM receives Audit Bureau annual report

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Sunday received the Audit Bureau's 2018 report, which lists key violations in government entities.The report includes unaddressed issues that have a major effect on public finance, as well as the recommendations necessary to resolve them in accordance wi

Israel Hands over Palestinian Prisoner’s Body to Jordan

AMMONNEWS - Israeli authorities handed over the body of a cancer-stricken Palestinian prisoner who died recently while in Israeli custody to Jordan.The body of Sami Aby Dayak, 36, was handed over through the King Hussein border crossing upon his family’s re
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Israel Hands over Palestinian Prisoner’s Body to Jordan

AMMONNEWS - Israeli authorities handed over the body of a cancer-stricken Palestinian prisoner who died recently while in Israeli custody to Jordan.The body of Sami Aby Dayak, 36, was handed over through the King Hussein border crossing upon his family’s request.He was born in Silat ad-Dhahr

Netanyahu: Israel Has ‘Full Right’ to Annex Jordan Valley

AMMONNEWS - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel has the “full right” to annex the Jordan Valley if it chose to, even as the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned the country against taking the bold
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Netanyahu: Israel Has ‘Full Right’ to Annex Jordan Valley

AMMONNEWS - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel has the “full right” to annex the Jordan Valley if it chose to, even as the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned the country against taking the bold step.Netanyahu said his proposal to annex

King stresses Jordan’s firm commitment to supporting Iraq

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, in a phone call on Saturday with Iraqi President Barham Salih, reaffirmed Jordan’s firm commitment to supporting Iraq and its people.In the phone call, King Abdullah stressed that Jordan is keen on seeing the brotherl
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King stresses Jordan’s firm commitment to supporting Iraq

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, in a phone call on Saturday with Iraqi President Barham Salih, reaffirmed Jordan’s firm commitment to supporting Iraq and its people.In the phone call, King Abdullah stressed that Jordan is keen on seeing the brotherly Iraqi people overcome current conditio

Jordan receives int'l prize for peace and humanity

AMMONNEWS - Jordan Red Crescent President Mohammad Hadid on Saturday received the Red Cross and Red Crescent Prize for Peace and Humanity, in appreciation of his efforts and contributions towards creating a more peaceful world through humanitarian work.The pr
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Jordan receives int'l prize for peace and humanity

AMMONNEWS - Jordan Red Crescent President Mohammad Hadid on Saturday received the Red Cross and Red Crescent Prize for Peace and Humanity, in appreciation of his efforts and contributions towards creating a more peaceful world through humanitarian work.The prize, which was created in 1987, is th

Cooler weather forecast for Saturday, depression Sunday

AMMONNEWS - Temperatures are set to drop for Saturday by 2-3 degrees below annual average, as clouds partly cover the skies with a slight chance of sporadic rain showers in the southern and eastern parts of the Kingdom.The Jordan Meteorological Department (JM
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Cooler weather forecast for Saturday, depression Sunday

AMMONNEWS - Temperatures are set to drop for Saturday by 2-3 degrees below annual average, as clouds partly cover the skies with a slight chance of sporadic rain showers in the southern and eastern parts of the Kingdom.The Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) reported that maximum and minimum

EU, France, Britain condemn Baghdad attack on demonstrators

AMMONNEWS - The European Union, France, and Britain on Saturday condemned the overnight attack by unidentified gunmen that left more than a dozen people dead.The European Union ambassador to Iraq Martin Huth on Saturday said on Twitter that the he was “outr
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EU, France, Britain condemn Baghdad attack on demonstrators

AMMONNEWS - The European Union, France, and Britain on Saturday condemned the overnight attack by unidentified gunmen that left more than a dozen people dead.The European Union ambassador to Iraq Martin Huth on Saturday said on Twitter that the he was “outraged and deeply saddened at last night'

Police arrests two people on fraud charges

AMMONNEWS - The attorney general has on Thursday decided to arrest two people at a correctional and rehabilitation center for a week on charges of fraud, as they reportedly alleged finding a large sum of money.In light of investigations, police have found th
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Police arrests two people on fraud charges

AMMONNEWS - The attorney general has on Thursday decided to arrest two people at a correctional and rehabilitation center for a week on charges of fraud, as they reportedly alleged finding a large sum of money.In light of investigations, police have found the person, who is working as a cab driv

Depression forecast to bring rain during weekend

AMMONNEWS - A depression with a drop in temperatures will begin to affect the country on Thursday, bringing partly cloudy skies and rainfall in the northern regions, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.By the afternoon, rainfal
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Depression forecast to bring rain during weekend

AMMONNEWS - A depression with a drop in temperatures will begin to affect the country on Thursday, bringing partly cloudy skies and rainfall in the northern regions, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.By the afternoon, rainfall will gradually extend to the central

PM rolls out third incentive package to stimulate economy

AMMONNEWS - The government has launched on Thursday the 3rd economic stimulus package, focusing on raising efficiency of public sector and improving the citizens' living standards, coming within an economic program to stimulate economy growth and improve serv
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PM rolls out third incentive package to stimulate economy

AMMONNEWS - The government has launched on Thursday the 3rd economic stimulus package, focusing on raising efficiency of public sector and improving the citizens' living standards, coming within an economic program to stimulate economy growth and improve services.Launching today's package, Prime

King congratulates Finland on independence day

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday sent a cable to President of Finland Sauli Niinisto on the anniversary of his country’s independence day.In the cable, King Abdullah expressed his well wishes to the president, wishing the people of Finland c
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King congratulates Finland on independence day

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday sent a cable to President of Finland Sauli Niinisto on the anniversary of his country’s independence day.In the cable, King Abdullah expressed his well wishes to the president, wishing the people of Finland continued progress and prosperity.

Pelosi instructs House panel to draft articles of impeachment against Trump

AMMONNEWS - US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has instructed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival
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Pelosi instructs House panel to draft articles of impeachment against Trump

AMMONNEWS - US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has instructed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival.“The facts are uncontested. The pres

Budget based on capital spending, salary hikes, says finance minister

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Finance, Dr. Mohammad Ississ said the state budget is based on major axes, aimed to increase capital expenditure, hike salaries, improve the citizens' living standards and stimulate economic growth, in addition to reducing administrat
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Budget based on capital spending, salary hikes, says finance minister

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Finance, Dr. Mohammad Ississ said the state budget is based on major axes, aimed to increase capital expenditure, hike salaries, improve the citizens' living standards and stimulate economic growth, in addition to reducing administrative flabbiness.During a discussion se

King, in phone call, condoles Saudi monarch over passing of Prince Miteb bin Abdulaziz

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, in a phone call on Wednesday, expressed condolences and deep sympathies to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud over the passing of Prince Miteb bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
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King, in phone call, condoles Saudi monarch over passing of Prince Miteb bin Abdulaziz

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, in a phone call on Wednesday, expressed condolences and deep sympathies to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud over the passing of Prince Miteb bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Gov't to announce 3rd economic executive package Thursday

AMMONNEWS - The government is scheduled on Thursday to announce the third executive package of its recently-launched economic program, which aims at improving the living standards and the quality of services provided to citizens.Prime Minister Omar Razzaz wil
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Gov't to announce 3rd economic executive package Thursday

AMMONNEWS - The government is scheduled on Thursday to announce the third executive package of its recently-launched economic program, which aims at improving the living standards and the quality of services provided to citizens.Prime Minister Omar Razzaz will announce a number of decisions and

Tourist who went missing in Wadi Rum rescued

AMMONNEWS - The Public Security Department (PSD) personnel have managed to rescue a tourist who went missing last night in Wadi Rum area.The PSD spokesperson said police was notified that a tourist of German nationality was missing in Wadi Rum, adding rescue-
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Tourist who went missing in Wadi Rum rescued

AMMONNEWS - The Public Security Department (PSD) personnel have managed to rescue a tourist who went missing last night in Wadi Rum area.The PSD spokesperson said police was notified that a tourist of German nationality was missing in Wadi Rum, adding rescue-and-search teams were formed from the

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