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King visits PSD, checks on its duties and future plans
His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces, on Monday, visited the Public Security Department (PSD), where he was briefed by its director, Major General Ahmad Faqeeh, about issues related to tasks and duties of the PSD as well as future plans to develop police per
At Least 32 Killed in Kyrgyzstan as Turkish Cargo Plane Crashes
A Turkish cargo plane approaching the airport in Kyrgyzstan’s capital crashed early Monday, killing at least 32 people, most of them on the ground, according to the Kyrgyz government.
Jordan participates in World Future Energy Summit 2017
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ibrahim Saif, on Monday, said the World Future Energy Summit 2017, currently being held in Abu Dhabi, is an important opportunity to highlight investment opportunities in the energy sector in Jordan, adding that the government is opening the door to investor
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Jordan's tourism revenues total JOD2.8bln
Jordan's revenues of tourism have come to stabilize in past two years despite regional turmoil, reaching a major JOD2.871 billion in 2016, Minister of Tourism, Lina Ennab said on Monday.
PM: Detainees held on incitement charges, a matter for the judiciary
Prime Minister Hani Mulki Sunday said that six people recently ordered detained by the State Security Court on charges of "engaging in acts to incite public opinion in breach of the law" is the sole jurisdiction of the judicial authorities.
Royal Decree approves Cabinet reshuffle
A Royal Decree was issued on Sunday approving a reshuffle to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Hani Mulki.
Prince Zeid calls on business leaders in Davos to stand up for human rights
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday called on business leaders gathering at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos next week to use their considerable influence to stand up for human rights and prevent rights violations in countries where they ope
Trump promises report on Russian hacking within 90 days
Donald Trump on Friday said his "people will have a full report on hacking within 90 days" in reference to allegations Russia has damaging data on the president-elect.
Jordan condemns terrorist attack in El-Erish
Jordan on Thursday condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a police checkpoint near a hospital in Egypt's city of El-Erish in northern Sinai late Wednesday, as well as other terrorist attacks against security personnel during the past few days that killed and injured a number of people.
Royal Decree appoints Prince Hashem chief chamberlain
A Royal Decree was issued appointing His Royal Highness Prince Hashem Bin Al Hussein as chief chamberlain as of January 12, 2017.
Jordan Response plan for Syrian crisis valued at $7.6 billion approved
The government and the international community approved the 2017-2019 Jordan Response Plan (JRP), during the ninth meeting of the Jordan Response Platform for the Syria Crisis that was chaired by Prime Minister Hani Mulki.
Saudi Arabia to increase Jordan's pilgrims quota by 20 percent
Saudi Arabia has increased by 20 percent the number of Jordanian pilgrims who will be allowed to perform Hajj ((the greater Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca) in the coming pilgrimage season, according to Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Wael Arabiyat.
Algerian president invited to Arab summit in Jordan
Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal on Thursday received Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of State for Investment Affairs Jawad Anani who handed him an invitation from His Majesty King Abdullah II to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to attend the Arab summit, whic
New fund to be launched for families of military, security agencies' martyrs
His Majesty King Abdullah II, the supreme commander of the Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army, Sunday called on the General Command Headquarters for a meeting with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, LT. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat.
Jordan's agricultural exports reach 686,000 tonnes in 2016
Jordan's exports of fruits and vegetables stood at 686,000 tonnes in 2016 with a value of JD400 million, according to a report by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Extremists seize building in Jerusalem
A group of Jewish settlers early Sunday took over a building in Wadi Rababa neighborhood in Silwan town south of the Al-Aqsa mosque, a Palestinian source said.
)(Israeli) soldiers killed, 15 injured in ramming attack
A truck plowed into (Israeli) troops in an Arab neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem Sunday, killing four soldiers and injuring at least 15 in what police called a ramming attack, according to Israel Radio. It said troops on the scene shot the driver who died of his wounds. The (Israeli) police
At least 5 dead in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting
At least five people were shot dead Friday at one of South Florida's busiest airports, leading officials to close the facility and advise people to "shelter in place."
Former CIA chief Woolsey quits Trump team over intelligence concerns
Former director of central intelligence and national security expert R. James Woolsey, Jr., said Thursday he's resigning from the transition team of President-elect Donald Trump due to disagreements over the impending leader's plans for the U.S. intelligence community.
Border Guards foil smuggling, infiltration attempt
Border Guards aborted last night, an attempt to smuggle drugs by two persons who tried to infiltrate from Syria into Jordan, according to a military source at the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army.
Jordan calls for EU support to beneficiaries of simplifying rules of origin
Jordan has called on the European Union (EU) to provide technical support to help the Jordanian industries benefit from the relaxed rules of origin agreement, which was recently signed by the two sides.