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Japan extends $29mln to Jordan
The Japanese government has decided to extend an aid package of $29 million to help Jordan cope with the Syrian refugee burden.
King, U.S. military official discuss ties, region
His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday received Commander of the U.S. Central Command, Gen. Joseph L. Votel, and reviewed with him cooperation between Jordan and the U.S., especially in the military field.
Court sentences terror convicts to various prison terms
The State Security Court (SSC) on Wednesday handed down multiple prison terms, ranging from 8 to 15 years of hard labor, against 9 terror convicts, who plotted to carry out terrorist acts on behalf of the terrorist Daesh group.
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Official website for Arab Summit 2017 ‘Amman Summit’ launched
The Media Committee in charge of preparations for the Arab Summit, which Jordan will host on 23-29 March, launched the Amman Summit’s official website (http://www.arabsummit2017.jo) on Tuesday.
Senior Yemeni army commander killed while fighting Houthis
A senior commander of Yemeni government troops was killed Wednesday while fighting Houhti militants.
King visits Civil Defence Department
His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, on Monday visited the Civil Defence Department (CDD) and met with its Director General, Lt. Gen. Talal Kofahi.
Jordan takes part in human rights conference in Qatar
The International Conference on Human Rights Approach to Conflict Situations in the Arab Region kicked off Monday in Doha, Qatar with Jordan's participation.
Interior Minister, UNHCR official discuss Syrian refugee crisis
The international community and donors are required to launch productive projects and programs in Jordan to ease off part of the Syrian refugee burden the Kingdom has been coping with during the past few years, Minister of Interior, Ghaleb al-Zo'ubi said on Monday.
Crews of new Jordanian field hospital arrive in Gaza
Gaza, Feb.20 ()--The technical and administrative teams of the new Jordanian field hospital "Gaza 46 " Monday arrived in the besieged enclave, according to the hospital’s commander, Col. Mazen Kinani.
Army chief meets his Norwegian counterpart
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. General Mahmoud Abdul Halim Freihat on Monday received Chief of Norway's Chief of Defence Haakon Bruun-Hanssen and the accompanying delegation.
Robert Harward turns down Trump's national security adviser offer
US President Donald Trump's choice for national security adviser has turned down the job offer.
Plane hits deer during takeoff from North Carolina runway
An airplane was damaged after striking a deer while taking off from an airport in North Carolina on Wednesday.
Pakistan kills 39 suspected militants after deadly shrine bombing
Pakistan launched a crackdown in which security forces killed at least 39 suspected militants following an Islamic State bombing at a Sufi shrine that killed 80 people.
Hong Kong ex-leader guilty of misconduct
Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang has been found guilty of misconduct in office, in a case related to his use of a luxury flat in China.
Social media platforms for Arab Summit launched
The Media Committee of the 28th Ordinary Session of the Arab League Council, on Thursday, launched its social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, under the handle @ArabSummit2017.
Dissolving municipalities has not been discussed, minister
Minister of Municipal Affairs Walid Al Masri said that today's Cabinet meeting did not discuss the issue of dissolving municipalities.
Arab summit should be an opportunity to unify Arab ranks, official
Chairman of the Permanent Committee on Human Rights at the Arab League, Amjad Shammout called for seizing the upcoming Arab summit in Amman to unify Arab ranks to address common challenges, mainly the fight against terrorism, protects civilians, support host countries of Syrian refugees and counter
IEC sets August 15 as date for municipal and governorate council elections
The Independent Election Commission's (IEC) board of commissioners set August 15 as the date for the municipal and governorate council elections in the Kingdom following the Cabinet's decision to hold these elections this year.
Cabinet decides to hold municipal and governorate council elections
In implementation of the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Cabinet decided during its session on Monday, to hold municipal and governorate council elections.
Cold, rainy weather with snow overnight forecast till Wednesday
A slight drop in temperatures is forecast on Monday with daytime temperatures reaching 10 degrees Celsius in the capital and 13 in the northern parts, but it will continue to be cold and cloudy across the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) daily brief said.
FM, Erekat discuss breaking deadlock in peace process
Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Ayman Safadi on Friday received Secretary of the Palestinian Liberation Organization Saed Erekat and discussed means to break the deadlock in peace process and launching serious negotiations that lead to resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.