Latest news from Jordan, in Jordanian newspapers

MP Tahboub withdraws lawsuit against MWB as members apologise
AMMAN — MP Dima Tahboub on Thursday withdrew a lawsuit which was recently lodged against the Mominoun (believers) Without Borders (MWB) group. The Islamist MP previously filed a lawsuit against MWB for a conference it was planning to organise on (...)
Jordan Times - 29 November 2018
NGOs, think tank discuss refugees’ rights in Jordan
AMMAN — Seeking to broaden awareness and gather support for local NGOs working on refugee issues, the French Institute in Jordan on Sunday held a roundtable event on “psychological, economic and legal support to families affected by wars”. This (...)
Jordan Times - 29 November 2018
Hundreds of injured Gazans at risk of infection — MSF
RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — Around 1,000 Palestinians shot by Israeli forces during months of border clashes have infections that could leave them permanently crippled, medical charity MSF said on Thursday, labelling it a “slow-motion (...)
Jordan Times - 29 November 2018
UN warns air raids in Syria’s Idlib could ignite ‘gigantic powder keg’
GENEVA — The United Nations voiced alarm Thursday over renewed Russian air raids on Idlib, Syria's last rebel and extremist stronghold, warning the strikes risk setting of a gigantic power keg. We are very worried for recent developments, Jan (...)
Jordan Times - 29 November 2018
As rift lingers with neighbours, Qatar ramps up air and sea power
DOHA — Qatar will more than double its naval forces by 2025 as a massive new base comes online and it expands a national service programme amid a protracted dispute with neighbours which it says requires greater self-reliance. Like its larger (...)
Jordan Times - 29 November 2018
Safadi reviews ties, region with Norwegian ambassadors
AMMAN — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Thursday discussed Jordan-Norwegian relations and regional developments with a delegation of Norwegian ambassadors, a statement from the Foreign Ministry said. The delegation is (...)
Jordan Times - 29 November 2018
Huge Tutankhamun show set to tour world
PARIS — Four decades after the boy pharaoh caused a sensation in the US and Europe, treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun are to tour the world again — many for the first time. More than 50 of the 150 artworks from his tomb in the show will only (...)
Jordan Times - 29 November 2018
Catching songbirds at Gaza's ruined airport
RAFAH — Hemmed in by Egyptian border posts to the south and Israeli watchtowers to the east, he makes a living by trying to trap and sell songbirds, using other caught birds as lures. Goldfinches are the real prize, he says, because they still (...)
Jordan Times - 29 November 2018
Play depicts Lebanon as building at risk of collapse
BEIRUT — The squabbling residents of a dilapidated building at risk of collapse serve as an allegory for Lebanon’s political and religious divisions in a new drama by satirical playwright Georges Khabbaz. The play “Only If — Something Changes” is (...)
Jordan Times - 29 November 2018
US touts new evidence of Iranian weaponry in Yemen, Afghanistan
WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday displayed pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons deployed to militants in Yemen and Afghanistan, a tactic by President Donald Trump’s administration to pressure Tehran to curb its regional (...)
Jordan Times - 29 November 2018
Israel rearrests Palestinian Jerusalem governor
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israeli forces arrested the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem for the second time in as many months on Sunday after an investigation related to a land sale. Adnan Gheith was arrested in East Jerusalem overnight, an Israeli (...)
Jordan Times - 25 November 2018
Air raids hit rebel supply lines around Yemen’s Hodeida
DUBAI — A Saudi-led military coalition resumed air strikes against rebel supply lines around Hodeida on Sunday two days after a UN envoy visited the lifeline Yemeni port city, pro-government military officials said. The air strikes targeted (...)
Jordan Times - 25 November 2018
Israel’s Netanyahu tells Chad leader he will visit more Arab states soon
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the visiting Chadian president on Sunday that he expects to make more trips to Arab countries in the near future after going to Oman last month. Israel only has diplomatic ties (...)
Jordan Times - 25 November 2018
Scores poisoned in Aleppo gas attack, Syria and Russia blame rebels
BEIRUT — More than 100 people were wounded in Syria's Aleppo late on Saturday in a suspected toxic gas attack which the government and its ally, Russia, blamed on insurgents. A health official in Aleppo said victims suffered breathing (...)
Jordan Times - 25 November 2018
MPs insist on amendments to tax bill, compromise on industry levy
AMMAN — The Lower House on Sunday insisted on amendments to the Income Tax Law after it was referred back from the Senate, except for the one pertaining to the tax on the industrial sector. MPs agreed to the amendment on the industrial sector tax (...)
Jordan Times - 25 November 2018
‘National Service’ non-mandatory, offers alternative careers for youth
AMMAN — The new “National Service” programme, announced as part of the government’s priorities for 2019-2020, is a non-mandatory course that will offer youth an career opportunities in targeted sectors in cooperation with the Jordan Armed (...)
Jordan Times - 25 November 2018
Access to information bill withdrawn from House, pending amendments
AMMAN — Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Sunday decided to withdraw the access to information draft law from the Lower House to refer it back to the Chamber during the current ordinary session after amendments. Minister of State for Media Affairs (...)
Jordan Times - 25 November 2018
Study detailing extent of sexual harassment in Jordan released at launch of int’l campaign
AMMAN — Confronting the phenomenon of sexual harassment in Jordan is a matter of high priority which needs to be addressed on a national level, according to a local study revealed on Sunday. The study was released during the launch of the (...)
Jordan Times - 25 November 2018
Republican senators split with Trump over murdered Saudi journalist
WASHINGTON — Several US Republican senators on Sunday rejected President Donald Trump’s embrace of Saudi Arabia after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with some lawmakers from his party saying Congress must take additional action. (...)
Jordan Times - 25 November 2018
Egypt unveils ancient tomb and sarcophagi in Luxor
Cairo — Egypt on Saturday unveiled an ancient tomb, sarcophagi and funerary artefacts discovered in the Theban necropolis of El Assasif in the southern city of Luxor. In a ceremony in front of the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Antiquities Minister (...)
Jordan Times - 25 November 2018
Jordan welcomes success of Bahrain elections
AMMONNEWS - Jordan welcomed the successful parliamentary and municipal elections held in Bahrain on Saturday.Minister of State for Media Affairs, Government Spokesperson, Jumana Ghunaimat, congratulated the government and the people of Bahrain (...)
Ammon - 25 November 2018

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