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Normal summer weather forecast over weekend
AMMONNEWS - Normal summer weather conditions are expected to prevail on Thursday and Friday in most parts of the Kingdom, except in the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and Aqaba where it will be hot, according a daily weather report by the Jordan (...)
Ammon - 13 August 2020
Prince Hassan calls for effective citizenship
AMMAN — HRH Prince Hassan, president of the Arab Thought Forum (ATF), said on Wednesday that the citizenship we want is the effective one that represents partnership with the other, despite cultural and religious differences”. Speaking at the (...)
Jordan Times - 12 August 2020
2020/2021 academic year fears grow as various scenarios loom
AMMAN — As the 2020/2021 academic year approaches, parents and guardians find themselves at a crossroads not knowing whether to enrol their children in private schools or not, awaiting directions and decisions from the concerned authorities. As (...)
Jordan Times - 12 August 2020
COVID-19 infections at King Hussein Cancer Centre raise fears
AMMAN — Two new COVID-19 infections were registered on Wednesday morning at the King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC), spurring further fears among businesses and citizens of a change in the epidemiological condition of the Kingdom. The two new cases (...)
Jordan Times - 12 August 2020
Beirut buries more of its dead as world mobilises
BEIRUT/CAIRO — Lebanon buried more of its dead Wednesday from the huge explosion at Beirut port that disfigured the city, toppled the government and deepened a painful economic crisis. Top foreign diplomats kept streaming into traumatised Lebanon (...)
Jordan Times - 12 August 2020
Russian vaccine faces scepticism as nations renew virus battle
MOSCOW — Russia said on Tuesday it has developed the world's first vaccine offering sustainable immunity against the coronavirus, despite scepticism about its effectiveness as fears grow over a second wave of infections across the globe. (...)
Jordan Times - 12 August 2020
More than 170 dead in Yemen floods
SANAA — Flash floods triggered by torrential rains have killed at least 172 people across Yemen over the past month, damaging homes and UNESCO-listed world heritage sites, officials said. The destruction has dealt a new blow to a country already (...)
Jordan Times - 12 August 2020
Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris to be first black woman VP
WASHINGTON — Presidential hopeful Joe Biden named Senator Kamala Harris, a former rival in the White House race, as his running mate on Tuesday, marking a historic first for American women of colour. Biden's announcement capped a months-long (...)
Jordan Times - 12 August 2020
‘Civilians, soldiers clash leaving 127 dead in South Sudan’
JUBA — Clashes between soldiers and civilians during a disarmament exercise in the central South Sudanese town of Tonj have left 127 dead, the army spokesman said on Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang told AFP that the fighting erupted on (...)
Jordan Times - 12 August 2020
Beirut blast trauma adds new wounds to old scars
BEIRUT — Tanya can't be alone in a room. Carla, for days, thought a war was starting. Survivors of Beirut's August 4 blast are still in shock over a disaster that disfigured their city. The earth-shaking explosion killed 171 people and wounded (...)
Jordan Times - 12 August 2020
Bus stop newest front in South Korea’s coronavirus battle
SEOUL — South Korea has opened a high-tech new front in the battle against coronavirus, fortifying bus shelters with temperature-checking doors and ultraviolet disinfection lamps. Ten advanced facilities have been installed in a north-eastern (...)
Jordan Times - 12 August 2020
20 infections with Covid-19, including 16 local cases
AMMONNEWS - Twenty new cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) were reported on Wednesday in the Kingdom including 15 infections announced by the Health Minister during the meeting held today at the Interior Ministry, bringing the caseload to (...)
Ammon - 12 August 2020
PM issues circular to implement Defense Order 11 on employees, visitors
AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Wednesday issued a circular, prohibiting any employee or visitor from entering ministries, and public departments, institutions and places without wearing masks.The circular, which was directed to all (...)
Ammon - 12 August 2020
Interior Minister orders closure of Jaber border crossing weeklong as of Thursday morning
AMMONNEWS - Minister of Interior, Salama Hammad has ordered closure of the Jaber Border Crossing, starting Thursday for a weeklong period, upon the recommendation of the committee tasked to run the land borders and airport affairs.The closure (...)
Ammon - 12 August 2020
Workers at Jaber border center tested for COVID-19
AMMONNEWS - The epidemiological investigation teams working at the Jaber border center finished collecting samples from all workers in the center after two people tested positive for the COVID-19, an official told Petra.Assistant (...)
Ammon - 12 August 2020
Epidemiological teams begin random testing at KHCC
AMMONNEWS - The epidemiological inspection teams have began conducting random coronavirus testing at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) after two coronavirus cases were recorded, said Assistant Secretary General for Healthcare Affairs at the (...)
Ammon - 12 August 2020
Two nurses at KHCC test positive for COVID-19
AMMONNEWS - Health Minister Saad Jaber Wednesday announced that two coronavirus cases were recorded for two nurses at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC).Jaber said the source of the infections is currently being investigated, adding that a (...)
Ammon - 12 August 2020
Rise in temps forecast for three days
AMMONNEWS - Rise in temps forecast for three daysTemperatures will slightly rise on Wednesday and Thursday, so normal summer weather conditions will prevail in most areas of the country, except in the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and the port (...)
Ammon - 12 August 2020
Curfew hours amended, announces Hammouri
AMMONNEWS - Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply on Tuesday, Tareq Hammouri, announced the amendment of the curfew hours to become from 12am for citizens, and 11pm for economic establishments, as of Saturday.Hammouri, chairman of the work, (...)
Ammon - 11 August 2020
Adaileh : Gov't measures to be implemented aim to protect citizens health
AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad Adaileh, confirmed that the measures that the government will implement during the coming period aim to protect the health of citizens, and to preserve our health and economic gains before (...)
Ammon - 11 August 2020
Jordan sees 16 virus cases, including 14 local infections, Monday
AMMAN — Sixteen COVID-19 cases, among them 14 local infections, were registered in the Kingdom on Monday, increasing the caseload to 1,268, according to Health Minister Saad Jaber. The local infections included six cases from Irbid, of which five (...)
Jordan Times - 10 August 2020



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