Amman

Type: City
Name: Amman
Country: Jordan
Latitude: 31.950001
Longitude: 35.93
population: 1,218,130
First reported 53 mins ago - Updated 53 mins ago - 1 reports

GAM developing tourist site in downtown Amman

AMMAN — The Greater Amman Municipality and the Department of Antiquities are preparing to revamp the Nymphaeum in downtown Amman, Mayor Aqel Biltaji said on Saturday.Biltaji said the project will have a positive effect in promoting Amman as a tourist ... [Published Jordan Times - 53 mins ago]
Entities: Amman
First reported 53 mins ago - Updated 53 mins ago - 1 reports

Protesters call for political, economic reform

AMMAN — Scores of activists demonstrated in front of Al Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman after Friday prayers, demanding political and economic reform.Participants called for social justice, combating corruption and improving people’s living conditi ... [Published Jordan Times - 53 mins ago]
Entities: Protest, Amman, Corruption
First reported 53 mins ago - Updated 53 mins ago - 1 reports

24-year-old handed 10-year prison sentence for murder

AMMAN — The Criminal Court sentenced a 24-year-old man to 10 years in prison after convicting him of murdering a man in an Amman suburb in October 2012.The defendant first received the death penalty for shooting to death 19-year-old Ahmad Ziad while he ... [Published Jordan Times - 53 mins ago]
Entities: Prison, Homicide, Amman
First reported 53 mins ago - Updated 53 mins ago - 1 reports

10th annual SOFEX to open on May 5

AMMAN — A total of 362 companies from 35 countries have confirmed their participation in the 10th Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX 2014), which is scheduled to open on May 5, SOFEX Managing Director Amer Tabbaa said on Saturday.This year’s ... [Published Jordan Times - 53 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Stolen Armour of Idol Found

Residents of Thirukanagkur village stumbled upon a five-foot brass armour of Goddess Amman near Mariamman temple here on Friday. Later, it was found that the armour belonged to Pallagacherry Mariamman temple and was stolen by some unidentified persons, ... [Published New Indian Express - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Amman
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

‘Investigation continues into drowning at Amman private school’

AMMAN — The Ministry of Education will take strict measures against Cambridge High School if it is found that the recent drowning of one of its student is a result of negligence, Education Minister Mohammad Thneibat said on Friday.A seven-year-old girl ... [Published Jordan Times - 7 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

27 political parties agree on need for new elections law

AMMAN — Twenty-seven political parties have agreed on the need to draft a new elections law that does not follow the one-person, one-vote formula and gives a greater role to political parties, Oraib Rantawi, director of Al Quds Centre for Political Studies, ... [Published Jordan Times - 7 hours ago]
Entities: Elections, Amman
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

6/ Regent offers condolences over pilot death

/6/(For newspapers only)Amman, Apr 19 (Petra) –– His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein on Saturday expressed his condolences to the family of a Royal Air Force pilot who was killed when his F-5 fighter jet crashed during a training sortie on Thursd ... [Published Federation of Arab News Agencies - 14 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

• Economic conference kicks off in Amman

Amman, April 19 (Petra)--The first economic conference entitled "Jordan's Economy in a Changing World " kicked off in Amman to discuss solutions to budget deficit and indebtedness.The one-day event, which is organized by the Jordan Society for Scientific ... [Published Jordan News Agency - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

• Libya intends to expand investment base in Jordan, banker

Libya intends to expand investment base in Jordan, bankerAmman, April 19 (Petra)--Director General of the Libyan Foreign Bank Mohamed Mohamed Ben Youssef said his country is determined to expand investment base in Jordan as it enjoys political and economic ... [Published Jordan News Agency - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

• 362 companies participates in SOFEX 2014

Amman, April 19 (Petra)-A total 362 companies representing 35 countries have confirmed their participation in 10th Edition of the Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX) scheduled to be held in Amman on May 5, Director of SOFEX Amer Tabaa said.Tabaa ... [Published Jordan News Agency - 15 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

• Relatively hot weather prevails today

Amman, April 19 (Petra)-- A rise in temperatures is expected today creating relatively hot and dusty weather in most regions of the Kingdom.According to the Jordan Meteorological Department, light rain is also expected in the southern and eastern parts ... [Published Jordan News Agency - 19 hours ago]
Entities: Amman, Jordan

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Tharman and Lagarde expressed regret for the continued delay in advancing the IMF quota and governance reforms agreed in 2010. "These reforms to the Fund are not just institutional reforms, they're reforms that will enable us to have a safer and better world, because the Fund provides critical public goods" Tharman said
"Reserves at the Central Bank of Jordan was less that $6 billion at the end of 2012, but these reserves have doubled after the government took a series of measures" the minister added
He explained that the number of companies participating in SOFEX 2014 is expected to increase more and more, "since we are receiving new applications weekly ,Tabaa added."
"Libyans' confidence in Jordan's economy is increasing and the increase of Libyans deposits in Jordanian banks is an indication of Libya's willingness to invest in the Kingdom and support its banking sector" he added

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Tensions rise on Temple Mount as rightwing Jews... [Published Mondoweiss - 12 hours ago]
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Jordan bombs Syrian rebel vehicles crossing border [Published BICOM News - Apr 17 2014]
According to the Jordanian army, Jordanian fighter jets yesterday destroyed a number of combat vehicles trying to cross into the kingdom from neighbouring Syria. While the statement did not specify whether the vehicles were targeted on Syrian or Jordanian ...
Syrian Arab Republic: UNICEF statement on schoo... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 16 2014]
Source: UN Children's FundCountry: Syrian Arab Republic Statement DAMASCUS, Syria, 16 April 2014 - The latest reported mortar attack on a school inside the old city of Damascus on Tuesday during school hours is a stark and horrific reminder of the violence ...
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Source: IRINCountry: Haiti, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Philippines, World MANILA, 16 April 2014 (IRIN) - Responding to the devastation wrought by disasters in cities requires relief workers to adjust to the unique constraints and demands of specific urban ...
Jordan: Lives unseen: Urban Syrian refugees and... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 15 2014]
Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid department, CARECountry: Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic Care International in Jordan supported by the European Commission’s Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection department CARE releases new study on situation ...
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Malala meets with Syrian refugees in Jordan [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Feb 19 2014]
Kerry meets Jordan’s King Abdullah in Amman [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jan 05 2014]
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