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Jordan to lift Friday lockdown
Amman, April 29 (IANS) Jordan has decided to lift the Friday lockdown and reopen public parks from April 30.
2021-04-29
Category: International, Jordan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Jordan bans publication of material related to Hamzah's case
Amman, April 6 (IANS) Jordan's top prosecutor on Tuesday banned the publication of any information or material relating to a case involving former Crown Prince Hamzah.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Ex-Jordanian Crown Prince says will remain loyal to King
Amman, April 6 (IANS) Jordan's former Crown Prince Hamzah has signed a letter in which he said that he will remain loyal to the King and committed to the country's Constitution.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Ex-Jordanian Crown Prince says won't follow army orders
Amman, April 5 (IANS) Jordan's former Crown Prince Hamzah said in a voice recording that he won't obey orders by the army not to leave the house or communicate with anyone.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordan foils 'malicious plot' to destabilise country
Amman, April 5 (IANS) Jordan's Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi said that a "malicious plot" to destabilise the country by former Crown Prince Hamzah, royal court chief Bassem Awadallah, and royal family member Sharif Hassan Ben Zeid, has been foiled.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordan's Prince Hamzah says he's under house arrest
Amman, April 4 (IANS) Jordan's Prince Hamzah said that he was told by the head of the armed forces not to leave his house or communicate with people, in videos released to international broadcasters hours after the military denied he was under house arrest.
2021-04-04
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordan tightens measures to curb surge in Covid-19 cases
Amman, March 11 (IANS) Jordan on Wednesday night announced new measures to curb the recent surge of Covid-19 cases in the country, according to a senior official.
2021-03-11
Category: International, Jordan,Health/Medicine
Jordan to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign from Jan 13
Amman, Jan 11 (IANS) Jordan will start a nationwide vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus from Wednesday onwards, Health Minister Nathir Obeidat said.
2021-01-11
Category: International, Jordan,Health/Medicine
Jordan's economy expected to grow by 2.5% in 2021: PM
Amman, Jan 4 (IANS) Jordan's economy is expected to grow by 2.5 per cent in 2021 and the government will launch a program to address challenges in several sectors between 2021-2024, Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh said.
2021-01-04
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Roman archeological site uncovered in Jordan
Amman, Dec 16 (IANS) A Greco-Roman archeological site was recently uncovered in the downtown of Jordanian capital Amman, amid excavations for a water drainage system to control floods, according to the department of Amman antiquities.
2020-12-16
Category: International, Jordan,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Jordanian King stresses need to counter Covid-19 impact
Amman, Nov 22 (IANS) King Abdullah II of Jordan has stressed the need to counter the global humanitarian and economic implications of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, especially its impact on food security, poverty, unemployment and education.
2020-11-22
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordan to reopen 3 land border crossings
Amman, Oct 25 (IANS) Jordanian authorities have announced that the country will open three land border crossings for passenger movement starting from October 29.
2020-10-25
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordanian King appoints new PM
Amman, Oct 8 (IANS) Jordan's King Abdullah has Bisher Al-Khasawneh, a royal palace adviser, as the country's new Prime Minister following Omar Razzaz's resignation from the post, it was reported.
2020-10-08
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordanian King accepts PM's resignation
Amman, Oct 4 (IANS) Jordan's King Abdullah has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Omar Razzazs Cabinet, but asked him to continue as a caretaker premier until a successor was named following the November 10 general elections, according to a Royal Court statement.
2020-10-04
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordan Parliament dissolved ahead of Nov polls
Amman, Sep 28 (IANS) Jordan's Parliament has been dissolved in accordance with a royal decree ahead of the November 10 general elections.
2020-09-28
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
'Two-state solution key to ending Palestinian-Israeli conflict'
Amman, Sep 24 (IANS) Jordan and Egypt have stressed that a two-state solution is the key to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordan announces 2-week closure of schools, markets, mosques
Amman, Sep 15 (IANS) The Jordanian government has announced its decision to shut down most of the schools, restaurants, markets and mosques for two weeks starting on Thursday amid a rise in coronavirus cases.
2020-09-15
Category: International, Jordan,Health/Medicine
Ending Israeli occupation key to Mideast peace: Jordan
Amman, Sep 12 (IANS) The Jordan government has said that ending the Israeli occupation and resolving the Palestinian conflict based on the two-state solution were key to peace in the Middle East.
2020-09-12
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordan urges Israel to engage in direct, serious talks
Amman, Aug 14 (IANS) Jordan has urged Israel to engage in direct and serious talks after a historic peace deal was announced between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel brokered by US President Donald Trump.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Manish Kaushik seals 9th boxing quota for Tokyo Games
Amman (Jordan), March 11 (IANS) Boxer Manish Kaushik (63kg) on Wednesday became the ninth Indian boxer to bag a quota for the Tokyo Olympic Games after defeating Australia's Harrison Garside in a box-off at the ongoing Asian/Oceanian Olympic Qualifiers.
2020-03-11
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
India secure eight boxing quotas so far for Tokyo Games
Amman (Jordan), March 10 (IANS) Eight Indian boxers have sealed spot for the Tokyo Olympic Games slated to be played in July-August this year by entering the last-four stage of the ongoing Asian/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers.
2020-03-10
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
Amit Panghal books Tokyo berth, Sakshi Chaudhary fails to qualify
Amman (Jordan), March 9 (IANS) World Championships silver medallist and top seed Amit Panghal (52kg) on Monday sealed his maiden spot for the Tokyo Olympic Games after defeating Carlo Paalam of the Philippines in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Asian/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers.
2020-03-09
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
Asian Boxing Oly q'fiers: Lovlina, Rani, Vikas seal qualification
Amman (Jordan), March 8 (IANS) Asian Championships gold medallist Pooja Rani (75kg), two-time World Championships bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vikas Krishan (69kg) became the first three Indian boxers to seal their places at the Tokyo Olympics as they entered the semi-finals of the Asian/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers here on Sunday.
2020-03-08
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
Asian Boxing Olympic q'fiers: Rani, Vikas seal qualification
Amman (Jordan), March 8 (IANS) Pooja Rani (75kg) on Sunday became the first Indian boxer to secure qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Later, Vikas Krishan (75kg) beat Japanese third seed Sewonrets Okazawa by unanimous decision to qualify for his third Olympics.
2020-03-08
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
Asian Boxing Oly q'fiers: Panghal one win away from qualification
Amman (Jordan), March 7 (IANS) World Championships silver medallist and top seed Amit Panghal (52kg) moved into the quarter-final of the boxing Asian Olympic qualifiers with a narrow 3-2 win over Mongolia's Enkhmandakh Kharkhuu in Amman on Saturday.
2020-03-07
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
Asian Boxing q'fiers: Sakshi upsets Thai 4th seed
Amman (Jordan), March 4 (IANS) 19-year-old Sakshi Chaudhary (57kg) pulled off an upset over fourth seed and Asian Championship silver medallist Nilawan Techasuep of Thailand to come within one win of sealing qualification to Tokyo 2020 at the boxing Asian Olympic qualifiers on Wednesday. She will now face Republic of Korea's Aeji Im on March 9.
2020-03-04
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
Jordan to receive 1st Iraqi crude oil shipment since 2014
Amman, Aug 31 (IANS) Jordan will "soon" receive the first shipment of Iraqi crude oil since 2014, the country's Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Hala Zawati said on Saturday.
2019-08-31
Category: International, Jordan,Diplomacy,Politics
MENA World Economic Forum kicks off in Jordan
Amman, April 6 (IANS) The World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 2019 kicked off on Saturday in Jordan with over 1,000 participants from more than 50 countries.
2019-04-06
Category: International, Jordan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Jordan to host UN talks on Yemen prisoner swap
Amman, Jan 15 (IANS) Jordan agreed on Tuesday to host a meeting between the representatives of the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels upon the request of the UN special envoy to Yemen over the issue of the exchange of prisoners, the media reported.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Jordan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism