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Priyangka scores as India women defeat Egypt in friendly
Amman (Jordan), April 6 (IANS) Young Priyangka Devi netted a goal in the 30th minute as the India women's senior football team defeated Egypt by a solitary goal in the first friendly match played at the Prince Mohammed Stadium in Zarqa.
2022-04-06
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Cricket
Jordan denies losing contact with diplomat in Kazakhstan
Amman, Jan 9 (IANS) Jordan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected reports circulated by several news outlets regarding losing contact with one of the diplomats at the country's Embassy in Kazakhstan amid the unrest in the latter country.
2022-01-09
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Calls mount in Jordan for adherence to Covid norms
Amman, Dec 25 (IANS) Calls mount in Jordan for the public to adhere to the health precautionary measures, as the total tally of Covid-19 infections in the kingdom has exceeded 1 million amid the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordan to tighten measures amid Omicron spike
Amman, Dec 24 (IANS) The Jordanian government announced that it will tighten health measures as of 2022, starting with the New Year's Eve celebrations amid the rapid global spread of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
'Jordan PM in home quarantine after son infected with Covid'
Amman, Dec 19 (IANS) Jordan's Ministry of Health has announced that Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh would be home quarantined after one of his sons was confirmed to be infected with the Covid-19, state-run Petra news agency reported.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Jordan,Health/Medicine
Jordan faces unprecedented water poverty: PM
Amman, Dec 16 (IANS) Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh said that the country is facing unprecedented water poverty.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
UNHCR launches winter bazaar for refugees in Jordan
Amman, Dec 6 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has launched its 4th "With Refugees" winter bazaar in Amman to support refugees across Jordan.
2021-12-06
Category: International, Jordan,International
Jordanians protest energy-water project signed with UAE, Israel
Amman, Nov 27 (IANS) Thousands of Jordanians took to the streets in downtown Amman, protesting the recent signing of declaration of intent for an energy-water project with the UAE and Israel.
2021-11-27
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
UNHCR distributes winter cash assistance in Jordan
Amman, Nov 11 (IANS) As winter approaches, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Jordan has started the process of distributing one-off winter cash assistance for refugees across the country.
2021-11-11
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordan, UN discuss efforts to resolve crisis in Syria
Amman, Nov 8 (IANS) Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi met UN Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen and discussed efforts to achieve a political solution to the ongoing crisis in the conflict-hit nation.
2021-11-08
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordan's king denounces assassination attempt in Iraq
Amman, Nov 8 (IANS) King Abdullah II of Jordan has condemned the assassination attempt in Iraq during a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.
2021-11-08
Category: International, Jordan,Diplomacy,Politics
Jordan received 2nd batch of China-donated Sinopharm vaccines
Amman, Nov 5 (IANS) Jordan has received the second batch of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine donated by the Chinese government.
2021-11-05
Category: International, Jordan,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Jordan eases entry for several nationalities
Amman, Nov 1 (IANS) Jordan has decided to ease entry of nationals of several countries in order to support the kingdom's economy, especially the tourism sector, the state-run Petra news agency reported.
2021-11-01
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordanian king says campaign against Jordan to sabotage progress
Amman, Oct 5 (IANS) King Abdullah II of Jordan has said that attempts to create internal discord in Jordan are still ongoing and there was a campaign against the country to undermine progress, according to a Royal Court statement.
2021-10-05
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordan's Crown Prince tests Covid positive
Amman, Sep 28 (IANS) Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah has tested positive for Covid-19, after undergoing the routine examination implemented as part of the regulations followed at the Royal Hashemite Court.
2021-09-28
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordan to reopen border crossing with Syria
Amman, Sep 28 (IANS) Jordan's Interior Minister Mazen Faraya said the country will reopen the Jaber Border Crossing with Syria for cargo and passengers' movement from Wednesday onwards.
2021-09-28
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Indian women lose to South Korea 69-107 in Asia Cup basketball
Amman (Jordan), Sep 28 (IANS) The Indian women's basketball team came up with an improved performance but still went down to South Korea 69-107 in a Divison A match of the FIBA Women's Asia Cup here on Tuesday.
2021-09-28
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
India go down to Japan in women's Asia Cup basketball
Amman (Jordan), Sep 27 (IANS) The Indian women's basketball team started its campaign in Division A of FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2021 here on a disappointing note, losing to defending champions Japan on Monday.
2021-09-27
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Other Sports
Jordan court upholds verdict against ex-Minister, royal family member
Amman, Sep 10 (IANS) Jordan's Court of Cassation has upheld the ruling against former Finance Minister Bassem Awadallah and royal family member Sharif Hassan Ben Zeid to 15 years in prison for inciting acts against the crown.
2021-09-10
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordan resumes in-person classes
Amman, Sep 2 (IANS) More than 2 million students resumed in-person classes in Jordan after a months-long hiatus amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Jordan,Education,Politics
Jordan probes power outage at Covid hospital
Amman, July 26 (IANS) The Jordanian government has ordered an investigation into a power outage incident at a private hospital to treat Covid-19 patients, that caused at least one death.
2021-07-26
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Ex-Jordanian Finance Minister sentenced to 15 yrs in jail
Amman, July 13 (IANS) Bassem Awadallah, Jordan's former Finance Minister and royal court chief, as well as royal family member Sharif Hassan Ben Zeid have been sentenced to 15 years in prison for inciting acts against the crown, the state-run Petra news agency reported.
2021-07-13
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordanian King receives call from new Israeli Prez
Amman, July 11 (IANS) Jordan's King Abdullah II received a phone call from new Israeli President Isaac Herzog, during which the monarch stressed the importance of working towards just and comprehensive peace based on the two-state solution, according to a statement by the royal court.
2021-07-11
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Ex-Jordanian Finance Minister pleads not guilty to sedition charges
Amman, June 22 (IANS) Bassem Awadallah, Jordan's former Finance Minister and royal court chief, as well as royal family member Sharif Hassan Ben Zeid have pled not guilty to sedition charges against the regime.
2021-06-22
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Ex-Jordanian Finance Minister charged with sedition
Amman, June 14 (IANS) Jordan's State Security Court has charged Bassem Awadallah, former Finance Minister and royal court chief, and royal family member Sharif Hassan Ben Zeid with inciting sedition and opposition against the country's regime.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordanian MP expelled over insulting King
Amman, June 7 (IANS) Jordan's Lower House of Parliament voted to expel MP Osama Ajarmeh over his "insulting statements" against King Abdullah II.
2021-06-07
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Jordan working on releasing 2 nationals arrested in Israel
Amman, May 17 (IANS) Jordanian authorities are following up on the arrest of two nationals who crossed into Israel, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
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 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