Ammon News, Jordan News

Razzaz congratulates Tarawneh over his election as House speaker

[10/17/2018 6:14:17 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, congratulated Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament, Atef Tarawneh, over his election as House speaker. During the premier's visit to the Parliment on Wednesday, Tarawneh and Razzaz discussed the job demands of municipal workers. In this context, Tarawneh stressed the importance of exhibiting fairness to municipalities'' workers, and the necessity to meet most of their "right" demands. For his part, Razzaz said the government is studying the municipal employees' demands, and will find the appropriate solutions to them as soon as possible, and highly lauded the role played by municipal workers.

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Thirty three wanted suspects over financial and criminal cases arrested

[10/17/2018 6:12:31 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The Judicial Enforcement Department personnel arrested 33 suspects wanted for various financial and crimnal cases. Media spokesman of the Public Security Department Lieutenant Colonel Amer Sartawi said that among the cases, which were followed by the department's personnel, was a suspect involved in financial cases worth JD4.4 million. "After collecting information on the whereabouts of the suspect, he was arrested in Karak," Lt. Colonol Sartawi said in a statement. He added that a wanted man was arrested for 24 cases worth JD500,000, noting that the man has been in hiding since 2016. Another 31 suspects were also arrested for financial and criminal cases in the governorates of Amman, Balqa, Zarqa, Jerash, Irbid and Karak.

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Moderate autumn weather forecast until Friday

[10/17/2018 5:54:45 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Temperatures for today is expected to become around seasonal average, bringing moderate autumn conditions in most parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) daily brief said. Clouds at different altitudes are also forecast with a chance for scattered showers, especially in the eastern part of the country with northwesterly moderate winds, the JMD added. Daytime temperatures expected for today in Amman and the northern cities will reach 26 degrees Celsius, and in the southern cities 24 degrees Celsius, dropping down to 16, 15 and 16 respectively. The weather will be hotter in the port city of Aqaba with highs reaching 32 degrees Celsius and lows standing at 22 degrees at night. On Thursday, a slight rise in mercury levels is expected, but similar autumnally moderate conditions will prevail across many parts of the country, with clouds at different altitudes and a slight chance for scattered showers, the JMD added further. On Friday, the weather remains generally moderate, with some clouds at different altitudes, while winds will be northwesterly mild to moderate.

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King condoles Moroccan monarch over train accident victims

[10/16/2018 1:58:46 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday sent a cable to King Mohammed VI of Morocco condoling him over the victims of a train accident near Rabat earlier today. In his cable, the King expressed his deep sorrow and heartfelt condolences over victims of the incident and wished the injured speedy recovery.

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PM lauds security forces in fight against criminals and outlaws

[10/16/2018 1:57:10 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, on Tuesday said his government is keen on promoting the rule of law and enforcing it firmly and fairly on all citizens. During separate phone calls with Gendarmerie Department Director, Maj. Gen. Hussein Hawatmeh, Public Security Department (PSD) Director, Fadel Hmoud, and Commander of the Special Police of the Gendarmerie, HRH Prince Rashed Bin Al Hassan, Razzaz stressed that enhancing the state of law is the cornerstone of social security and peace. The Premier praised the great efforts of security forces in fighting fugitives and bringing them to justice. He was commenting on an incident early today in which a joint force of the Gendarmerie and PSD carried out a raid in the Zarqa governorate and arrested a group of armed men who were wanted on drug, theft and other criminal charges. Two of the fugitives were killed and five others arrested, and large quantities of narcotics were seized.

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Saudi King Salman, US Secretary of State Pompeo hold talks in Riyadh

[10/16/2018 4:28:43 AM]

AMMONNEWS - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday and met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman. The king had received a telephone call on Monday from US President Donald Trump. During the call, they discussed developments in the region and reviewed the bilateral relations between the two countries. Trump also complimented the Saudi-Turkish cooperation in the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi, and the Saudi leadership’s keenness on providing all facts related to the case. *Al Arabiya

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Hawatmeh: We will strike with iron fist those who threaten our security

[10/16/2018 4:25:14 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Director General of the Gendarmerie Major General Hussein Mohammed Al-Hawatmeh said that "we will strike with an iron fist all those who threaten the security of the homeland and its citizens". Al-Hawatmeh said in a press statement that security campaigns are continuing to arrest all dangerous suspects and drug traffickers and outlaws, calling on citizens not to stand by this group that harms the security of the homeland and citizens.

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