Ammon News, Jordan News

Jordan's envoy presents credentials to Qatar's Emir

[9/15/2019 8:29:55 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Jordanian Ambassador Zaid Lozi on Sunday presented his credentials to the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, as Jordan's ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Qatar. During the ceremony, Lozi conveyed His Majesty King Abdullah's greetings and wishes of continued good health to Qatar's Emir, as well the King's wishes of further prosperity and growth for the Qatari people. The Emir of Qatar asked the newly-appointed envoy to convey his greetings and well wishes to King Abdullah and the Jordanian government and people.

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Gov't welcomes JTA's call for dialogue

[9/15/2019 8:23:36 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The government welcomed the Jordan Teachers Association's (JTA) request for meeting to open a dialogue. The government team assigned to follow up on the teachers' strike issue is willing to meet with the JTA at the Ministry of Education, it said.

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Wet air mass affects Kingdom Sunday

[9/15/2019 5:40:52 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The Kingdom will be affected on Sunday by a moderate and wet air mass, pushing temperatures down, bringing mild conditions across the Kingdom with partly cloudy to cloudy weather at times, especially in the northern and central regions, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) reported. The weather will change to be relatively cold at night in the hilly areas, while it will be moderate in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea with low-altitude clouds and northwesterly moderate winds, the JMD said. Mercury levels will rise few degrees over the next two day, but similar moderate conditions will prevail in many parts of the country, while it will be relatively hot in the Jordan valley and Aqaba with low clouds and northwesterly moderate winds, the JMD added. Daytime temperatures expected for today will reach 28 degrees Celsius in Amman and the northern cities, dropping down at night to 17 and 19 degrees respectively. The weather will be hotter in the port city of Aqaba with highs jumping to 36 degrees and lows sliding to 25, the JMD said.

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King, in phone call with Saudi monarch, reaffirms Jordan’s support for Saudi Arabia

[9/14/2019 3:59:19 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, in a phone call on Saturday with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, expressed utter condemnation of the cowardly drone attack that targeted two Aramco oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. In the phone call, King Abdullah reaffirmed Jordan’s support for Saudi Arabia in countering any attempts targeting its security and stability, stressing that the national security of Jordan and Saudi Arabia is one.

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PM: JTA 'positive' response key step to end teachers' strike

[9/14/2019 3:22:58 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said Saturday that the Jordan Teachers Association's (JTA) response to a government proposal to link performance with a salary raise is "a key and positive" step to end a week-long strike by public school teachers. "We and the teacher are all in the country's trench under the leadership of His Majesty the King. You, teachers, are the safety valve of our internal front," He said in a message to the education community through the Prime Ministry's webpages. Referring to a teachers' demand for a 50 per cent wage hike, Razzaz said "improving teachers' living conditions is inevitable and that's why we don't disagree on the principle or the objective, but we (need to) engage in dialogue on resources, steps and timing." "We can, through a serious and real dialogue between the education ministry and the teachers association, put forward a common national vision on these matters," he said, commending the JTA's move for dialogue as "a goodwill gesture that will have encouraging results for developing the education process." It is time that students return to classrooms, and that the teacher performs his noble task so that parents are reassured about their sons and daughters, and to sit at the table to elevate the education process for the good of the country and future generations," Razzaz concluded.

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Jordan condemns drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities

[9/14/2019 3:20:50 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned as "a vicious act of terrorism" attacks launched by drones on two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia early Saturday. Drones attacked an oil processing facility in Abqaiq and the Khurais oil field operated by Saudi Aramco, sparking two fires that were brought under control by Saudi authorities. "This terrorist act is a dangerous escalation aimed to destabilize the security and stability of sister Saudi Arabia, and raise tension in the region," said Ministry spokesman Sufian Qudah. Qudah reiterated Jordan's full solidarity with the "brothers in Saudi Arabia in all the measures they take to safeguard their security and stability and counter terrorism in all its forms and manifestations."

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Moderate weather for Saturday

[9/14/2019 9:59:18 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The weather forecast for Saturday is moderate in most parts of the Kingdom, and relatively hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea areas, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) reported. The highs in Amman and much of the northern region will rise to 30 degrees Celsius, sliding to around 18 degrees at night. In the southern highlands, it will be a bit cooler as temperatures are expected to hit 27, dropping to 17 at night. In Aqaba, the JMD forecast hot weather with highs near 37, and lows of 26 degrees. On Sunday, relatively mild temperatures are likely for much of the country, while a slight rise in temperatures is predicted for Monday, it added.

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