Ammon News, Jordan News

King condoles Kuwaiti emir over death of Sheikha Fariha

[8/15/2018 9:19:33 AM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday made a phone call with the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah to express his condolences over the death of Sheikha Fariha Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah.

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Typical summer conditions forecast to prevail until Friday

[8/15/2018 9:18:06 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Typical summer conditions are likely to prevail on Wednesday, even after temperatures slightly rise to become around their annual average and bring normal summer conditions across many parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said. Clouds at low altitudes are also expected in early morning with northwesterly moderate to brisk winds, the JMD added. Daytime temperatures forecast for today in Amman and the northern cities will reach 32 degrees Celsius dropping down to 20 and 21 respectively, while mercury levels in the southern parts of the country will range between a high of 31 and a low of 16. The weather will be hotter in the port city of Aqaba with highs reaching 41degrees and lows standing at 28, the JMD said further. Similar weather will continue to prevail over the next two days, with northwesterly moderate winds picking up at times.

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Gov't urges public to complete online survey on draft income tax law

[8/14/2018 3:54:33 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The Prime Ministry has published on its pages on social media (Facebook and Twitter) a link to a survey on the draft income tax law. The poll is meant to allow grassroots to give feedback on the bill. The survey can be found on the following links: Facebook: Twitter: Or this link:

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Government to empower directorates to ensure success of decentralization

[8/14/2018 3:52:38 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said that the government will reassign powers to the directorates in the governorates in order to contribute to ensuring the success of the decentralization process. During a meeting on Tuesday with heads of the provincial councils, Razzaz underlined the importance of moving ahead with the implementation of service projects and overcome bureaucratic obstacles, noting that the success of the provincial councils depends on the implementation of service projects, and upgrading the level of services provided to citizens. The Prime Minister called for the formation of a joint technical committee comprising representatives of the concerned ministries and a number of heads of provincial councils to study all technical issues, discuss projects to be implemented and overcome challenges and problems that may impede the implementation of service projects. He also instructed to take the necessary legislative and administrative measures to establish a unit to coordinate and follow up on tenders and the implementation of projects.

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King visits Gendarmerie, PSD

[8/14/2018 9:23:14 AM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army (JAF), Tuesday said that the success of JAF and the security services in thwarting terrorist schemes reflects the professionalism and efficient coordination among various security bodies. The King's remarks came during a visit to the Public Security Department (PSD) and the General Directorate of Gendarmerie. The Supreme Commander said: " There are nothing to worry about with regard to the security of our country now and in the future, as our community rejects the dark extremist ideas held by the Khawarij, (outlaws of Islam)". During his visit, accompanied by the Crown Prince Hussein, the King voiced pride in JAF personnel. His Majesty said Jordan has been and will always be strong, thanks to the unity and the awareness of Jordanians and the great determination of its various security forces. His Majesty also held a meeting with the Gendarmerie Director Maj. Gen. Hussein Hawatmeh, who briefed the King on the latest security developments related to the gendarmerie work. The King commended the advanced level of the Gendarmerie Directorate, especially in preserving security and strengthening the rule of law. King Abdullah also expressed condolences over the death of a number of in the terrorist attacks that targeted the country. Moreover, King Abdullah also visited the PSD, where he met with Director Maj. Gen. Fadel Hmoud, who presented a summary on what has been accomplished within the 2018-2020 strategic security plan. His Majesty reaffirmed his trust and pride in the PSD personnel and their major role in safeguarding the nation’s security and stability. The King and the Crown Prince also toured a preventive security facility and checked on technical equipment which contribute to upgrade the enhance the performance of police. During the visit, King Abdullah also decorated a number of champions of the Police Sports Union, who have won regional and international competitions in boxing and marathon.

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Spain condemns terrorist attacks, voices solidarity with Jordan

[8/14/2018 9:15:49 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Spain on Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack in cities of Fuhais and Salt, which targeted a security patrol and a residential building. In a statement issued by the Spanish embassy in Amman, the Spanish government expressed its absolute solidarity with Jordan in its fight against terrorism. Spain also reaffirmed its support for all measures Jordan takes to maintain its security and stability, saying Jordan is a key partner in the region and an example of moderation and plays a leading role in combating terrorism.

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Moderate conditions forecast for three days

[8/14/2018 9:14:03 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Moderate summer conditions are expected to prevail on Tuesday in the hilly areas and the eastern plains, while it will be hot in other parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief. Low clouds are also expected in the northern regions with northwesterly moderate to brisk winds, the JMD added. Daytime temperatures expected for today in Amman, the northern and southern cities will hover around 29 degrees Celsius, dropping down to 19, 20 and 15 degrees respectively. The weather will be hotter in the port city of Aqaba with highs reaching 41 degrees and lows standing at 27, the JMD stated. Mercury levels will slightly rise over the next two days, but similar weather conditions will continue with northwesterly moderate winds picking up at times, the JMD noted.

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