Ammon News, Jordan News

King condoles Nigerian President over victims of terror attacks

[12/9/2018 7:39:17 AM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday made a phone call with Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, to offer his condolences over the victims of terror attacks, which targeted civilians and military personnel last month killing tens. In the call, the King condemned the cowardly act, stressing Jordan's solidarity with Nigeria in its efforts in the war against terrorism and its gangs.

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Cold weather prevails over next 3 days

[12/9/2018 7:32:19 AM]

AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected on Sunday but they will remain below seasonal average, bringing relatively cold and partly cloudy weather in most parts of the country and pleasant in the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) daily brief said. Winds will be southwesterly moderate with fog formation leading to low visibility at night , the JMD added. Daytime temperatures expected for today in Amman will reach 13 degrees Celsius, in the northern cities 14 degrees, and the southern cities 15 degrees, dropping down to 7, 10 and 5 degrees respectively. The weather will be warmer in the port city of Aqaba with highs reaching 26 degrees Celsius and lows standing at 14 degrees at night. On Monday and Tuesday, cold weather condition will continue to prevail in most parts of the Kingdom, with clouds at different altitudes and a slight chance for showers, especially in the northern regions.

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King meets heads of delegations attending Aqaba Meetings

[12/8/2018 3:35:13 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah met with a number of heads of delegations attending the latest round of the Aqaba Meetings, which opened Saturday to continue coordinating global efforts to counter terrorism and extremist ideology. Discussions in this round, held over two days in the southern coastal city of Aqaba, are focusing on security challenges in East Africa. In separate meetings, King Abdullah met with US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, Foreign Minister of Kenya Monica Juma, Chief of Defence Forces in Kenya General Samson Mwathethe, and Foreign Minister of Zambia Joseph Malanji, who delivered a letter to His Majesty from President of Zambia Edgar Lungu. The King also met with Philippine National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Assistant Director of French Military Intelligence Rear Admiral Patrick Zimmerman, and Under-Secretary General of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office Vladimir Voronkov. Discussions covered bilateral ties and efforts to fight terrorism within a holistic approach, as well as a number of regional issues. The Aqaba Meetings are a series of international meetings launched by His Majesty in 2015 to bolster security and military cooperation, coordination and exchange of expertise among regional and international partners to counter terrorism. Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Adviser to His Majesty and Director of the Office of His Majesty Manar Dabbas, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, and General Intelligence Department Director Maj. Gen. Adnan Jundi attended the meetings.

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Man, his daughter die in fire

[12/8/2018 5:51:36 AM]

AMMONNEWS - A 33-year-old man died along with his daughter, on Saturday, when a fire erupted in their home in Jabal Al-Nasser in eastern Amman, the Civil Defense Department's (CDD) media office said. The media office added that the fire was caused by an electric mass. Three children from the same family suffered shortness of breath due to the incident. The CDD cadres transferred the bodies and the injured children, who were listed in fair condition, to Al-Bashir Public Hospital.

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Cold air front to continue affecting the Kingdom

[12/8/2018 5:48:15 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The cold air front is expected to continue affecting the Kingdom, as scattered showers will take place in northern and central parts, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief. Winds will be westerly moderate, picking up at times, namely, in eastern parts, the JMD added. Formation of flashfloods is expected in in valleys and low altitudes areas, with the possibility of fog formation causing low visibility at night hours, the JMD warns. Temperatures in the capital Amman will reach a high of 13 degrees Celsius during daytime, dropping to 7 degrees at night.

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Protests close the main street leading to the fourth Circle

[12/6/2018 3:28:55 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Protests close the main street leading to the fourth Circle because of income tax law and what they described as the government’s “corrupt economic policies.” Although the torrential rain, flooded streets and high winds to gather citizens were taking part near the fourth Circle of the "Jordan Hospital Square" on Thursday.

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Foreign Ministry denounces terror attack in Iran's Chabahar

[12/6/2018 3:15:53 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Foreign Ministry Spokesman Majed Qatarneh Thursday condemned a suicide car bomb attack on a police headquarters in Iran's southeastern city of Chabahar. The spokesman expressed condolences to Iran and the families of the victims and wished those injured a speedy recovery. He also stressed that the Kingdom will remain at the forefront of the global efforts to combat terrorism and its gangs.

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