9 injured in Irbid two-vehicle crash

Amman, Nine people were injured after two vehicles collided in the northern Ramtha area, according to the media office of the Civil Defense Department (CDD).

The rescue teams there provided first aid necessary to the injured and transferred them to Ramtha Government Hospital and King Abdullah University, the media office said in a statement on Saturday.

The injured were listed in “moderate” condition, it announced

Source: Jordan News Agency

Two die, 3 injured in traffic accident in Mafraq

Amman, Two people died and three others were injured, early Saturday, in a two-car collision took place in Mafraq governorate, some 80 kilometers northeast of Amman, according to a statement by the Civil Defence Department(CDD) .

Paramedics provided first aid to the injured, and transferred them with the deceased to King Abdullah Hospital and al-Mafraq Public hospital.

“The injured were listed in critical and fair conditions , ” it added .

Source: Jordan News Agency

Sunday marks 47th anniversary of King Talal’s death

Amman, Sunday marks the 47th anniversary of the death of King Talal Bin Abdullah.

Born in Mecca in 1909, King Talal studied at the British Military Academy, Sandhurst, and in 1929 became the first Jordanian officer to graduate from the institute.

Under the reign of King Talal, who passed away on July 7, 1972, the country prepared a new liberalised Constitution in 1952, which introduced a culture of Arab unity by declaring Jordan part of the Arab nation.

The Constitution also established a new relationship between the government and Parliament, by obliging the former to be held accountable by the latter and to be responsible for its actions before the legislature.

In addition, the Constitution covered the implementation of the principles and objectives of the Great Arab Revolt, led by Sharif Hussein Bin Ali against Ottoman rule in the early 20th century.

During King Talal’s reign, Jordan concluded important agreements, including a pan-Arab collective security agreement.

He also introduced compulsory free education, the first of its kind in Jordan and the Arab world, in a move that had a positive impact on the country’s future development.

As a member of the Arab Legion, he fought in battles between Arab and Israeli forces in Jerusalem, Ramallah and other Palestinian towns.

King Talal assumed the Throne on September 6, 1951 shortly after the assassination of King Abdullah I on July 20, 1951 in Jerusalem.

Source: Jordan News Agency

No earthquake casualties reported among Jordanians in California, says foreign ministry

Amman, The Jordanian embassy in Washington has not yet received any emergency notice of injuries among members of the Jordanian community in the state of California, the Director of the Operations Center at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ambassador Sufian Qudah, said.

After the embassy made contacts with the community there, Qudah announced no injuries were confirmed among the Jordanians as a result of the earthquake that struck for the second time in less than 48 hours in the southern California area in the United States.

In a statement put out on Saturday, the embassy renewed its call for Jordanian citizens living in areas affected by the earthquake in the region to exercise caution and comply with the warnings issued by the local concerned authorities in the state.

The center called on citizens in the event of any urgent notice on this subject to contact the hotline of the Jordanian embassy in Washington 2022949522 or the number of the ministry’s operations center:

Source: Jordan News Agency

Jordan welcomes agreement between AFCF, TMC in Sudan

Amman, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates welcomed on Saturday the agreement reached by the Alliance of Freedom and Change Forces (AFCF) and the Transitional Military Council (TMC) to share power during the transitional period in Sudan.

The ministry’s spokesperson, Ambassador Sufyan Qudah, stressed the importance of maintaining Sudan’s security and stability and meeting the aspirations of its brotherly people.

Qudah also expressed Jordan’s support for Sudan, as it is working to overcome the current challenges to build the democratic and secure future that the Sudanese people are looking forward to achieving.

The spokesperson affirmed the Kingdom’s full support for the choices of the entire Sudanese people in order to achieve their hopes for security, stability and prosperity.

Source: Jordan News Agency

7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California

Amman, The U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake late Friday with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 about 11 miles from Ridgecrest in the Mojave desert. The earthquake is just one day after a 6.4 earthquake struck the area, and Friday’s quake was along the same fault lines.

Friday’s quake struck at 8:19 p.m. PT. Kern County fire officials said there were no reports of fatalities. As of 10 p.m. ET, there were 1,800 people without power, officials said.

The 7.1 quake that struck at about 8:20 p.m. Friday night was about 10 times larger than the on Thursday morning, officials added.

More than 1,000 aftershocks have been recorded since Thursday’s earthquake.

Source: Jordan News Agency