14 Iran security personnel abducted on Pakistan border

Amman, Fourteen Iranian security personnel, including Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers, were abducted on the volatile southeastern border with Pakistan on Tuesday, state media reported. The border guards were "abducted in the Lulakdan area of...

JRF, OCHA Launch “Case Management and Women Empowerment Services for Women and Girls” in Aqaba

Aqaba, The Jordan River Foundation (JRF) has launched the "Case Management and Women Empowerment Services for Women and Girls" Project at the Queen Rania Center for Empowering Communities in Aqaba. Funded by the United Nations

Opening of border crossing with Syria will enhance economic ties, House Chief says

Amman, Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh said on Tuesday that the opening of the Jaber-Nassib border crossing between Jordan and Syria would promote bilateral economic relations and enhance trade with Europe and Africa.Tarawneh said in a press statemen...

Large quantities of drugs seized in crackdown last month

Amman, The Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) handled 1,831 drug offenses in a crackdown last month, according to Public Security Department (PSD).A total of 23kg of cannabis, both natural and synthetic, over 404,000 Captagon drug pills, 910 bags of joker...

SSC rejects bail for 16 suspects in tobacco case

Amman, The State Security Court (SSC) on Monday refused to release on bail 16 detainees, who were arrested in connection with the illegal tobacco manufacturing and smuggling case, describing it as an "economic crime".SSC President, Col. Mohammad Afif, ...

SSC rejects bail for 16 suspects in tobacco case

Amman, The State Security Court (SSC) on Monday refused to release on bail 16 detainees, who were arrested in connection with the illegal tobacco manufacturing and smuggling case, describing it as an "economic crime".SSC President, Col. Mohammad Afif, ...

Syrian economic delegation arrives at Jaber crossing

Jaber Crossing, A Syrian economic delegation arrived at the Jaber Crossing for talks with the Jordanian side following the reopening of the Jaber-Nasib border crossing earlier today.The Jordanian-Syrian technical committees agreed on the final measures...

King, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister discuss ties

Amman, His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday received Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Teo Chee Hean, who delivered an invitation from Singapore's President Halima Yacoub to the King to attend an inte...