Category Archives: Legal-Judicial

Gov’t reduces sales tax on 61 commodities

Amman, The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to reduce the general tax on sales on 61 commodities - currently subject to 10 and 16 percent tax - to 4 percent as of publication in the Official Gazette.In addition to pushing the

House legal panel debates general pardon bill

Amman, The Lower House's Legal Committee on Tuesday debated the 2018 general pardon draft law during a session chaired by MP Abdel Moneim Oudat.Oudat, a lawyer, said that the panel examined with stakeholders crimes excluded by the bill, including forge...

Roadside bombing kills 6 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

Amman, An Afghan official said a roadside bombing has killed six civilians and wounded seven in the country's eastern Paktika province.The provincial governor's spokesman, gave the casualty figures for Monday's blast in the Jani Khail district.No one c...

Palestinian foreign ministry condemns Israel’s calls to demolish Jerusalem walls

Ramallah, The Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned Israeli calls aimed to demolish the Jerusalem walls, as well as plans of the extremist settlement organizations targeting the old city and its sanctities.In a press statement on Sunday, the ministry ...

Group of MPs, senators to push for release of detained Canadians during trip to China

Ottawa, Canadian lawmakers will go ahead with a scheduled trip to China, media reports said.Canadian MPs and Senators will begin their trip today.The two countries are having a strenuous relationship since Chinese telecom company Huawei executive Meng ...

Vandals ransack PBC in Gaza

Gaza, A group of unidentified assailants wrecked the headquarters of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) in the coastal enclave Gaza and destroyed electronic equipment available there."Five masked men, armed with batons and sharp tools, stor...