TechGirls from the Middle East and North Africa Invest in STEM Futures

Twenty-eight teenage girls from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia will participate in the U.S. Department of State’s TechGirls exchange program from July 8–August 1, 2018. Four of the twenty-eight are from Jordan. During their three weeks in the United States, participants will strengthen and develop technical skills, form invaluable networks, and ...
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The United States Provides Research Material for Jordan’s Center for Counter Extremism

Amman – Today, the Jordanian Armed Forces and United States inaugurated the Jordan Center for Counter Extremism’s (JCCE) research facility in Az-Zarqa.  The Embassy’s Military Assistance program supported the center with over 1,000 specialized books for the center’s library.   JCCE Director Col. Mohammed Aref Al-Athmat, Colonel Marc LaRoche representing the U.S. Embassy, and Spirit ...
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Department of State Inaugurates New Regional Antiterrorism Training Facility in Jordan

The Department of State and the Government of Jordan today inaugurated a new regional counterterrorism training facility south of Amman.   U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security Michael T. Evanoff , U.S. Embassy Amman Chargé d’Affaires Henry T. Wooster, His Royal Highness Prince Rashid, and Jordanian Gendarmerie Director Maj. Gen. Hussein Hawatmeh formally ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Jerusalem for the West Bank (February 27, 2018)

Location: Anti-American protests or demonstrations are expected throughout the West Bank on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Event: Due to anticipated protests/demonstrations, the U.S. Consulate General is prohibiting official travel into the West Bank on February 28, 2018. Employees of the U.S. Consulate General and their family members continue to be prohibited from personal travel into the West ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson And Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi At Memorandum of Understanding Signing and Press Conference

Remarks Secretary of State Rex Tillerson And Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi At Memorandum of Understanding Signing and Press Conference February 14, 2018 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Amman, Jordan   SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Well, thank you as well, Ayman, and we have developed quite a friendship over this past year.  When you confront so ...
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New U.S.-Jordan Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Foreign Assistance to Jordan

Fact Sheet On February 14, 2018, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, on behalf of the U.S. Government, signed a new five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Jordan in which the United States makes a non-binding commitment to support providing no less than $1.275 billion per year in U.S. bilateral foreign assistance to ...
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New U.S.-Jordan Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Foreign Assistance to Jordan

Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi signed a new five-year $6.375 billion ($1.275 billion a year) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United States and Jordan, beginning in FY 2018 and ending in FY 2022.  This is the first non-binding MOU on bilateral foreign assistance negotiated under President Trump’s ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Amman, Ankara, Beirut, Cairo, and Kuwait City

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Amman, Jordan; Ankara, Turkey; Beirut, Lebanon; Cairo, Egypt; and Kuwait City, Kuwait, February 11–16. In Jordan, the Secretary will meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein and Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Al-Safadi. The Secretary will underscore the ...
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Strengthening Jordan’s stability, U.S. Delivers 12 New Black Hawk Helicopters

On Sunday, January 28, the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) officially received the final shipment of new Black Hawk helicopters from the United States, bringing the total to 12 aircraft received over the last nine months.  The helicopters will strengthen the JAF, its Quick Reaction Force (QRF), and Jordan’s security. His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Restrictions for Consulate General Employees & Family Members

The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem advises U.S. citizens in, or considering travel to, Jerusalem, the West Bank or Gaza to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness in light of the current environment. Individuals and groups opposed to U.S. policies may target U.S. government facilities, U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continuing Possibility of Demonstrations, Maintain Low Profile

The U.S. Embassy in Amman will close its passport pickup window on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 based on the possibility demonstrations may reduce access to the Embassy. The Embassy will be open for full services on Thursday, December 14.  U.S. citizens should remain aware of the possibility of protests, some of which have the potential ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continuing Possibility of Demonstrations, Maintain Low Profile U.S. Embassy, Amman, Jordan

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continuing Possibility of Demonstrations, Maintain Low Profile U.S. Embassy, Amman, Jordan December 13, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Amman will close its passport pickup window on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 based on the possibility demonstrations may reduce access to the Embassy. The Embassy will be open for full services on ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Resumption of Public Services, Lifting Travel Restrictions on U.S. Government Personnel and Families

The U.S. Embassy in Amman intends to resume public services on Monday, December 11 and is lifting most temporary travel restrictions on U.S. government personnel and their family members. U.S. citizens should remain aware of the possibility of protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of ...
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Retransmission of U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem’s Security Message ( 9 December, 2017)

U.S. Embassy, Amman, Jordan December 9, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem today released the following security message to U.S. citizens. The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem advises U.S. citizens in, or considering travel to, Jerusalem, the West Bank or Gaza to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possibility of Demonstrations, Temporary Suspension of Routine Public Services

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Retransmission of U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem Security Message

With widespread calls for demonstrations beginning December 6 in Jerusalem and the West Bank, U.S. government employees and their family members are not permitted until further notice to conduct personal travel in Jerusalem’s Old City and in the West Bank, to include Bethlehem and Jericho.  Official travel  by U.S. government employees in Jerusalem’s Old City and in ...
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Current MEPI Funding Opportunity

U.S. Embassy Amman welcomes applications in response to The Office of Assistance Coordination’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Program for its 2018 Local Grants Program in Jordan. Applicants must read and follow the detailed 2018 Annual Program Statement (APS) and Proposal submission Instructions (PSI).  PSI is Jordan specific and includes Jordan’s areas of priority for ...
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Number of Jordanians studying in the U.S. remains steady

AMMAN – The number of Jordanian students currently studying at institutions across the United States remained steady in 2017, nearly matching last year’s record number of Jordanian students in the U.S., according to an annual report released yesterday by the Institute of International Education, with support from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational ...
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2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Large Grant

The U.S. Embassy in Amman is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2018 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grants Program.  The floor on the Amount of Awards is U.S. $200,000.  Since 2008 awards made through this program for new large-scale projects have ranged from $200,000 to $979,000 with an ...
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2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Small Grants

The U.S. Embassy in Amman is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  The Fund was established by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 2001, to help countries preserve their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for different cultures ...
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U.S. Military Service Academy Application Process

Being a military academy graduate is prestigious and can open many doors for you! If you are interested in attending one of the four U.S. military service academies, I have some information for you! If you are a Jordanian High School Senior or recent High School graduate, you have the opportunity to apply to the ...
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Important Announcement about the DV Lottery

The Department of State has announced a restart of enrollment in the DV-2019 program.  The new enrollment period begins Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00pm Amman time and ends on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. If you registered before Wednesday, October 18, 2017 your registration will not be considered and you need to submit another one ...
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Updated Worldwide Caution

The Department of State has updated our Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March 6, 2017.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to review the information in the updated Worldwide Caution at http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html . For additional ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 20, 2017 President Donald J. Trump met today with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in New York. The President conveyed the enduring commitment of the United States to Jordan’s security and prosperity. The two leaders discussed bilateral cooperation on a range ...
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Readout of Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, Dina Powell and Tim Lenderking’s Meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan

On August 23, 2017, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Gulf Affairs Tim Lenderking met with King Abdullah II of Jordan and his senior advisors to discuss advancing President Trump’s goal of a ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Lifting Travel Restrictions to Southern Jordan Area

August 7, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Lifting Travel Restrictions to Southern Jordan Area The U.S. Embassy has lifted travel restrictions for personal and official travel for all embassy personnel to Wadi Rum, the city of al-Jafr, all areas south of the city of al-Jafr along Highway 5 in the direction of Ma’an, the ...
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The Jordanian-American Military Fitness Challenge Begins

Amman – On July 30, the United States Embassy launched the Jordanian-American Military Fitness Challenge, an online workout competition for the Jordanian public.  Any Jordanian citizen aged 18 or older is eligible to participate and complete a set of exercises (squats, pushups, siteups, and burpees) for time, much like a Crossfit workout of the day.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Extension of Old City Jerusalem Restrictions for Consulate General Employees & Family Members

U.S. Embassy Amman wishes to distribute this Security Message from U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem to U.S. citizens in Jordan. United States Consulate General Jerusalem July 31, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Extension of Old City Jerusalem Restrictions for Consulate General Employees & Family Members While tensions in and around the Old City have ...
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The Jordanian –American Military Fitness Challenge

Official Video Contest Rules Contest Sponsors [1] The Jordanian –American Military Fitness Challenge is managed by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Jordan Description of Contest Objectives Jordan and the United States are partnering to present a fitness challenge and competition to the Jordanian public.  The person with the fastest time completing a set ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Potential Unrest in Southern Jordan Area

July 26, 2017 Due to reported unrest and the potential for criminal activities, the Embassy has placed several areas of southern Jordan off limits for personal and official travel for all US Embassy personnel until August 6, 2017. The areas include the city of al-Jafr, all areas south of the city of al-Jafr along Highway ...
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United States and Jordan Meet to Bolster Counter Nuclear Smuggling Cooperation

Amman, Jordan – Representatives of the United States and Jordan met on July 20, 2017, to share perspectives on the threat of nuclear and radiological smuggling and to review their governments’ cooperation to counter that threat. Ambassador Makram Queisi led the Jordanian delegation while Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation Programs Phillip Dolliff led the U.S. delegation. The discussions contributed to ongoing bilateral cooperation ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continuing Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Old City Jerusalem

U.S. Embassy Amman wishes to distribute this Security Message from U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem to U.S. citizens in Jordan. United States Consulate General Jerusalem July 24, 2017 Due to ongoing tensions and the potential for clashes in and around the Old City, the restriction on U.S. government employees and their family members from entering the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Amman and Unrest on Desert Highway

U.S. Embassy Amman July 20, 2017 The U.S. Embassy received reports of planned demonstrations following noon prayers in Amman on Friday, July 21, 2017 in response to the ongoing situation at al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. One location identified is the Al-Husseini Mosque. You may expect to see an increased police and security presence in and around Amman. Even demonstrations ...
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Travel Warning – Jordan

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to consider the risks of travel to and throughout Jordan due to persistent terrorist threats. The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS), its affiliates, sympathizers, and other violent extremist groups have successfully conducted attacks in Jordan and continue to plot against local security forces, U.S. ...
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Security message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Al-Jafr Area

July 18, 2017 Subject:Demonstrations in Al-Jafr Area  The U.S. Embassy in Amman informs U.S. citizens that demonstrators temporarily blocked off the Desert Highway (Highway 15) between Ma’an and Wadi Rum by burning a vehicle at Al Jafr bridge near the Dabbat Hanout area the afternoon of July 18.  Small protests took place in Al-Jafr and ...
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Violence Near Al-Sarih, Irbid Governorate

  The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid travel to Al-Sarih, Irbid Governorate.  Since May 8, 2017, there have been 11 documented violent incidents in the area, including assaults, arson, and two fatalities.  Due to the increase in violence, the U.S. Embassy has temporarily restricted travel for U.S. government personnel to the Al-Sarih area.  ...
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Move of the American Language Center

Amman – Beginning mid-July, English classes and accompanying cultural activities previously provided at the American Language Center (ALC) will be offered by AMIDEAST Jordan, in partnership and with financial support from the Embassy of the United States in Amman.  AMIDEAST’s ALC program will implement the curriculum and teaching model utilized at the current facility, including ...
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Warning – Beware of an ongoing tender scam

WARNING – The U.S. Embassy is aware of an ongoing tender scam using our name to fraudulently request sample items or money.  If your business receives a tender from a “Mr. Ronnel Fisher,” usa@embassytenders.com or info@embassytenders.com , please do not act on this request and contact us immediately at AMMAN-GSO-PROCUREMENT@state.gov . U.S. Government procurement follows strict regulations outlined ...
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Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly’s visit in Jordan

AQABA, Jordan – Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly, on the first Cabinet-level visit to Jordan of the Trump administration, met with His Majesty King Abdullah to discuss bilateral relations and visited the Aqaba-Eilat border crossing. Secretary Kelly’s visit and discussions highlighted the strong ties between the United States and Jordan, particularly in the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest Planned Near ICRC Today at 5 p.m.

The U.S. Embassy in Amman informs U.S. citizens that a protest and sit-in may take place in front of the Amman headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (near the Lycée Français d’Amman and the Little Academy pre-school in Abdoun) today at 5 p.m. The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid all demonstrations.  ...
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Request for Qoutation Number S-JO100-17-Q-0018

Subject:          RFQ number SJO10017Q0018  /  LARGE SUV The Embassy of the United States of America requests you to provide a Price Quotation for Procuring 1 large SUV for the American Embassy – Amman. Enclosed is a Request for Quotations (RFQ), if you would like to submit a proposal please see the attached specification for the items ...
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Special Representative for International Negotiations Greenblatt’s March 27-29 Trip to Jordan

At the invitation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt attended the 28th Arab League Summit this week in Jordan. As an observer at the Summit, Mr. Greenblatt did not endorse the speeches given or resolutions approved by the assembled Arab League member states. ...
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U.S. LAUNCHES ONLINE LIBRARY OF DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES IN JORDAN

AMMAN, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Jordan launched a new web-based library of development information and resources to facilitate collaboration between Government of Jordan officials, donors, civil society and the private sector. The user-friendly Jordan Knowledge Management Portal (KaMP), available at https://jordankmportal.com , gives users access to ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Aviation Security Enhancement

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in consultation with relevant Departments and Agencies, has determined it is prudent to enhance security, to include airport security procedures for passengers at certain last point of departure airports to the United States. These enhancements include more stringent measures applied to 10 specific airports, to include Queen Alia International Airport ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Measures in Advance of the Arab League Summit

The 28th annual Arab League Summit will be hosted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from March 23 – 29, 2017 at the Dead Sea.  Delegations from over 20 countries will be in attendance.  In advance of this international conference, Jordanian security services have announced enhanced security measures, which may impact movements at and around the Dead Sea. ...
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Public Affairs Section Request for Grant Proposals: American Language Center

U.S. Embassy, Amman Public Affairs Section Request for Grant Proposals: American Language Center English Language and Cultural Program Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement Application Deadline: April 20, 2017 Total Funding: $140,000 Funding Opportunity Number: TBD Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: Anticipated Award Date: June 1, 2017 Anticipated Project Start Date:  July 15, 2017 Anticipated Project ...
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Jordan: A Regional Hub for U.S. Business

Tuesday, March 21 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (edt) 6:00 pm—7:00 pm (Amman Time) The U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells invites you to participate in a Direct Line webinar to discuss opportunities for U.S. businesses of all sizes in Jordan. The U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement as well as trade preferences with Israel, the ...
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Updated Worldwide Caution

The Department of State has updated our Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September 9, 2016.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to review the information in the updated Worldwide Caution at http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html . For additional detailed ...
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Make Sure You Are Ready to Vote!

Just voted in November?  Still traveling or living overseas?  You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office.  Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal ...
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Demonstrations Planned Across Jordan on Friday, February 24

The U.S. Embassy in Amman informs U.S. citizens that protests may take place in Amman and in other cities across Jordan on February 24, 2017, likely following Friday prayers. Online postings call for a rally to begin following Friday prayers at the Al Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman.  Demonstrations are also expected in other communities ...
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Teaching Excellence & Achievement (TEA) Program

Deadline to apply is: March 18, 2017. The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) provides outstanding secondary school teachers of English, social studies, math and science with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States. Teachers come to the United States from ...
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2017 TechGirls Program (Deadline to apply: February 18, 2017)

Jordanian Secondary School female students are invited to apply for this year’s TechGirls program. In summer 2017, approximately 28 teenage girls from select countries in the Middle East and North Africa will travel to the United States for a four-week, intensive exchange focused on promoting the high-level study of technology.  The centerpiece of the exchange ...
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U.S. Food for Progress Program Supports Agricultural Development in Jordan

AMMAN, JORDAN – Constructed in part with proceeds from a U.S. wheat donation valued at $17 million, the Karak Dam was officially inaugurated Tuesday by Jordanian and U.S. officials.  The dam will provide irrigation water for thousands of farmers, promoting agricultural development in the Jordan Valley. Construction was funded in part by a 2012 U.S. ...
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YOUR VIEW – YOUR VOICE – YOUR POETRY – YOUR VIDEO

In celebration of Black History Month, the Embassy of the United States in Jordan announces the launch of a poetry and creative expression video competition entitled “IDENTITY” beginning on February 1, 2017.  Create a two-minute video of your spoken word poetry on a topic or theme that relates to what identity means to you. Jordanian youth ages ...
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The Between the Lines Program at the University of Iowa

Deadline to Apply: February 18, 2017. Between the Lines (BTL) is a summer creative writing program that brings together young writers (between 16 and 19 years of age) from the across the world and American students for cultural exchange and enrichment. The Department of State is pleased to once again partner with the University of ...
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Oberlin-JOrchestra “Musical Crossroads” Concert

Amman – On Sunday, January 15, musicians from JOrchestra and the Oberlin Conservatory performed in a public concert entitled, “Musical Crossroads: Melodies from the U.S. and the Orient” under the joint patronage of Ambassador Alice G. Wells and Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh.  This centerpiece collaborative performance caps a one-week outreach project by a group from ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: TRAVEL WARNING – JORDAN

December 23, 2016 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of threats from terrorist groups throughout Jordan and to consider the risks of travel to and throughout the country.  Terrorist organizations, including the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), its affiliates, and sympathizers, have successfully conducted attacks in Jordan and continue ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: UPDATE: Ongoing Shootouts in Karak Area

UPDATING THE U.S. EMBASSY SECURITY MESSAGE DATED DECEMBER 18:  U.S. Embassy Amman has received reports about shootouts between unnamed gunmen and Jordanian security forces, as well deployment of armored vehicles, in the area of Karak, Jordan, about 130 km south of Amman. We urge individuals in the Karak area to shelter in place and to ...
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Ongoing Multiple Shooter Attack in Karak

US Embassy Amman  received reports about an ongoing “active shooter” security incident in Karak, Jordan, about 130 km south of Amman.  According to media reports, several gunmen opened fire on local police patrols in and around the area of the Karak Castle tourist site.  We urge individuals to please avoid that area for the time ...
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Current MEPI Funding Opportunity

U.S. Embassy Amman welcomes applications in response to The Office of Assistance Coordination’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Program for its 2017 Local Grants Program in Jordan. Applicants must read and follow the detailed Annual Program Statement (APS) and Proposal submission Instructions (PSI).  PSI is Jordan specific and includes Jordan’s areas of priority for this ...
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2017 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Small Grants

CALL FOR PROPOSALS The U.S. Embassy in Amman is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2017 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  The Fund was established by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 2001, to help countries preserve their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Federal Benefits Unit Outreach in Amman

Social Security representatives from U.S. Consulate Jerusalem regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit Embassy Amman to provide in-person services to clients on October, 27, 2016.  If you have any issues related to federal benefits, including Social Security, that require special attention, please schedule an appointment as spots are limited.  To schedule an appointment, please send ...
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MENA ICT Forum 2016: Digitizing the Economy (NOV 9-10)

Technologies have been emerging and evolving at unprecedented and exponential rates. Having transformed from conceptual ideas into current practical applications, the 2016 MENA ICT Forum focuses on the various aspects of how disruptive technologies impact numerous industries and sectors that are vital to the MENA region’s economies.   Education, healthcare, clean energy, transportation and logistics, ...
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Leaders for Democracy Fellowship – U.S. Program

MEPI is soliciting applications for the 2017 Leaders for Democracy Fellowship Arabic and English language programs.  Deadline for submitting applications and the professional reference form is October 31, 2016. For more information and to submit your application, visit https://ldf.fluidreview.com (English-language program) and https://ldfarabic.fluidreview.com (Arabic-language program).
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Act now to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election!

30 Day Notice for the U.S. General Election on November 8! If you’d like to vote in the upcoming election, you need to register before your State’s deadline – and many States’ deadlines are fast approaching!  In fact, there are 23 States with registration deadlines before Friday, October 14.  Find your specific deadline by  clicking on your State here . If you haven’t ...
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U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 27, 2016   The United States is providing more than $364 million in additional lifesaving humanitarian assistance for those affected by the war in Syria, as world leaders gathered during the UN General Assembly to galvanize significant new global commitments to increase support for refugees. This ...
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Worldwide Caution and Jordanian Parliamentary Elections

The Department of State has updated our Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to review the information in the Worldwide Caution at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html . In addition, Jordan will hold parliamentary elections on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  Demonstrations ...
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Ambassador Alice G. Wells Prepared remarks, September 18, 2016 Discussion on Refugee Issues

Today the world is facing an unprecedented challenge – the number of forcibly displaced people is the largest ever recorded.  Conflicts raging in places like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya and South Sudan have produced 65 million refugees, internally displaced, or people seeking asylum across the globe – including here in Jordan. That’s more than ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local ...
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Invitation to a Talk and Book Signing Event: September 1 @ Bristol Amman Hotel

The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan With participation of U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells Cordially invites you to attend A Talk and Book Signing by the Jordanian Author and Cross -Culture Communications Expert Rana Nijem On her recently launched book “When in the Arab World; an Insider’s Guide to Living and Working with Arab ...
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Make Sure You Are Ready to Vote in the 2016 U.S. Elections

In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter. You can get ...
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In a first, NASA Chief Lands in Jordan to Promote Science, Space Exploration, and the Journey to Mars

Amman- For the first time ever, the head of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has made a visit to Jordan.  Following meetings with His Majesty King Abdullah II and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II on June 8, the agency chief, Administrator Charles F. Bolden, addressed a ...
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ABOARD THE USS HARRY S. TRUMAN

U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells and a number of senior Jordanian military and political figures flew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman earlier this week, a demonstration of the United States’ commitment to Jordan’s security and regional stability. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is currently operating in the Red ...
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Funding Opportunity: Creating Pathways to University Partnerships

Department of State- Embassy of the United States, Amman, Jordan Notice of Funding Opportunity Program Office: Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Amman Funding Opportunity Title:  Creating Pathways to University Partnerships Announcement type: Grant Funding Opportunity Number: Deadline for Applications: June 12, 2016 CDFA number: 19.021- Investing in the people of the Middle East and North Africa ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Wadi Musa and Petra

The U.S. Embassy has received reports from Jordanian authorities of demonstrations and resulting police activity in Wadi Musa and Petra. The demonstrations on the night of May 27 included rock throwing, burning tires, and temporary road closures. The Jordanian police are taking steps to calm the situation. In response to these incidents, Jordanian security officials ...
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IRS Announces “Overseas Filing for US Taxpayers” Webinar May 25

LB&I International Individual Compliance will present the “Overseas Filing for US Taxpayers” webinar May 25 from 20:00-22:00 local time (1-3 p.m. EDT). To register and attend this webinar, use the Overseas Filing for US Taxpayers webinar link. It is recommended attendees log in 10 minutes prior to the start time. The session will be recorded and made available at a ...
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Invitation to the 4th Annual Seminar of American Taxation for Expats and Businesses

The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan Cordially invites you to the 4th annual American Taxation for Expats and Businesses On May 24th, 2016 From 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Bristol Hotel Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Seminar of American Taxation for Expats and Businesses. This seminar will address different tax topics concerning Americans ...
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Jordanian U.S. Department of State Alumni Association – Steering Committee Nomination Form

The U.S. Embassy in Amman is launching the official exchange program alumni association and we need your help! We are seeking alumni from U.S. Department of State to serve on the first-ever U.S. Department of State Jordanian Alumni Association Steering committee.  Your job will be to help steward the alumni association and prepare for the ...
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Beyond The Rhetoric of False Choices: The Case for Lasting U.S. Engagement in the Middle East

  Alice G. Wells, The Ambassador of the United States to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Remarks to the Columbia University Middle East Research Center – as prepared   Thank you, Safwan, for your warm introduction and for this opportunity to speak to such a diverse and renowned audience at the Columbia University Middle East ...
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Final Shipment of U.S Wheat Donation Valued at over $25 Million Arrives in Aqaba

Aqaba— Ambassador Alice G. Wells joined Minister of Industry and Trade H.E. Maha Al-Ali in welcoming the arrival at the Port of Aqaba of the second and final wheat delivery of 47,500 metric tons through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food for Progress Program. The first shipment arrived in February to complete the donation ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

Amman, Jordan March 7, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens Subject:  Worldwide Caution The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan ...
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2016 Coca-Cola Scholarship Program

DEADLINE March 15, 2016. The Coca-Cola Company & the U.S. Department of State are partnering to sponsor Jordanian students focused on entrepreneurship to attend a five week business program at Indiana University’s prestigious Kelley School of Business.  This multi-faceted, five-week long immersion program is designed to give a group of students the opportunity to learn ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement

As part of the effort to reach the President’s goal of admitting at least 10,000 Syrian refugees to the United States by September 30, 2016, the United States has established a temporary refugee processing center near Amman. Operations are now underway. Access to the site is restricted by invitation to potential resettlement candidates. We are ...
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2016 Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Local Grants Program in Jordan

U.S. Embassy Amman welcomes applications in response to The Office of Assistance Coordination’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Program Local Grants Program in Jordan. Background Information about MEPI: The Middle East Partnership Initiative Program offers assistance to groups and individuals striving to bring constructive, peaceful and positive change to the Middle East and North Africa.  ...
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MEPI Leaders for Democracy Fellowships: Request for Applications

July 16 – October 15, 2016 (Arabic-language program) September 5 – December 9, 2016 (English-language program) Application Deadline: March 10, 2016 PROGRAM OVERVIEW The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) program and the international non-profit organization, World Learning, are pleased to announce a call for applications for the tenth year of the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship ...
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The first American Ambassador Youth Council in Jordan

The first American Ambassador Youth Council in Jordan was established in September 2015, following the model of other U.S. Ambassador’s Youth Councils in embassies around the world. This Council comes as a real response to the necessity of involving youth in the decision-making process and incorporating their input, as well as demonstrating our faith in ...
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2016 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Introduction The U.S. Embassy in Amman is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2016 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  The Fund was established by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 2001, to help countries preserve their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. ...
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2016 Global UGRAD Scholarship Program

Deadline to apply: January 1, 2016. The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Amman is pleased to announce the 2016 Global UGRAD Program. Overview: The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). This international educational and cultural exchange program ...
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GIST Tech-I Competition is Now Open

The 2016 GIST Tech-I Competition offers young science and technology entrepreneurs an opportunity to compete for mentorship, training, and seed capital to advance their ventures.  The top 30 applicants will be identified through expert review and global public voting, and will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Silicon Valley ...
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2016 MEPI Student Leaders Program

Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Student Leaders Program Program Dates: June 26 – August 5, 2016 Application Deadline: January 7, 2016 ——————————— PROGRAM OVERVIEW ——————————— NEA/AC’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) program is pleased to announce the 2016 MEPI Student Leaders Program, a fully-funded leadership training program in the U.S. for undergraduates.  The MEPI Student ...
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2016 Study of the U.S. Institute for Secondary School Educators | Teachers

Deadline to apply: December 26, 2015. The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Amman is pleased to announce the 2016 Study of the U.S. Institute for Secondary School Educators. OVERVIEW: The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate academic programs with integrated study tours to provide foreign secondary educators and administrators ...
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2016 Study of the U.S. Institute for Secondary School Educators | Administrators

Deadline to apply: December 26, 2015. The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Amman is pleased to announce the 2016 Study of the U.S. Institute for Secondary School Educators. OVERVIEW: The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate academic programs with integrated study tours to provide foreign secondary educators and administrators ...
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Personal Security Practices Reminder

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in France, Egypt, Lebanon, and Mali, and what preliminarily appears to have been an isolated attack at the Jordan International Police Training Center that killed five individuals, including two U.S. citizens, the U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens of the continuing need to implement sound ...
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Creating a Future of Prosperity: The U.S.-Jordanian Partnership

Creating a Future of Prosperity: The U.S.-Jordanian Partnership November 15, 2015 Alice G. Wells Ambassador of the United States to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Remarks as Prepared Thank you so much for your warm welcome. I am pleased to be here today on the eve of Global Entrepreneurship Week to celebrate Jordan’s entrepreneurs and ...
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Incident at the Jordan International Police Training Center

We have received reports about a security incident at the Jordan International Police Training Center southeast of Amman.  We urge individuals to please avoid that area for the time being.  Please monitor the news for further developments and maintain security awareness. For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts, and Country Information for Jordan . • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security ...
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U.S. Government Announces Continued Commitment to Jordan’s Education Sector

The United States highlighted its continued commitment to Jordan with the announcement of a plan to build 25 new schools in Jordan using $100 million as part of the Administration’s Let Girls Learn initiative. In March 2015, the President and First Lady launched Let Girls Learn, a U.S. Government initiative bringing together the Department of ...
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Invitation to the 3rd Annual Seminar of American Taxation for Expats and Businesses

The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan cordially invites you to the 3rd annual  American Taxation for Expats and Businesses on November 9th, 2015 From 6:00 – 8:00 p.m Bristol Hotel Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Seminar of American Taxation for Expats and Businesses. This seminar will address different tax topics concerning Americans living ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel to Syrian Border

In light of the changing security situation in the region, the U.S. Embassy clarifies current guidance to U.S. Citizens of potentially dangerous areas along Jordan’s border with Syria and Iraq. All U.S. government personnel on official travel must receive prior permission to visit any area within 10 kilometers from the Jordan-Syria border. For context, the ...
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Additional Security Recommendations for Jerusalem and Old City

This is in addition to the Security Messages issued on October 13 & 15, 2015, the recommended restrictions of which remain in effect except as noted below. The U.S. Consulate has prohibited U.S. government employees and their dependents from using the Jerusalem Light Rail north of the City Hall stop along Jaffa Road. U.S. government ...
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U.S. and Jordan Inaugurate the Start of Operations at As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant in Zarqa

Zarqa- The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) CEO Dana J. Hyde and Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Abdallah Ensour inaugurated the start of operations at the expanded As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant today in Zarqa.  The plant will provide Jordan with 133 million cubic meters of treated water per year – representing more than 10 percent ...
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Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Jerusalem Old City

The message below originates from U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem but is being sent to U.S. Embassy Amman registrants. Due to heightened security conditions and the potential for violence in the Old City, U.S. government employees are restricted from entering the Old City from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. through Tuesday, October 13 without prior approval ...
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U.S. Ambassador and UNRWA Inaugurate School in Nuzha

Amman – U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells inaugurated today a new school in Nuzha for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The United States provided the $1.9 million needed for the construction and furnishing of this state-of-the-art facility that replaced three older school buildings. ...
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Possible Unrest in and Around Jerusalem Old City

Recent clashes in East Jerusalem and around the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif compound amidst calls for a “day of rage” mark an increase in tensions in and around the Old City of Jerusalem. Age restrictions have also been put in place for today’s prayers at the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif compound which creates the potential for demonstrations ...
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U.S. Support for Petra and Jordan’s Cultural Heritage Continues

Today in Petra, U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells launched a grant awarded under the Department of State’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to expand conservation of the Temple of the Winged Lions.  The grant, totaling $200,000, was awarded to the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in partnership with the Jordanian Department ...
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United States Announces New Funding For UNRWA

AMMAN – Today, in response to a financial deficit that threatened to keep the doors of schools for Palestinian refugee children closed this fall, the United States announced an additional $15 million contribution to the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA). This contribution is part of a multi-donor effort to bridge UNRWA’s current year deficit ...
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Ambassador Wells Visits Irbid for Refugee, Education, Health Discussions and Donations

IRBID – U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells visited Irbid today, where she met with governorate officials including Governor Dr. Sa’d Shihab and Irbid Mayor Hussein Bani Hani, to discuss issues of common interest, including education, health, refugee and host community issues. Ambassador Wells also visited the Caritas Non-Formal Education program at the Patriarchate Latin School ...
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Visa Pages Elimination

Visa pages will no longer be added to U.S. passports after December 31, 2015; instead, 52-page passport books will be issued at no extra cost to U.S. citizens applying from outside the United States. Renew your passport early to make sure you have enough blank pages for visa stamps from other countries. Some require two ...
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United States and Ministry of Health Partner to Establish Emergency Operations Center

Amman – With support from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Ministry of Health (MOH) officially opened its Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which will enhance the Ministry’s ability to rapidly respond to health emergencies, whether a disease outbreak, natural disaster, or other public health threat.  ...
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United States Provides $65 Million to World Food Program to Avert Cutoff of Food Assistance for Syria Crisis

Jordan to Receive $21.3 million AMMAN – Responding to a need and increasing its commitment to help those affected by the crisis in Syria, the United States is providing an additional $65 million in humanitarian assistance to the UN World Food Program (WFP), which feeds nearly six million Syrians and refugees from Syria every month. ...
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Access English Students Graduation

AMMAN – Over 400 students from all over Jordan graduated from the English Access Micro scholarship Program and received their certificates from U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells. Access provides a foundation of English language skills to talented teenagers from economically disadvantaged sectors through two years of after-school classes and intensive sessions, giving participants English skills ...
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New U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Respond to Syria Crisis

June 25, 2015 In commemoration of World Refugee Day, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice announced at the White House today that the United States is providing more than $360 million in additional life-saving assistance for those affected by the war in Syria.  This new funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to ...
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Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) 2015/2016 Solicitation

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the U.S. Government’s preeminent foreign assistance agency. The agency is dedicated to helping nations meet the needs of their citizens by providing healthcare, education, and economic opportunity to end extreme poverty and promote democratic, resilient societies. The U.S. Global Development Lab (The Lab) at USAID is ...
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Upcoming Summer Events

The U.S. Embassy reminds American citizen residents and visitors in Jordan of the upcoming month of Ramadan, scheduled to begin approximately June 17th and lasting roughly thirty days. Local media and news outlets will provide reports on the specific dates.  Per Jordanian law, eating, drinking (including water), smoking, and chewing gum in public are prohibited, ...
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U.S.-Jordan Partnership: Realizing Jordan’s Economic Potential

Alice G. Wells, The Ambassador of the United States to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan June 9, 2015 Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum Remarks as prepared Your Excellency Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Your Esteemed Ministers, members of the diplomatic corps, business leaders, and other distinguished guests. It is a great honor for me to address the Talal ...
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Umm el-Jimal archaeological site near Mafraq – ready for tourists

Amman –Highlighting the site’s cultural and historic significance, U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells  visited Umm Al Jimal Archaelological Site near Mafraq to celebrate the completion of preservation of Houses XVII and XVIII (two of the largest of 150 homes from the fifth and sixth centuries AD).  Appealing to domestic and foreign tourists alike, ...
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United States and Jordan Sign Third Loan Guarantee Agreement (May 31, 2015)

Amman-The United States today re-affirmed its strong commitment to the people of Jordan by signing a third sovereign loan guarantee agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.  This loan guarantee agreement is part of a broader U.S. commitment to help ensure Jordanian stability, security, and economic growth. The proceeds of the U.S. guaranteed bonds issued ...
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2015 Alumni Engagement & Innovation Fund Winners

KL-YES Park | Climate Change & Environmental Protection Overview; The KL-YES Park Project aims to address the lack of proper green spaces for the youth community in Amman, Jordan, as well as the lack of proper affordable places for the innovative youth in different fields. The project will take advantage of the available social media ...
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U.S. And Jordan: An Alliance Against Violent Extremism

Alice G. Wells The Ambassador of the United States to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan May 12, 2015 World Affairs Council Remarks as prepared Good evening. Before I begin, I would first like to thank Your Excellency, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Majali for your years of dedication to advancing Jordan’s broad-minded foreign policy, including your ...
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U.S., Jordan Sign Agreement to Promote Agricultural Development and Trade, Support Humanitarian Assistance

Amman– U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and Jordan Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury, today signed an agreement to support agricultural development and trade in Jordan. “Jordan is one of our most effective, capable and steadfast partners not only in the Middle East, but around the world,” Vilsack said. “USDA’s ...
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U.S. Embassy Promotes Hydroponic Practices in Jordan

Amman, Jordan (May 9) U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice Wells showcased locally-grown hydroponic and organic vegetables during a May 9 reception with Jordanian producers and government officials in honor of the visit to Jordan by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack. The event, which featured seasonal vegetables from local farms, welcomed a number of prominent ...
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U.S. Ambassador Congratulates Access Graduates in Aqaba

Aqaba – U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice Wells joined the Director of the Aqaba Directorate of Education, teachers, and family members in celebrating the graduation of 100 students from the English Access Microscholarship Program on Tuesday in Aqaba. The Access program develops English language skills and capabilities among economically-disadvantaged youth, while also introducing them to ...
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“Mr. Science” Brings Science to Life

The U.S. Embassy in Jordan and the Haya Cultural Center invite school-age kids and their families as science comes to life at Haya Cultural Center (Shmeisani) on Friday, April 10, from 3:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m. The program will include science demonstrations and interactive shows.   Attendees will have an opportunity to explore the mobile science bus, ...
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Lifting Advisory on Malls in Amman

Based on current information available to the U.S. Embassy, the February 25, 2015 message to avoid high-end malls in Amman is no longer in effect. U.S. citizens are advised that extremist groups continue to express interest in attacking malls, restaurants, and other soft targets throughout the region and in Jordan.  Last month, over 20 foreign ...
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Summer Work & Travel 2015

What is the Summer Work and Travel Program (SWT)? The Summer Work and Travel program is designed for foreign post-secondary students to enter the United States on a nonimmigrant visa to work and travel for a maximum of four months during their summer vacation. Last year over 250 Jordanian students received Summer Work and Travel visas. Most participants typically work ...
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Advancing Women’s Empowerment: A Shared Vision for the United States and Jordan

Alice G. Wells, The Ambassador of the United States of America to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. March 16, 2015 Remarks as Prepared Good afternoon. I would like to thank Dr. Ekhleif Tarawneh, the President of this great institution, for his exemplary leadership of Jordan’s oldest and largest university, and for his commitment to bilateral ...
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2015 American Language Center Annual Conference

Dear English Teaching Community, The American Language Center and the Regional English Language Office of the American Embassy, Amman Jordan invites English language educators to attend the seventh annual “Shaping the Way We Teach Conference: Engaging. Relevant. Stimulating. Teaching for Student Success in the 21st Century”, May 15 – 16, 2015, at the American Language Center ...
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URBAN METHOD To Perform in Jordan

Amman – As a part of a diverse program of cultural outreach, the U.S. Embassy will host the vocal a cappella and hip-hop group Urban Method for a series of concerts and workshops from March 9 – 14, 2015. The group will perform on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Amman’s Zara Expo Auditorium. ...
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2015 Coca-Cola Scholarship Program

DEADLINE MARCH 7, 2015. We are pleased to announce the Coca-Cola MENA Scholarship Program for 2015. The Coca-Cola Company & the US Department of State are once again partnering to sponsor 100 university students from 6 countries across the Middle East, North Africa and Near Asia to attend a month-long business program at Indiana University’s ...
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Ambassador Wells Visits the Jordan Valley

Jordan Valley – U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells, accompanied by Minister of Water and Irrigation Hazem al-Nasser and Secretary General of the Jordan Valley Authority Eng. Sa’ed Abu Hammour, visited on Saturday several key water and agricultural sites in the Jordan Valley. Ambassador Wells traveled to Al-Wehdah Dam, the largest capacity dam in ...
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Threat Against High-End Malls in Amman

The U.S. Embassy has received information of a potential threat against high-end malls in Amman.  The threat is judged to be credible, although the possible timeframe and type of threat are unknown.  The Government of Jordan has taken steps to increase security at these locations.  U.S. Embassy employees and family members have been instructed to ...
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2015 Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP)

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Global Sports Mentoring Program, which will take place in the United States from September 14 – October 17, 2015. Through this exchange program, young female leaders in the sports sector will be matched with leading female executives from the most prestigious sports ...
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The White House Summit To Counter Violent Extremism

The week of February 17, 2015, the White House hosted a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit acts of violence, efforts made even more imperative in light ...
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Summary of White House Fact Sheet on CVE Summit

Key messages: This week, the White House is convening a three-day summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) to bring together local, federal, and international leaders – including President Obama and foreign ministers – to discuss concrete steps the United States and its partners can take to develop community-oriented approaches to counter  hateful extremist ideologies that ...
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Shared Challenges: Jordan, the United States, and the Path Forward

Ambassador Alice G. Wells, United States Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, February 18, 2015 As prepared Good afternoon: Before I begin, I would first like to thank His Royal Highness, Prince El Hassan bin Talal – thank you, your Royal Highness, for your dedication to advancing mutual understanding through the Arab Thought Forum ...
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United States Provides $125 million to the World Food Program for the Syria Crisis

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson February 17, 2015 MEDIA NOTE Increasing its commitment to help those affected by the crisis in Syria, the United States is providing an additional $125 million in humanitarian assistance to the UN World Food Program (WFP), which feeds nearly six million Syrians and refugees from Syria every ...
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Ambassador’s Youth Council

Overview U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, Ms. Alice G. Wells invites Jordanian youth to apply to join a volunteer advisory council, called the Ambassador’s Youth Council.  This Council is a remarkable opportunity to engage directly with the Ambassador and other Embassy officials on issues related to the U.S.-Jordanian partnership.  The Council will provide a platform for ...
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Accepting Proposals for the English Access Microscholarship Program

Request for Access 9 (FY14) Grant Proposals in JORDAN Submission Deadline: April 12, 2015 The Regional English Language Office (RELO) in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Amman, on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of English Language Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, invites proposals from qualified NGOs ...
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Reaction to Killing of Jordanian Pilot

In the wake of news reports of the brutal killing of Jordanian pilot Moath al-Kasasbeh at the hands of ISIL, the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to expect increased police and security presence throughout Jordan.  Several gatherings, including one to welcome the return of King Abdullah II at Queen Alia International Airport today, are expected.  ...
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Media Reports on Death of Jordanian pilot

Media organizations are reporting the death of the Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).  U.S. citizens should expect an increased police and security presence in cities in Jordan, particularly Amman and Karak.  Spontaneous demonstrations are likely to occur in those cities.  The U.S. Embassy is monitoring these reports ...
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The NESA UGRAD Scholarship

Applications now accepted for the academic year (2015-2016) Deadline: February 18, 2015 Overview; The Near East South Asia Undergraduate (NESA UGRRAD) program is a merit-based scholarship for outstanding undergraduate students to study in the U.S. for one semester in a non-degree program.  Selected students will have the opportunity for in-depth exposure to U.S. society, culture, ...
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TechGirls Program

Deadline February 15 , 2015. Jordanian Secondary School students are invited to apply for this year’s TechGirls program. The program will bring 27 teenage girls, ages 15-17, with a demonstrated aptitude and strong interest in the field of technology, from select countries in the Middle East and North Africa to the United States for a ...
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Travel in Golan and Northern Galilee Region Restricted for U.S. Government Personnel; Public Bus Restriction Continues

Because of concerns about security on Israel’s northern borders, U.S. government personnel are currently required to obtain advance approval if they wish to travel within 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) of the Lebanon border, or travel on or east of Route 98 in the Golan Heights.  Click on this link to view a map of the area. ...
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Demonstration and March on Friday, January 16

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of a planned demonstration and march from al-Husseini Mosque to the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) on January 16, 2015, following Friday prayers. The march is in response to French newspaper cartoons. As a result, U.S. citizens should expect an increased police and security presence at these sites and at ...
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2015 honorees for the Women in Science initiative

The Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Hub for the Middle East and North Africa is pleased to announce the 2015 honorees for the Women in Science initiative.  U.S. embassies across the region have recognized 10 accomplished scientists who promote science and technology advancement and encourage young women and girls to pursue science and technology ...
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Women in Science Hall of Fame – 2015

U.S. Embassy Amman’s Environment, Science, Technology and Health Office for the Middle East and North Africa launched the “Women in Science Hall of Fame” initiative in 2010 to honor outstanding women in science throughout the region. Women from a variety of scientific disciplines are recognized for their accomplishments and efforts to serve as role models ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy advises that the Jordanian Civil Security Department has announced that due to extremely icy conditions, all roads in Jordan are closed except for those in Aqaba. This evening, there have been 95 accidents reported, including two deaths. U.S. citizens should not attempt to drive until roads thaw. The Embassy advises U.S. citizens ...
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2015 MEPI Student Leaders Program

Program Dates: June 29-August 8, 2015 Application Deadline: February 8, 2015 ——————————— PROGRAM OVERVIEW ———————————  The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) program is pleased to announce the 2015 MEPI Student Leaders Program, a fully-funded leadership training program in the U.S. for undergraduates.  The MEPI Student Leaders Program contributes to USG goals of cultivating participatory and ...
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2015 TechWomen Program

The U.S. Embassy in Amman is pleased to announce the 2015 TechWomen program, an initiative of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to encourage and support women engaged in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields from the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa. The program will take place over the ...
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Fortune/State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership

April 28 – May 19, 2015 Application Deadline December 29th, 2014 The program is a dynamic public-private partnership which offers a significant opportunity for emerging international women leaders to be mentored by top U.S. women executives, and develop their management and business skills while gaining experience in the U.S. business and non-profit environment. Each participant ...
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U.S. funded program in Zarqa celebrates gender integration

Zarqa- Under the patronage of the Minister of Social Development Reem Abu Hassan and with the attendance of U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells, the Millennium Challenge Account – Jordan (MCA-Jordan) held an event in Zarqa city to celebrate three years in integrating gender within the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Compact in Jordan. MCC, ...
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Ambassador Wells Visits Salt For Economic, Cultural Discussions

Salt. U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells visited Salt today where she met with Balqa governorate public officials including Governor Saleh Al-Shoshan and Mayor of Salt Eng. Khalid Al-Khishman.  They discussed issues of common interest, including investment opportunities, job creation, and women’s empowerment. The visit included a walking tour to the Al-Hammam souk, built at the ...
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2014 Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Local Grants Program in Jordan (Deadline extended)

U.S. Embassy Amman is considering new applications for MEPI local grants. We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Embassy Amman Selection Committee will meet to evaluate MEPI local grants proposals in February, and will consider all proposals submitted by February 12, 2015. This program supports the work of civil society organizations in Jordan in: Promoting ...
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2015 Leaders for Democracy Fellowship Programs

U.S. Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) 2015 Leaders for Democracy Fellowship Programs English Language Program: February 23 to April 27, 2015 Arabic Language Program: March 23 to June 17, 2015 Program Overview: The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) NEA/AC’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) program and the Maxwell School of ...
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Women in Science Hall of Fame – 2014

U.S. Embassy Amman’s Environment, Science, Technology and Health Office for the Middle East and North Africa launched the “Women in Science Hall of Fame” initiative in 2010 to honor outstanding women in science throughout the region. Women from a variety of scientific disciplines are recognized for their accomplishments and efforts to serve as role models ...
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2015 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2015 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) awards for Jordanian scholars.  The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State for a period of six weeks beginning in or after June 2015. Deadline to apply isDecember 6, 2014. The program ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Petra, Observes Preservation Projects First Hand

Ambassador Wells met with H.E. Mohammad Al-Nawafleh, the Chief Commissioner of Petra Development and Tourism Regional Authority (PDTRA), H.E. Mamdouh Al-Fakir, Governor of Petra District, H.E. Emad Hijazeen, PDTRA Deputy Commissioner, and commissioners of the local authority to discuss mutual cooperation and current and future plans for the site and region.  The Ambassador also met ...
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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. ...
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Demonstrations on Thursday and Friday, November 6-7

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of a planned demonstration at the al-Kalouti Mosque in Rabieh, Amman on Thursday, November 6, 2014, following evening prayers.  Additionally, the Embassy has received reports of a demonstration and march from al-Husseini Mosque along King Talal Street to Palm Yard at the Amman Municipality/Jordan Museum on Friday, November 7, ...
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Social Media Threat Against International Schools

A recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website encouraged attacks against American and other international schools in the Middle East, including western teachers employed at these schools. That message referenced schools in the localities of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Maadi (Egypt) as examples, and these two cities as locations with high concentrations of potential targets.  ...
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Jordan ICT Site Visit to Silicon Valley

Attention ICT Companies In Jordan! You asked for it and we heard you. Capitalizing on the business synergies afforded by the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Amman is offering a post-CES site visit to the thriving heart of technological innovation, Silicon Valley. This is ...
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Halloween Prohibition and Demonstration on Friday, October 31

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of a large planned demonstration in downtown Amman at the al-Husseini Mosque following noon prayers on October 31, 2014. The demonstration is being staged in response to the recent actions at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.  U.S. citizens should expect an increased police and security presence in this area. ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Zarqa

Zarqa – U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells visited Zarqa today and met Governorate public officials including the Governor, Mr. Adel Rousan, to discuss issues of common interest as well as identify opportunities and mitigate challenges faced by the people of Zarqa. During her trip, Ambassador Wells visited the King Abdullah II School for Excellence and ...
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Update on Vehicular Terrorist Attack, Light Rail Restrictions, and Expected Clashes in Jerusalem

A terrorist attack occurred yesterday near French Hill’s Light Rail Station, killing an infant and injuring several pedestrians. U.S. government personnel are now restricted from using Light Rail stations north of French Hill for the next 30 days.  This restriction will be reviewed after 30 days. Yesterday’s attack led to vocal demonstrations and violent clashes ...
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Possible Clashes or Demonstrations in Jerusalem

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens | Amman, Jordan – Embassy of the United States// // // The U.S. Embassy in Amman distributes this security message from U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem to U.S. citizens in Jordan. There were demonstrations and clashes this week in some parts of East Jerusalem. Additionally, entry restrictions into the Old City ...
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U.S. Ambassador and Jordanian Officials Inaugurate Karak Dam Construction

Karak – Jordanian and U.S. officials today inaugurated construction on the Karak Dam project, which when completed in 2016, is expected to benefit 5,000 farming families, reduce energy costs, increase agricultural yields and expand Jordan’s agricultural exports. The project, funded in part through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food for Progress (FFP) program, used ...
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Call for Applications: Museums Connect 2015

The US Embassy in Amman is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2015 Museums Connect grant program. The Museums Connect program pairs museums in the United States with museums abroad for a cross-cultural exchange that brings people, especially youth, together to open a dialogue through innovative, community-based projects. Through these projects, it ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits MCC-Funded Projects in Zarqa

Zarqa – U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells conducted site visits today to witness the transparent and efficient way in which Jordanians have been transforming their access to clean water and sanitation through a five-year grant of $275 million provided by the U.S. government. The grant’s projects, funded through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), include nearly ...
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Community Solutions Program 2015

About the Community Solutions Program The Community Solutions Program brings the best and brightest global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability, Tolerance & Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women & Gender Issues from around the world to the U.S. for an intensive professional development program. Leaders bring years of experience to community development in ...
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2016 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Registration Begins

AMMAN – The U.S. Embassy announces that applications for the 2016 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery will be accepted online beginning noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on October 1, 2014, and ending at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on November 3, 2014.  This annual program makes U.S. immigrant visas available through a computer-generated random lottery for ...
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Ambassador Wells Visits Aqaba

Ambassador Wells recently visited Aqaba, where she focused on economic development, entrepreneurship and job creation, and how the U.S. government can help support the development of a key driver of Jordan’s future. During the visit, the Ambassador met with officials and toured development sites that could bring over $20 billion in direct investment to Jordan, ...
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U.S. and Jordan Announce Five-Year, $140-Million School Infrastructure Project For Basic Education Improvements in Jordan

AJLOUN – U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells, Minister of Education Dr. Mohammad Thnaibat, Minister of Public Works and Housing Eng. Sami Halaseh, and USAID/Jordan Mission Director Beth S. Paige today signed a certificate acknowledging that the U.S. Agency for International Development will support Jordan’s education development over the next five years for up to $140 ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates 12 Handheld Chemical Detection Instruments to the Jordanian Armed Forces and the Public Security Department

AMMAN – The American Embassy presented 12 handheld chemical detection instruments valued at over $660,000 to the Chemical Support Unit and the Royal Navy Forces of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) and the Public Security Department (PSD).  These instruments will enable Jordanian security personnel to rapidly and accurately identify unknown solid and liquid chemicals directly ...
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Ambassador Wells Engages Youth in Mafraq; Visits Zaatari Camp

Mafraq – In her first trip outside of Amman, Ambassador Alice Wells visited Mafraq as part of an effort to learn about the challenges facing the Jordanian people.  She participated in a roundtable at the Mosawah Center with 12 youth leaders of volunteer and non-profit organizations. The youth enthusiastically shared information about their initiatives and ...
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American Chamber of Commerce hosts a discussion on American Taxation for Expats and Business

AMMAN – In collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan hosted an event on August 12 to discuss American tax regulations for expatriates and businesses. Organized to inform expats and those with American business interests about new U.S. tax policies, the event brought together experts from the Embassy, Jordanian banks ...
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Restoration and Rehabilitation of the Roman Nymphaeum

Launch of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation’s Grant for the restoration and rehabilitation of the Roman Nymphaeum Amman – The U.S. Embassy in Amman is pleased to announce the award of a nearly $200,000 grant to the Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research at the University of Jordan for the restoration and rehabilitation of ...
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U.S Grant to Jordan Uses Savings To Help More Beneficiaries, Construct New Building

Zarqa – The Minister of Water and Irrigation H.E. Dr. Hazem Nasser and U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Stuart Jones announced today that more beneficiaries in Zarqa Governorate will have access to wastewater services through the $275 million grant program funded by the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The announcement came following a proposal submitted ...
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U.S. Ambassador Follows up with “Invest in Aqaba” Delegation

Aqaba- U.S. Ambassador Stuart E. Jones travelled to Aqaba on July 15 to discuss economic development plans for the region with Jordanian public and private sector officials.  Ambassador Jones’ trip to Aqaba follows a successful “Invest in Aqaba” delegation visit to the United States in June.  During this mission, eleven Aqaba-based officials visited New York, ...
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Partners Sign Memo to Develop Clean Energy Sector

IRBID (July 3) ‒ The USAID Jordan Competitiveness Program (JCP), Irbid Chamber of Industry (ICI), and Jordan Industrial Estates Co. (JIEC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) supporting the expansion of the clean energy sector in northern Jordan.  Clean energy is energy produced by renewable, non-polluting resources such as sunlight or wind. “I have ...
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A New Class of U.S.-sponsored English Access Graduates

Amman – On June 23, 440 public school students graduated from the English Access Microscholarship Program and received their certificates from U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Stephanie T. Williams.  The Access program provides English language skills for talented teenagers from economically disadvantaged sectors.  After completing two years of after-school classes and intensive sessions, the ...
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Remarks as Delivered by Ambassador Anne W. Patterson

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs U.S. – Islamic World Forum Doha, Qatar Monday, June 9, 2014 Thank you, Ted, for your kind introduction and thanks to our friends at Brookings for inviting me to speak today. Let me recognize Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani and Foreign ...
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Memorial Day – U.S. Embassy Closure

Amman – The U.S. Embassy in Amman will be closed on Sunday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.  The Embassy will resume normal operations hours on Monday, May 26. Memorial Day began after the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865) when communities and veterans organizations decorated the graves of soldiers killed in that war. By the ...
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United States and Jordan Sign Second Loan Guarantee Agreement

The United States today re-affirmed its strong commitment to the people of Jordan by signing a second sovereign loan guarantee agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The United States’ loan guarantee will allow Jordan to access affordable financing from international capital markets, ensuring that Jordan can continue to provide critical services to its citizens ...
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Karak Hospital Renovations Expected to Provide Improved Services to Local Residents

KARAK (April 29) – Minister of Health Dr. Ali Hiyasat, U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Stuart E. Jones, and USAID Mission Director Beth S. Paige today inaugurated the newly renovated obstetrics, neonatal and emergency departments at Karak Hospital that will improve the departments’ operations and enhance the quality of care.  The renovations, which cost nearly $4 ...
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USAID Tourism Grant to Promote Jordan in North America, Europe and Mexico

Amman. The USAID Economic Growth Through Sustainable Tourism Project today marked a series of grants to the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) to strengthen the promotion of Jordan as a tourist destination in the European, North American and Mexican markets. U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Stuart Jones, USAID/Jordan Mission Director Beth Paige and Minister of Tourism and ...
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