Amman (English pronunciation: /ɑːˈmɑːn/; Arabic:عمّان) is the capital and most populous city of Jordan, and the country's economic, political and cultural centre. Situated in north-central Jordan, Amman is the administrative centre of the Amman Governorate. It has a population of 4,007,526 and a land area of 1,680 square kilometres (648.7sqmi). Today, Amman is considered to be among the most liberal and westernized Arab cities. It is a major tourist destination in the region, particularly among Arab and European tourists.
The earliest evidence of settlement in the area is a Neolithic site known as 'Ain Ghazal. Its successor was known as "Rabbath Ammon", which was the capital of the Ammonites, then as "Philadelphia", and finally as Amman. It was initially built on seven hills but now spans over 19 hills combining 27 districts, which are administered by the Greater Amman Municipality headed by its mayor Aqel Biltaji. Areas of Amman have either gained their names from the hills (Jabal) or valleys (Wadi) they lie on, such as Jabal Lweibdeh and Wadi Abdoun. East Amman is predominantly filled with historic sites that frequently host cultural activities, while West Amman is more modern and serves as the economic center of the city.
Māri (Tamil:மாரி), also known as Mariamman (Tamil:மாரியம்மன்) and Mariaai (Marathi: मरी आई), both meaning "Mother Mari", spelt also Maariamma (Tamil:மாரியம்மா), or simply Amman or Aatha (Tamil:அம்மன், "mother") is the South Indian Hindu goddess of rain. She is the main South Indian mother goddess, predominant in the rural areas of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Māri is closely associated with the Hindu goddesses Parvati and Durga as well as with her North Indian counterpart Shitaladevi. Goddess Mariamman is considered by many to be the South Indian Incarnation of Goodess Kali. It is said that when Kali went to Southern India as Mariamman, Bhairava followed her as Madurai Veeran.
Festivities for her happen during the late summer, early autumn season of "Aadi". Throughout the Tamil Nadu and deccan region, grand festival known as "Aadi Thiruvizha" are taken for Maariamman. Her worship mainly focuses on bringing rains and curing diseases like cholera, smallpox, and chicken pox.
Despite significantly reducing hostilities throughout the country and allowing commercial flights from Sanaa to Amman and Cairo, as well as allowing fuel ships to enter Hodeidah ports, the truce did not even result in a partial lifting of the Houthi siege of Taiz, Yemen’s third ...
(MENAFN - Jordan Times) AMMAN – A–cargo ship, arriving from Egypt and flying the flag of Palau,–ran agroundon Tuesday while entering the territorial waterstowards the docking zone to the beaches of ... .
AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan on Tuesday detained a cargo ship arriving from Egypt that was towed away after it strayed close to a natural coral reef reserve near the beach of the Red Sea port of Aqaba, port officials said.
Under the UN truce, which has been renewed twice, the warring parties agreed to stop hostilities, allow commercial flights from Houthi-held Sanaa, allow more fuel ships to enter Hodeidah port, and engage in discussions in Amman to open roads in Taiz and other provinces.
Also Read. Israel. Prez warns of dangers of Iranian nuclear capabilities ... After the UN truce, the conflicting parties agreed to set aside hostilities to resume commercial flights from Houthi-held Sanaa, allow more fuel ships to enter Hodeidah port, and engage in discussions in Amman to open roads in Taiz and other provinces ... .
(MENAFN - Jordan Times) AMMAN – Official cleanup teams are still dealing with remaining traces of an oil spill from a ship that docked at the Aqaba port last week, according to the Commissioner for ... .
Local and international aid organizations, as well as foreign diplomats, said that the level of violence has fallen significantly in Yemen during the truce, as thousands of Yemenis traveled on commercial flights from Houthi-held Sanaa to Cairo and Amman. Fuel ships that docked at ...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N ... The resolution extends the mandate of the U.N ... The U.N ... The resolution adopted Wednesday welcomed the Yemeni government's flexibility in enabling the entry of fuel ships into Hodeida and enabling flights between Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, and the Jordanian capital, Amman, and between Sanaa and Cairo... ....
UNITED NATIONS - ... The resolution extends the mandate of the UN mission, known as UNMHA, until July 14, 2023 ... The resolution adopted Wednesday welcomed the Yemeni government’s flexibility in enabling the entry of fuel ships into Hodeidah and enabling flights between Yemen’s capital, Sana’a and the Jordanian capital, Amman and between Sana’a and Cairo.
(MENAFN - Jordan Times) AMMAN – The largest and most advanced ship for exploration research in the world docked in Aqaba on Monday to implement a scientific mission with 'unprecedented, high-level' ... .
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A crane loading chlorine tanks onto a ship in Jordan's port of Aqaba on Monday dropped one of them, causing an explosion of toxic yellow smoke that killed at least 13 people and sickened some 250, ... .