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.
In a video statement late on Tuesday, made at Amman's Marka airport, Yael Lempert speaks in front of a US C-17 Globemaster transport plane and talks to US personnel loading it with 25 tonnes of medicine and food for Gaza...American chains in Amman, such as Macdonald’s and Starbucks, which used to be full before the war, are now mostly empty.
AMMAN — The first High-Level Forum on E-Mobility in Jordan was launched on Wednesday, bringing together stakeholders from various sectors to pave the path for accelerating the transition towards green transport in Jordan.
"It is to the credit of the Philippine Embassy in Amman that they provided all the five Filipinos with transportation that picked them up at their respective residences in the West Bank and brought them to the border crossing to Jordan, where they were assisted by Philippine Embassy officers and personnel," he said.
AMMAN — The Aqaba water desalination project, powered by solar energy, and the revival of the national carrier ... The Aqaba-Amman desalination and water transport project is a strategic project that aims to provide approximately 300 million cubic metres of desalinated water annually.
The ministry said in follow-up statements that multiple cars caught on fire as they collided with a bus transporting passengers ... AMMAN -- Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and visiting Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani on Saturday stressed the ...
ROBIN HUEBNER The Forum... Among them were parishioners Jeremy and Tami Frie of Fargo and the Rev ... On Saturday, Oct ... The Rev ... They were able to get on a flight out of Amman, Jordan ... They grabbed their suitcases, went across the physical border on foot, and waited several more hours for their new transportation to arrive to take them to the hotel in Amman.