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Dairat al-Mukhabarat al-Ammah (Arabic: دائرة المخابرات العامة) (translated: General Intelligence Department, or GID) is the Jordanian Intelligence Agency. Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (الأردنّ al-Urdunn) is an Arab country in Southwest Asia spanning the southern Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (الأردنّ al-Urdunn) is an Arab country in Southwest Asia spanning the southern Jordan is situated in Southwest Asia, northwest of Saudi Arabia. |||}The country of Jordan is divided into 12 Governorates ( Muhafazah) This is a list of cities and towns in the country of Jordan. Amman Az Zarqa Irbid Railways (2000 total 677 km narrow gauge (1050 m677 km Two connected but non-contiguously operated sections of the Hedjaz Railway The Dead Sea (יָם הַמֶּלַח, "Sea of Salt"البَحْر المَيّت, "Dead Sea" is a salt lake between The Red Sea is a Salt water Inlet of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia. Amman (ɑˈmɑːn sometimes spelled Ammann ( Arabic عمان ʿAmmān) is the Capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom The land that became Jordan forms part of the richly historical Fertile Crescent region Hashemite is the Latinate version of the Arabic: هاشمي ( Transliteration: Hāšimī and traditionally refers to those belonging to the Banu Hashim The Emirate of Transjordan ( Arabic: ar إمارة شرق الأردن) was a former Ottoman territory incorporated into the British Mandate of Palestine September 1970 is known as the Black September ( in Arab history and sometimes is referred to as the "era of regrettable events The Palestine Mandate, was a set of protocols or articles that formed a multilateral legal and administrative agreement The Palestine Liberation Organization ( PLO) (منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية or Munazzamat al-Tahrir al-Filastiniyyah) is a political and paramilitary Background Suez Crisis aftermath The Suez Crisis of 1956 represented a military defeat but a political victory for Egypt Jordan is a small country with limited natural resources but has improved much since its inception as a country For the town in the West Bank see Aqabah West Bank. Aqaba (العقبة Al-ʻAqabah) is a coastal town in the far south of Petra (from "petra" rock in Greek; Arabic: البتراء Al-Batrāʾ) is an archaeological site in the Arabah Jordanians are mostly Arabs except for a few small communities of Circassians Chechens Armenians, and Kurds which have adapted to The culture of Jordan is based on Arab and Islamic elements Notable aspects of the culture include the Music of Jordan as well as an interest The folk Music of Jordan can be distinguished from that of its neighboring countries like Syria and Saudi Arabia by its strong Bedouin Football and Basketball are the most-watched sports in Jordan. The University of Jordan ( Arabic الجامعة الأردنية) founded in 1962, is the first university established Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language The following is a list of famous people from Jordan: Political leaders Sherif Hussein ibn Ali King Abdullah I of Jordan The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a majority Muslim country with 88% of the population following Sunni Islam while a small minority of around 2% follow Shia More than 90 percent of population in Jordan adhered to Sunni Islam in the late 1980s Christians constitute about 7% of the population (about 400000 people though the percentage dropped sharply from 18% in the early beginning of the Twentieth century Politics of Jordan takes place in a framework of a parliamentary Monarchy, whereby the Prime Minister of Jordan is Head of government, and of The Jordanian monarchy was set up in 1921 with help from the British. The Prime Minister of Jordan is the head of the Government of Jordan. Dr Marouf Suleiman al-Bakhit ( معروف البخيت) also known as Marouf al-Bakheet (born in the city of Mahis Abdullah II bin al-Hussein King of Jordan ( الملك عبد الله الثاني بن الحسين al-Malik ʿAbdullāh aṯ-ṯānī bin al-Ḥusayn born 30 The foreign relations of Jordan have consistently followed a pro-Western foreign policy and traditionally Jordan has had close relations with the United States and The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security The Arab League ( الجامعة العربية) officially called the League of Arab States ( جامعة الدول العربية References and links Jordan Royal Jordanian Land Force Royal Jordanian Air Force Royal Special Royal Jordanian Land Force is part of the Jordanian Armed forces (JAF The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF (Arabic سلاح الجو الملكي الأردني, Transliterated Silah al-Jaw Almalaki al-Urduni in Arabic His Majesty's Special Security is a unit of the armed forces of Jordan. Royal Special Forces is a unit of the armed forces of Jordan. Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (الأردنّ al-Urdunn) is an Arab country in Southwest Asia spanning the southern An intelligence agency is a governmental agency that is devoted to the Information gathering (known in the context as " intelligence "
GID was established in accordance with the Act 24 for the year 1964 which went through all its constitutional stages. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar.
GID Director is appointed by a Royal Decree, based on a decision made by the Counsel of Ministers. Officers are also appointed by a Royal Decree upon the recommendation of the Director General, they all have university degrees in different majors and must go through security check before joining the service.
The law specified and duties of GID constitute in protecting internal and external security of the Kingdom through carrying out necessary intelligence operations, and executing duties assigned by the Prime Minister in writing. The Prime Minister of Jordan is the head of the Government of Jordan.
As quoted from the official GID Site, their mission is
|“||to contribute to the safeguarding of the Kingdom and the Nation under the Hashemite leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein, as well as protecting freedoms and preserving democracy. Hashemite is the Latinate version of the Arabic: هاشمي ( Transliteration: Hāšimī and traditionally refers to those belonging to the Banu Hashim Abdullah II bin al-Hussein King of Jordan ( الملك عبد الله الثاني بن الحسين al-Malik ʿAbdullāh aṯ-ṯānī bin al-Ḥusayn born 30 It is our objective to share with others the responsibility of building the proper grounds that leads to create an environment of security and stability, which will reflect prosperously on all sectors of the Nation, providing the confidence to all types of local and foreign investors to operate in a reliable and secure atmosphere.||”|
— Mohammad Dahabi (GID Director), Official GID Site
In practice, the agency is notoriously known for its extensive activity in Jordan and throughout the Middle East, as well as its cooperation with American, British, and Israeli intelligence. Through a complex spying system, it plays a central role in preserving stability in Jordan and monitoring any seditious activity.