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Ad-Dustour (Jordan)

Type Daily
Owner(s) Jordan Press and Publishing Company
Editor Mohammad Hassan Altali
Founded 28 March 1967 (1967-03-28)
Headquarters Amman, Jordan
Website Ad-Dustour website

The Ad-Dustour (Arabic: الدستور‎, meaning The Constitution) is an Arabic daily newspaper published in Jordan.[1] Its headquarters is in Amman, Jordan.


  • History and profile 1
  • Contents 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

History and profile

The first issue of Ad-Dustour (in Arabic الدستور) was published on 28 March 1967[2][3] as a result of a merger of two publications: Filastin (in Arabic فلسطين) and Al Manar (in Arabic المنار)[4] published in the West Bank and that had ceased publication in 1967 because of the Six-Day War.

The daily is owned by the Jordan Press and Publishing Company.[5] It was a private company until 1986 when the Jordanian government bought a share of it.[6] The daily has nearly 600 staff.[5]

From 1991 to 1995 Musa Keilani served as the editor-in-chief of the paper.[7] Its editor was Nabil Sharif until February 2009.[8][9] Its current editor-in-chief is Muhammad Hasan Altali.[5]

In 1998, the daily went online, being the first in the Arab world.[5]

The estimated circulation of Ad-Dustour was 40,000 whereas it was 90,000 copies in 2003.[3]


The daily contains five sections:

  • First Section: for head line and domestic news.
  • Second Section: for international news, business and economy.
  • Addustour Alriyadi: for international and domestic sport news.
  • Doroob: For miscellaneous news related to health and living styles.
  • The Cultural Section: This section is only for Fridays of every week, and contains domestic, regional, and international cultural events
  • Al-Shabab: This section is published on Wednesdays of every week, and daily during major sport competitions such as FIFA World Cup. It covers the weekly domestic, and international youth events [10]

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ Asharq Awsat: (Arabic)
  5. ^ a b c d
  6. ^ Addustour History (in Arabic)
  7. ^
  8. ^
  9. ^
  10. ^ Addoustour Al Shabab

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