Jordan

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Dina Kawar is the latest female representative on the UN Security Council.
04:00 GMT

Jordan is going to launch a regional initiative to curb terrorists’ increasing use of telecommunications and media technologies.

November 19, 2014

Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammad Momani. (AFP/file)
22:01 GMT

Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammad Momani on Wednesday said that the government is closely following up on the dangerous situation in Jerusalem and is calling for restraint from both sides.

French Rafale jet fighter.
15:30 GMT

France plans to send Mirage fighter jets to Jordan to increase its operations against the ISIL cult.

Investment volume in the private hospitals sector in the Kingdom exceeds JD2 billion, Private Hospitals Association President Fawzi Hammouri said Monday.
04:55 GMT

Private hospitals employ 30,000 workers, 95 per cent of whom are Jordanians.

 Indonesia and Jordan will hold an international conference in the Kingdom next year on Islam, civilisation, peace and issues of concern to the Islamic Ummah.
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Indonesia and Jordan will hold an international conference in the Kingdom next year on Islam, civilisation, peace and issues of concern to the Islamic Ummah, according to Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan Teguh Wardoyo.

November 18, 2014

Her Majesty Queen Rania. (AFP/file)
21:24 GMT

Her Majesty Queen Rania on Tuesday said the Arab world needs to reclaim its narrative from extremist groups in the region.

Abbott versus Putin: who would win in a shirtless face off? Both men boast sizeable pecs and larger than life egos, but would Putin really stand a chance against Abbott’s Iron Man trained bod? And it takes a real man to pull off a hot pink swim cap.
16:21 GMT

Putin and Abbott turned the G-20 Summit into a 6-Pack Parade so Albawaba dives into the Middle East to dig out some shirt-less men. Not for the faint-hearted! A parade of 6 packs from Russia to the Arab world.

Crossing from Jordan into Israel at the Wadi Arava border crossing.
04:00 GMT

Jordan's security court on Monday started the proceedings for a trial involving a Jordanian citizen who is suspected of having attempted to sneak into Israel to blow himself up, AFP reported.

November 17, 2014

Jordan’s only golf course is a 9-hole gem just a short drive south of Amman (play off 18 tees to gain a different perspective on the second time around!). The Bisharat Golf Course offers challenging hillside terrain with putting “browns” sited within forested wadis. Enjoy a cold beer and spectacular views from its cozy clubhouse patios.
09:34 GMT

Golf in the Middle East: eat, pray, golf! 17 Middle East golf courses to grip it and rip it!

November 16, 2014

A Palestinian woman gestures as it rains near a house that was destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip, on November 16, 2014. [AFP]
21:41 GMT

The investigation committee of the UN Human Rights Council has listened to testimonies of victims’ families and civil society organizations, the representative of Palestine to the HRC said Saturday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan's King Abdullah will cement an agreement to reduce tensions in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
09:47 GMT

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly set to meet Jordan’s King Abdullah II over the next two days for further discussions on tensions surrounding al Aqsa mosque.

Jordan Phosphate Mines Company was founded in 1949. (File)
08:17 GMT

Jordan Phosphate Mines Company profits rose by 217.3 percent in the first nine months of 2014 due to maximized operations.

Shareholders' equity totalled JD771 million at the end of September 2014, higher than the JD762.3 million as of December 31, 2013.
04:55 GMT

Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC) maximised its operational profit by 217.3 per cent, or JD22.9 million, during the first nine months of this year.

November 14, 2014

The border town of Arsal has been the site of fierce clashes between militants and the Lebanese army in recent months, sparking high tensions between Syrians refugees and Lebanese host communities. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT

A bomb hit a Lebanese military vehicle Friday in the outskirts of Arsal's northeast region, according to a security source, wounding two soldiers.

November 13, 2014

Yasser Arafat was the kindest and simplest person you could meet. He was the superhero of Palestine. I was born in 1974 and Arafat opened my eyes. He was my president. I remember when he died, it was a disaster for all of Palestine and the people were in the streets crying.  — Dr. Ashraf A. Ijneid, 40, businessman from  Ramallah
20:02 GMT

Al Bawaba went out in Amman this week to find out how Palestinians are feeling about Yasser Arafat ten years after his death.