Jordan

November 27, 2014

"The power of convincing will prevail tomorrow... I am confident that OPEC is capable of taking a very unified position," Naimi said
12:30 GMT

While the statistics speak in favour of a cut, the buildup to the OPEC meeting has seen one of the most heated debates in years.

November 26, 2014

Jordan's parliament in Amman. (AFP/File)
17:13 GMT

The Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it has summoned Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Daniel Nevo, protesting statements he had made to the media criticising the House and triggering a furious response from lawmakers.

How will Noor react when Nancy visits her in the hospital in Amman? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:33 GMT

Nancy Ajram has promised to meet a little girl with cancer and make her dream of them singing together come true. Aww!

November 25, 2014

Twelve Syrian refugees were deported back to their country by Jordanian authorities. (AFP/File)
05:39 GMT

Human Rights Watch criticized the Jordanian government for deporting vulnerable Syrian refugees back across the border.

November 23, 2014

After almost four years of war in Syria, many cities are left besieged and over 9 million Syrian people have been displaced.
16:46 GMT

Refugee children bring color to grim situations with Paint Outside the Lines, a series of public spaces art projects aimed at bringing together communities of displaced people left without creative outlets. Armed with paintbrushes, these refugees are revising the aesthetics of the camp boundaries; reshaping the boundaries of camp life with public art projects.

November 21, 2014

The Brotherhood has called on Jordanian authorities to release its official.
09:22 GMT

Jordan Muslim Brotherhood leader Zaki Bani Rushaid was detained late Thursday, Reuters reported.

November 20, 2014

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.
04:00 GMT

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!