Jordan

October 22, 2014

Israeli forces recently imposed restrictions on Palestinian worshipers entering the Al Aqsa Mosque, in order for Jewish settlers to access the site (File/AFP)
08:18 GMT

Jordan's representative to the UN Security Council, Dina Kawar, said Israel is "determined" to provoke Palestinians by imposing restrictions on worshipers entering Islam's third most holiest site, Al Asqa Mosque.

October 21, 2014

can cover the country’s needs for around 275 years, according to Khaled Shraideh.
22:29 GMT

The Kingdom’s oil shale reserves rank fifth worldwide in terms of quantity.

King Abdullah speaks during the UN General Assembly, September 24, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:11 GMT

King Abdullah of Jordan said "there is no grey area" in battling terrorism and warned against IS militants creating a civil war in Islam.

October 19, 2014

Some sources claim that over 1,000 Jordanians are currently fighting alongside IS in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
14:45 GMT

Hard-line Jordanian Salafists Omar Mahdi Zeidan and Saad Hneity have joined the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria.

ICT experts downplayed the impact of Yahoo’s decision to close its office in Amman, but urged authorities to do more to make Jordan more attractive for international ICT companies.
12:18 GMT

They said the US Internet giant’s decision to shut down its office in Amman before the end of the year — thus terminating 80 jobs and relocating some staff — is part of Yahoo’s efforts to cut down costs in its international operations.

October 15, 2014

The Jordanian star concluded the annual event with a blend of classical and traditional songs. (Image: Macadinahhas.net)
12:04 GMT

Jordanian artist Macadi Nahhas dazzles Bahrain Music Festival days after giving birth.

October 13, 2014

The market in Amman, which is being removed to make space for a parking lot (AFP/ File Archive).
15:56 GMT

Twenty-six suspects were referred to court over their involvement in riots in downtown Amman on Saturday night

October 11, 2014

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00:43 GMT

Think 1001 Arabian nights and we bring you 10 online porn findings relating to Middle East and Muslim users. See how the the region procrastinates with porn and brace yourselves for some unexpected hard truths.

October 9, 2014

Over three million Syrians have fled their country's civil war. (AFP/File)
12:18 GMT

The Jordanian government insists its border remains open, but humanitarian agencies say it is now closed to Syrian refugees.

October 5, 2014

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at Georgetown University in Washington on Oct. 2, 2014 ahead of the annual IMF/WB meetings. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
08:38 GMT

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde warned of the fragile recovery of the global economy and the effects of the turmoil in the Middle East, especially the war against ISIS and the instability of Iraq and Syria, which could trigger higher global oil prices.

October 1, 2014

An image grab taken from a video released by Islamic State group's official Al-Raqqa site via YouTube on September 23, 2014. [AFP]
14:22 GMT

Iraqi tribesmen have found a depot of Jordan-made weapons belonging to ISIL Takfiri militants in northern part of the country.

September 30, 2014

The beautiful Jasmine House in Amman is officially open for business! (Image: Facebook)
07:55 GMT

Under the patronage of the Mayor of Amman Aqel Biltaji, British-Arab photographer Sami Haven opened the beautiful Jasmine House with his exhibition "Yasmine of Gaza."

September 29, 2014

Israel officially banned the Islamic State and anyone associating with it at the beginning of September.
15:00 GMT

Police say the teacher admitted bringing the materials back to Israel from Jordan.

Jordan recently joined the likes of France, the U.S. and UK in air striking Islamic State positions in Syria (Image: U.S. Air Force)
09:31 GMT

Jordan's government on Sunday said the security situation in the country was stable amid rumours of jihadi support growing in the towns of Zarqa and Maan.

September 28, 2014

Since the beginning of 2014 and up until August, the year-to-date passenger traffic surged by 12.1 per cent to 4.93 million.
18:31 GMT

"This is the first time in QAIA history that we exceed such a benchmark, and we eagerly look forward to reaching even greater heights in the future," he added.