Jordan

July 21, 2014

Riot police kept protestors from approaching the Israeli embassy (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

Hundreds of people gathered near the Israeli embassy in Amman to voice their support for Palestinians in Gaza.

The number of jobless Jordanians is expected to reach 400,000 in 2030 if the unemployment rate continues at its last year’s rate of 12.6 per cent
04:55 GMT

The official figures showed that unemployment among males who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher reached 20.8 per cent, while among university graduate females it was nearly 82 per cent.

July 18, 2014

Iraq's ambassador was told to return to Baghdad Friday for consultations (File Archive)
18:04 GMT

Leadership in Baghdad pulled its ambassador in Jordan Friday,

July 17, 2014

Arab Bank also owns 40 percent of Saudi Arabia's Arab National Bank ANB.
16:13 GMT

Arab Bank has been expanding across several Middle Eastern countries and has built a reputation for stability in a region shaken by conflict and political upheaval, partly thanks to diversified investments.

July 16, 2014

Speaking at a recent unofficial Lower House meeting, Interior Minister Hussein Majali said the government is working on granting these children access to certain services for humanitarian reasons.
03:04 GMT

“What they are giving us is not enough. We want full citizenship rights for our children,” Habashneh told The Jordan Times in a recent interview.

July 15, 2014

Abu Qatada is currently in Jordan on trial for plotting to kill tourists during turn-of-the-millennium celebrations in Amman (File Archive)
13:57 GMT

One of the top radical religious leaders who is presently on trial for terrorism in Jordan denounced the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria's so-called caliphate as "void" Tuesday.

July 10, 2014

Hundreds of Jordanians protesting over Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip chanted "We will launch the third intifada" (AFP/File).
08:37 GMT

Hundreds of Jordanians clashed with security forces outside the Israeli embassy on Thursday morning as a protest over the ongoing Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip turned violent.

July 9, 2014

Israeli air strikes have left several dead. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT

Jordan strongly condemned Israel's recent attacks on the Gaza Strip, calling for an immediate halt to strikes.

July 8, 2014

Jordan's armed forces are between 150,000 and 200,000 (File Archive)
15:22 GMT

Jordan officially launched a recruitment drive Tuesday in an effort to boost its ranks to combat the jihadist militant threat from neighboring Iraq.

Jordan’s imports from Mexico reached $41 million compared with around $17 million of exports
04:55 GMT

His Majesty King Abdullah’s visit to Mexico has laid down the basis of improved economic relations between the two countries.

July 6, 2014

E-government is “entering a new episode” with all 193 UN member countries using national websites for the first time.
04:55 GMT

In the 2012 report, Jordan ranked 98th out of 190 countries.

July 4, 2014

Steinitz's statement of support comes days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to "support" and "safeguard" Jordan from Islamist militant forces if need be (File Archive)
18:00 GMT

A top Israeli official told reporters Friday that Tel Aviv is ready to help Jordan fight off any Islamist insurgents from its neighbor Iraq if requested.

July 2, 2014

ISIS declared the establishment of an Islamic State on Sunday (Welayat Salahuddin/AFP)
15:11 GMT

Top leaders among Jordan's jihadist movement denounced the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria's declaration of a caliphate earlier this week.

A packed out Jerash Festival. (Image: Facebook)
05:27 GMT

The 29th Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts was a grand slam success with A-list stars storming the stage and fans that followed them to the Roman city.

June 30, 2014

A suicide bomber detonated himself at the Duroy Hotel last week to evade arrest. (AFP/File)
14:27 GMT

The men responsible for the recent bombing at a hotel in Beirut were reportedly recruited and trained by a Jordanian radical.