Jordan

December 31, 2014

Salafist leader Jamil Riyan was arrested by Jordanian security forces for allegedly "breaking the law". (AFP/File)
15:01 GMT

Security forces in Jordan released hardline Salafist Jamil Riyan after his 80-day detention period due to insufficient evidence for his arrest.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" won't be shown in Amman theaters.
09:43 GMT

Following the footsteps of Morocco, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates, Jordan will be showing the Hollywood blockbuster "Exodus: Gods and Kings" in theaters.

December 30, 2014

Wearing an orange jumpsuit, Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh appeared in a Daesh magazine question and answer interview. (Image: Daily Mail)
07:33 GMT

Daesh militants have released an interview with the captured Jordanian pilot Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh, whose plane crashed in Syria last week.

December 29, 2014

The magazine has previously praised terror activities like the 'Underwear Bomber,' whose failed bombing attempt on a plane in 2009 led to the implementation of full-body security scans at airports. (AFP/File)
14:52 GMT

In an article published on Christmas Eve in the militant group's magazine, Inspire, al-Qaeda encouraged 'lone wolf' operatives to attack Western airliners, giving instructions on breaching airport security and selecting targets.

It is still unclear what caused the pilot's plane to crash near Daesh's self-proclaimed capital city of Raqqa. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

Jordan has reportedly appealed to Turkey for help in securing the release of Jordanian pilot 1st Lt. Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh who is being held captive by Daesh.

The draft resolution set a 12-month deadline to wrap up negotiations and will pave the way for complete Israeli withdrawal from the Palestinian territories by the end of 2017. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT

Jordan selected to present the Palestinian resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines to the United Nations Security Council on Monday.

The Jordanian Free Zones Corporation oversaw 77 investment projects in 2014. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT

It's been a good year for Jordanian Free Zones Corporation after the organization attracted $500 million worth of investment to the kingdom in 2014.

December 27, 2014

Javier Aguirre
18:40 GMT

Japan national football coach Javier Aguirre on Saturday strongly denied any involvement in match-fixing allegations in Spain.

December 26, 2014

Daesh had originally said the Jordanian fighter jet was shot down by its militants in northern Syria. (Image: Screenshot)
10:02 GMT

A Jordanian army general said an air force plane was not shot down by Daesh in northern Syria despite contrary reports.

December 25, 2014

A Daesh militant holds up parts of the Jordanian warplane, which was shot down in Syria. (Image: Screenshot)
20:00 GMT

A prisoner exchange could be an option for the captured Jordanian pilot who is being held by Daesh militants in Syria.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Daesh militants to release the captured pilot. (AFP/File)
12:28 GMT

UN chief Ban Ki-moon called on Daesh militants to release a Jordanian pilot, captured when his warplane was reportedly shot down in Syria.

Janet with her Qatari husband Wissam al-Mana at Jordan's Zaatari Camp. (Image: Janet Jackson's Twitter account)
08:00 GMT

US pop singer Janet Jackson has recently visited refugee camps in Palestine and Jordan.

Who said Santa had a bunch of reindeer? Santa (or Santas more like it!) ride proud Arabian pedigree horses in the Middle East - it´s too hot for reindeer of course! Yalla, giddy up!!
04:13 GMT

Arab Santas unite! Here's our top picks from the MENA region. Welcome to Christmas in Arabia!

December 24, 2014

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had reported that the plane was shot down by Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
23:08 GMT

The US military said Daesh did not shoot down a Jordanian warplane in Syria despite claims from the militant group the jet was targeted with a heat-seeking missile.

Daesh militants posted photos online of the Jordanian pilot's capture Wednesday. (Al Bawaba/File)
18:20 GMT

Jordanian officials confirmed the capture of a Royal Air Force pilot by Daesh militants Wednesday after his warplane was shot down in northeastern Syria.