Jordan

December 10, 2014

Jordan currently imports 97% of its energy, paying at least double what it would pay for Israeli gas.
18:01 GMT

Buying Israeli gas will save the Jordanian economy $1.5 billion a year.

December 9, 2014

Bahrain has dealt with widespread unrest since protests began in 2011. (AFP/File)
16:39 GMT

Bahrain's Interior Ministry says a policeman who lost his life in a blast southwest of the capital Manama was a Jordanian officer who was present in the kingdom under a security exchange program.

 
Egypt will be the second – after Kuwait – to sign a nuclear memorandum with Jordan.
14:33 GMT

Egypt will be the second – after Kuwait – to sign a nuclear memorandum with Jordan

Eyad will be playing a detective in "Who Survived." (Image: Facebook)
09:15 GMT

Eyad Nassar plays the role of a detective in a new action police TV series!

Mais Hamdan is still single, Sons! (Image: Facebook)
09:14 GMT

The Jordanian actress is still on the market, Men, but here's a list of what's she's looking for in her future Mr.

Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood is the country's biggest opposition party, has operated legally for decades and has substantial grassroots support. (Photo: AFP)
07:06 GMT

Jordan charges deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood with "souring ties with a foreign country".

December 7, 2014

King Abdullah II of Jordan listens while US President Barack Obama makes a statement to reporters after a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House December 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo: AFP)
18:33 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah, in an interview on CBS' "This Morning" that aired Friday, described the fight against Islamic State as akin to a third world war.

December 5, 2014

Jordan's Zaatari camp is home to thousands of Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT

Jordan is currently host to more than 1.4 million Syrian nationals, of whom 646,700 are registered refugees.

December 4, 2014

 Khordda founder Hana Faouri, Jordan’s upcycling queen, choreographs the best of Amman’s craftspeople in an occasional open market called Souk Sofdeh: a Christmas-themed one is set for December 6 from 12:00 - 6:00 pm. Meet local makers of art, crafts and food in her workshop near Paris Circle.
13:48 GMT

This Christmas, nix that tired red kaffiyeh for the family back home. Instead, here's the Bawaba guide to Amman's best-kept local secrets so you can holiday shop like you mean it!

The H2S gas spread from Israel into the Jordanian town of Aqaba on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
13:02 GMT

A gas pipe burst in the Israeli town of Eilat late Wednesday sending emissions across to Aqaba in Jordan, according to Petra news agency.

Sweet cancer patient Noor meets her idol Nancy Ajram in Amman. (Image: Facebook)
08:26 GMT

Never give up on your "Nancy Ajram dreams," because you might end up making them come true like little girl Noor did!

December 3, 2014

Jordanians bought nearly 90 per cent of the apartments as non-Jordanians purchased only 3,270 residential units in the first 11 months of the year,
19:17 GMT

Jordan's real estate trading is continuing unabated due to a steady surge in property sales, official data showed Tuesday.

Ali al-Hasanat back home in Petra, Jordan before his arrest. He is pictured with friends with a gun ‘used for target practice’.
16:47 GMT

A Jordanian man has been put in prison for threatening to blow up the Australian embassy in Amman and kill tourists from Australia.

The poll, which included a sample of 1,200 families in the country’s 12 governorates, addressed Jordanians’ satisfaction of five main rights.
14:00 GMT

Two-thirds of Jordanians (68.3 per cent) are satisfied with the socio-economic rights they enjoy,