Jordan

December 15, 2014

Prices are set to remain under $100 oil a barrel
06:55 GMT

Zawaneh told The Jordan Times the “government should play it smart” and build the law based on an average price, “not to go for $30 and not to keep it exaggerated as $100”.

December 14, 2014

Disneyland and Al-Waleed Bin Talal: This Saudi prince has a soft spot for Disney princesses! The philanthropist came to the rescue for the struggling Paris offshoot of the original, California-based Disneyland with a $1 billion euro bailout. He owns ten percent of Euro Disney SCA, which operates Disneyland Paris.
21:33 GMT

Global brands that you never knew were owned or part-owned by Arabs!

Majida performs on the Al-Ahliyya Amman University stage on December 12, 2014. (Image: Facebook)
13:26 GMT

Majida el Roumi graced the stage in Amman on Friday, with a beautiful concert filled with "Love and Peace."

December 11, 2014

The visit lasted several hours after which El-Sisi returned to Egypt. It comes ten days after Jordan's King Abdullah II visited Cairo for similar talks. (AFP/File)
21:31 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II agreed in a meeting in Amman on Thursday on the necessity of a political solution to the Syrian conflict and the resumption of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made his first visit to Jordan since becoming leader in June. (AFP/Getty)
14:31 GMT

Egypt's premier Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held talks with his Jordanian counterpart King Abdullah on his first visit to the kingdom Thursday.

December 10, 2014

"I can't accept having my history stigmatised with approving a deal that might harm Jordan and Jordanians. The government is here to serve the country and its interests," the premier said.
21:32 GMT

Lawmakers on Wednesday recommended that the government shelve a planned natural gas deal with Israel following two long sessions dedicated to discussing the controversial issue.

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!