Jordan

January 25, 2015

Well loved by Palestine, Omar Al Abdallat has a new somethin' somethin' for all his fans. (Image: Facebook)
13:09 GMT

The Jordanian singer has a new album out produced by Rotana.

Al-Rishawi planned to wear a suicide bomb alongside her husband at a wedding reception in the Radisson SAS Hotel in Amman in 2005. (AFP/File)
07:17 GMT

Daesh reportedly demanded the release of an Iraqi woman detained in Jordan in exchange for a Japanese hostage they have captured.

January 19, 2015

Luckily for Miss Jordan 2015 (right), she bears no resemblance to Jordan's former beauty queen (left), Zeina al Alami. (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:37 GMT

Remember the controversial Miss Jordan 2014? This year, JO proved its beauty worth in the Miss Arab 2015 competition with a new-and-improved beauty queen, AKA Sireen Barakat!

January 17, 2015

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began his Mideast tour in Cairo on Saturday. He plans to visit Jordan, Israel, and Palestine later this week. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Japan would send $2.5 billion in non-military aid to support Middle East countries fighting Daesh. The aid will be allocated to humanitarian and infrastructural projects.

January 15, 2015

On set with "Zinzana" (Image: courtesy of Broadcastprome.com)
09:18 GMT

Filmed in Jordan, Emirati director Majid Al Ansari’s inaugural film "Zinzana" will give the local film industry a major boost.

January 12, 2015

Diana sporting a shiny golden bikini and heels from her former days as an adult actress. (Image: Albawaba file)
14:20 GMT

Move over Mia Khalifa, rumors are doing the rounds in the Hashemite Kingdom that Jordan's got talent too and she's called Diana Ayyoub!

January 8, 2015

The overcrowding at the border is due to 10,000 pilgrims scheduled to travel to Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
05:00 GMT

Thousands of pilgrims scheduled to travel to Saudi Arabia created chaos and overcrowding at the Allenby Bridge crossing, causing long delays in dangerous winter weather.

January 6, 2015

The Gaza Marine reserve was discovered in 2000.
12:47 GMT

While it was reported in Jordan yesterday that the negotiations on importing Israeli gas from the Leviathan reserve had been halted.

January 5, 2015

Petra Airlines will be rebranded as Air Arabia Jordan and the UAE carrier will establish a hub at Amman's Queen Alia International Airport
14:28 GMT

Air Arabia, a leading low-cost carrier, has bought a 49 per cent stake in Jordan's Petra Airlines.

CBJ Deputy Governor Adel Sharkas indicated on Sunday that the amount would range between JD400 and JD500 million (500 to 600 USD).
04:55 GMT

"The decision to issue Islamic sukuk to finance part of the accumulated deficit in the government."

January 4, 2015

The Hashemite Kingdom last year agreed to purchase natural gas from Israel at a cost of $15 billion.
11:07 GMT

Jordan is suspending negotiations with Israel over plans to import natural gas.

26-year-old 1st Lt. Mu’ath al-Kasasbeh was taken prisoner after his warplane came down on December 24. (File photo)
07:46 GMT

The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the self-proclaimed Islamic State group in Syria has appealed to the militants to treat his son well.

January 3, 2015

The Royal Jordanian Air Force pilot was captured by Daesh militants after his fighter jet was downed in the northern Syrian city and Daesh capital of Raqqa. (AFP/File)
19:27 GMT

After a US-led coalition rescue mission reportedly twice failed to free Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh from Daesh militants Friday, unconfirmed reports of the pilot's execution emerge on Arabic media.

January 2, 2015

Muath al-Kasasbeh, 26, was captured by Daesh militants when his fighter jet crashed in Syria last week. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Two rescue missions to save the captured Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh from Daesh ended in failure after a series of US air raids in Raqqa.

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.