Jordan

February 5, 2014

Taxes on cigarettes represent around 75 per cent of the value of the product
09:09 GMT

Cigarette prices went up by 100 fils per pack as of Tuesday under a government decision to raise taxes on tobacco and alcohol.

The entry of the Indian gas cylinders to the local market will be based on the results of the technical test conducted by the German lab
08:38 GMT

Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company (JPRC) CEO Abdel Karim Alawin on Tuesday held press conference to talk about the controversial gas cylinders imported from India.

February 4, 2014

Singapore's Asian Cup hopes over after Jordan defeat
14:04 GMT

Singapore put up a good fight but it was not enough against Al Nashama, who ran out 3-1 winners in the end to secure their own qualification

February 3, 2014

King Abdullah II of Jordan. [AFP]
17:55 GMT

Jordan vows to ensure that its own interests will be kept safe in the Palestinian peace talks.

February 2, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's proposed peace plan framework to solve the decades-old Israel-Palestinian conflict has been heavily rejected by Jordanians and Palestinians alike (File Archive/AFP)
07:53 GMT

Jordanians and Palestinians living in the Hashemite Kingdom have become increasingly vocal against U.S. Secretary of State's proposed peace framework to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, recently holding a public forum against the framework this weekend.

February 1, 2014

Ramy will be celebrating VDay in Amman this Feb! (Image: Twitter)
05:30 GMT

Lebanese superstar Ramy Ayach is heading to Amman this Valentine's Day.

January 30, 2014

Despite the crackdown, some street vendors return after GAM inspectors leave, according to Ebbini, who said GAM teams do what they can to cover all parts of the capital.
03:55 GMT

There are no “licensed street vendors”, according to Ahmad Ebbini, the director of GAM’s department to regulate street vendors.

January 29, 2014

Ruling family: Not all kings can say they're direct descendants of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) - unless they're part of JO's Hashemite family. They've been popular since they were installed by the Brits in 1921 and you can’t walk down the street without seeing pictures of King Abdullah, his glam wife or dad Hussein plastered on shop windows.
16:51 GMT

We all love Jordan! What better way to celebrate King Abdullah II birthday as he turns 52 than to enjoy his kingdom, Hashemite-style! Jordan as a desert country lacking in resources and some would argue soul has received negative press in the past but here are 10 reasons Jordan does it better to knock that bad rap on the head!

January 27, 2014

The government increased the special tax imposed on mobile phones from 8 per cent to 16 per cent
08:55 GMT

Revenues of the country’s telecom sector have dropped by 9 per cent since the government increased taxes on cellular phones and mobile subscriptions.

January 26, 2014

Around 1,500 saplings were planted at the university on Saturday as part of the initiative.
19:04 GMT

The initiative seeks to plant 1 million saplings over the next four years to increase the country’s green cover, a statement from the university said.

The Queen Alia International Airport launched its second expansion in mid January this month (Courtesy of Business Traveler)
10:18 GMT

Jordan's new Queen Alia airport welcomed a record number of visitors in December 2013, representing an 8.4 percent growth from the year prior.

Arab Bank Group, posted a 43 percent rise in 2013 net profit to $501.9 million on the back of higher revenues.
03:55 GMT

"This was in spite of the challenging environment in the region with the solid growth in operating income reflecting prudent and conservative policies the bank preserved and the strategy it pursued," Al-Masri said.

January 25, 2014

Contestants are welcomed to showcase their talents and compete on Jordan Star. (Image: /facebook)
17:45 GMT

If you have a specific talent and would like to share it with the world, or if you like watching other people's talents, then Jordan Star is the new show to look out for.

January 23, 2014

Sensational pianist Karim Said has been playing since the tender age of 9. (Image: Facebook)
08:26 GMT

Karim Said has found himself in piano at the age of 9. This tells the story of his ultimate success at the young age of 24.

January 22, 2014

The UAE’s largest builder surged 3.57 per cent and close the day at Dh3.48 after touching Dh3.49, the highest intraday level since October 2008
21:36 GMT

The mega project, which will generate around 4,000 jobs for Jordanians, boosts the construction firm’s project backlog to a record Dh40 billion.