Jordan

July 6, 2014

E-government is “entering a new episode” with all 193 UN member countries using national websites for the first time.
04:55 GMT

In the 2012 report, Jordan ranked 98th out of 190 countries.

July 4, 2014

Steinitz's statement of support comes days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to "support" and "safeguard" Jordan from Islamist militant forces if need be (File Archive)
18:00 GMT

A top Israeli official told reporters Friday that Tel Aviv is ready to help Jordan fight off any Islamist insurgents from its neighbor Iraq if requested.

July 2, 2014

ISIS declared the establishment of an Islamic State on Sunday (Welayat Salahuddin/AFP)
15:11 GMT

Top leaders among Jordan's jihadist movement denounced the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria's declaration of a caliphate earlier this week.

A packed out Jerash Festival. (Image: Facebook)
05:27 GMT

The 29th Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts was a grand slam success with A-list stars storming the stage and fans that followed them to the Roman city.

June 30, 2014

A suicide bomber detonated himself at the Duroy Hotel last week to evade arrest. (AFP/File)
14:27 GMT

The men responsible for the recent bombing at a hotel in Beirut were reportedly recruited and trained by a Jordanian radical.

June 29, 2014

The Jordan Customs Department and the three telecommunications companies for landline, mobile and Internet (Umniah, Zain Jordan and Orange Jordan) have also linked to the system.
04:55 GMT

The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) on Saturday officially launched e-FAWATEERcom system to help citizens check and pay their bills electronically via different paying outlets.

June 27, 2014

One of many Najwa Karam selfies on her Jerash journeys. (Image: Twitter)
17:53 GMT

From the driver's seat of her car to a press conference to the actual concert stage, Najwa Karam kept her social media fans up to date with the happenings of the hot songstress

June 26, 2014

Natheer amongst some of the puppeteers who are also taking part in Bidaya Media's "Iftah Ya Simsim" TV series. (Image: Facebook)
16:09 GMT

Jordanian artist Natheer Khawaldeh talks to AlBawaba about Bidaya Media's latest project "Iftah Ya Simsim" and his role as one of the children's show's famous Muppets.

Abu Qatada was found not guilty of plotting terrorist attacks but will continue to be held by Jordanian authorities on separate charges (File/AFP)
12:38 GMT

Radical preacher Abu Qatada has been found not guilty by a Jordan court of terrorism offences, but will remain in custody on separate charges.

June 25, 2014

While border activity has slowed, business has been relatively normal on the Iraq-Jordan Trebil crossing (Courtesy of Raad Adaileh/The Jordan Times)
18:00 GMT

Jordan's senior military leadership told reporters Wednesday that Amman is ready to defend the country against "any agression" in response to growing fears related to the country's shared border with Iraq.

Social Development Ministry Secretary General Omar Hamzah made the announcement on Tuesday during a visit by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour to the ministry.
11:30 GMT

The Ministry of Social Development has started preparations to distribute JD100 in cash assistance to identified underprivileged families, under a Royal makruma, as the fasting month of Ramadan approaches.

Najwa Karam is behind the wheel and ready to be behind the mic  at her Jerash Festival performance on Thursday! (Image: Twitter)
05:30 GMT

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June 24, 2014

June 23, 2014

The Jordanian government says their border is under full control. (AFP/File)
12:53 GMT

As the ISIL and other Sunni groups move capture multiple towns in western Iraq, the Jordanian government insists its border with Iraq is secure.

June 22, 2014

Jerash Festival is still hugely popular this year. (Image: Facebook)
07:31 GMT

29 years on, the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts proves that it's still got it!