Jordan

March 23, 2014

Mahmoud performing at a Jadal gig in Beirut. (Image: Tanya Traboulsi)
12:27 GMT

Al Bawaba met up with Jordanian rock band Jadal's frontman Mahmoud Radaideh to talk about the stuff that others haven't asked him before!

Passenger traffic has dramatically increased in Amman since the opening of the new airport last year (File Archive/Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT

Jordan's recently renovated Queen Alia International Airport witnessed a 19.3 percent increase in passenger traffic in February.

March 22, 2014

King Abdullah said Lebanese involvement in Syria was not constructive.  (AFP/File)
12:13 GMT

King Abdullah II expressed concern about the current political climate in Lebanon and urged all sides to stay out of Syria's conflict.

March 19, 2014

The plant, which will be located in Maan will have a total capacity of 10 megawatts
08:55 GMT

Jordan on Tuesday signed a $24 million agreement with Arabia One for Clean Energy Investments to build a solar-run power generation plant.

March 18, 2014

Only 30 MPs voted Tuesday to oust the current PM (File Archive)
17:00 GMT

Jordanian MPs decided to hold a no-confidence vote for Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour following last week's killing of a Palestinian holding Jordanian citizenship at the hands of Israeli border guards.

The funds aim at supporting the state budget
09:55 GMT

Japan will transfer JD82 million ($118 million) to the Kingdom’s Treasury before the end of this month in the form of a soft loan.

His Majesty King Abdullah embraces former judge Ala-Eddine Zeiter, father of Judge Raed Zeiter, who was killed last week by Israeli soldiers on the crossing bridge linking Jordan with the West Bank (Photo courtesy of the Jordanian Royal Court/ The Jordan Times)
07:11 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah on Monday received phone calls from Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during which they expressed “deep regret” over the killing of Jordanian Judge Raed Zeiter

March 17, 2014

Under the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty, Jordan is the protector of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
17:26 GMT

Jordanian Minister of Information Mohammad Momani released a statement Monday chiding Israel for stoking tensions at al Aqsa.

March 16, 2014

The Syrian refugee influx into Jordan has in some ways exacerbated the Kingdom's financial struggles to a new level (File Archive)
16:00 GMT

The World Bank has approved a $250 million loan to Jordan to help ease the country's growing fiscal strains.

March 14, 2014

Though tensions have increased between Jordan and Israel in recent months, the two countries continue to  adhere to the peace treaty signed in 1994 (photo courtesy: smh.com.au)
17:47 GMT

Clashes broke out on Friday in Amman as thousands of demonstrators protested against the killing of a Jordanian judge by Israeli soldiers.

March 13, 2014

The 180 million soft loan deal will be signed in Brussels on Tuesday (File Archive/Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT

Jordanian officials met with EU counterparts Wednesday to discuss a 180 million euro deal.

March 12, 2014

Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan's Mafraq already hosts 100,000 refugees (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP)
08:02 GMT

The U.N. announced Tuesday in Geneva that the third refugee camp in Jordan for Syrian refugees is expected to open by April 30th in the Azraq area of the Kingdom.

Angry Jordanians took to the streets this week in front of the Israeli Embassy in Amman to protest Zuaiter's death (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP)
06:44 GMT

MPs in Jordan are demanding a firm response to Israel for the death of Jordanian Judge Raed Zuaiter who died Monday after being shot by a border guard at the Allenby Bridge crossing.

March 11, 2014

Raed Alaa Addin Zieter was buried in Nablus Tuesday (Ahmad Gharbali/AFP)
19:00 GMT

The family of Raed Alaa Addin Zieter who was killed by Israeli forces Monday was laid to rest in Nablus Tuesday. Israel later issued a statement expressing regret for the death, according to related reports.

Palestinians carry the body of Raed Zeiter, 38, during his funeral in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on March 11, 2014, a day after he was shot dead by the Israeli military. (AFP)
13:33 GMT

The Jordanian judge who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Monday on the Allenby bridge crossing did not try to seize the gun of a soldier as Israelis claim, an eyewitness at the scene said Tuesday.