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As part of the Programme, an increasing number of Syrians will receive work permits to be able to access formal jobs and decent labour conditions.  (File photo)
September 28, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The World Bank concessionary loan will support trade facilitation and investment promotion, as well as foster Jordanian and Syrian entrepreneurship activities.
Jordanian King Abdullah II delivers a speech at the parliament. (AFP/File)
September 28, 2016 - 12:05 GMT
Jordan's King Abdullah swore in a new government headed by Prime Minister Hani Mulki, who was given a second term after stepping down following last week's parliamentary elections.
Arab Corporation for Broadcasting President Mohammad Adaileh announced an initiative to enrich and diversify Arabic content on the Internet and counter-content promoting terrorism. (AFP/File)
September 28, 2016 - 10:33 GMT
Organized by the Arab League and Arab Corporation for Broadcasting, the conference called for regional cooperation to ensure that the media upholds its role in promoting security and stability.
The grant will be directed to improve the health and municipal affairs sectors in host communities, under the 2016-2018 Jordan Response Plan. (UNICEF)
September 28, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The grant from the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) will be allocated to projects in the health sector, for municipal services and for a project in cooperation with UNHCR.
Mourners mark the death of Nahed Hattar on Monday night (Al Bawaba)
September 28, 2016 - 07:28 GMT
The columnist was gunned down as he awaited trial for sharing a cartoon.
Zain was denied bail on Monday. (Facebook)
September 27, 2016 - 15:51 GMT
She was denied bail on Monday.
Protesters at a vigil held Monday night for Nahed Hattar at the site of his murder (Al Bawaba/Bethan Staton)
September 27, 2016 - 14:52 GMT
The murder of Nahed Hattar and the subsequent gag order placed on the case raises questions about extremism in Jordan.
The JTB will offer FIFA officials and players free trips around Jordan to encourage people to visit the Kingdom. (Facebook/Jordan Women's Football)
September 27, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
Jordan's Tourism Board is pinning its hopes on The U-17 Women’s World Cup having an immediate and long-term impact on sports and tourism in the country.
Committee of sector insiders selects Mai Masri’s film to be submitted to Academy Awards. (lff.org.au)
September 27, 2016 - 08:32 GMT
Committee of sector insiders selects '3000 Nights' to be submitted to Academy Awards.
Many Jordanina MPs have called on the government to shy from importing the Israeli gas, citing the frequent Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people. (Shutterstock)
September 27, 2016 - 06:56 GMT
The agreement with Noble Energy will provide Jordan with 40 percent of its electricity generating needs.
King Abdullah II of Jordan. (AFP/File)
September 26, 2016 - 16:59 GMT
The interview follows Jordan’s elections and the assassination of a prominent writer.
Karazon is most famous for being the sister of popular singer Diana (File)
September 26, 2016 - 16:41 GMT
Zain Karazon was arrested for “slander” – but supporters are outraged.
Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar's death was described as 'heinous' by a government official. (AFP/File)
September 26, 2016 - 15:22 GMT
Hattar took three bullets before the alleged killer was arrested at the scene of Sunday's shooting in Amman's central Abdali district, official media said.
Myriam's Facebook picture that left many Muslims unimpressed. (Facebook)
September 26, 2016 - 13:39 GMT
The singer has angered conservative Muslims in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.
Celebratory gunfire is common in the Arab world, including in Iraq, pictured here (AFP/File)
September 26, 2016 - 11:20 GMT
The hashtag “try Yahia Soud in court” is trending on Twitter.
Build-operate-transfer (BOT) port projects have also seen a high failure rate, including Aqaba New Port in Jordan. (Construction Week Online)
September 26, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
A MEED study of the region’s public-private alliances over the last 20 years failed to deliver, usually due to poorly defined deal structures.