Jordan

August 25, 2014

The Jordanian Armed Forces opened fire at the infiltrators who were aboard a wheeled armoured personnel carrier (AFP/ File/ Archive).
13:42 GMT

Jordanian border guards on Sunday killed two infiltrators who attempted to cross the border from Syria

August 24, 2014

is Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday urged the private and public sectors to join efforts to define the priorities of the 10-year economic plan he asked the government to draft.
04:55 GMT

“Today, we are facing enormous challenges on more than one front, foremost of which are the economic challenges,” the King told the attendees, according to a Royal Court statement.

August 21, 2014

The ministry cancelled the projects due to the grid’s constraints at present and inability to absorb more loads, Hamed said in a phone interview this week.
14:34 GMT

The ministry cancelled the projects after failing to secure funds from Arab Gulf states to finance the expansion of the national grid’s capacity.

Jordan's draft resolution called for a durable ceasefire between Israel and Gaza (File/AFP)
09:26 GMT

Jordan urged the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Jordan Tourism Board CEO Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat said having “such a magnificent golf course designed by one of the finest ‘Green’ designers in the world as Greg Norman, means a lot to Jordan’s tourism sector.”
04:55 GMT

The 18-hole Ayla grass golf course project was designed by Greg Norman, one of the world’s “leading golf course designers.”

August 19, 2014

hese remarks were made at a meeting between JCC board of directors and a delegation representing the Palestinian union of commercial, industrial and agricultural chambers.
13:04 GMT

In response to brutal Israeli attacks on Gaza, Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC) President Nael Kabariti called on Jordanian traders and importers to boycott Israeli goods and ports

August 17, 2014

Diab, 31, hosted a show on the Jordanian radio station and was a lung cancer survivor. (Image: Daily Star)
13:55 GMT

Lebanese journalist Mazen Diab was murdered in Amman this week. Jordanian police arrested four men in suspicion of his murder.

Jordan consumes about 500 million cubic feet of natural gas per day for production of electricity, the minister said.
11:02 GMT

Natural gas will be supplied to Jordan through the Arab Gas Pipeline, which is a natural gas pipeline that stretches from Egypt into Jordan and other neighbouring countries.

August 14, 2014

Upon the recommendation of Transport Minister Lina Shbeeb, the Cabinet also approved the draft agreement between the governments of Jordan and India on marine transport cooperation.
12:37 GMT

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved several recommendations and projects at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.

Mai poses as a man with her sister Mais! (Image: Facebook)
12:15 GMT

Mais Hamdan humored her fans with a picture of the man of her dreams, and he wasn't what they were expecting, at all!

August 13, 2014

Egyptian guest workers represent the majority of the 108 nationalities working in the Kingdom, constituting 62 per cent of the total number of guest workers.
21:09 GMT

The Jordanian side presented a briefing on efforts to regulate the labour market and rectify the statuses of guest workers.

August 12, 2014

Jordan's credit challenges lie mostly in its fiscal and external accounts.
15:21 GMT

The rating agency says that although domestic politics have been fairly stable, the government faces continued pressure to maintain social spending.

Omar Al Abdalaat is taking a career hiatus (Image: Facebook).
06:26 GMT

The Jordanian singer is postponing his album and canceling his concerts as a step of solidarity with the people of Gaza.

August 11, 2014

Security sources confirmed that 20 suspected jihadists had been arrested due to “security concerns” (AFP/ File Archive).
17:00 GMT

Jordanian security services arrested 20 suspected jihadists with alleged ties to the Islamic State on Sunday.

August 10, 2014

"This process should be gradual as one cannot change a 30- year-old policy in three months. The process should be a step at a time," Ahmed said.
14:18 GMT

According to Ahmed, future generations of Jordanians will have to shoulder the burden of indebtedness arising from the budget deficit.