Jordan

March 4, 2014

Ahmad Jarba allegedly met up with U.S. officials in Amman last month. (AFP/File)
06:54 GMT

A Jordanian newspaper has reported that the head of the Syrian opposition, Ahmad Jarba, met with "top U.S. military officials" in Amman in February.

March 3, 2014

In 2013, Jordan’s exports to Iraq went up by 23 per cent, amounting to JD884 million while its imports from Iraq totalled JD269 million
18:54 GMT

They discussed means to boost economic relations between the two countries and their private sectors, in particular.

March 2, 2014

The premier said foreign direct investments (FDIs) rose in 2013 by JD1.1 billion, reaching around JD18.7 billion at the end of last year.
17:20 GMT

At the end of November 2013, foreign reserves at the Central Bank of Jordan rose by $5.4 billion or by 81.7 per cent, amounting to $12.1 billion.

The Trina Solar project will be Jordan's first rooftop solar power project (File Archive/Shutterstock)
14:00 GMT

China-based company Trina Solar recently signed an agreement with Amman-based companies to build rooftop solar power plants.

As the conflict in Syria rages on, Jordan, the U.S., and the Syrian National Coalition propose the implementation of buffer zones. (AFP/File)
10:05 GMT

Plans for a buffer zone in Syria highlight differences in American and Syrian National Coalition goals.

February 27, 2014

Tension with Israel grew after the Israeli Knesset discussed a draft law which would strip Jordan of its status as the custodian of Muslim and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem. Sources in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office have stated that Israel will not change the status quo on the Temple Mount. (AFP/File)
19:07 GMT

Members of Jordan's Lower House voted to expel Israel's ambassador over tensions regarding the Al Aqsa Mosque.

According to a human rights report by the US State Department, gays face legal and societal discrimination in Jordan. (Photo Courtesy: panoramio.com)
16:03 GMT

Jordanian authorities arrested 10 "gays and lesbians" on Wednesday night to prevent a "disturbance of the peace," according to a security official.

“Net income turned into a JD39.9 million loss on December 31, 2013,” the company’s disclosure showed.
15:39 GMT

“At the forefront of the set criteria that determine route profitability are the traffic, the operating expenses and the required fleet operated on these routes,” it added.

February 26, 2014

Jordanian MPs signed a petition to cancel the country's peace treaty with Israel after the Knesset announced plans to debate the Hashemite Kingdom's custodianship over Islamic and Christian holy shrines in Jerusalem (File Archive)
09:37 GMT

47 Jordanian MPs signed a petition Tuesday that calls for Amman to end its peace treaty with Israel after the Knesset released a renewed proposal to strip Jordan from its custodianship of the holy shrines in Jerusalem.

February 24, 2014

"Pharrell Williams - Happy (WE ARE FROM AMMAN)" was posted to youtube on February 22, 2014. (Image snapshot from the music video)
12:59 GMT

American rapper Pharrell Williams' global hit "Happy" has inspired cover videos around the world, and now Amman, Jordan has gotten in the mood too.

Jordanian border guards frequently stop arms smugglers at the Jordan-Syria border. (AFP/File)
12:37 GMT

Jordanian border guards foiled an attempt to smuggle ammunition into Jordan early Monday morning.

February 23, 2014

In June, the U.S. announced that it was sending Patriot missiles and F-16 fighter jets to Jordan. Will troops and more arms be next? (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

The U.S. intends to build up its military presence in Jordan in an attempt to exert more control over the current situations in Syria and Lebanon, a political analyst has claimed.

Jordan and Iraq are speeding up their measures and efforts to construct the pipeline, a senior official at the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) told The Jordan Times.
03:55 GMT

"Iraq will provide Jordan with oil at preferential prices,” Mahadin added.

February 20, 2014

The Tamar partners will sell the gas over 15 years starting 2016.
20:05 GMT

The contract, worth $500 million was mediated by US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy at the State Department Amos Hochstein,

The expansion plan is also estimated to create 500 new jobs
03:55 GMT

These projects are intended to gradually raise the production of phosphate by 50 per cent until 2018