Jordan

February 19, 2014

Jordan and Iran stand on opposing sides when it comes to the Syrian conflict. (AFP/File)
10:09 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wants to improve the "brotherly relations" between Iran and Jordan, according to Jordanian MP Atef Tarawneh.

5,388,917 tourists visited Jordan in 2013, a drop from 6,314,250 in 2012
08:25 GMT

The number of tourists who visited the Kingdom in 2013 witnessed a 14 per cent decrease compared to a year earlier.

February 17, 2014

The FORSA project has provided mentoring training to upcoming entrepreneurs in the MENA region and beyond (For Illustrative Purposes/File Archive)
11:00 GMT

A new report suggests that 38 percent of entrepreneurs in Jordan are women, exceeding the international average rate of 33 percent.

Jordanian border guards shot at four individuals trying to cross illegally into the Kingdom from Syria leaving one dead and three wounded Monday (Courtesy of The Jordan Times)
10:56 GMT

Army officials from Jordan reported Monday that some of its border guards killed a man and wounded three other individuals who were trying to cross into the Kingdom from Syria illegally.

“This would be a fair decision to protect homebuyers,” Awamleh continued, noting that there are 2,700 companies registered at JHDA
03:43 GMT

“For example, several Iraqi investors built housing projects and left to settle in other countries,” Awamleh said, explaining that several buyers have complained to JHDA from construction faults after developers left the country.

February 16, 2014

It is the first time that Jordan publicly reports an armed attack from Syria, although there have been several smuggling incidents in recent months.
16:31 GMT

Ten gunmen from Syria opened fire on troops patrolling an isolated border area in the north, the Associated Press reported a Jordanian army spokesman as saying.

Land transport activity is continuing at 80,000 trucks per year
09:55 GMT

Transport Minister Lina Shbeeb and her Iraqi counterpart Hadi Al Amiri on Saturday weathered the liquidation of the Iraqi Jordanian Land Transport Company with a determination to boost economic and commercial integration in various fields.

King Abdullah met with Obama Friday in the U.S. as part of his North America tour (Brendan Smialowski/AFP)
08:49 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama pledged Friday to give Jordan $1 billion in loan guarantees and renew its five-year-aid package.

February 15, 2014

US President Barack Obama listens while King Abdullah II of Jordan makes a statement for the press before a meeting at The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands February 14, 2014 in Rancho Mirage, California. [AFP]
07:36 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday pledged $1 billion in loan guarantees for Middle East ally Jordan and the renewal of a five-year aid package.

February 12, 2014

Tthe service will cover electricity and telephone bills
10:55 GMT

eFAWATEERcom will allow beneficiaries to cover electricity, phone, water, education, healthcare, travel and tourism, e-Commerce and insurance bills

February 11, 2014

The government contributes JD57 million annually to all public universities
08:20 GMT

There are no plans to raise tuition fees at the Kingdom’s public universities for BA students.

February 10, 2014

00:23 GMT

Hybrid auto imports increased by nearly sixfold last year compared with 2012, according to official figures.

February 9, 2014

Bahrain and Jordan are the only two countries that have fully liberalised their telecom sectors according to World Bank standards (File Archive)
09:40 GMT

Jordan and Bahrain are the only two countries in the MENA region that have fully liberalised their telecom sectors, according to a recently released World Bank report.

February 6, 2014

Jordan’s oil imports from Iraq represent around 10 per cent of the Kingdom’s daily needs
12:55 GMT

Jordan’s oil imports from Iraq have been halted due to security conditions in Anbar province.

February 5, 2014

Taxes on cigarettes represent around 75 per cent of the value of the product
09:09 GMT

Cigarette prices went up by 100 fils per pack as of Tuesday under a government decision to raise taxes on tobacco and alcohol.