Jordan

March 11, 2014

Jordan wants to establish a nuclear reactor to cut down its dependency of foreign energy imports that currently account for 96 percent of the country's energy stock (File Archive/Shutterstock)
08:00 GMT

Jordan's Atomic Energy Commission is planning to sign two agreements with Russia's Rosatom to establish the country's first nuclear reactor.

Israel and Jordan signed a peace accord in 1994 and enjoy a productive relationship. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Israeli officials are open to a potential joint missile defense with Jordan and Egypt.

March 10, 2014

"Jordan Star" is currently in its auditions phase and airs every Friday on Roya TV. (Image: Facebook)
15:07 GMT

Jordan's first reality TV talent show competition "Jordan Star" has finally aired, but the reviews were very, very mixed!

Allenby border crossing is frequented by numerous Jordanian Palestinians. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

The man shot at the King Hussein Bridge Monday was a Jordanian Palestinian judge.

The Allenby Bridge is the main border crossing between Palestine, Israel and Jordan. (Image courtesy of petranightstours.blogspot.com)
09:27 GMT

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man at the Allenby Bridge crossing with Jordan on Monday, Israel's army and witnesses said.

Jordan consumes 100,000 barrels of oil a day, according to government figures (File Archive/Shutterstock)
07:56 GMT

Iraq's Oil Minister told media outlets this week that Baghdad is ready to double its crude oil exports to Jordan at "preferential prices."

March 7, 2014

Current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are set to expire in April. The Palestinians have indicated that they will not agree to extend the talks, though US Secretary of State John Kerry has been pushing for a framework agreement that would allow for the talks to continue past the April deadline. (Photo courtesy: saudigazette.com)
19:04 GMT

Kerry visits the region again to consult with the king over Israel-Palestine talks

March 4, 2014

This is Safa's second time in an Egyptian drama. (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:10 GMT

Safa Sultan has begun filming scenes for her upcoming TV drama "Women's Illnesses" in Egypt.

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.