Jordan

January 27, 2014

The government increased the special tax imposed on mobile phones from 8 per cent to 16 per cent
08:55 GMT

Revenues of the country’s telecom sector have dropped by 9 per cent since the government increased taxes on cellular phones and mobile subscriptions.

January 26, 2014

Around 1,500 saplings were planted at the university on Saturday as part of the initiative.
19:04 GMT

The initiative seeks to plant 1 million saplings over the next four years to increase the country’s green cover, a statement from the university said.

The Queen Alia International Airport launched its second expansion in mid January this month (Courtesy of Business Traveler)
10:18 GMT

Jordan's new Queen Alia airport welcomed a record number of visitors in December 2013, representing an 8.4 percent growth from the year prior.

Arab Bank Group, posted a 43 percent rise in 2013 net profit to $501.9 million on the back of higher revenues.
03:55 GMT

"This was in spite of the challenging environment in the region with the solid growth in operating income reflecting prudent and conservative policies the bank preserved and the strategy it pursued," Al-Masri said.

January 25, 2014

Contestants are welcomed to showcase their talents and compete on Jordan Star. (Image: /facebook)
17:45 GMT

If you have a specific talent and would like to share it with the world, or if you like watching other people's talents, then Jordan Star is the new show to look out for.

January 23, 2014

Sensational pianist Karim Said has been playing since the tender age of 9. (Image: Facebook)
08:26 GMT

Karim Said has found himself in piano at the age of 9. This tells the story of his ultimate success at the young age of 24.

January 22, 2014

The UAE’s largest builder surged 3.57 per cent and close the day at Dh3.48 after touching Dh3.49, the highest intraday level since October 2008
21:36 GMT

The mega project, which will generate around 4,000 jobs for Jordanians, boosts the construction firm’s project backlog to a record Dh40 billion.

January 16, 2014

A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on January 16, 2014 shows King Abdullah II (L) walking alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in Amman on January 16, 2014. [AFP]
12:27 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister and King of Jordan meet to discuss details regarding possible peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis.

January 15, 2014

10 days of Animae Music starting now!
13:39 GMT

It's not too late to catch one of 11 performances across the country of Jordan as a part of third sacred music festival.

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference on the sidelines of the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait City, on January 15, 2014. [AFP]
11:35 GMT

In a gesture of support and acknowledgement for Jordan's continued efforts to support regional refugees, the U.S. will continue support to the Kingdom.

Asmar is now planning on providing companies with programmes for employees to volunteer in activities all around the Kingdom and the Arab world.
03:55 GMT

A Jordanian activist has been listed among the top social entrepreneurs in the world in the under-30 category by Forbes magazine.

January 13, 2014

Mohammad Javad Zarif is due in Amman on Tuesday, the Jordanian foreign ministry said. (AFP/File)
10:49 GMT

Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, will visit Amman this week for talks regarding bilateral ties and regional developments.

January 12, 2014

Royal Jordanian was one of three Middle East airlines that was ranked in the top 10 safest airlines globally (Courtesy of Arabian Gazette)
09:19 GMT

Royal Jordanian, Emirates and Etihad Airways was ranked in the top 10 safest airlines by AirlineRatings.com

January 8, 2014

Goats are seen grazing in a cultivated field near the village of Ein al-Beida in the eastern foothill of the Jordan Valley. This controversial piece of land is set to cause trouble at the peace talks negotiating table. (AFP)
14:06 GMT

Two leading Jordanian officials - the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister - have said that Jordan will play a central role in creating a solution to the Mideast conflict, and that it would ensure its strategic interests would not be compromised in any U.S.-brokered deal.

A Syrian refugee in Jordan's Zaatari camp retrieves water. Jordan is one of the most water-scarce countries on earth (File Archive/AFP)
09:42 GMT

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan needs $750 million during the next three years to meet its rising demand for water resources.