Jordan

October 9, 2013

Syrian rebels seized another Jordan border area near Ramtha late last month (AP)
16:32 GMT

Syrian opposition rebels seized a guard post near Daraa and now control border lands between Daraa and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Rebels and pro-regime forces also clashed in the Damascus province and Idlib Wednesday.

During a meeting with a delegation of Yemeni businessmen at the Prime Ministry, Ensour stressed the importance that Jordan attaches to Yemen’s security and stability.
09:15 GMT

Given that the commercial activity is still at a minimal, there is still a long way to go.

October 8, 2013

Jordan's King Abdullah was among the first country leaders to welcome the military coup that ousted former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi (AP)
17:20 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah met with the Egyptian interim president Tuesday calling for Egyptian "unity." While the two heads of state met in Amman, the Egyptian government in Cairo revoked the Muslim Brotherhood's NGO registration and seized the Islamist group's frozen assets.

The unemployment rate in the Kingdom rose during the first quarter of 2013 to 12.8 per cent
08:52 GMT

The unemployment rate for the third quarter of 2013 stood at 14 per cent, compared with 13.1 per cent during the same period in 2012.

October 7, 2013

Bedouin tribes in the Jordanian desert.  Tribalism has often been the cause of conflict in Jordan. (Image credit: Getty)
17:49 GMT

Former Irbid deputy Abdul Nasser Bani Hani was killed on Sunday night during a tribal clash.

Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour is due in Amman on Tuesday to meet with King Abdullah. (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian presidency)
12:55 GMT

Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour is due to travel to Amman on Tuesday, despite widespread clashes across Egypt causing the death of more than 50 civilians.

Mays Hamdan loved playing "Nuha" on Death Game. (Image: Facebook)
08:24 GMT

Mays Hamdan talks about the success of her latest drama “Li'bat Mawt” (Death Game).

October 4, 2013

Diana Karazon shows she's at least easy on the eyes! (Image: Facebook)
09:00 GMT

Jordanian singer Diana Karazon has recorded a new song in the Moroccan accent with the ever so pretentious title of "Ana Ahla" (I'm the Prettiest).

October 3, 2013

Jordan produces around 5 per cent of its needs of wheat, while the rest is imported from other countries, mainly the US
11:04 GMT

With Jordan officially receiving the go-ahead to invest in Russia wheat production, the authorities are encouraging local businessmen to enter joint ventures with their Russian counterparts and invest in the water-rich country.

The Kingdom ranked 44th in the education pillar, 68th in health and wellness, 97th in workforce and employment and 46th in terms of having an enabling environment.
09:44 GMT

The Human Capital Report details the findings of a new index that measures countries on their ability to develop and deploy healthy, educated and able workers through four distinct pillars: education; health and wellness; workforce and employment; and enabling environment.

October 2, 2013

FSA leadership claims that Assad's chemical weapons are already on the move. [almonitor]
13:11 GMT

Members of the Free Syrian Army are concerned that Assad already has weapons on the move to hide them from UN Inspectors.

Over two million refugees have fled war-torn Syria. [reformjudaism]
09:42 GMT

After almost two million refugees have fled Syria, countries are establishing quotas to ensure proper support.

October 1, 2013

Excluding foreign grants, the budget deficit would be JD842.6 million during the first seven months of 2013, compared with JD658.4 in the same period last year, the ministry indicated.
09:13 GMT

By the end of July 2013, the total debt reached JD17.6 billion, an amount that represents 73.5 per cent of the estimated gross domestic product (GDP) for 2013. The percentage is 2 points lower than the 2012 GDP.

September 29, 2013

Jordanian border near recent shelling from Syrian conflict. [staticflickr]
17:26 GMT

Jordan responds to Syrian government regarding recent border shelling.

Hacktivist group "Jordan Anonymous" attacked Jordan PM Abdullah Ensour's website late Saturday in response to rising taxes in the Kingdom (Courtesy of Jordan Times)
09:51 GMT

Computer hackers from the group, Anonymous Jordan, attacked the Prime Minister's website late Saturday leaving messages in protest against rising taxes in the Kingdom.