Jordan

December 29, 2013

Over 98 percent of malware viruses target Android users in Jordan (Shutterstock)
12:26 GMT

Recent reports released this week show that Jordan is a high risk country for malware infections, with 98 percent of the IT viruses targeting Android users.

December 26, 2013

Iraq and Jordan sign an agreement to build an oil pipeline between the two nations earlier in 2013. [AFP]
20:53 GMT

After an official visit to Baghdad, Jordan's Prime Minster Abdullah Ensour and Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki express their commitment to refocus on bilateral relations.

December 25, 2013

Egyptian women shout slogans during the funeral of one of the thirteen people killed in a car bomb attack earlier in the day, in the Egyptian city of Mansura, North of Cairo, on December 24, 2013. [AFP]
06:00 GMT

King Abdullah of Jordan sent his condolences to the President of Egypt after the recent terror attack in the city of Mansoura.

December 24, 2013

Farah is one sad daughter as she says goodbye to her deceased dad. (Image: Facebook)
09:51 GMT

Farah Bsiso is beside herself with sentiment as she takes to social media to say farewell to her father and request fans to pray her rests in peace.

December 22, 2013

Jordan's King Abdullah and its monarchy may be in jeopardy due to the "alienation" of its traditional power base (Courtesy of Jordan Times)
10:09 GMT

Jordan may have weathered the Arab Spring, but the linkages between a growing economic crisis are undermining the Kingdom's political stability.

December 18, 2013

The UJ president told The Jordan Times that the bank account number for donations will be announced on Wednesday.
12:07 GMT

Infrastructure, electricity cables and sewage networks were damaged during the blizzard, as well as ancient trees in the university forest, according to Tarawneh.

Israeli riot police walk towards stone-throwers as pass the Dome of the Rock mosque following Friday prayers. [Getty Images]
07:59 GMT

Jordan demanded on Tuesday that Israel remove surveillance cameras at the city's sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

December 17, 2013

King Abdullah of Jordan loading a box containing ready meals onto a helicopter during his visit to the Northern Command in Ajloun, as he follows up on the national effort to deliver services and goods to citizens caught in the snow storms through out the kingdom. [AFP]
16:26 GMT

After the worst winter storm in over 100 years, King Abdullah visits Baqaa refugee camp to ensure supplies and shelter are available.

December 15, 2013

The richest Arab businesspeople also include Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, who came in first place in the region and 26th worldwide with a fortune estimated at $20 billion.
03:55 GMT

His company had sales of more than $11 billion during the year.

December 14, 2013

1,500 US troops will stay in Jordan until "the [regional] security situation improves," said the White House this weekend (Courtesy of Petra News Agency)
12:55 GMT

The White House announced to Congress this weekend that 1,500 US troops in Jordan will remain in the Kingdom due to the regional security situation.

December 10, 2013

MERASH is a unique dance style created by dance professional Ghadeer Amiereh. (Image: Shutterstock/MERASH official logo)
12:50 GMT

Is it a mirage in the desert? No it's the attack of MERASH - a new dance craze to hit the Middle East! We spoke to Jordanian dance professional Ghadeer Amiereh about her new revolutionary dance style, and how it is empowering everyday women.

Abu Qatada, seen here in an old photo before he was brought back to Jordan for his trial, is charged with conspiring to carry out a terrorist attack on the American school in Amman, among other things. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT

The trial of Jordanian citizen Omar Mohammad Othman, better known as Abu Qatada, began on Tuesday in Amman with a panel of civilian judges.

The PISA 2012 results showed 85 per cent of Dubai’s students reported that they are happy at their schools, above the global average of 80 per cent
03:55 GMT

Students in UAE schools are much happier than their counterparts in the UK and USA, according to the results of a new global study.

December 9, 2013

Pool time: Diana was criticized for posting a picture of her while relaxing in a swimming pool. (Image: Facebook)
12:45 GMT

Fans put Diana Karazon in the hot seat after posting a chilled out pic of her in a swimming pool. Oh, for shame!

The Jordanian version of the Dead Sea-Red Sea canal will channel 1.9 billion cubic meters of water per day from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea once the final agreement has been signed. [greenprophet]
11:21 GMT

History is expected to be made upon the signing of the an agreement that would allow water to be drawn from the Red Sea in order to provide desalinated water to Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians as well as rescue the dying Dead Sea.