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Palestinian refugees living in Jordan hold placards during a demonstration against the planned cuts in services related to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)’s education program, August 5, 2015. [AFP]
February 28, 2017 - 10:01 GMT
The Hashemite Kingdom could be one of the hardest-hit casualties, should the cuts go through.
Work is underway to create an agenda of governmental activities over a period of weeks. (File photo)
February 27, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Jordan's efforts to address the budget deficit have started with reducing governmental expenses, followed by economic incentives such as more support for Aqaba Special Economic Zone.
People abandon cars and take to the streets on donkeys in protest (File/Photo)
February 26, 2017 - 11:12 GMT
In response to the increase in the price of fuel local activists boycotted the buying of petrol and abandoned their cars, taking to the streets on donkeys and horses instead.
The government’s decision to raise the renewal fees of passports was a necessity to overcome a “tough” economic situation, with avoiding any impacts on other vital sectors in the state. (File photo)
February 26, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
After hiking temporary passport fees for Gazans eightfold from JD25 to JD200, the Jordanian government has reduced the increase to JD100.
Jordanian women shout slogans as they protest in Amman on January 25, 2014. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Jordanians took to the streets to demand the government resign after the cabinet imposed a new sales tax on telecoms use, bread, fuel, cigarettes and fizzy drinks.
The Syrian town of Deraa, which has seen intensified shelling and aerial bombardment, is just a few kilometers away from Jordan's border town of Ramtha. (AFP/File)
February 23, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Jordan's Ministry of Education announced that government and private schools would temporarily be closed as a result of the heavy clashes going on in Deraa.
King Abdullah II of Jordan and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (File photo)
February 23, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The comments come as the US has seemingly pivoted away from the two-state solution.
Among several economic measures, the government has recently decided to raise the renewal fees of passports for Gazan residents in Jordan from JD25 to JD200. (File photo)
February 23, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Jordan's decision to extend the validity of Gazans’ temporary passports from two to five years follows the announcement of a steep price hike from JD25 to JD200 for their renewal or replacement.
Photo: Jordan Times
February 22, 2017 - 17:35 GMT
Jordan will host the first ever Arab Martial Arts Games later this year, underlining the country’s reputation as a safe and secure destination for staging major international events, the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service said on Sunday.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters rally in Amman in 2014. (AFP/File)
February 22, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The rallies were planned by activists, unionists, and youth leaders in response to the government's recent economic measures.
Mohammad Al-Sarraj (Photo: joc.jo)
February 21, 2017 - 17:36 GMT
Champion of the 2016 IMET Squash Open, Jordan’s Mohammad Al-Sarraj, won the 2017 Cronimet Squash Open, which took place in Skelleftea, Sweden.
Jordan’s recent economic measures also increased fees for five-year passports for citizens from JD20 to JD50. (Pinterest)
February 21, 2017 - 06:38 GMT
Gazan holders of temporary Jordanian passports must now pay JD200 instead of JD25 to issue or renew a passport every two years, making it the most expensive passport in the world.
AFC Cup logo
February 19, 2017 - 17:39 GMT
Jordan Cup titleholders Ahli will play an away match against Syria’s Jeish on Monday, while reigning Jordan Professional Football League champs Wihdat will host Lebanon’s Nijmeh on Tuesday, as Round 1 of the 14th Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup kicks off.
Yanni performed in Jordan in 2016. (Facebook)
February 19, 2017 - 12:13 GMT
The controversial concert will be held in Aqaba.
Suhail Azzam, who will represent Jordan at the Asian Winter Games next week, in an undated photo (Photo: JOC Media Service)
February 16, 2017 - 14:41 GMT
Jordan will send two skiers to the 8th Asian Winter Games taking place in Sapporo, Japan, from February 19-26, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.
The Jordan Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission is tasked with routing out corruption at government agencies. (File photo)
February 16, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
The unnamed director is suspected of issuing fraudulent work permits.