Jordan

February 27, 2014

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.

“Net income turned into a JD39.9 million loss on December 31, 2013,” the company’s disclosure showed.
15:39 GMT

“At the forefront of the set criteria that determine route profitability are the traffic, the operating expenses and the required fleet operated on these routes,” it added.

February 26, 2014

Jordanian MPs signed a petition to cancel the country's peace treaty with Israel after the Knesset announced plans to debate the Hashemite Kingdom's custodianship over Islamic and Christian holy shrines in Jerusalem (File Archive)
09:37 GMT

47 Jordanian MPs signed a petition Tuesday that calls for Amman to end its peace treaty with Israel after the Knesset released a renewed proposal to strip Jordan from its custodianship of the holy shrines in Jerusalem.

February 24, 2014

"Pharrell Williams - Happy (WE ARE FROM AMMAN)" was posted to youtube on February 22, 2014. (Image snapshot from the music video)
12:59 GMT

American rapper Pharrell Williams' global hit "Happy" has inspired cover videos around the world, and now Amman, Jordan has gotten in the mood too.

Jordanian border guards frequently stop arms smugglers at the Jordan-Syria border. (AFP/File)
12:37 GMT

Jordanian border guards foiled an attempt to smuggle ammunition into Jordan early Monday morning.

February 23, 2014

In June, the U.S. announced that it was sending Patriot missiles and F-16 fighter jets to Jordan. Will troops and more arms be next? (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

The U.S. intends to build up its military presence in Jordan in an attempt to exert more control over the current situations in Syria and Lebanon, a political analyst has claimed.

Jordan and Iraq are speeding up their measures and efforts to construct the pipeline, a senior official at the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) told The Jordan Times.
03:55 GMT

"Iraq will provide Jordan with oil at preferential prices,” Mahadin added.

February 20, 2014

The Tamar partners will sell the gas over 15 years starting 2016.
20:05 GMT

The contract, worth $500 million was mediated by US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy at the State Department Amos Hochstein,

The expansion plan is also estimated to create 500 new jobs
03:55 GMT

These projects are intended to gradually raise the production of phosphate by 50 per cent until 2018

February 19, 2014

Jordan and Iran stand on opposing sides when it comes to the Syrian conflict. (AFP/File)
10:09 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wants to improve the "brotherly relations" between Iran and Jordan, according to Jordanian MP Atef Tarawneh.

5,388,917 tourists visited Jordan in 2013, a drop from 6,314,250 in 2012
08:25 GMT

The number of tourists who visited the Kingdom in 2013 witnessed a 14 per cent decrease compared to a year earlier.

February 17, 2014

The FORSA project has provided mentoring training to upcoming entrepreneurs in the MENA region and beyond (For Illustrative Purposes/File Archive)
11:00 GMT

A new report suggests that 38 percent of entrepreneurs in Jordan are women, exceeding the international average rate of 33 percent.

Jordanian border guards shot at four individuals trying to cross illegally into the Kingdom from Syria leaving one dead and three wounded Monday (Courtesy of The Jordan Times)
10:56 GMT

Army officials from Jordan reported Monday that some of its border guards killed a man and wounded three other individuals who were trying to cross into the Kingdom from Syria illegally.

“This would be a fair decision to protect homebuyers,” Awamleh continued, noting that there are 2,700 companies registered at JHDA
03:43 GMT

“For example, several Iraqi investors built housing projects and left to settle in other countries,” Awamleh said, explaining that several buyers have complained to JHDA from construction faults after developers left the country.

February 16, 2014

It is the first time that Jordan publicly reports an armed attack from Syria, although there have been several smuggling incidents in recent months.
16:31 GMT

Ten gunmen from Syria opened fire on troops patrolling an isolated border area in the north, the Associated Press reported a Jordanian army spokesman as saying.