Jordan

September 25, 2013

Free Syrian Army rebels have take control of the Daraa-Ramtha border crossing (Courtesy of Bana Malkawi/Ammon News)
19:56 GMT

The Free Syrian Army has gained control of the Daraa-Ramtha border as of Wednesday.

King Abdullah II of Jordan attends a luncheon at the UN in New York. He called for international help on the Syrian crisis, and warned that Jordan cannot continue to support the Syrian refugees alone. (AFP)
07:58 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah on Tuesday made an impassioned speech to the UN, calling for a political solution to the Syrian crisis and calling on the international community to help Jordan provide humanitarian assistance to the refugees who sought a safe haven in the Kingdom.

September 24, 2013

Mafraq Governorate's population has increased by 70 per cent since the crisis started, which created extra pressure on its infrastructure and services.
13:59 GMT

Responding to a question about Jordan receiving $5 billion from international donors in assistance for the refugee crisis, Majali said "promises are one thing and implementing them on the ground is another".

September 22, 2013

The Arab Potash Company (APC) has decided to operate at a reduced rate due to uncertainties in world potash markets and the resultant impact on demand.
14:32 GMT

In a disclosure sent last week to the Amman Stock Exchange, APC Acting General Manager William Flahr announced that operations for the foreseeable future will be at approximately 20 per cent of total production capacity.

September 21, 2013

Marcel Khalife's poetic passions: “Magical nights at the Amman citadel” gave us the Lebanese lute legend and an audience rich in his cult-following. The Arab musical icon charmed Amman fans with classic tunes on tap and did not disappoint the Palestinian heritage in Jordan’s temple venue with his staple Mahmoud Darwish homage anthems.
12:01 GMT

Rocking the Roman ruins: from Baalbeck to Amman, highlighting the summer's performances in classic sites and venues. A roundup of musical stars performing the Middle East’s ancient ruins.

September 19, 2013

Activists are accusing the Assad regime of using phosphorous bombs near the Jordanian border. Zaatari refugee camps, which houses over 120,000 Syrian refugees forced out of their country by violence, lies only a few kilometres from the border. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Sparking fears of a regional spillover of the Syrian crisis, activists said Wednesday that the Syrian government has used phosphorous bombs near the Jordanian border. The alleged use of the weapons raises questions over the regime's use of chemical weapons.

September 18, 2013

Jordan's King Abdullah II (C) and China's President Xi Jinping (L) review an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. (AFP)
16:52 GMT

King Abdullah of Jordan met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday and discussed the recent US-Russian led plan that aims to dismantle Syria's chemical arsenal by mid-2014.

US discuss technical support to Jordanian industries
13:55 GMT

Jordan Chamber of Industry Chairman Ayman Hatahet and US Ambassador to Jordan Stuart Jones on Monday discussed ways to boost economic cooperation between the two countries.

September 16, 2013

Mashrou Leila jammed the night away in Amman. (Image: Jordan Times/ Gaelle Sundelin)
09:36 GMT

The crowd was quickly in a frenzy as Mashrou Leila mixed up their jazzy, upbeat rock tunes with old French classics in the enchanting Roman ampitheatre setting.

Syrian army soliders walk in the Damascus suburb of Jobar in August. Jordan said on Sunday that it is currently housing over 2,000 Syrian army defectors. (AFP)
07:00 GMT

The Jordanian government on Sunday announced that it is currently hosting 2,130 defectors from the Syrian army in a special military complex.

September 15, 2013

During his visit, the mayor said GAM will focus on activating tourism and commercial activity in downtown. Amman.
14:35 GMT

During a tour of the two areas, the mayor spoke to residents and traders and listened to their comments and proposals, noting that GAM is preparing plans that will safeguard the city’s architectural and historical heritage, restore its elegance and eliminate visual pollution.

September 12, 2013

he King stressed the need to boost foreign investments in Jordan by implementing mega-projects concerned with securing energy and water security, according to a Royal Court statement.
09:43 GMT

“I am fully aware of Jordanians’ difficult economic conditions and that requires ministers to go to the files and solve citizens’ woes,” the Monarch said.

The 17-sq m lounge is designed to offer guests a comfortable environment to relax while they wait for their luggage.
09:12 GMT

General manager Livio Faverio said, From the moment our guests walk off the airplane and until they arrive safely at Four Seasons Hotel Amman, they will receive the same level of five-star service they are used to receiving at any of our hotels the world over.

September 10, 2013

Jordan beats Uzbekistan on penalty kicks in World Cup qualifier
18:44 GMT

Jordan secured a historic win over Uzbekistan in the second leg of their World Cup play-off, making a huge step towards the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

An MP opened fire using a AK-47 on his colleague in the Jordanian House of Representatives in Amman on Tuesday. (Image for illustrative purposes, courtesy of The Jordan Times/Hassan Tamimi)
09:51 GMT

The sound of gunshots rang throughout the Jordanian House of Representatives on Tuesday morning, amid reports that one MP had opened fire during a parliamentary session.