Jordan

February 16, 2014

Land transport activity is continuing at 80,000 trucks per year
09:55 GMT

Transport Minister Lina Shbeeb and her Iraqi counterpart Hadi Al Amiri on Saturday weathered the liquidation of the Iraqi Jordanian Land Transport Company with a determination to boost economic and commercial integration in various fields.

King Abdullah met with Obama Friday in the U.S. as part of his North America tour (Brendan Smialowski/AFP)
08:49 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama pledged Friday to give Jordan $1 billion in loan guarantees and renew its five-year-aid package.

February 15, 2014

US President Barack Obama listens while King Abdullah II of Jordan makes a statement for the press before a meeting at The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands February 14, 2014 in Rancho Mirage, California. [AFP]
07:36 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday pledged $1 billion in loan guarantees for Middle East ally Jordan and the renewal of a five-year aid package.

February 12, 2014

Tthe service will cover electricity and telephone bills
10:55 GMT

eFAWATEERcom will allow beneficiaries to cover electricity, phone, water, education, healthcare, travel and tourism, e-Commerce and insurance bills

February 11, 2014

The government contributes JD57 million annually to all public universities
08:20 GMT

There are no plans to raise tuition fees at the Kingdom’s public universities for BA students.

February 10, 2014

00:23 GMT

Hybrid auto imports increased by nearly sixfold last year compared with 2012, according to official figures.

February 9, 2014

Bahrain and Jordan are the only two countries that have fully liberalised their telecom sectors according to World Bank standards (File Archive)
09:40 GMT

Jordan and Bahrain are the only two countries in the MENA region that have fully liberalised their telecom sectors, according to a recently released World Bank report.

February 6, 2014

Jordan’s oil imports from Iraq represent around 10 per cent of the Kingdom’s daily needs
12:55 GMT

Jordan’s oil imports from Iraq have been halted due to security conditions in Anbar province.

February 5, 2014

Taxes on cigarettes represent around 75 per cent of the value of the product
09:09 GMT

Cigarette prices went up by 100 fils per pack as of Tuesday under a government decision to raise taxes on tobacco and alcohol.

The entry of the Indian gas cylinders to the local market will be based on the results of the technical test conducted by the German lab
08:38 GMT

Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company (JPRC) CEO Abdel Karim Alawin on Tuesday held press conference to talk about the controversial gas cylinders imported from India.

February 4, 2014

Singapore's Asian Cup hopes over after Jordan defeat
14:04 GMT

Singapore put up a good fight but it was not enough against Al Nashama, who ran out 3-1 winners in the end to secure their own qualification

February 3, 2014

King Abdullah II of Jordan. [AFP]
17:55 GMT

Jordan vows to ensure that its own interests will be kept safe in the Palestinian peace talks.

February 2, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's proposed peace plan framework to solve the decades-old Israel-Palestinian conflict has been heavily rejected by Jordanians and Palestinians alike (File Archive/AFP)
07:53 GMT

Jordanians and Palestinians living in the Hashemite Kingdom have become increasingly vocal against U.S. Secretary of State's proposed peace framework to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, recently holding a public forum against the framework this weekend.

February 1, 2014

Ramy will be celebrating VDay in Amman this Feb! (Image: Twitter)
05:30 GMT

Lebanese superstar Ramy Ayach is heading to Amman this Valentine's Day.

January 30, 2014

Despite the crackdown, some street vendors return after GAM inspectors leave, according to Ebbini, who said GAM teams do what they can to cover all parts of the capital.
03:55 GMT

There are no “licensed street vendors”, according to Ahmad Ebbini, the director of GAM’s department to regulate street vendors.