Jordan

December 6, 2013

Jordan won 178 votes from among the 193 members of the U.N. General Assembly and was the only candidate put forward for the vacant post. [Getty Images]
19:01 GMT

The U.N. General Assembly has elected Jordan to the Security Council seat that Saudi Arabia rejected

December 5, 2013

Raed Hijazi, a Jordanian-American jihadist, was detained in Jordan last month (Courtesy of Lawrence Journal)
05:53 GMT

Jordan is cracking down on jihadists on hardline Islamists.

December 4, 2013

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey's Lady Mary, loves on Syrian refugees in Zaatari. (Image: Facebook)
10:52 GMT

Michelle Dockery, who plays the aloof aristocrat character of Lady Mary in the popular television series "Downton Abbey", is actually a compassionate individual on a mission to help the families at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.

December 3, 2013

The Economic Freedom of the Arab World report compares and ranks Arab nations in five areas of economic freedom. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
05:12 GMT

The annual Economic Freedom of the Arab World report published by the Fraser Institute has ranked Arab nations in terms of economic freedom.

Activists and residents claim that 50 Syrian refugees trapped along the Jordanian-Syrian border by regime bombing and shelling starved to death earlier this month. [eaworldview[
04:29 GMT

Over 1,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their war torn country have entered the Hashemite Kingdom over the last three days.

December 2, 2013

 A lawsuit, with details still vague, by a Qatari company against the Social Security Investment Fund (SSIF) alleging it bought the fund’s stake in The Housing Bank for Trade and Finance was a hot topic of speculation in Jordan Sunday.
13:55 GMT

Describing the issue as “strange and shocking”, Odwan insisted that the alleged deal is a fraud.

Nicole Kidman is the only Australian to win an Oscar for Best Actress, according to her official website. (Image: Facebook)
06:04 GMT

A-lister Nicole Kidman will be jetting off to the Jordanian desert soon to film scenes for her upcoming movie "Queen of the Desert."

December 1, 2013

Jordan was one of the top ranked countries for economic freedom in the report, despite its growing notoriety for some of the highest taxes in the region. Jordanians gathered earlier this year to protest against tax hikes on cooking gas and telecommunications (AFP)
06:48 GMT

A recent report released by a Canadian public policy think tank suggests that Bahrain, Jordan and the UAE have the highest levels of economic freedom in the region.

Jordanian soldiers watch over Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their country after they crossed into Jordanian territory with their families from Syria into Jordan. [haaretz]
04:40 GMT

Civilians were killed crossing the Jordanian-Syrian border increasing death toll of the number of refugees by ten.

Safa said that she will be speaking in her native Jordanian accent in her new drama. (Image: Facebook)
04:00 GMT

Actress Safa Sultan is returnign to Jordanian dramas in a new production next year.

November 27, 2013

EU Ambassador to Jordan Joanna Wronecka announced the additional funding for Jordan from the EU late Tuesday (Courtesy of EU EuroMed)
12:02 GMT

EU's bilateral grant funds to Jordan for 2011-2013 now exceed 330 million euros with Tuesday's announcement that the European Parliament has approved another 180 million euro package for Jordan.

Currently, one litre of unleaded 90-octane gasoline is sold at JD0.810, while a litre of 95-octane is priced at JD0.98.
03:55 GMT

The nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers in Geneva on Sunday could also be a boon for the Jordanian fuel market in the coming weeks, an oil expert predicted Monday.

November 25, 2013

Also as endorsed by the Cabinet, a one-year “free residence permit” will be granted to any investors who should deposit JD30,000 in the name of the interior minister.
10:58 GMT

Interior Minister Hussein Majali instructed on Sunday all concerned government agencies to ease residency and visa procedures for investors and businesspeople.

November 21, 2013

Refugees gather in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp (File Archive/AFP)
09:00 GMT

Jordan's government is planning to hire more medical cadres and teachers next year in response to rising demand-and pressure-on health and educational services due to the growing influx of Syrian refugees.

Uruguay 0-0 Jordan (agg 5-0): South Americans seal World Cup berth despite bore draw
00:59 GMT

Oscar Tabarez's men were unable to break down their Asian opponents in Montevideo but it mattered not in light of their resounding win in Amman last week