Jordan

April 8, 2014

ICT Minister Azzam Sleit, who did not wish to name the company, said the door remains open for other operators to acquire such frequencies to introduce 4G services, which enable data transfer rates of up to 150 megabits per second.
00:43 GMT

One of the country’s three telecom operators has submitted an official request to acquire frequencies to introduce fourth generation (4G) services in the Kingdom, a government official said on Tuesday.

Amman and Beijing agreed to expedite the implementation of development schemes China has agreed to fund through grants
09:55 GMT

China has extended more than $162 million to Jordan in the form of loans and grants between 1999 and 2013.

April 7, 2014

Jordan's King Abdullah is due to visit Russia on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah is due to pay a working visit to Russia on Wednesday, during which he will meet President Vladimir Putin.

April 6, 2014

Zaatari is the world's second biggest refugee camp and Jordan's fourth largest city. It is home to some 106,000 refugees. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

The Jordanian authorities have dismissed reports that a Syrian refugee woman was killed at Zaatari camp after clashes with security forces broke out this weekend.

The IMF official said growth increased to about 3 per cent in 2013
06:52 GMT

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) executive board is expected to approve the disbursement of $264 million to Jordan late this month under a Stand-By Arrangement (SBA).

April 3, 2014

The soaring (65m) Minaret of Jam sits in a deep river valley amidst towering mountains in Ghur province, Afghanistan. Built in the 12th century, its elaborate brickwork and blue-tiled top inscription represent the architectural and artistic tradition of this region.  High elevation won’t protect it from river flooding!
12:38 GMT

Arab World Heritage Sites Threatened by Climate Change

April 2, 2014

The solar plant is expected to be ready and connected to the national grid in mid-2015
06:56 GMT

Jordan will sign an agreement with Spain’s Elecnor this month to build a $150 million wind-operated power plant in the southern city of Maan.

April 1, 2014

The two companies will build power generation facilities in the southern region, each with 10-megawatt capacity
07:07 GMT

Jordan on Monday signed deals with two companies to build two solar energy-run power plants.

March 31, 2014

The programme aims to offer an environment that gives a sense of normality, purpose and hope to vulnerable youths who are forced to live in refugee camps, the statement said.
06:44 GMT

The programme includes several training disciplines, including tailoring, electrical wiring, IT and business skills, as well as supporting classes in Arabic, mathematics and life skills.

March 30, 2014

Eyad with his beautiful wife Shayma. (Image: Facebook)
13:48 GMT

Jordanian singer Eyad Nassar has tied the knot for the second time around and looks pretty chuffed about it!

March 28, 2014

Abu Qatada was deported by the British government in August, 2013 to Jordan (File/AFP)
07:44 GMT

Lawyers representing Abu Qatada have requested a delay in proceedings, as the controversial cleric claims to have financial problems.

March 26, 2014

Nearly 107,000 Syrians live in Zaatari Refugee Camp located in Jordan's Mafraq governorate (File Archive)
07:43 GMT

Jordan will open its third refugee camp next month to take pressure off the country's main Zaatari camp.

March 25, 2014

In a statement to The Jordan Times on Monday, the bank said the employees, who resigned in October 2013, have withdrawn the money from other banks' ATMs.
02:38 GMT

Bank al Etihad on Monday announced that its internal auditing process has unveiled an embezzlement case concerning withdrawal of JD207,000 using two fake credit cards.

March 23, 2014

Nsour also highlighted the need to target Jordanian expatriates in order to attract them for carrying out investments in the Kingdom.
21:22 GMT

There is a dire need to draft “modern” investment strategies to meet the current regional and international conditions, Nsour said.

Mahmoud performing at a Jadal gig in Beirut. (Image: Tanya Traboulsi)
12:27 GMT

Al Bawaba met up with Jordanian rock band Jadal's frontman Mahmoud Radaideh to talk about the stuff that others haven't asked him before!