November 21, 2012
Following the Jordanian governments decision to lift subsidies on fuel products, demand for petroleum products has dropped sharply over the last few days, according to the Gas Station Owners Association.
November 20, 2012
Remittances from expatriates to Jordan have increased 5.5 per cent to $3.1 billion, in what could be seen as Jordanian's who living abroad trying to help their families more as the cost of living increases in the Kingdom.
After days of protests across Jordan caused the the governments decision to increase the cost of petroleum products, it has been announced that fuel prices will be matched to market prices, which will see them fluctuate in line with international prices.
November 18, 2012
The artistic team behind the event want to shed the spotlight on something other than bombs.
Leading man of the Arab world's most popular TV drama says the project was a disaster for his acting career.
After several days of protest across Jordan in response to the increase in the cost of fuel and gas by the government, food prices are expected to remain stable, but there in could increase in the medium to long term.
November 17, 2012
The singer Yousif Arafat has been awarded the prestigious ‘Best Jordanian Musician 2012’ award at the annual ‘Jordan Awards’ held as part of a festival of his homeland.
November 15, 2012
Public transport fares are to rise in Jordan after the government increased the cost of fuel and gas on Tuesday. Prices will go up by as much as 11 per cent although the taxi drivers union has urged increase of up to 20 per cent.
November 14, 2012
Jordan lost to Iraq 1-0 on Wednesday in the fifth round of Asia’s 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Jordan's Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, has announced a raft of controversial policies that will usher in an age of austerity for the Kingdom as it grapples with a deficit but also seeks to please the IMF in a move that has caused widespread protests.
Riots reported in Jordan last night after the authorities announced price hikes of fuel and gas.
Jordan's Cabinet finally confirmed on Tuesday that it will reduce subsidies on fuel products, as it seeks to reduce its deficit. The biggest increase will be on the cost of cooking gas, which will rise to JD10 from JD6.5.
November 13, 2012
Jordan's government is set to increase the price of electricity by 18 per cent over a two-year period, as the country seeks to deal with its growing budget deficit.
November 12, 2012
The Zurich Film Festival includes movies from Egypt, Morocco, Iraq, Lebanon and the UAE.
Jordan is looking set to cancel its planned foray into nuclear power. The Kingdom, which imports 96 per cent of its energy, has been looking at ways to become self-sufficient, but the cost of the nuclear option in prohibitive for the relatively poor nation.