Jordan

January 8, 2014

Goats are seen grazing in a cultivated field near the village of Ein al-Beida in the eastern foothill of the Jordan Valley. This controversial piece of land is set to cause trouble at the peace talks negotiating table. (AFP)
14:06 GMT

Two leading Jordanian officials - the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister - have said that Jordan will play a central role in creating a solution to the Mideast conflict, and that it would ensure its strategic interests would not be compromised in any U.S.-brokered deal.

A Syrian refugee in Jordan's Zaatari camp retrieves water. Jordan is one of the most water-scarce countries on earth (File Archive/AFP)
09:42 GMT

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan needs $750 million during the next three years to meet its rising demand for water resources.

Abbas recently met with Kerry last week to discuss the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks (File Archive/AFP)
08:57 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to meet with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman Wednesday to discuss the latest peace talk developments.

January 6, 2014

Land prices in Amman have gone up by nearly 40 per cent between 2012 and 2013, he pointed out, indicating that land values in other cities also increased by almost 15 - 20 per cent.
17:23 GMT

“2013 was a very good year for the housing sector,” Awamleh said, adding that prices of residential properties remained stable during the year.

January 4, 2014

People carry one of the two bodies during the funeral of Malak Zahwa and her step-mother Iman Hijazi, who both died in a car bomb that targeted a Beirut's suburb the day before on January 3, 2014. [Getty Images]
16:00 GMT

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Saturday claimed responsibility for the suicide car bombing last week in the stronghold of the “criminal” Shiite militant group Hezbollah.

January 2, 2014

Egypt, Jordan and Iraqi officials are discussing the construction of a tri-country railway network (File Archive/Shutterstock)
12:07 GMT

Officials from Jordan, Egypt and Iraq recently met to discuss ways in which the three countries can boost transportation cooperation, including the proposed construction of a tri-country rail network.

December 31, 2013

Zahran is being tried in front of a military state security court which means he will not be privy to a public jury or other usual rights associated with court proceedings for civilians (File Archive)
11:27 GMT

A Jordanian-Palestinian critic living in Britain is being charged for incitement and insulting the king through social media. He is being tried in front of a military court where he will not have the right to a public jury.

A Palestinian bedouin woman stands next to her destroyed tent in the village of Atouf in the Jordan Valley (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that the Jordan Valley in the West Bank was a "red line" for the Palestinians - despite Israel's plans to annex it.

December 30, 2013

Honor killings are a controversial issue in the Middle East region and widely protested by human rights groups. [cloudfront]
06:34 GMT

Two brothers have been sentenced to death after they killed their sister for "behaving badly".

December 29, 2013

Over 98 percent of malware viruses target Android users in Jordan (Shutterstock)
12:26 GMT

Recent reports released this week show that Jordan is a high risk country for malware infections, with 98 percent of the IT viruses targeting Android users.

December 26, 2013

Iraq and Jordan sign an agreement to build an oil pipeline between the two nations earlier in 2013. [AFP]
20:53 GMT

After an official visit to Baghdad, Jordan's Prime Minster Abdullah Ensour and Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki express their commitment to refocus on bilateral relations.

December 25, 2013

Egyptian women shout slogans during the funeral of one of the thirteen people killed in a car bomb attack earlier in the day, in the Egyptian city of Mansura, North of Cairo, on December 24, 2013. [AFP]
06:00 GMT

King Abdullah of Jordan sent his condolences to the President of Egypt after the recent terror attack in the city of Mansoura.

December 24, 2013

Farah is one sad daughter as she says goodbye to her deceased dad. (Image: Facebook)
09:51 GMT

Farah Bsiso is beside herself with sentiment as she takes to social media to say farewell to her father and request fans to pray her rests in peace.

December 22, 2013

Jordan's King Abdullah and its monarchy may be in jeopardy due to the "alienation" of its traditional power base (Courtesy of Jordan Times)
10:09 GMT

Jordan may have weathered the Arab Spring, but the linkages between a growing economic crisis are undermining the Kingdom's political stability.

December 18, 2013

The UJ president told The Jordan Times that the bank account number for donations will be announced on Wednesday.
12:07 GMT

Infrastructure, electricity cables and sewage networks were damaged during the blizzard, as well as ancient trees in the university forest, according to Tarawneh.