Jordan

November 19, 2013

Uruguay-Jordan Preview: La Celeste on brink of Brazil
12:48 GMT

Oscar Tabarez's side dispatched their Asian opponents 5-0 in the first leg and should finish the job off at a canter and book their tickets to the World Cup

November 18, 2013

“The programme will help private sector in Jordan grow… We need to make sure all Jordanians across the country feel the benefit of the programme and we have to make it succeed,” said the top US diplomat in Jordan.
14:51 GMT

A $45 million programme to help attract $700 million in foreign direct investments and create some 40,000 jobs over the next five years got under way on Sunday in the Kingdom.

Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh told reporters Monday that the Hashemite Kingdom has "officially" requested UNSC seat (AFP/Getty Images)
10:04 GMT

Jordan officially requested a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council Monday, following Saudi Arabia's decision to decline the seat in October.

Cutting the cake: Jumana and Rabi married in an intimate ceremony last month. (Image: Facebook)
09:29 GMT

She secretly married a Jordanian lawyer last month, but Jumana Murad is now throwing a wedding ceremony she wants everyone to know about!

Jordan earlier this month expressed publicly that it hoped to assume the vacant UN council seat (Courtesy of UN)
06:00 GMT

Kuwait announced that it will support Jordan's bid to take up the UN Security Council seat vacancy that was previously declined by Saudi Arabia earlier this year in protest to US policy in the Middle East, particularly in the context of Syria.

November 14, 2013

He underlined job opportunities for Jordanians as a priority, noting that 70 per cent of the Kingdom’s population will be in productivity age by the year 2030.
03:55 GMT

He underlined job opportunities for Jordanians as a priority, noting that 70 per cent of the Kingdom’s population will be in productivity age by the year 2030.

November 13, 2013

King’s speech: "Whatever the result of this week’s match, I’m proud of the players and hope their efforts will pay off," King Abdullah said on the daylong telethon that raised 1.9 Jordanian dinars.
13:34 GMT

Ahead of today's hotly anticipated football World Cup qualifier play-off between Jordan and Uruguay, here's the low-down on the players, the teams and the prospects, when team Nashama takes on the Celeste squad.

Nokia launched its Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925 this week in Jordan (Shutterstock)
07:56 GMT

Nokia introduced the Lumia 1020 and the Lumia 925 to markets in Jordan this week, representing "the latest additions to [the] Lumia smartphone range."

November 12, 2013

Jordan-Uruguay Preview: Hosts seek first-leg advantage over star-studded South Americans
09:50 GMT

Hossam Hassan will be desperately hoping that his side can take a lead with them to Montevideo if they are to overcome a side featuring Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani

November 11, 2013

Jordan's Information Minister told reporters Monday that receiving the UN seat is "recognition" of Jordan's standing internationally and in the Arab World (The Jordan Times)
11:34 GMT

Jordan's Information Minister Mohammed Momani told reporters Monday that the Kingdom is "eager to assume" the United Nations Security Council seat that Saudi Arabia decided to decline last month.

November 7, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry  meets with Jordanian King Abdullah II at the royal palace November 7, 2013 in Amman, Jordan. [Getty]
17:42 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Thursday for more international aid to help Jordan cope with the crisis of Syrian refugees.

November 6, 2013

Carried out on a build-operate-transfer, the project entailed the construction of a 325-kilometre pipeline to convey water from the ancient Disi aquifer in southern Jordan to the capital.
15:24 GMT

The Disi project, which was launched on July 10, now pumps 90mcm per year to Amman and other governorates and “will reach its maximum capacity soon,

US Secretary of State John Kerry will be arriving in Amman on Thursday as part of a regional tour to discuss ongoing developments in the Middle East. (AFP)
05:57 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry will be arriving in Amman on Thursday as part of a regional tour to discuss ongoing developments in the Middle East.

November 4, 2013

Kerry on Saudi leg of Middle Eastern tour. [vaonews]
08:46 GMT

John Kerry, on one of several stops on his Middle Eastern tour, has just landed in Saudi and will be expected to discuss Middle Eastern relations overall with local Saudi leadership.

November 3, 2013

King Abdullah II urged the international community to support Jordan in its efforts in the Syrian crisis. [ammonnews]
09:22 GMT

King Abdullah II commented on the seriousness of the Syrian refugee crisis and its effects on Jordan.