Jordan

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.

November 1, 2013

Jordan's Interior Minister, Hazza al-Majali. [Alarabya.net]
12:38 GMT

Jordan’s interior minister stressed on the importance of cooperating on intelligence gathering between countries.

October 31, 2013

Syrian civilians evacuate the war-battered suburb of Damascus, Moadamiyet al-Sham, with the help of the Social Affairs Ministry, as fighting between pro-government troops and rebel fighters continues in districts of the capital. [AFP/Getty Images]
19:16 GMT

International Amnesty is calling for international support to help Jordan end its border restriction on Syrian refugees.

October 30, 2013

In darkness, Syrian refugees stream across country borders. [Reuters]
12:20 GMT

Fifty Syrian refugees are dead from malnutrition after being stuck at Jordanian border due to ongoing shelling in the area.

May Salim is always up for a new adventure. (Image: Facebook)
10:15 GMT

Singer-turned-actress May Salim is filming in Abu Dhabi's Ferrari World. What's up her sleeve?

The loan guarantees were announced during US President Barack Obama’s visit to Jordan in March, when he also announced a $200 million in additional aid for 2013.
08:29 GMT

The bonds, carrying an interest rate of 2.503 per cent and set to mature in 2020, were oversubscribed by 180 per cent as demand exceeded $2.20 billion.

October 29, 2013

Weapon smugglers have previously been stopped along the Jordan-Syria border (Courtesy of Press TV)
13:28 GMT

Jordan tried three Syrians on Tuesday for allegedly trying to smuggle 36 detonators into Syria for anti-government rebels.

The loss of Egyptian gas supplies, which used to account for over 80 per cent of Jordan’s electricity generation needs, has driven generation costs to over 187 fils per kilowatt hour (kw/h).
10:56 GMT

Ongoing cuts in Jordan’s Egyptian gas supplies are set to cost the country over $2 billion by the end of the year, officials revealed on Monday, calling for greater efforts to diversify the country’s energy mix.

“This is a licensed technology that has a proven safety record in several European countries and elsewhere, which was important in our decision,” Toukan said.
08:43 GMT

According to Toukan, the government will seek out local public and private investors to take part in a joint utility and shareholding company to be established by the government and Rosatom to maintain the reactors as a “Jordanian national venture”.

October 27, 2013

The London-based bank can help increase Jordanian businesses’ use of renewable energy.Describing the Kingdom as a role model for social and economic reform in the region, Harmgart added that Jordan can become a leader in terms of innovation and economic transition.
09:20 GMT

The bank’s activities in Jordan will focus on overall economic growth, developing the private sector, promoting energy efficiency, supporting renewable energy, and improving infrastructure and municipal services