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

October 26, 2013

Dana Hamdan is set to star in an exciting Spanish film next year. (Image: Facebook)
05:30 GMT

She's starred in numerous Arab shows, but now Jordanian actress Dana Hamdan will be starring in something different: a Spanish movie.

October 24, 2013

The cost of capital projects that need to be implemented to integrate Syrian refugees for a three- to five-year stay is estimated at around $870 million.
10:34 GMT

“The heavy presence of Syrians in the local market is the direct reason behind the increase in unemployment rates this year,” Saif said.

Jordan's King Abdullah and UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi discussed Jordan's willingness to support and facilitate a comprehensive political solution to the Syrian crisis. (Photo courtesy of the Jordan Times/ The Jordanian Royal Court)
07:14 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah and UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi discussed Jordan's willingness to support and facilitate a comprehensive political solution to the Syrian crisis.

October 23, 2013

Freedom of expression has largely been suppressed in Jordan. Any form of dissent or criticism towards the King can be tried as a crime in front of a military court without a jury under a 1961 penal code (Raad Adayleh/AP)
15:32 GMT

Human Rights Watch called on the UN to pressure Jordan to lift restrictions on freedom of expression before considering its bid for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council.

Superstars Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut in one of the scenes of their video in the city of Petra. (Image: youtube)
10:34 GMT

Bollywood stars Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan film their latest music video in picturesque Jordan.

October 22, 2013

Syrian workers eyed with suspicion as Jordanian government looks to legitimize workers. [Haytham al-Moussawi]
14:01 GMT

With many Syrian refugees working illegally in Jordan, the kingdom is prepared to start a mass exit if work permits aren't established by November 2013.