Jordan

December 1, 2013

Jordan was one of the top ranked countries for economic freedom in the report, despite its growing notoriety for some of the highest taxes in the region. Jordanians gathered earlier this year to protest against tax hikes on cooking gas and telecommunications (AFP)
06:48 GMT

A recent report released by a Canadian public policy think tank suggests that Bahrain, Jordan and the UAE have the highest levels of economic freedom in the region.

Jordanian soldiers watch over Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their country after they crossed into Jordanian territory with their families from Syria into Jordan. [haaretz]
04:40 GMT

Civilians were killed crossing the Jordanian-Syrian border increasing death toll of the number of refugees by ten.

Safa said that she will be speaking in her native Jordanian accent in her new drama. (Image: Facebook)
04:00 GMT

Actress Safa Sultan is returnign to Jordanian dramas in a new production next year.

November 27, 2013

EU Ambassador to Jordan Joanna Wronecka announced the additional funding for Jordan from the EU late Tuesday (Courtesy of EU EuroMed)
12:02 GMT

EU's bilateral grant funds to Jordan for 2011-2013 now exceed 330 million euros with Tuesday's announcement that the European Parliament has approved another 180 million euro package for Jordan.

Currently, one litre of unleaded 90-octane gasoline is sold at JD0.810, while a litre of 95-octane is priced at JD0.98.
03:55 GMT

The nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers in Geneva on Sunday could also be a boon for the Jordanian fuel market in the coming weeks, an oil expert predicted Monday.

November 25, 2013

Also as endorsed by the Cabinet, a one-year “free residence permit” will be granted to any investors who should deposit JD30,000 in the name of the interior minister.
10:58 GMT

Interior Minister Hussein Majali instructed on Sunday all concerned government agencies to ease residency and visa procedures for investors and businesspeople.

November 21, 2013

Refugees gather in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp (File Archive/AFP)
09:00 GMT

Jordan's government is planning to hire more medical cadres and teachers next year in response to rising demand-and pressure-on health and educational services due to the growing influx of Syrian refugees.

Uruguay 0-0 Jordan (agg 5-0): South Americans seal World Cup berth despite bore draw
00:59 GMT

Oscar Tabarez's men were unable to break down their Asian opponents in Montevideo but it mattered not in light of their resounding win in Amman last week

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.