Jordan

September 16, 2013

Syrian army soliders walk in the Damascus suburb of Jobar in August. Jordan said on Sunday that it is currently housing over 2,000 Syrian army defectors. (AFP)
07:00 GMT

The Jordanian government on Sunday announced that it is currently hosting 2,130 defectors from the Syrian army in a special military complex.

September 15, 2013

During his visit, the mayor said GAM will focus on activating tourism and commercial activity in downtown. Amman.
14:35 GMT

During a tour of the two areas, the mayor spoke to residents and traders and listened to their comments and proposals, noting that GAM is preparing plans that will safeguard the city’s architectural and historical heritage, restore its elegance and eliminate visual pollution.

September 12, 2013

he King stressed the need to boost foreign investments in Jordan by implementing mega-projects concerned with securing energy and water security, according to a Royal Court statement.
09:43 GMT

“I am fully aware of Jordanians’ difficult economic conditions and that requires ministers to go to the files and solve citizens’ woes,” the Monarch said.

The 17-sq m lounge is designed to offer guests a comfortable environment to relax while they wait for their luggage.
09:12 GMT

General manager Livio Faverio said, From the moment our guests walk off the airplane and until they arrive safely at Four Seasons Hotel Amman, they will receive the same level of five-star service they are used to receiving at any of our hotels the world over.

September 10, 2013

Jordan beats Uzbekistan on penalty kicks in World Cup qualifier
18:44 GMT

Jordan secured a historic win over Uzbekistan in the second leg of their World Cup play-off, making a huge step towards the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

An MP opened fire using a AK-47 on his colleague in the Jordanian House of Representatives in Amman on Tuesday. (Image for illustrative purposes, courtesy of The Jordan Times/Hassan Tamimi)
09:51 GMT

The sound of gunshots rang throughout the Jordanian House of Representatives on Tuesday morning, amid reports that one MP had opened fire during a parliamentary session.

September 6, 2013

Jordan 1-1 Uzbekistan
21:23 GMT

Jordan's hopes of a first World Cup finals appearance remain alive after tying Uzbekistan at home on Friday, during the qualifying playoff.

A Syrian refugee boy sits on the side of the road at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan (AFP)
12:57 GMT

Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour reiterated Thursday that Jordan will not partake in any strike on Syria, and will not be a launchpad for military action.

September 5, 2013

Jordan has seen the largest number of Syrian refugees entering its borders out of all Syria's neighbours since the conflict began in 2011. (AFP)
12:21 GMT

Jordanian officials say there are some 50,000 Syrian refugees awaiting to enter the country as anticipation of a US-led strike on Syria prompts thousands to flee their homes.

September 4, 2013

"Riddick" flick (Image: Facebook)
11:52 GMT

Every story has its inspiration, and Jordan just so happens to be it for the latest "Riddick" installment, starring our fave action man Vin Diesel.

ordanian opposition protesters shout slogans during a anti-US demonstration outside the US embassy on September 1, 2013 in the Jordanian capital Amman. (AFP)
10:59 GMT

The Jordanian Armed Forces are on high alert in anticipation of a potential Syria strike.

September 3, 2013

In 2012, around 30 ICT firms, including gaming and content development companies, closed their offices and left the Kingdom.
10:10 GMT

“International companies used to view Jordan as an ICT hub, but nowadays, we are seeing companies leaving the Kingdom and others that have decided against opening offices here", said chairman of Jordan Gaming Task Force.

September 2, 2013

The minister said that priority was given to funding “added-value projects that can solve central issues of energy, water and transportation”.
07:36 GMT

Qatar is the only member of the council that has not paid any part of its contribution.

“Our top priority at JIB is to attract investments in the renewable energy sector due to the dire need of the Kingdom to diversify energy resources," said Awni Rushound, CEO of the Jordan Investment Board.
07:26 GMT

Foreign investments remain crucial to financing Jordan's renewable energy aspirations, and other countries are ready to jump on the bandwagon.

September 1, 2013

A file picture taken on November 13, 2012, shows Terror suspect Abu Qatada arriving at his home in northwest London, after he was released from prison. (AFP)
13:58 GMT

Radical cleric Abu Qatada, who has been charged with life imprisonment over plotting terror attacks, will begin his trial in Amman in the upcoming 10 days.