Jordan

December 24, 2014

A screenshot taken from a Daesh video shows militants holding a Jordanian national captive. (Al Bawaba/File)
12:21 GMT

A warplane belonging to coalition forces has allegedly been shot down in Syria, with the Jordanian pilot being held captive.

December 23, 2014

Al Samhouri exchange
20:14 GMT

The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) on Sunday closed down a major currency exchange company for administrative and financial violations.

December 21, 2014

Jordan ended its eight year capital punishment ban (Image: Shutterstock)
12:30 GMT

Jordan ends its eight year ban of the death penalty by hanging 11 men convicted of murder.

December 19, 2014

The Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood has closely been watched since it was listed as a terrorist organisation. (AFP/File)
12:40 GMT

A Muslim Brotherhood deputy in Jordan has gone on trial at a military court for criticizing the UAE.

He added that JIC will cover the entire Kingdom through specialised employees with offices in the governorates.
00:24 GMT

The "investment window" will officially be launched in mid-April 2015, Jordan Investment Commission (JIC) President Montaser Okla said Thursday

December 17, 2014

Kuwait and Jordan enjoy strong ties. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Jordanian and Kuwaiti officials met in Kuwait to discuss a possible military cooperation.

ASELSAN, established by the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation at the end of 1975, is a Turkish corporation that produces tactical military radios and defense electronic systems for the Turkish army.
04:55 GMT

Turkish military electronic defense systems corporation ASELSAN launched a production plant via a joint partnership between the Turkish firm and a Jordanian company.

December 15, 2014

Prices are set to remain under $100 oil a barrel
06:55 GMT

Zawaneh told The Jordan Times the “government should play it smart” and build the law based on an average price, “not to go for $30 and not to keep it exaggerated as $100”.

December 14, 2014

Disneyland and Al-Waleed Bin Talal: This Saudi prince has a soft spot for Disney princesses! The philanthropist came to the rescue for the struggling Paris offshoot of the original, California-based Disneyland with a $1 billion euro bailout. He owns ten percent of Euro Disney SCA, which operates Disneyland Paris.
21:33 GMT

Global brands that you never knew were owned or part-owned by Arabs!

Majida performs on the Al-Ahliyya Amman University stage on December 12, 2014. (Image: Facebook)
13:26 GMT

Majida el Roumi graced the stage in Amman on Friday, with a beautiful concert filled with "Love and Peace."

December 11, 2014

The visit lasted several hours after which El-Sisi returned to Egypt. It comes ten days after Jordan's King Abdullah II visited Cairo for similar talks. (AFP/File)
21:31 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II agreed in a meeting in Amman on Thursday on the necessity of a political solution to the Syrian conflict and the resumption of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made his first visit to Jordan since becoming leader in June. (AFP/Getty)
14:31 GMT

Egypt's premier Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held talks with his Jordanian counterpart King Abdullah on his first visit to the kingdom Thursday.

December 10, 2014

"I can't accept having my history stigmatised with approving a deal that might harm Jordan and Jordanians. The government is here to serve the country and its interests," the premier said.
21:32 GMT

Lawmakers on Wednesday recommended that the government shelve a planned natural gas deal with Israel following two long sessions dedicated to discussing the controversial issue.

Jordan currently imports 97% of its energy, paying at least double what it would pay for Israeli gas.
18:01 GMT

Buying Israeli gas will save the Jordanian economy $1.5 billion a year.

December 9, 2014

Bahrain has dealt with widespread unrest since protests began in 2011. (AFP/File)
16:39 GMT

Bahrain's Interior Ministry says a policeman who lost his life in a blast southwest of the capital Manama was a Jordanian officer who was present in the kingdom under a security exchange program.