Jordan

June 18, 2014

The Arabtec saga dragged down the Dubai stock market and illustrated the opaque nature of corporate affairs in the region.
15:03 GMT

The chief executive of major Dubai construction firm Arabtec resigned on Wednesday after a tumultuous six weeks during which the company's share price plunged as much as 50 percent;

June 12, 2014

The King launched the project in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Rania and HRH Crown Prince Hussein as well as high-ranking officials, officers and local and international businesspeople.
11:47 GMT

His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday launched Abdali Boulevard, a JD300 million project, which is part of the $5 billion Abdali project, the largest mixed-use urban development scheme in Amman.

June 11, 2014

Al-Aqsa Mosque has been at the centre of clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian worshippers in recent months (File/AFP)
13:13 GMT

A Jordan minister called for Al-Aqsa Mosque to be protected from "Israeli violations" in Jerusalem, amid growing restrictions imposed on Palestinian worshippers.

June 10, 2014

Saif says it contributes to 12 per cent of the total national income and provides job opportunities for 10 per cent of the Kingdom’s workforce.
09:44 GMT

The government has allocated around $850 million from the Gulf Cooperation Council grant to start vital transport projects.

The international community commonly refers to East Jerusalem as "occupied" (AFP/ File).
09:32 GMT

On Monday the Ministry of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs summoned Australian Charge D'Affairs in Amman, John Feakes, to express concern regarding Australia's decision to no longer refer to East Jerusalem as "occupied".

June 9, 2014

Prince Zeid is considered generally popular with a solid reputation as a human rights advocate (AFP/ File).
14:43 GMT

His Royal Highness Prince Zeid, Jordan's former permanent representative to the UN has been nominated to replace South Africa's Navi Pillay as the UN high commissioner for human rights.

Assaf is getting ready for a charity concert in Amman next Tuesday. (Image: Orange Jo)
12:30 GMT

Mohammad Assaf will be singing at a charity dinner in Amman this June.

June 5, 2014

 Ibrahim Saif said that Kim’s visit “sheds light on the repercussions of the refugee crisis on the Jordanian economy”.
11:59 GMT

Harper described Jordan’s response to the refugee challenges as a “model” for the entire world.

June 4, 2014

“Jordan was importing 60% of its needs from Syria, but this has now stopped because of the unrest in Syria,” added Abdullah.
10:46 GMT

Commercial shipping lines between Egypt and Jordan are not sufficient for developing and increasing the volume of commercial trade, said Mohammad Abdullah.

“Now we’re updating our 10-year business plan and amending our route structure fleet,” Al Majali said.
03:55 GMT

Former chief executive executive, Amer Hadidi, stepped down in April after losses continued to hurt the airline, said Al Majali.

June 2, 2014

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet to discuss the  suspended Palestinian-Israeli peace talks (AFP).
05:00 GMT

United States Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a two-day visit to Jordan.

June 1, 2014

Salma and Ragheb will be reunited in Jordan this June! (Image: Facebook)
07:09 GMT

One small act for Ragheb Alama of inviting his former Arab Idol contestant to sing with him is one giant leap for Salma Rachid’s singing career.

May 28, 2014

Under Jordanian labour laws, an unlicensed change of activity is considered a violation of the law, and the number of Egyptian workers in violation of the law is unofficially estimated to be between 750,000 and one million workers.
05:59 GMT

Until now they have not been deported despite the decision having been made in the hopes that their affairs can be reconciled and the problem solved by paying the fine.

May 27, 2014

Syrian envoy Bahjat Suleiman was given 24 hours to leave by Jordanian authorities (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

The Syrian National Coalition called the expulsion of Assad's envoy to Jordan a "great victory," Monday, despite Amman attempting to downplay the incident.

Elissa loves to make her fans feel loved wherever they're from in the Arab world. (Image: Facebook)
07:24 GMT

Lebanese superstar Elissa congratulated Jordanians on the happiest day of their lives!