Jordan

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.

August 30, 2013

Jordanian actress Abeer Eisa appreciates the fame Khaleeji dramas granted her. (Image: Arab News)
05:00 GMT

Sometimes actors find fame overseas and not in their hometowns, and Jordanian actress Abeer Eisa found just that in the Gulf!

August 29, 2013

Pope Francis welcomes Jordan's King Abdullah prior a private audience on August 29, 2013 at the Vatican. (AFP)
16:38 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah and Pope Francis agreed on Thursday that dialogue is the only option for Syria, urging the Western states to rethink their potential strike.

Many of  Indian travellers to Jordan, mainly from Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, went to Jordan for religious reasons. Pictured: Mount Nebo. (Photo Credit: Getty Images).
08:46 GMT

Jordan, which is a five- and- a- halfhour flight from Delhi by Royal Jordanian Airlines, received 53,000 outwardly mobile Indians last year.

August 28, 2013

A US F-16 aircraft lands on May 20, 2007 after performing a training mission during the 2007 Falcon Air Meet in Azraq, Jordan. AFP PHOTO/US AIR FORCE/Wolfram M. Stumpf
13:37 GMT

Jordan's government spokesperson Mohamed Momani on Wednesday stated that no attack on Syria would be launched from its soil.

The two countries enjoy strategic interests and are signatory to several agreements in the areas of trade and investments.
11:09 GMT

Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC) President Nael Kabariti said this week that the chamber will organise a visit for a Jordanian delegation to Egypt next month to look into the possibility of establishing joint ventures.

Al Warsha theatre troupe will be recounting tales of the revolution in Jordan in September 2013. (Image: Facebook)
10:26 GMT

Egyptian theatre troupe El Warsha are heading to Jordan this September to give us a taste of their work at the Hakaya theatre festival.

August 27, 2013

“This dispute has serious foreign relations implications, evidenced by the filings of three governments in the courts below, in which U.S. ally Jordan protested that the sanctions ‘severely infringe’ its sovereignty and ‘punish Arab Bank for not violating Jordanian law.’”
13:03 GMT

A trial is scheduled to take place in January 2014, marking the first time a bank has been tried in the U.S. for terrorism financing under the act.

Jordanian Prime Minster Abdullah Ensour casts his vote in Amman on Tuesday. (Image via Jordan News Agency, Petra)
11:57 GMT

Despite military leaders meeting in Amman over a potential Syrian intervention, millions of Jordanians headed to local polling stations to cast their votes in the municipal elections.

According to Bino, the ACC has referred major cases to the judiciary (Courtesy of: the Jordan Times).
09:01 GMT

According to Samih Bino, the answer is yes.

UN inspectors are seen arriving at the hotel in Damascus on August 26, 2013, following their return from an inspection of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Moadamiyet al-Sham. (AFP)
08:18 GMT

Top Arab and western leaders are meeting in Amman for a two day conference on Syria assessing its impact on regional stability and the possibility of an internationally led military strike.

August 25, 2013

“We eye new markets such as Australia, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia and others because we do not want to be largely dependent on the Indian market only,” Majali said.
15:59 GMT

The company sold phosphate to Ethiopia at “slightly below cost price” in order to re-enter the Ethiopian market lost in a tender last year due to high competition from neighbouring countries,

A handout image, released by the Syrian opposition’s Shaam News Network on Friday, shows a relative weeping over the body of one of his family members killed during what Syrian rebels claim to be a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces in East Ghouta last week, during their funeral on the outskirts of Damascus (AFP photo)
15:25 GMT

Top Western and Arab military officials are scheduled to meet in Amman later this week to discuss 'regional security' and a possible intervention in Syria, according to the Jordanian Armed Forces.

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias performed live at Amman Citadel
12:28 GMT

The Amman citadel never sounded better with saucy Spanish singer Julio Iglesias live in concert last week.

August 22, 2013

Expatriates’ remittances went up at the end of July by 2.6 per cent to $2.16 billion,
08:35 GMT

The drop was attributed to a decline in the number of tourists seeking therapeutic services in the past few months and the drop of tourists in general in July, 2013.