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Muslim Brotherhood supporters rally in Amman in 2014. (AFP/File)
February 22, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The rallies were planned by activists, unionists, and youth leaders in response to the government's recent economic measures.
Mohammad Al-Sarraj (Photo: joc.jo)
February 21, 2017 - 17:36 GMT
Champion of the 2016 IMET Squash Open, Jordan’s Mohammad Al-Sarraj, won the 2017 Cronimet Squash Open, which took place in Skelleftea, Sweden.
Jordan’s recent economic measures also increased fees for five-year passports for citizens from JD20 to JD50. (Pinterest)
February 21, 2017 - 06:38 GMT
Gazan holders of temporary Jordanian passports must now pay JD200 instead of JD25 to issue or renew a passport every two years, making it the most expensive passport in the world.
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February 19, 2017 - 17:39 GMT
Jordan Cup titleholders Ahli will play an away match against Syria’s Jeish on Monday, while reigning Jordan Professional Football League champs Wihdat will host Lebanon’s Nijmeh on Tuesday, as Round 1 of the 14th Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup kicks off.
Yanni performed in Jordan in 2016. (Facebook)
February 19, 2017 - 12:13 GMT
The controversial concert will be held in Aqaba.
Suhail Azzam, who will represent Jordan at the Asian Winter Games next week, in an undated photo (Photo: JOC Media Service)
February 16, 2017 - 14:41 GMT
Jordan will send two skiers to the 8th Asian Winter Games taking place in Sapporo, Japan, from February 19-26, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.
The Jordan Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission is tasked with routing out corruption at government agencies. (File photo)
February 16, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
The unnamed director is suspected of issuing fraudulent work permits.
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February 15, 2017 - 18:28 GMT
The Dead Sea Ultramarathon is to return and continue to be sponsored by LG Electronics, according to Run Jordan, the sole entity dedicated to bringing together different marathon events and races in Jordan under one umbrella.
The current four destinations, served by Royal Wings, bring an average of 400 tourists a week to Jordan through Aqaba. (Shutterstock)
February 15, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The Jordan Tourism Board is in the final stage of negotiations to bring more tourists from the UK and Italy to Aqaba via low-cost carriers.
Jordan’s Qusai Hubbub has his eye on the big time in fencing (Photo: JOC Media Service)
February 14, 2017 - 16:47 GMT
Fourteen-year-old Qusai Habboub has big ambitions, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.
Photo: Jordan Olympic Committee
February 14, 2017 - 15:57 GMT
Jordan finished the West Asian Table Tennis Championships with four gold, four silver and five bronze medals after a glorious final day in Aqaba, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.
Divorce is no joking matter in Jordan, which has the highest rate in the region (Flickr)
February 13, 2017 - 13:15 GMT
Jordan's fatwa department did not see it as a laughing matter.
The telecom sector in Jordan is subject to different taxes that are considered the highest in the region. (Shutterstock)
February 13, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Last week, the government scrapped a “100 percent sales tax exemption” on fixed and mobile Internet services, effectively raising the tax rate from 8 to 16 percent.
Tourism to Aqaba, Jordan is benefiting from the strong demand of local and Scandinavian countries. (File photo)
February 12, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Colliers International's hotel market report forecasts good news for resorts in Aqaba and Palm Jumeirah, buoyed by shifts in demand away from Egypt and Turkey.
The event is held every four years. Japan is the reigning champion.
February 09, 2017 - 15:50 GMT
Jordan plays Algeria in two friendlies this month as part of preparations for the 2018 AFC Women's Football Championship.
Earlier this month, the Cabinet decided to deduct 10 per cent of any sum above JD2,000 in monthly salaries of civil servants, and set a cap of JD3,500 on public sector salaries. (Shutterstock)
February 09, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Jordan's latest economic measures include raising taxes on cigarettes, soft drinks and telecom services, as well as increasing fees to issue passports from JD20 to JD50.