Jordan

December 4, 2014

 Khordda founder Hana Faouri, Jordan’s upcycling queen, choreographs the best of Amman’s craftspeople in an occasional open market called Souk Sofdeh: a Christmas-themed one is set for December 6 from 12:00 - 6:00 pm. Meet local makers of art, crafts and food in her workshop near Paris Circle.
13:48 GMT

This Christmas, nix that tired red kaffiyeh for the family back home. Instead, here's the Bawaba guide to Amman's best-kept local secrets so you can holiday shop like you mean it!

The H2S gas spread from Israel into the Jordanian town of Aqaba on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
13:02 GMT

A gas pipe burst in the Israeli town of Eilat late Wednesday sending emissions across to Aqaba in Jordan, according to Petra news agency.

Sweet cancer patient Noor meets her idol Nancy Ajram in Amman. (Image: Facebook)
08:26 GMT

Never give up on your "Nancy Ajram dreams," because you might end up making them come true like little girl Noor did!

December 3, 2014

Jordanians bought nearly 90 per cent of the apartments as non-Jordanians purchased only 3,270 residential units in the first 11 months of the year,
19:17 GMT

Jordan's real estate trading is continuing unabated due to a steady surge in property sales, official data showed Tuesday.

Ali al-Hasanat back home in Petra, Jordan before his arrest. He is pictured with friends with a gun ‘used for target practice’.
16:47 GMT

A Jordanian man has been put in prison for threatening to blow up the Australian embassy in Amman and kill tourists from Australia.

The poll, which included a sample of 1,200 families in the country’s 12 governorates, addressed Jordanians’ satisfaction of five main rights.
14:00 GMT

Two-thirds of Jordanians (68.3 per cent) are satisfied with the socio-economic rights they enjoy,

Jordan's announcement came while France voted in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state. (AFP/File)
05:20 GMT

Jordan's envoy to the UN, Dina Kawar, said she would meet with Arab representatives to push for peace between Palestine and Israel.

December 2, 2014

Jordan, which is the largest producer of digital games in the region, contributes about 60 per cent of the games developed in the Middle East.
16:22 GMT

Sony Mobile is interested in cooperating with Jordanian game and app developers and boosting their skills.

November 30, 2014

Terminating the third tranche will save the Treasury around JD70 million as the government allocated JD210 million in direct cash compensation for fuel this year.
04:55 GMT

The government will not disburse the third tranche of cash payments to households in compensation for removing fuel subsidies, as international oil prices have been below $100 a barrel for more than two months.

November 28, 2014

Jordanians marched through the streets of downtown Amman Friday after midday prayers. (AFP/FIle)
20:11 GMT

Jordanians joined a rally organized by the Muslim Brotherhood in Amman Friday to condemn a recently announced Israeli plan to enshrine into law the country as the national Jewish homeland.

November 27, 2014

"The power of convincing will prevail tomorrow... I am confident that OPEC is capable of taking a very unified position," Naimi said
12:30 GMT

While the statistics speak in favour of a cut, the buildup to the OPEC meeting has seen one of the most heated debates in years.

November 26, 2014

Jordan's parliament in Amman. (AFP/File)
17:13 GMT

The Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it has summoned Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Daniel Nevo, protesting statements he had made to the media criticising the House and triggering a furious response from lawmakers.

How will Noor react when Nancy visits her in the hospital in Amman? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:33 GMT

Nancy Ajram has promised to meet a little girl with cancer and make her dream of them singing together come true. Aww!

November 25, 2014

Twelve Syrian refugees were deported back to their country by Jordanian authorities. (AFP/File)
05:39 GMT

Human Rights Watch criticized the Jordanian government for deporting vulnerable Syrian refugees back across the border.