Jordan

September 30, 2014

The beautiful Jasmine House in Amman is officially open for business! (Image: Facebook)
07:55 GMT

Under the patronage of the Mayor of Amman Aqel Biltaji, British-Arab photographer Sami Haven opened the beautiful Jasmine House with his exhibition "Yasmine of Gaza."

September 29, 2014

Israel officially banned the Islamic State and anyone associating with it at the beginning of September.
15:00 GMT

Police say the teacher admitted bringing the materials back to Israel from Jordan.

Jordan recently joined the likes of France, the U.S. and UK in air striking Islamic State positions in Syria (Image: U.S. Air Force)
09:31 GMT

Jordan's government on Sunday said the security situation in the country was stable amid rumours of jihadi support growing in the towns of Zarqa and Maan.

September 28, 2014

Since the beginning of 2014 and up until August, the year-to-date passenger traffic surged by 12.1 per cent to 4.93 million.
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"This is the first time in QAIA history that we exceed such a benchmark, and we eagerly look forward to reaching even greater heights in the future," he added.

Hajj is one of the Five Pillars, the five core acts in Islam that serve as the foundation of Muslim life. All Muslims must perform the mandatory pilgrimage to Mecca at, so lo least one time, if they are physically and financially able to do so. A tall order, as the experience isn’t cheap.
12:38 GMT

Hajj 2014: Countdown to the Islamic Pilgrimage

September 25, 2014

Soprano Zeina Barhoum stunned the audience with her beautiful at Samih's honoring event. (Image: Layalina)
08:45 GMT

The late Palestinian poet Samih al Qasim was honored at a beautiful event in the Jordanian capital Amman.

Jordan has the highest rates of ICT services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
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Around 7 per cent of the Kingdom’s population work in the ICT sector, whereas the regional rate does not exceed 4 per cent.

September 24, 2014

Abu Qatada had been deported from the UK to face trail in Jordan (File/AFP)
09:54 GMT

Radical Muslim cleric, Abu Qatada, was acquitted by a Jordan court of planning to carry out attacks against westerners in Amman Wednesday.

President Obama met with representatives from five Arab nations that joined the US in Syrian airstrikes, as well as Iraq, during a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting, September 23, 2014 (Saul Loeb/ AFP).
07:20 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama will go before the United Nations General Assembly and seek specific promises of military, financial or humanitarian support from each country against the Islamic State.

Is Jordan's Arabic news in trouble? Study finds more than 60 percent of content from local dailies comes from Petra news wire. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

A media study conducted by the newly minted media monitoring site, Akeeb, reports 63 percent of the content printed in major Arabic dailies comes "ready-made" from country news wire Jordan News Agency.

September 23, 2014

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09:21 GMT

The U.S. military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

September 22, 2014

Jordan is cracking down on its nationals that support or join the Islamic State (File Archive/ AFP).
18:00 GMT

Jordanian security authorities arrested several militants associated with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group who were preparing to conduct terrorist attacks in the Kingdom.

September 21, 2014

While Jordan's remained one of the few stable countries neighboring IS control, many believe extremist sleeper cells could begin to pose a threat inside the country. (AFP/File)
19:45 GMT

Jordanian security officials said on Sunday that they arrested 11 members of the Islamic State for plotting terrorism attacks in the Kingdom.

September 18, 2014

Is she THAT bad-looking? Zeina al Alami has been crowned as Miss Jordan 2014! (Image: YouTube snapshots)
10:33 GMT

Meet Zeina al Alami, the Jordanian woman highly ridiculed for being crowned Miss Jordan 2014!

September 15, 2014

Pilgrims performing the Haj (AFP/ File Archive).
08:31 GMT

The Jordanian government has confirmed that it issues temporary passports for Arab-Israeli passport holders to perform the Haj.