Jordan

November 5, 2014

Iraqi Christians displaced by the violence in their country wait in line for aid. [AFP]
08:13 GMT

Speaking at a meeting to announce the formation of the committee, Wael Suleiman, executive director of Catholic relief organisation Caritas in Jordan, noted that around 100 to 150 new Iraqi refugees arrive in Jordan every day from Erbil after leaving their homes in Mosul and Nineveh.

A total of 24 Jordanians have been referred to the State Security Court for alleged ISIL ties over the past two months.
08:04 GMT

The four men, whose ages range between 18 and 24, are said to be members of the hard-line Jihadi Salafist movement.

November 4, 2014

Nomads Rugby team
20:09 GMT

The words rugby and Jordan are not two words that one often hears together. A country obsessed with football and woefully short on green open spaces doesn’t lend itself to a full contact sport. However, if you can find it, the game is alive and well here.

Mohammad Dahabi was found guilty of embezzlement in 2012. (AFP/File)
14:17 GMT

The government has requested former intelligence chief Mohammad Dahabi to pay JD20 million to the Treasury within 60 days.

Non-Jordanian investors registered 4,263 buying transactions, 2,899 for apartments and 1,364 for lands.
13:57 GMT

Apartment transactions value reached JD256.4 million constituting 64 per cent of the total transactions.

Recent threats against teachers in Amman have caused Jordan to increase security. (AFP/File)
13:23 GMT

The Australian embassy has said the dispute is currently in the hands of Jordanian authorities.

Separate data published on Monday showed that activity in the eurozone's manufacturing sector nudged higher in October as businesses cut prices.
05:55 GMT

Oil prices fell Monday, hit by a strengthening dollar as dealers digested global manufacturing data for clues about demand growth.

November 3, 2014

A 37-year-old Jordanian allegedly threatened to bomb the Australian Embassy in Amman in a message sent via Facebook. (AFP/File)
19:20 GMT

A 37-year-old Jordanian went on trial Monday for an alleged plot to blow up the Australian Embassy in Amman.

Omar has long sang for Palestine throughout his career. (Image: Facebook)
14:27 GMT

Jordanian star Omar al Abdallat has had the honor of receiving the "Figure of the Year 2014" award in Palestine this week.

Benjamin Netanyahu sits with Jordan's King Abdullah during a meeting in 2010 (File/AFP)
08:26 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah held secret talks with the Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday amid recent tensions in the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Filmed in part in Wadi Rum, "Theeb" made it big at ADFF. (Image: Facebook)
06:57 GMT

Already having screened at festivals in Europe and North America, the Jordanian feature "Theeb" won more accolades over the weekend at ADFF.

November 2, 2014

Since the beginning of 2014 and up until September, the year-to-date passenger numbers soared to 5.55 million.
22:34 GMT

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman, Jordan, achieved a record-breaking feat by surpassing the 600,000 passenger traffic benchmar for the first time in the airport’s history

The official poster for the Anger Management Comedy Session event. (Image: Sajilni.com)
20:40 GMT

An exclusive interview with Maz Jobrani and Wonho Chung following their Anger Management Comedy Session gig in Amman!