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The letter between Jordan and the IMF paves the way for the $700 million Extended Fund programme. (File photo)
July 27, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
A total of $700 million will be deposited at the CBJ over the years of the programme.
A Palestinian boy sits amidst used clothes and items at the weekly flea market in the Nusseirat Refugee Camp, central Gaza Strip, on February 29. (AFP/File)
July 26, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Many of those firms cited political instability, corruption, unreliable electricity supply and inadequate access to finance as factors that were holding them back.
Dubai is seeing exponential growth in foreigners owning property in the emirate. (AFP/File)
July 24, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Saudis and Jordanians are the top Arab buyers in the Dubai property market.
The World Bank is offering a series of loans to Jordan. (AFP/File)
July 24, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The World Bank is offering Jordan $1.4B to address health, education, and employment needs of Syrian refugees.
Al-Rukban, a Syrian refugee camp near the Jordanian border. (AFP/File)
July 22, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
MSF urged Jordan to open its northern border to allow Syrian refugees access to medical treatment.
Syrian refugees in al-Ruqban camp. (AFP/File)
July 22, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Conditions at the refugee camp on the Jordanian border have gotten so bad, some refugees are traveling back to Raqqa.
Prime Minister Hani Mulki attends the signing of a deal between Jordan and the EU on simplifying the rules of origin. (Photo courtesy of EU mission)
July 21, 2016 - 08:02 GMT
The major provision that is expected to make a difference is that the Europeans have allowed made-in-Jordan products to include more than 70 per cent of production inputs from non-local materials.
M16 assault rifles similar to the ones confiscated in Palestine. (Shutterstock)
July 20, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
The IDF confiscated pistols and M16s from Palestinians near the Jordanian border.
The Central Bank of Jordan said that banks can invest up to 10 percent of their capital. (File photo)
July 20, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
The Jordan Investment Fund aims at investing in national development for-profit mega projects in strategic sectors like transportation, energy, water and infrastructure.
The incriminating picture that started the scandal. (Twitter)
July 19, 2016 - 22:37 GMT
A Jordanian police officer is set to lose his job and spend the next two months in prison for a photo with Russian embassy employees.
Cartoon depicting people playing Pokémon Go in Amman, Jordan (Facebook/Osama Hajjaj)
July 19, 2016 - 13:08 GMT
Al Rai News reports that Jordan’s state tourism company has spoken to Nintendo about promoting tourism in the kingdom.
Queen Rania of Jordan. (AFP/Eric Piermont)
July 18, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Jordan's Queen Rania intervened personally to have a child released from police custody.
Oman football team
July 17, 2016 - 15:56 GMT
National football team coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro confirmed on Saturday that Oman will be playing five international friendlies between August and November.
A spokesman from the Greater Amman Municipality’s (GAM) traffic department claims the Uber app affects the flow of work for other means of transport. (File photo)
July 17, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Officials in Jordan have warned that the popular car-service app is not licensed in the country and have moved to ban the app, issue fines and confiscate vehicles driven illegally.
The International Finance Corporation sees great opportunities for Jordan to ramp up private sector participation in its economy. (Shutterstock)
July 17, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The Jordan Country Partnership Framework (CPF) 2017-2022 takes aim at economic growth, job creation, social inclusion and the refugee influx.
Syrian refugees stranded at the Hadalat border crossing, closed by Jordan after a recent attack on border guards. (AFP/File)
July 14, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Jordan allowed Syrian refugees wounded by a recent airstrike on a camp into the country for medical aid.