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The meeting was reportedly postponed on news that participation of the EU companies was weak. (File photo)
January 24, 2017 - 11:05 GMT
Jordan's Ministry of Trade and Industry has cancelled the EU-Jordan Trade and Business conference, set to discuss the EU's new rules of origin relaxation scheme which would have facilitated investment in the country.
Jordan's King Abdullah II (R) talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas before a meeting at the Royal Palace in Amman on November 12, 2014. (AFP/File)
January 23, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
bbas said that the two leaders had discussed the consequences and procedures to be undertaken in case Trump followed through with his campaign promise.
Satellite image of the Rukban Syrian refugee encampment at the Jordanian berm on Jordan-Syria border. (File photo)
January 21, 2017 - 11:56 GMT
The camp is home to refugees and to opposition groups who are active against both the regime of Bashar Assad and the Daesh extremist militant group, and was targeted by bombings last year.
Clashes in Jordanian parliament in Tuesday evening (screenshot)
January 18, 2017 - 10:47 GMT
Angry MPs lashed out following Tarek Khoury’s controversial claims, which have sparked debate on social media.
A picture taken on November 18, 2014 from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the Quneitra border crossing with Israel shows smoke billowing from buildings in Syrian territory (AFP Photo/Jalaa Marey)
January 17, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Jordan's army is monitoring a Daesh-affiliated group said to be near Syria's borders with Jordan and Israel.
In 2016, visitors from Asia and the Pacific increased by 19.5 percent but the number of visitors from Gulf Arab countries dropped by 10 percent compared to 2015.  (Shutterstock)
January 17, 2017 - 06:25 GMT
Jordan's visitor numbers are up, but they have been spending less, according to the Jordan Tourism Board.
Traders and retailers are unable to compensate for the high taxes with purchasing power, as taxes increase and sales decrease, says a spokesman for the Garment Traders Association.  (Shutterstock)
January 16, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Jordan's traders are blaming taxes, customs duties, high-rents, random licensing for shops, and the absence of laws regulating sales and offers in the market for a 40 percent drop in sales.
The annual report by Dubai's Land Department revealed that the sum of real estate investment transactions for the year exceeded $24.7B from 55,928 investors.  (Shutterstock)
January 16, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
A total of 6,416 Arab investors from outside the GCC contributed over $3.2B to Dubai's real estate market last year, with Egyptians topping the list for numbers and Jordanians for value.
On individual criteria, Jordan stayed in 3rd place for size of government, rising from 8th to 7th for legal structure and property rights, and ranking 2nd in terms of access to sound money.  (Shutterstock)
January 16, 2017 - 05:51 GMT
The annual Economic Freedom in the Arab World Index ranks Arab League nations according to five criteria such as access to “sound money”, freedom to trade internationally and the regulation of credit, labour and business.
Jordan's Prime Minister Hani Mulki speaks to the media after his swearing-in ceremony. (AFP/File)
January 15, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Mulki was expected to make changes to a minimum of 10 portfolios in his 30-strong Cabinet, which was formed on September 28, 2016, following the September 20 parliamentary elections.
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Lina Annab said the ministry will install security cameras, lights and guiding signs at various tourist attractions to serve visitors. (Shutterstock)
January 15, 2017 - 06:13 GMT
Karak Castle was reopened to visitors earlier this month after 18 days of closure following December’s terror attack, with plans to push through with projects to enhance security and improve tourism.
At the international level, Petra lies along one of the world’s largest bird migratory flyways. (Shutterstock)
January 11, 2017 - 06:15 GMT
Jordan's city of Petra has joined the National Protected Areas Network in a move that will help preserve more than 750 plants and animals that live in the ancient city.
Flowers and pictures of victims have been laid in front of the Reina nightclub on January 5, 2017 in Istanbul, four days after a gunman killed 39 people on New Year's night. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
January 10, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The defendants are charged with incitement of hatred and expressing support for 'terrorism.'
Iraqi SWAT policemen show their skills during a ceremony to mark the 95th anniversary of the creation of the Iraqi police at the Shaabiyah training camp in the southern city of Basra on January 9, 2017. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
January 10, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The meetings are expected to address re-opening of the Trebil border crossing, security coordination, and economic concerns.
Ines Boubakri
January 09, 2017 - 17:32 GMT
Tunisian fencer Ines Boubakri, who won Olympic bronze in the foil at Rio 2016, says winning a Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award shows that Arab women exist.
There is also a big deficit in terms of the trade balance between the accord member states and the EU.  (Shutterstock/Valentina Photo)
January 09, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The trade volume among signatories of the Agadir free-trade agreement has been adversely impacted by the so-called Arab Spring and the fall-out of the global financial crisis.