Residents criticised the company’s “vague” plans to rehabilitate the site, which they said “disregard the responsibility towards the people of Fuheis over the past 65 years”. (File photo)
December 05, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
As Lafarge awaits approval for its plans to develop the former cement factory into a green urban hub, some locals are skeptical of the benefits.
Up until now, the only protection available for women being threatened by male relatives was imprisonment known as
December 05, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The current system places women under 'protective custody,' essentially spending years in prison without charges, when their lives are threatened over so-called 'honor crimes.'
Eventually, up to 2 billion cubic metres of seawater will be transferred from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea annually under the Red-Dead project. (Shutterstock)
December 04, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
The US, UK, and EU countries have pledged donations towards the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea project, which is slated to begin in early 2018.
Around 200 men, women and children protested outside the parliament building in Amman demanding amendments to laws that discriminate against women in Jordan. (File photo)
December 02, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Activists have noted a rise in murders of women, often at the hands of their male relatives, in Jordan.
Queen Rania dedicated the award to Jordanians, whom she described as the “greatest humanitarians I know” for opening their homes and hearts to Syrian refugees. (Twitter/Rania Al Abdullah)
December 01, 2016 - 11:31 GMT
The Foreign Press Association has presented its newly-created Humanitarian Award to Jordan's Queen Rania in recognition of her work addressing the Syrian refugee crisis.
The finance for this water project is also in response to Jordan’s call to help in dealing with the consequences of the Syrian crisis. (AFP/File)
December 01, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The French Development Agency will provide two soft loan agreements totalling 132 million euros to support the state budget and the water sector.
Through the Netherlands’ support, up to 8,000 children will be able to enrol in the formal education system after the end of level exam. (WFP)
November 29, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The grants will support Jordan’s efforts in addressing issues such as education, economic development, host communities, social cohesion, human rights and good governance, renewable energy, and humanitarian assistance.
Lama Qubbaj (2nd from left) (Photo: Jordan Olympic Committee)
November 28, 2016 - 16:09 GMT
Lama Qubbaj is the toast of Jordan after winning the JJIF World Ju Jitsu title for the second year in a row, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.
Women's rights activists in Jordan. (AFP/File)
November 28, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
With the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in Jordan, themed “Stop the killing of women and girls”, activists, lawmakers and media figures reiterated the need to scrap the “inhumane” article.
Five consortiums have been shortlisted for the implementation and funding of the project. (File photo)
November 28, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The first phase of the $1.1B Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project comprises the installation of a desalination plant north of Aqaba with a capacity of 80-100 million cubic metres per year of desalinated water.
Masked men carrying swords and bats. (File photo)
November 27, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The student's rights body warned against undermining gravity of last week’s violence on campus.
The public sector’s impact on competitiveness was one of these main causes for low productivity, the report said, urging measures to reform public service and ensure equal opportunity in appointments.  (File photo)
November 27, 2016 - 08:46 GMT
The Economic and Social Council’s recent report notes that the Kingdom's public sector is the largest in the world given its ratio to population, and is plagued by challenges that have an adverse impact on competitiveness.
Reducing unemployment rates is not the responsibility of the ministry alone, citing that the number of university graduates in Jordan is on the rise and some majors do not meet the needs of labour market (
November 24, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
57.5 per cent of respondents said the economic situation in the country in 2016 has been either bad or too bad, compared to only 15.5 per cent who described it as excellent.
The strategy will essentially focus on financially-alienated categories that include adults with low income rates, micro-, small- and medium-sized projects, women, young people, non-Jordanians and refugees. (File photo)
November 23, 2016 - 05:39 GMT
Jordan has revealed its national strategy for 2018-2020 to raise the low rate of financial inclusion among adults in the Kingdom, standing at 24.6 percent.
Jordan opened the door to the recruitment of domestic helpers from Ghana, among other countries, in 2015 to meet the rising demand. (Shutterstock)
November 22, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
Around 30 Ghanaian domestic helpers tested positive for HIV in the first seven months of 2016, despite bringing health certificates claiming to be HIV-free.
According to the forum, the confidence in the real economy sub-index rose by 2.62 points in August 2016, the highest since the beginning of this year, reaching 105.47 points. (Jordan Times)
November 21, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
The forum seeks to measure the confidence of investors operating in the Jordanian market through three aspects: the Jordanian currency and monetary system, the real economy, and the Amman Stock Exchange.