Jordan

November 16, 2014

A Palestinian woman gestures as it rains near a house that was destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip, on November 16, 2014. [AFP]
21:41 GMT

The investigation committee of the UN Human Rights Council has listened to testimonies of victims’ families and civil society organizations, the representative of Palestine to the HRC said Saturday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan's King Abdullah will cement an agreement to reduce tensions in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
09:47 GMT

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly set to meet Jordan’s King Abdullah II over the next two days for further discussions on tensions surrounding al Aqsa mosque.

Jordan Phosphate Mines Company was founded in 1949. (File)
08:17 GMT

Jordan Phosphate Mines Company profits rose by 217.3 percent in the first nine months of 2014 due to maximized operations.

Shareholders' equity totalled JD771 million at the end of September 2014, higher than the JD762.3 million as of December 31, 2013.
04:55 GMT

Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC) maximised its operational profit by 217.3 per cent, or JD22.9 million, during the first nine months of this year.

November 14, 2014

The border town of Arsal has been the site of fierce clashes between militants and the Lebanese army in recent months, sparking high tensions between Syrians refugees and Lebanese host communities. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT

A bomb hit a Lebanese military vehicle Friday in the outskirts of Arsal's northeast region, according to a security source, wounding two soldiers.

November 13, 2014

Yasser Arafat was the kindest and simplest person you could meet. He was the superhero of Palestine. I was born in 1974 and Arafat opened my eyes. He was my president. I remember when he died, it was a disaster for all of Palestine and the people were in the streets crying.  — Dr. Ashraf A. Ijneid, 40, businessman from  Ramallah
20:02 GMT

Al Bawaba went out in Amman this week to find out how Palestinians are feeling about Yasser Arafat ten years after his death.

Interior Minister Hussein Majali delivers an address at the seventh Amman Security Colloquium on Wednesday. [Petra photo]
04:00 GMT

As the region’s instability and political complications linger, Jordan still believes in the importance of creating a weapons of mass destruction free zone (WMDFZ) in the region, Interior Minister Hussein Majali said Wednesday.

November 12, 2014

 Abbas is also to meet Washington's top diplomat John Kerry to discuss the upsurge in violence in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. [AFP]
18:00 GMT

PA chief scheduled to meet Kerry in Amman on Thursday to discuss the peace process.

Jordan, one of the US's closest allies in the region, is aiding America in an air strike campaign against ISIL. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Jordan on Thursday for discussions with King Abdullah II.

November 11, 2014

Arafat was always vague about his upbringing. He claimed to have been born in Jerusalem in 1929, but may actually have been born in Cairo. He studied engineering in Egypt, and is thought to have gained military experience with the Egyptian army around the time of the 1956 Suez crisis.
15:37 GMT

Yasser Arafat's checkered legacy remembered in 10 flashpoint images that remind us it wasn't all black and white for the Palestinian icon-- reviled and revered in equal measure- who knew controversy and divisions - of his own people as well as his beef with Israel and the international community who, in his time, closed rank with the US and Israel.

Jordan's King Abdullah II. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Upon the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah, the army on Monday dispatched a military aircraft laden with humanitarian assistance, including various supplies and blankets, to Iraq.

November 10, 2014

A Jordanian court has sentenced four men to jail on charges of membership in the ISIL terrorist group. [AFP]
18:44 GMT

A Jordanian court has sentenced four men to jail on charges of membership in the ISIL terrorist group and promoting the Takfiri group on social media networks.

Qattan has now fully recovered following his liver transplant in Italy. (Image: Facebook)
16:05 GMT

How did Jordanian singer Toni Qattan answer to one skeptical caller who accused him of being an alcoholic?

 King Abdullah mosque in Amman, Jordan.
14:32 GMT

In another move to crack down on ISIS supporters in the country, Jordanian authorities have ordered clerics to preach only moderate Islam

Israeli soldiers walk through the Al Aqsa compound following days of intense clashes, November 5, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT

Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur called ongoing tensions in Jerusalem a "stab wound" on the country's relationship with Israel.