Jordan

April 17, 2014

Orlando sits with Syrian refugees on his visit to the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. (Image: UNICEF)
07:47 GMT

Actor and Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visited the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan to highlight the plight of Syrian refugees.

Aitan was kidnapped in Tripoli on Tuesday by an anonymous armed group. (Courtesy of The Jordan Times)
07:19 GMT

Libyan authorities said they still have no news about the fate of Fawaz Aitan, the Jordanian ambassador who was abducted in Tripoli on Tuesday morning.

April 16, 2014

Jordan's armed forces is expected to release a more detailed report later Wednesday (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
12:24 GMT

Jordan's air force shot down armored vehicles trying to enter the Kingdom from Syria Wednesday.

Tuesday’s ruling marked the longest prison term handed down to a non-Jordanian suspected of providing military support to the FSA. (AFP/File)
10:38 GMT

The Jordanian State Security Court on Tuesday sentenced three Syrians to five-year prison terms for attempting to provide arms and explosives to the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

April 15, 2014

Jordan's ambassador was kidnapped from his car by militants Tuesday (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
20:02 GMT

Jordan's ambassador to Libya is being held by Al Qaeda-affiliated kidnappers who are demanding the release of a Libyan who is serving a life prison sentence in Jordan.

A Libyan official said that the militants opened fire at al-Etan's vehicle, wounding his driver and forcing the diplomat out at gunpoint. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT

Unidentified Libyan gunmen on Tuesday abducted Jordan's ambassador to Tripoli, officials reported.

April 13, 2014

Karim beautifully curated the Springs & Pianos Festival in Amman this week. (Image: Facebook)
17:17 GMT

Karim Said, alongside a number of talented fellow musicians, brought the Strings & Pianos stage to life with live recitals of Chopin, Dvorak and Rachmaninov.

Happy Jordan: Solid choreography and slick production make this a winner!  Produced by BeAmman, a grassroots website that promotes the city of Amman, it sets spectacular dance moves against the backdrop of the Citadel, Roman Amphitheater and Amman skyline. Best scene? The two old men in red fez waving their coats as they dance down the street!
14:17 GMT

If it hasn't already reached its sell-by, what’s the appeal of Pharrell William’s pop sensation “Happy”? and how has it fared across the Middle East's far-flung corners?

Munther Rihana fell, but he's rising again! (Image: Facebook)
11:01 GMT

Ouch! Munther Rihana sustained injuries after falling from the horse he was riding during filming of the TV drama "Al Malhami".

April 12, 2014

Highly-anticipated: Macadi will be performing in Cairo this month. (Image: Soundcloud)
11:39 GMT

Macadi Nahhas returns to Cairo's Al-Genaina Theatre on Friday 18 April as part of the venue's early spring programme.

April 10, 2014

Karim Said at the piano keys. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

"Karim Said is not to be missed. Seriously." wrote one Facebook fan on her deep desire to see this piano playing dude in concert this week.

April 9, 2014

Coca Cola Street Rules - Jordan
13:40 GMT

A heartwarming story about a group of passionate and football crazy teens who come from a small village on the outskirts of Amman, Jordan...

He added that the volume of projects that applied to benefit from the Investment  Promotion Law reached JD1.92 billion (around $2.7 billion) in 2013 compared to JD1.61 billion ($2.2 billion) in 2012.
03:55 GMT

In previous remarks to The Jordan Times, Ruoshoud said Jordan's investment inflows rose by 19.5 per cent in 2013 “reflecting investors’ confidence in the Kingdom’s economy and business environment".

ICT Minister Azzam Sleit, who did not wish to name the company, said the door remains open for other operators to acquire such frequencies to introduce 4G services, which enable data transfer rates of up to 150 megabits per second.
00:43 GMT

One of the country’s three telecom operators has submitted an official request to acquire frequencies to introduce fourth generation (4G) services in the Kingdom, a government official said on Tuesday.

April 8, 2014

Amman and Beijing agreed to expedite the implementation of development schemes China has agreed to fund through grants
09:55 GMT

China has extended more than $162 million to Jordan in the form of loans and grants between 1999 and 2013.