Jordan

May 2, 2014

The victims are said to be a Jordanian medic and a Saudi male (File/AFP)
11:23 GMT

Two fresh cases of the deadly MERS virus have been detected in Jordan, the country's health ministry said.

May 1, 2014

The UN's refugee agency opened the camp to help ease the pressure of Syrian refugees entering Jordan (File/AFP)
17:23 GMT

A new refugee camp opened on Wednesday 100 kilometers east of Amman to hold 130,000 Syrians, fleeing violence.

April 29, 2014

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13:17 GMT

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The Jordanian ambassador was pulled from his car by gunmen in April. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

Jordan has agreed to hand over a Libyan militant in exchange for the release of its ambassador who was kidnapped in Libya in April.

Stressing that the Kingdom was no longer in the economic danger zone, he mentioned that foreign currency reserves went up from $6.6 billion in 2012 to around $12 billion at the end of last year and that the remittances of expatriates have gone up noticeably.
01:13 GMT

The premier expressed appreciation of all the countries that supported the Kingdom during the difficult conditions, especially those related to the Syrian crisis.

April 28, 2014

Azraq refugee camp, pictured here in March 2014, is set to officially open Wednesday this week (Courtesy of Elisa Oddone/Jordan Times)
13:39 GMT

Jordan's third refugee camp in Azraq has received it first group of Syrian refugees ahead of its official opening that is scheduled for later this week.

The third Amman Jazz Festival opens on April 30 with the participation of 16 groups and more than 70 musicians. (Image: Facebook)
10:47 GMT

The Amman Jazz Festival is back this month with performances by local, regional and international musicians.

April 26, 2014

Israel reacted to the Palestinian deal by canceling all negotiations (File/AFP)
09:51 GMT

The recent reconciliation deal between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority has received the stamp of approval from neighboring Jordan.

April 24, 2014

Jordan's leadership has repeatedly expressed concern over the fact that the Kingdom may suffer from a Syrian civil war spillover effect, particularly in terms of more jihadists entering the Kingdom (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP)
11:30 GMT

Jordan has added new controversial articles to its anti-terrorism law in its effort to stop local jihadists from heading to Syria to fight in the country's ongoing war.

Maan is experiencing an increase in civil unrest as citizens continue to clash with police forces. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT

One man died after riots broke out in Maan earlier this week.

April 23, 2014

The Institut Français in Jordan is collaborating with the Royal Film Commission-Jordan to bring together the Jordanian Short Film Competition. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:37 GMT

Jordanian filmmakers are now invited to submit their work for the Jordanian Short Film Competition.

In order to incentivise more Jordanian companies to join the programme, Jordan Customs is introducing new mechanisms that include revised and less stringent requirements and more benefits.
03:55 GMT

“This revised form will enable Jordanian trading companies to strengthen their competitive edge in both domestic and international markets,” the statement said.

April 22, 2014

Zaatari is Jordan's fourth largest city and the second biggest refugee camp in the world. (AFP/File)
12:04 GMT

Jordan's Zaatari problem - when a host community can't cope.

Al Aqsa mosque compound is Islam's third holiest site. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT

Jordan has summoned the Israeli ambassador to Amman over recent clashes at al Aqsa mosque compound in East Jerusalem.

April 20, 2014

The four men are accused of planning to help "would-be" jihadists enter Syria from Jordan. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Four citizens residing in the Jordanian city of Irbid were arrested late last week for allegedly attempting to facilitate the entry of “would-be Islamist fighters” into Syria, according to Islamist and official sources.