Jordan

November 3, 2014

A 37-year-old Jordanian allegedly threatened to bomb the Australian Embassy in Amman in a message sent via Facebook. (AFP/File)
19:20 GMT

A 37-year-old Jordanian went on trial Monday for an alleged plot to blow up the Australian Embassy in Amman.

Omar has long sang for Palestine throughout his career. (Image: Facebook)
14:27 GMT

Jordanian star Omar al Abdallat has had the honor of receiving the "Figure of the Year 2014" award in Palestine this week.

Benjamin Netanyahu sits with Jordan's King Abdullah during a meeting in 2010 (File/AFP)
08:26 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah held secret talks with the Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday amid recent tensions in the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Filmed in part in Wadi Rum, "Theeb" made it big at ADFF. (Image: Facebook)
06:57 GMT

Already having screened at festivals in Europe and North America, the Jordanian feature "Theeb" won more accolades over the weekend at ADFF.

November 2, 2014

Since the beginning of 2014 and up until September, the year-to-date passenger numbers soared to 5.55 million.
22:34 GMT

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman, Jordan, achieved a record-breaking feat by surpassing the 600,000 passenger traffic benchmar for the first time in the airport’s history

The official poster for the Anger Management Comedy Session event. (Image: Sajilni.com)
20:40 GMT

An exclusive interview with Maz Jobrani and Wonho Chung following their Anger Management Comedy Session gig in Amman!

King Abdullah also accused Israel of "brutal aggression" during the recent Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
14:24 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah said Sunday that the Hashemite Kingdom would continue to battle "Israeli unilateralism in Jerusalem" and to maintain Islamic and Christian places of worship in the city.

The international rating agency said the revised outlook for Jordan's rating was supported by expectations that the Kingdom's fiscal and external balances will continue to improve.
13:11 GMT

Jordan has regained its stable credit rating from Standard and Poor's (S&P) almost three years after a downgrade to negative.

The curving clays and sand soils of Iran’s salt desert,  Dasht-e Kavir, appear like swirls in fine lumber. Satellites can directly identify different minerals and recognize large geological structures and mineral deposits that are undetectable by ground-based surveys. Iran is one of the world’s most important mineral producers.
12:01 GMT

Middle East deserts as you've never seen them before - from orbit

October 29, 2014

The study also showed that the Syrian refugee influx impacted job opportunities in the private sector as Syrian workers highly compete with Jordanians in the non-official labour market.
14:08 GMT

Syrian refugees clinched more than 31,000 jobs, which constitute 91 per cent of job opportunities that Jordan is required to create annually.

Roughly 1,300 of the fighters are members of IS, while the rest are mainly members of al Nusra Front. (AFP/File)
12:41 GMT

More than 250 Jordanian Jihadi Salafists who joined movements in Syria fighting against the regime of President Bashar Assad have been killed since early 2011.

Jordan's King Abdullah walks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas during a visit to the West Bank (File/AFP)
09:52 GMT

Jordan has requested an urgent meeting with the UN Security Council over Israeli plans to build settlement units in Jerusalem and ongoing violence at the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Unnamed Islamist websites encouraged attacks against American or international schools across the Middle East (File/AFP)
08:49 GMT

US officials issued strong security warnings for American schools in the Middle East against potential terrorist attacks after an extremist website threatened to target Western educational facilities.