Jordan

May 24, 2014

The Pope pictured with King Abdullah in the Vatican last month (File/AFP)
19:08 GMT

Pope Francis was greeted by King Abdullah and Queen Rania upon his arrival to Jordan for a three-day visit to the Middle East.

May 22, 2014

Estimation of the uranium resources in the central region are expected to increase as more exploration is carried out by JUMCO in the 350sq.km area.
03:29 GMT

The plant, he said, will have a capacity of 300-400 metric tonnes per year and can be expanded to 1,500 metric tonnes per year at a later stage.

May 19, 2014

Many refugees as well as Jordanians returning home after fighting among the ranks of Islamist rebels in Syria  have crossed into the Kingdom through the border crossing in Ramtha (File Archive)
07:17 GMT

At least one gunman and several others were wounded this weekend when Jordanian border guards clashed with militants along the Syria border.

May 15, 2014

Rowan Atkinson (aka "Mr. Bean") hitting up Petra on Wednesday (Image courtesy of Petra).
05:00 GMT

The actor who played Mr. Bean in the comedy show decided to hit up our region's ancient landmark of Petra.

May 14, 2014

Mobile penetration in Jordan reached 156 per cent at the end of 2013, with 10.3 million mobile subscriptions, according to official figures.
03:55 GMT

Mobile penetration in Jordan reached 156 per cent at the end of 2013, with 10.3 million mobile subscriptions, according to official figures.

May 13, 2014

Jordan's Ambassador to Libya, Fawwaz Eitan leaves Marka Military Airport on May 13, 2014 in Amman where he arrived following his release, a month after being kidnapped, in an exchange for a jihadist jailed for plotting bomb attacks. (AFP/KHALIL MAZRAAWI)
12:43 GMT

Jordan's Ambassador to Libya, Fawwaz Eitan leaves Marka Military Airport on May 13, 2014 in Amman where he arrived following his release, a month after being kidnapped, in an exchange for a jihadist jailed for plotting bomb attacks. Ambassador Fawaz Aitan was kidnapped three weeks ago in Tripoli by masked gunmen as he was being driven to work. They shot at his car and wounded his driver. AFP PHOTO/KHALIL MAZRAAWI

The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped by gunmen earlier this month. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

The Jordanian ambassador who was kidnapped in Libya last month has been freed.

"When we discussed with Jordanian authorities how public money should be spent, we proposed more expenditure on health and education, and less on energy subsidies,” Lagarde explained.
01:20 GMT

"When we discussed with Jordanian authorities how public money should be spent, we proposed more expenditure on health and education, and less on energy subsidies,” Lagarde explained.

May 9, 2014

Jordan's Azraq camp opened at the end of April and will house up to 130,000 refugees if necessary (Image: Jared Kohler/UN)
05:00 GMT

The newly constructed Azraq refugee camp in Jordan will definitely help the mass influx of Syrian refugees, but long term, there has to be a bigger solution.

May 8, 2014

Out of the total, 14,438 transactions were in Amman alone, accounting for 42 per cent, and 19,560 transactions were in other governorates, accounting for 58 per cent.
00:54 GMT

Real estate trading in the Kingdom went up by 26 per cent during the first four months of 2014.

May 7, 2014

Asked about the delays, as the scheme was supposed to open in 2010, he mentioned financial troubles faced by some investors after the global financial crisis. (Image: The Jordan Times)
03:02 GMT

The Boulevard is part of the $5 billion Abdali project, the largest mixed-use urban development scheme in Amman.

May 4, 2014

Billionaire Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal took time out of his overly-busy schedule to stop by Jordan’s Zaatari camp to see firsthand the fruits of his donations totaling $2.4 million since 2012. Although he’s doing more than his bit to help with the crisis, he said the international community must work to end the conflict in Syria.
14:38 GMT

Famous Faces Appear Amongst Zaatari Refugees

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.