Jordan

March 17, 2014

Under the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty, Jordan is the protector of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
17:26 GMT

Jordanian Minister of Information Mohammad Momani released a statement Monday chiding Israel for stoking tensions at al Aqsa.

March 16, 2014

The Syrian refugee influx into Jordan has in some ways exacerbated the Kingdom's financial struggles to a new level (File Archive)
16:00 GMT

The World Bank has approved a $250 million loan to Jordan to help ease the country's growing fiscal strains.

March 14, 2014

Though tensions have increased between Jordan and Israel in recent months, the two countries continue to  adhere to the peace treaty signed in 1994 (photo courtesy: smh.com.au)
17:47 GMT

Clashes broke out on Friday in Amman as thousands of demonstrators protested against the killing of a Jordanian judge by Israeli soldiers.

March 13, 2014

The 180 million soft loan deal will be signed in Brussels on Tuesday (File Archive/Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT

Jordanian officials met with EU counterparts Wednesday to discuss a 180 million euro deal.

March 12, 2014

Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan's Mafraq already hosts 100,000 refugees (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP)
08:02 GMT

The U.N. announced Tuesday in Geneva that the third refugee camp in Jordan for Syrian refugees is expected to open by April 30th in the Azraq area of the Kingdom.

Angry Jordanians took to the streets this week in front of the Israeli Embassy in Amman to protest Zuaiter's death (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP)
06:44 GMT

MPs in Jordan are demanding a firm response to Israel for the death of Jordanian Judge Raed Zuaiter who died Monday after being shot by a border guard at the Allenby Bridge crossing.

March 11, 2014

Raed Alaa Addin Zieter was buried in Nablus Tuesday (Ahmad Gharbali/AFP)
19:00 GMT

The family of Raed Alaa Addin Zieter who was killed by Israeli forces Monday was laid to rest in Nablus Tuesday. Israel later issued a statement expressing regret for the death, according to related reports.

Palestinians carry the body of Raed Zeiter, 38, during his funeral in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on March 11, 2014, a day after he was shot dead by the Israeli military. (AFP)
13:33 GMT

The Jordanian judge who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Monday on the Allenby bridge crossing did not try to seize the gun of a soldier as Israelis claim, an eyewitness at the scene said Tuesday.

A Jordanian woman shouts anti-Israeli slogans during a protest in front of the Israeli embassy to demand the deportation of the Israeli ambassador, on March 10, 2014, in Amman following the killing of Raed Zeiter. (AFP)
08:10 GMT

The Jordanian government demanded Monday that Israel open a full investigation in the killing of Raed Zeiter who was killed on Monday by Israeli forces at Allenby Bridge.

Jordan wants to establish a nuclear reactor to cut down its dependency of foreign energy imports that currently account for 96 percent of the country's energy stock (File Archive/Shutterstock)
08:00 GMT

Jordan's Atomic Energy Commission is planning to sign two agreements with Russia's Rosatom to establish the country's first nuclear reactor.

Israel and Jordan signed a peace accord in 1994 and enjoy a productive relationship. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Israeli officials are open to a potential joint missile defense with Jordan and Egypt.

March 10, 2014

"Jordan Star" is currently in its auditions phase and airs every Friday on Roya TV. (Image: Facebook)
15:07 GMT

Jordan's first reality TV talent show competition "Jordan Star" has finally aired, but the reviews were very, very mixed!

Allenby border crossing is frequented by numerous Jordanian Palestinians. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

The man shot at the King Hussein Bridge Monday was a Jordanian Palestinian judge.

The Allenby Bridge is the main border crossing between Palestine, Israel and Jordan. (Image courtesy of petranightstours.blogspot.com)
09:27 GMT

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man at the Allenby Bridge crossing with Jordan on Monday, Israel's army and witnesses said.

Jordan consumes 100,000 barrels of oil a day, according to government figures (File Archive/Shutterstock)
07:56 GMT

Iraq's Oil Minister told media outlets this week that Baghdad is ready to double its crude oil exports to Jordan at "preferential prices."