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Traders and retailers are unable to compensate for the high taxes with purchasing power, as taxes increase and sales decrease, says a spokesman for the Garment Traders Association.  (Shutterstock)
January 16, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Jordan's traders are blaming taxes, customs duties, high-rents, random licensing for shops, and the absence of laws regulating sales and offers in the market for a 40 percent drop in sales.
The annual report by Dubai's Land Department revealed that the sum of real estate investment transactions for the year exceeded $24.7B from 55,928 investors.  (Shutterstock)
January 16, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
A total of 6,416 Arab investors from outside the GCC contributed over $3.2B to Dubai's real estate market last year, with Egyptians topping the list for numbers and Jordanians for value.
On individual criteria, Jordan stayed in 3rd place for size of government, rising from 8th to 7th for legal structure and property rights, and ranking 2nd in terms of access to sound money.  (Shutterstock)
January 16, 2017 - 05:51 GMT
The annual Economic Freedom in the Arab World Index ranks Arab League nations according to five criteria such as access to “sound money”, freedom to trade internationally and the regulation of credit, labour and business.
Jordan's Prime Minister Hani Mulki speaks to the media after his swearing-in ceremony. (AFP/File)
January 15, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Mulki was expected to make changes to a minimum of 10 portfolios in his 30-strong Cabinet, which was formed on September 28, 2016, following the September 20 parliamentary elections.
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Lina Annab said the ministry will install security cameras, lights and guiding signs at various tourist attractions to serve visitors. (Shutterstock)
January 15, 2017 - 06:13 GMT
Karak Castle was reopened to visitors earlier this month after 18 days of closure following December’s terror attack, with plans to push through with projects to enhance security and improve tourism.
At the international level, Petra lies along one of the world’s largest bird migratory flyways. (Shutterstock)
January 11, 2017 - 06:15 GMT
Jordan's city of Petra has joined the National Protected Areas Network in a move that will help preserve more than 750 plants and animals that live in the ancient city.
Flowers and pictures of victims have been laid in front of the Reina nightclub on January 5, 2017 in Istanbul, four days after a gunman killed 39 people on New Year's night. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
January 10, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The defendants are charged with incitement of hatred and expressing support for 'terrorism.'
Iraqi SWAT policemen show their skills during a ceremony to mark the 95th anniversary of the creation of the Iraqi police at the Shaabiyah training camp in the southern city of Basra on January 9, 2017. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
January 10, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The meetings are expected to address re-opening of the Trebil border crossing, security coordination, and economic concerns.
Ines Boubakri
January 09, 2017 - 17:32 GMT
Tunisian fencer Ines Boubakri, who won Olympic bronze in the foil at Rio 2016, says winning a Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award shows that Arab women exist.
There is also a big deficit in terms of the trade balance between the accord member states and the EU.  (Shutterstock/Valentina Photo)
January 09, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The trade volume among signatories of the Agadir free-trade agreement has been adversely impacted by the so-called Arab Spring and the fall-out of the global financial crisis.
The desks are currently on show as part of the 'Back to School' project. (File photo)
January 08, 2017 - 13:52 GMT
The desks are currently on show as part of the 'Back to School' project.
Trump promised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he would recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's undivided capital if he emerged triumphant in the US presidential election. (AFP/File)
January 07, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
A high-ranking Jordanian official has warmed US President-elect Donald Trump of “catastrophic” repercussions in case he opts to honor his campaign pledge to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.
Flowers and pictures of victims have been laid in front of the Reina nightclub on January 5, 2017 in Istanbul, four days after a gunman killed 39 people on New Year's night. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
January 06, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Jordanian victims and their families were being abused online as some people praised the attacker who opened fire on a nightclub on New Year's Eve.
Syrian refugees look for water at the Rukban camp on the Jordanian border. (AFP/File)
January 05, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The northeastern border has been declared a closed military zone since June.
A total of 655,675 Syrians are registered as refugees with the UNHCR in Jordan, but officials estimate that the number of Syrians living in Jordan is over 1.3 million. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
January 05, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The number of Syrian students at public schools in Jordan is estimated at around 165,000 but psychological, cultural and financial pressures are resulting in poor performance.
Among the grievances are claims that recent fare hikes are not enough to cover expensive living conditions and mounting costs in Amman.  (Amman al Youm)
January 04, 2017 - 09:09 GMT
Cabbies in the Jordanian capital have picketed Parliament to ban “criminal applications” such as Uber and Careem, and for a review of taxis’ waiting and running fares.