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May 5, 2016

The Jordanian parliament in 2014. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Algeria and Jordan are bilaterally promoting women's participation in parliament.
Syrian refugees at the Jordanian border in 2014. (AFP/File)
12:17 GMT
Jordan has upped border security after discovering weapons and unrest at the Rugban refugee camp inside Syria.

May 4, 2016

Around 220,000 Jordanians used to come to Lebanon by land but stopped visiting the country when the borders closed following the war in Syria. (File photo)
12:00 GMT
Tourism to Lebanon saw a minor boost over Easter but tourism is unlikely to recover without more promotion and political stability, experts warn.
A representational image of a pigeon. (Shutterstock)
10:15 GMT
Jordanian border guards seized a homing pigeon and spy drone sent from Daesh.
Queen Rania's feather and sequinned dress was made by Valentino. (AFP/D Dipasupil)
07:59 GMT
Jordanian, Greek and Monegasque royals mixed with the biggest names in entertainment at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit in New York.

May 3, 2016

The Jordanian flag. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
The Jordanian senate approved amendments to the constitution addressing the king's powers and rights of dual citizens.
University of Jordan students perform communal funeral prayers for civilians killed in Aleppo this week. (Twitter/Rami Safadi)
11:30 GMT
Thousands gathered at the University of Jordan campus to raise awareness about the deadly escalation of violence in Aleppo this week.
Jordanian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood gather during a protest in the capital Amman on August 8, 2014. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
10:00 GMT
The group comprises founding members of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic Action Front in Jordan.

May 2, 2016

Jordan was ranked fifth among Arab countries in terms of press freedom. (Shutterstock)
14:00 GMT
A recent Freedom House report ranked Jordan 145th out of 199 in press freedom globally.
Jordan to host Assi Helani this May. (Facebook)
09:27 GMT
Assi Helani to perform in Amman this May.

April 29, 2016

The constitutional amendments roll back the promise of reforms made in the wake of the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
The changes grant the King power to hire and fire key appointments without any nomination or approval process from the government.
After widespread outrage Jordan has said the band can play in Amman (Guillaume Souvant / AFP)
08:41 GMT
After widespread outrage Jordan has said the band can play in Amman – but it's too late for their scheduled concert.

April 28, 2016

Jordanian King Abdullah II and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh. (AFP/File)
08:41 GMT
King Abdullah and King Salman, during an expanded meeting in the presence of high-ranking officials from both countries, expressed their keenness to boost Jordanian-Saudi relations in all fields in a way that serves the interests of both countries and peoples, the Royal Court statement added.
The King of Saudi Arabia receives King Abdullah of Jordan at the airport. (Twitter/Arab News)
06:00 GMT
During the meeting, they discussed the latest developments at regional and international arenas. They also discussed aspects of cooperation between the two countries and ways of enhancing them in all fields.

April 27, 2016

The LGBT Lebanese rock group were scheduled to play in Jordan on Friday – but the gig was abruptly cancelled on the grounds that their songs "contradict" religious belief (Facebook)
13:22 GMT
The LGBT Lebanese rock group were scheduled to play in Jordan on Friday – but the gig was abruptly cancelled on the grounds that their songs "contradict" religious belief.
Raids have increased recently in Jordan, which remains a corridor for drug trafficking. (File photo)
13:00 GMT
One person was arrested attempting to smuggle cocaine through the Amman airport, while others were arrested attempting to cross the border illegally.
Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila has been banned from performing in Jordan for "political reasons." (Musicmakesyouthink.com)
09:45 GMT
Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila has been banned from performing in Jordan for "political reasons."
Can Arabic make you smarter? (AFP / File)
09:05 GMT
Experts say the language contains many hidden benefits.
Jordan's Finance Minister warned that the forecast for economic growth is around 2.7 per cent this year, which is below the 3.5 per cent forecast in the state budget. (Flickr/Andrew E Larsen)
08:00 GMT
The new terms for the IMF's $700M-$800M Extended Fund Facility are expected to include more fiscal reforms and structural adjustments.
A scientific drawing of the norovirus at a microscopic level. (Shutterstock)
07:30 GMT
Jordan denied over 2,000 tourists entry after some passengers were found to have norovirus.

April 26, 2016

The railway will begin from Kuwait City and will pass through Dammam via Bahrain and  Qatar through Salwa border point.  (Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT
The new targeted completion date for the 2,117km railway, estimated at a cost of $15.4B, is 2018.
The coastal town of Eilat saw a violent altercation earlier today. (Albawaba)
10:17 GMT
A dipute turned dangerous between a Jordanian and an Israeli.
The UNHCR has praised a recent move by the Jordanian government to ease restrictions on Syrians working in Jordan. (File photo)
10:05 GMT
More than 85 percent of Syrian refugees in Jordan are living outside camps, living below the poverty line due to restricted access to jobs.

April 24, 2016

Friends of the Earth Middle East Director Gidon Bromberg stands at the shore of the Dead Sea. (Waterworld)
10:00 GMT
Proposals for the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project have been delayed until May 30.
Moroccan King Mohammed VI (C) visits a field hospital treating Syrian refugees at the Zaatari camp in northern Jordan, which houses around 36,000 refugees. (AFP/File)
09:21 GMT
The two officials stressed their countries' unique bilateral relations and the continuous coordination between His Majesty King Abdullah and Moroccan King Mohammed VI, noting that economic and commercial relations are still below aspirations.