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September 15, 2014

Pilgrims performing the Haj (AFP/ File Archive).
08:31 GMT
The Jordanian government has confirmed that it issues temporary passports for Arab-Israeli passport holders to perform the Haj.

September 14, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Queen Alia Airport on September 10, 2014 in Amman. [AFP]
08:00 GMT
Several opposition groups in Jordan have warned the government against participating in a US-led international coalition aimed at defeating the ISIL Takfiri militants.
Tactics are outlined before the Raqqa attack. [Channel 4]
06:29 GMT
The Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) have strengthened their presence along the Iraqi border on Sunday as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) reportedly inched towards Jordanian territory.

September 12, 2014

“The facility produced one pirated CD every five seconds. This is one of the largest raids conducted by the library in cooperation with the Criminal Investigation Department,” he added.
20:09 GMT
“The facility produced one pirated CD every five seconds. This is one of the largest raids conducted by the library in cooperation with the Criminal Investigation Department,” he added

September 11, 2014

"Importing natural gas from Cyprus is very feasible for Jordan as Cyprus has a very good reserve of natural gas that can contribute to meeting Jordan's needs of gas," he added.
01:01 GMT
"Jordan is keen to diversify its sources of natural gas supply...We held several talks over the past few months with Cyprus and these are very fruitful and encouraging," said Hamed.

September 10, 2014

Since EBRD started its operations in the Kingdom in 2012, it has invested 203 million euros (around $262 million) in seven projects in Jordan covering various sectors, according to a statement released Tuesday.
16:12 GMT
Since EBRD started its operations in the Kingdom in 2012, it has invested 203 million euros (around $262 million) in seven projects in Jordan covering various sectors, according to a statement released Tuesday.
This little gem brought Jordanian Director Naji Abu Nowar the award for Best Director. (Image: Facebook)
13:14 GMT
Critics say Marhaba to filmmakers from the Middle East; four Jordanian films received special recognition at this year's Venice International Film Festival.
“More than 110,000 people have arrived in Italy so far this year, sometimes 4,000 or even 5,000 people in a matter of days,” said Flavio Di Giacomo, spokesman for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Italy.
04:55 GMT
On a late-summer morning in northern Jordan, as the sun rose over the city of Irbid, perched high on a desert ridge, a young father prepared to die at sea.
Jordan national football team
02:48 GMT
Jordan's national team continued preparations for the Asian Cup next year, managing a draw with China 1-1 last night in Harbin.

September 9, 2014

Jordan currently imports 97 percent of its energy needs, including crude oil from Saudi Arabia and other petroleum derivative.
17:38 GMT
Jordan has recently sought to establish alternative energy sources and diversify its imports. It is also building two liquefied natural gas terminals, to be finished by 2017, which will be used to import gas for electricity generation.
HRH Prince Hassan with Pope Francis at the Vatican on 4 September 2014 (Osservatore Romano/ AFP).
06:00 GMT
His Royal Highness Prince Hassan of Jordan met Pope Francis late last week and called for the establishment of a new worldwide humanitarian order.

September 8, 2014

During the meeting, Queen Rania said education is at the top of His Majesty King Abdullah’s priorities, adding that His Majesty has ordered the government to set out an educational reform plan that includes all stakeholders.
17:47 GMT
Discussions at the meeting also covered other issues, including the integration of technology into classrooms, education level indicators in the Kingdom, and how to develop school curricula.

September 4, 2014

What the heck is going on in Jordan's energy sector? (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
Accusations of corruption ignited Parliamentary sessions in Jordan last week, as members accused the energy sector of shady business deals, shifty tenders and family favoritism.
Supporters of al-Fadila party (aka Islamic Virtue Party) perform the simulation of an execution during a protest to ask for justice for members of the Iraqi forces who were executed by the Islamic State. [AFP]
06:10 GMT
A number of Jordanian lawmakers have called on the government to stay out of any war against ISIL Takfiri militants, who have taken parts of neighboring Iraq and Syria.
According to a letter of intent signed by the Israeli side, Jordan will buy 45bn cubic metres of natural gas over a period of 15 years.
04:55 GMT
In August 2014 Jordan’s Energy Minister Mohammed Hamid complained that Egypt’s decision to halt its exports of natural gas to Jordan in April had exacerbated the country’s energy crisis.