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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.

April 21, 2016

Jordanian women shout slogans as they protest in Amman on January 25, 2014. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
13:01 GMT
In its 2016 World Press Freedom Index, the Reporters Without Borders said Jordan ranked 135th last year compared to 143rd place a year earlier.

April 20, 2016

An ambitious idea for a much-maligned building project has got Jordanian Twitter buzzing.
13:06 GMT
An ambitious idea for a much-maligned building project has got Jordanian Twitter buzzing.
A representational image of bags of heroin. (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT
A Jordanian man was caught attempting to smuggle heroin into Egypt.
French President Francois Hollande (C) delivers a speech as Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (C-L) watches on at the Prince Hassan French military base, some 100 kilometres from the Jordanian capital Amman on April 19, 2016. (AFP/Stephane de Sakutin)
10:00 GMT
French President Hollande announced that France would increase its financial aid to Jordan by extending 1 billion euro in cheap loans over the next three years.

April 19, 2016

A blind and deaf man from Ramtha was reportedly caught in Turkey trying to join Daesh in Syria. (AFP Photo/Rami Al-Sayed)
13:00 GMT
The 20-year-old from Ramtha was caught in Turkey while trying to cross into Syria.
Muslims perform the third Friday prayer of the Islam's holy fasting month of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque on July 03, 2015 in the Old City of Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT
The decision was reached after "some of our people in Palestine complained and expressed reservations toward the process," according to al-Nsoor.

April 18, 2016

Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh has instructed the Jordanian ambassador in Iran to return to Amman. (Twitter)
14:44 GMT
Jordan had also called Iran to respect the sovereignty of nations and respond to the Arab efforts to forge a balanced and solid joint ties based on respect for the principles of the international relations and international law.
Michael Bay's 'Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen' was filmed in Petra. (File photo)
11:56 GMT
How many of these films, which were shot in Jordan, have you seen?