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The high number of players and concentration on the motor and medical insurance segments has intensified competitive pressures. (Pixabay)
June 23, 2018 - 14:00 GMT
Insurance companies operating in Jordan face challenging market conditions, with competition eroding technical margins, coupled with exposure to political, economic and financial system risks, according to a new market segment report by A.M. Best.
Jordanian King Hussein al Abdullah in Amman with Angela Merkel (Twitter)
June 22, 2018 - 09:01 GMT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday commended Jordan's hospitality in receiving a large number of Syrian refugees and discussed the various challenges the Kingdom is facing in this regard.
Jordan's King Abdullah II and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (File/Photo)
June 21, 2018 - 15:18 GMT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month.
Sleem celebrated her marriage to Egyptian actor Waleed Fawaz, yesterday the 20th June (Source: star_3rab_2 - Instagram)
June 21, 2018 - 14:33 GMT
Jordanian singer and actress Mai Sleem celebrated her marriage to Egyptian actor Waleed Fawaz, yesterday the 20th June.
The two suspects have allegedly slashed due taxes on a taxpayer by JD56,000. (Pixabay)
June 21, 2018 - 13:15 GMT
Prosecutors at the Jordan Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission (JIACC) on Wednesday imposed a travel ban and seizure of movable and immovable assets of Bashar Saber, former director general of the Income and Sales Tax Department (ISTD), in addition to charging him with office misuse.
(Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
June 21, 2018 - 13:04 GMT
China is making human rights abuse a lucrative, global industry.
Razzaz, Qatar embassy warn of websites promoting fake job vacancies. (AFP)
June 21, 2018 - 12:59 GMT
The government announced on Wednesday the formation of a ministerial team to follow up on the job vacancies Qatar pledged to provide to Jordanians.
Saudi King Salman and Jordan's King Abdullah (r) attend Mecca Summit, June 11, 2018. (AFP/ Photo Yousef Allan
June 21, 2018 - 11:36 GMT
Saved by the bell! Jordan's economic dire straits may have be given a new lifeline by the recent $2.5 Billion Saudi, Kuwait and Emirati aid package. Al Bawaba examines the nitty-gritty of the deal and attached strings to it that are inevitably political.
King Abdullah meets with US Undersecretary of Defence for Policy John C. Rood and Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the US Central Command, in Amman on June 20, 2018. (JT)
June 21, 2018 - 09:18 GMT
King Abdullah on Wednesday met with US Undersecretary of Defence for Policy John C. Rood and Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the US Central Command, and reviewed strategic partnership ties between the Kingdom and the US, along with the latest regional developments.
Jordanian protesters shout slogans before members of the gendarmerie and security forces during a demonstration outside the Prime Minister's office in the capital Amman, 3. June, 2018/ AFP.
June 20, 2018 - 13:49 GMT
Recent protests have led analysts to characterize Jordan as weak and going through destabilization but the Kingdom has pretty much schooled the entire Middle East on protests, civic engagement, and how government can and should respond. Jordan and its people have rightfully earned a tremendous amount of respect on how to deal with protests.
(Twitter)
June 20, 2018 - 10:00 GMT
The government will issue a by-law that will regulate the work and licensing of private schools and regulate their fees, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said on Tuesday.
Syrian refugee Sahira Zoubi works on a new handbag, made from recycled newspapers, at an up-cycling workshop in Irbid city, northern Jordan, May 9, 2018. (JT)
June 20, 2018 - 09:58 GMT
S ameera Al Salam folds a discarded piece of newspaper into a long strip then loops it round her finger to form a tight circle, the first stage of making the upcycled handbags, trays and bowls the Syrian refugee hopes will help her earn a living.
Senior Adviser to US President Jared Kushner (Twitter)
June 20, 2018 - 09:47 GMT
King Abdullah on Tuesday received Senior Adviser to the US President Jared Kushner, Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, and the accompanying delegation currently on a regional tour.
The government will cut public spending by JD150 million this year and will implement a series of projects to improve services, said Prime Minister Omar Razzaz. (AFP)
June 20, 2018 - 09:20 GMT
The government will cut public spending by JD150 million this year and will implement a series of projects to improve services, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said on Tuesday.
New Jordanian Government (Twitter)
June 20, 2018 - 08:03 GMT
The government will cut public spending by JD150 million ($211)this year and will implement a series of projects to improve services, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said on Tuesday.
A rebel tank in Quneitra (AFP/FILE)
June 19, 2018 - 12:37 GMT
The Syrian war is mutating beyond all recognition as southern Syrians brace for a siege.