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Christopher Gunnes, UNRWA Spokesperson (Rami Khoury/Albawaba)
January 21, 2018 - 10:00 GMT
In an abrupt but not surprising move, the U.S. cut funding for UNRWA to $60 million, Al Bawaba talked to UNRWA's spokesperson about its impact on refugees who depend on this money for survival.
A picture taken on January 10, 2018, shows the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, following renovation work carried out by the Waqf, a Jordanian-backed body that oversees Muslim religious sites in Jerusalem.
January 19, 2018 - 15:01 GMT
Some 20,000 Palestinian Muslims prayed at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday despite inclement weather that caused several road accidents in the Palestinian territories, according to Firas al-Dibs, a spokesman for Jerusalem’s Religious Endowments (Awqaf) Authority.
“My dealers in Syria are still ‘alive’ with their businesses still also alive … Just let authorities from both countries open the borders and we will immediately resume our trade
January 15, 2018 - 16:00 GMT
"Just let authorities from both countries open the borders and we will immediately resume our trade."
Acting on intelligence, GID agents arrested 17 suspects who are believed to be involved in the plot, and seized weapons and materials that were supposed to be used in the terror plot (AFP/File)
January 09, 2018 - 09:11 GMT
During interrogation, the cell members reportedly revealed that the group had prepared a comprehensive plan to carry out the assault after examining the targets and set a mechanism to carry out the plot.
A file photo of Jordanian Special Forces training (AFP/File)
January 08, 2018 - 13:45 GMT
The plot targeted military and security facilities, commercial centers, media outlets and moderate religious scholars, the General Intelligence Department (GID) said in a statement carried by Petra.
The Banker Magazine acknowledged the minister's efforts in
January 08, 2018 - 08:51 GMT
Jordanian Finance Minister Omar Malhas was named 'Best Finance Minister in the Middle East' for his efforts in maintaining the stability of the economy amidst regional challenges.
Online payments in Jordan reached JD3.34 billion in 2017, compared with just JD561 million in 2016. (Shutterstock)
January 07, 2018 - 13:00 GMT
Online payments in Jordan reached JD3.34 billion in 2017, compared with just JD561 million in 2016.
There is a common perception that men are more able to look after themselves and handle the difficulties caused by displacement. Therefore, their specific vulnerabilities are often overlooked (AFP/File)
January 07, 2018 - 07:54 GMT
Single male refugees and unaccompanied adolescent boys are subject to a number of threats and risks which are often overlooked and under-addressed by the humanitarian community, a recent report by the non-governmental organizations CARE and Promundo showed.
In its 2018 state budget Jordan has included, for the first time, a social safety network to make up for the rising cost of living. (AFP)
January 02, 2018 - 11:00 GMT
Jordan on Sunday voted in favor of the state budget and budgets of independent government units draft law, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The young smiley energetic drummer Maher Dababneh joined the night with the beat of his drum amidst the celebrating clapping young crowd. (Source: Al Bawaba Entertainment)
January 01, 2018 - 19:11 GMT
DJ Diaz, DJ Ramez and Drumemr Maher Dababneh turned the New Year's night into a magical one with outstanding live performances on Sunday 31st of December at Sheraton Hotel in 'The Boom New Year's Eve 2018' event.
Al Bawaba
December 20, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
As diplomatic space closes off to negotiate a two-state solution, signs emerge that a populist movement could form in Palestine.
His Majesty King Abdullah meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)
December 20, 2017 - 12:05 GMT
His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan’s meeting with Pope Francis on Tuesday focused on the developments related to Jerusalem, in the wake of the U.S. decision to recognize the holy city as Israel’s capital and move its embassy there.
Mohammad Al Sarraj (Photo: The Jordan Times)
December 19, 2017 - 20:21 GMT
Mohammad Al Sarraj has ended his successful year on a high by winning the Prague Open Squash Championships in the Czech Republic on Sunday, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.
The young smiley energetic drummer took it to social media to promote his performances this year (Source: Facebook - Maher Dababneh TheDrummer)
December 19, 2017 - 14:22 GMT
If you are still wondering where to spend new year's eve this year, think no more as Beats Events Production presents the Jordanian Drummer Maher Dababneh in two of the biggest parties to celebrate the end of 2017.
The survey assessed the variety and intensity levels of stressors among Syrian refugees in urban settings and camps, as well as Jordanians (Shutterstock/File)
December 18, 2017 - 14:34 GMT
Syrian refugees living in urban settings in Jordan suffer much more from emotional distress and mental health-related issues than their peers living in camp settings or Jordanians, a recent International Medical Corps (IMC) study showed.
Sabih al-Masri chairs several companies and institutions, most notably the Arab Bank Group (Youtube screengrab/Wamda)
December 17, 2017 - 11:45 GMT
Al-Masri was detained in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for questioning after a business trip to the kingdom, but the sources said he was set free on Sunday.