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The agreement aims at assisting Jordan to alleviate the burden of public debt service and is part of Saudi Arabia's efforts to support Jordan and help it overcome its economic crisis. (Shutterstock)
December 17, 2018 - 09:05 GMT
The agreement was signed by Minister of Finance, Izzeddin Kanakrieh, and SFD Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Khalid Bin Sulaiman.
The Prime Minister stressed the importance of maintaining the competitive advantages of the pharmaceutical industry and its reputation locally and internationally as the Kingdom's second largest exporter. (Shutterstock)
December 16, 2018 - 08:43 GMT
Razzaz said the government is ready to take measures and amend legislation to prop up the sector, enhance its competitiveness and bring down the barriers facing it.
Out of 280,000 residents, about 350 people are involved in the tourism industry in Jerash, which is 48km north of Amman. (Shutterstock)
December 16, 2018 - 08:33 GMT
Despite being the second most visited tourism attraction in Jordan, Jerash’s tourism sector does not provide jobs for 99 per cent of its population, experts said.
The Japanese official reviewed the Japan-sponsored peace and prosperity corridor initiative that aims to achieve peace and economic empowerment, especially for the Palestinians and the projects carried out in this regard. (Shutterstock)
December 16, 2018 - 08:04 GMT
Assistant Press Secretary / Director of the International Press Division of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Natsuko Sakata said that Japan is mulling a loan of $300 million to Jordan.
Jordan, Iraq Set to Reopen Main Border (Twitter)
December 16, 2018 - 07:58 GMT
Cargo trucks will be able to cross the Jordan-Iraq border once again starting March 2019, according to Mohammad Kheir Al Dawoud, president of the Jordan Truck Owners Association (JTOA).
West Jerusalem (Shutterstock)
December 16, 2018 - 07:55 GMT
Jordan on Saturday condemned Australia’s decision recognizing West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Hundreds in Jordan protest against tough austerity measures backed by IMF (Twitter)
December 15, 2018 - 18:37 GMT
Up to two thousand Jordanians from various parts of the country participated in the protest on Thursday near the Fourth Circle in Amman, demanding constitutional reforms and the release of political detainees, including activists who participated in the demonstrations last Thursday and Friday.
Syrians walk carrying their belongings after crossing the Syria-Jordan border. (AFP)
December 14, 2018 - 02:00 GMT
The UN refugee agency has said that around 4,000 Syrian refugees have returned home from Jordan between mid-October and December 1.
Solar and wind power generation has risen from 2 per cent to 10 per cent of the country’s generated power since 2014. (Shutterstock)
December 13, 2018 - 08:39 GMT
Renewable energy will contribute more than 20 per cent of the Kingdom’s total energy mix in 2020, Energy Minister Hala Zawati said on Monday.
President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker (L) welcomes Jordanian King Abdullah II (R) at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, ahead of a meeting on December 12, 2018. (AFP)
December 13, 2018 - 08:34 GMT
King Abdullah on Wednesday met with the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and members of the NATO council in Brussels, according to a Royal Court statement.
Anti IMF austerity protests in Amman, June 2018 /AFP
December 11, 2018 - 13:00 GMT
Can the neoliberal economic model advanced by international financial institutions such as the IMF make room for the simultaneous development of the social sectors?
Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi (R) and Prime Minister Omar Razzaz at the Jordanian Royal Palace in Amman. (AFP)
December 11, 2018 - 09:42 GMT
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Monday met with senior UN officials participating in a meeting for the heads of UN political and peacekeeping missions in the region.
The photoshop version of the Last Supper posted by a Jordanian local news website. (Twitter)
December 10, 2018 - 08:29 GMT
Public outcry was ignited in Jordan after one local news website shared a photoshopped version of the Last Supper painting that has the Turkish famous butcher, known as Salt Bae, standing behind Jesus and one of his apostles had Jesus tattooed on his leg.
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December 10, 2018 - 07:55 GMT
The government on Sunday said it will withdraw the cybercrime draft law, which was referred to the Lower House by the previous government.
Jordan will not force Syrian refugees to return home (Twitter)
December 10, 2018 - 07:52 GMT
In line with humanitarian principles and international laws, Jordan will not force Syrian refugees to return home, a senior official said on Sunday.
Former Jordanian Tourism Minister Lina Annab, who resigned after the fatal floods, had stated: “Featuring sixth on such a prestigious, international and trusted publication is quite an achievement for Jordan. (Shutterstock)
December 10, 2018 - 03:03 GMT
Jordan is hoping to woo end-of-year tourists with a host of events and new services despite setbacks in which more than 4,000 tourists were evacuated after flash floods inundated the rose-red city of Petra, killing 11 Jordanians.