Local News Archive
  • »US-guaranteed Eurobonds issued by Jordan

    Wed 25 June / Jun 2014. 01:13 PM
    Finance Minister Umayyah Toukan said Jordan had issued U.S-guaranteed Eurobonds in New York with a total value of $1 billion and an interest rate of 1.945 per cent.
  • »No incubator for ISIL in Jordan: Analysts

    Tue 24 June / Jun 2014. 01:37 PM
    Researchers warned on Monday of the threats Jordan might face in light of the expansion of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq, pointing to unprecedented support for the organization surfacing in Ma’an.
  • »ASE plunges JD256m on ISIL threat

    Tue 24 June / Jun 2014. 11:16 AM
    The Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) index tanked by JD256 million after looming threat from radical Islamists on the Jordanian borders with Iraq led unnerved investors to randomly dumb stocks on Monday.
  • »Iraq loses control of Syrian, Jordanian borders

    Mon 23 June / Jun 2014. 02:36 PM
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraq's prime minister in Baghdad on Monday to push for a more inclusive government, even as Baghdad's forces abandoned the border with Jordan, leaving the entire Western frontier outside government control.
  • »Jordan beefs up Iraq border defences

    Mon 23 June / Jun 2014. 02:21 PM
    Jordan beefed up its border defences with Iraq on Sunday after Sunni gunmen seized territory close to its border in Anbar province and appeared to have also taken control of the only land crossing with its large eastern neighbour, officials and witnesses said.
  • »Traffic halted at Iraqi border with Jordan: minister

    Mon 23 June / Jun 2014. 02:18 PM
    AMMAN (Reuters) - No traffic was crossing the Iraqi-Jordanian border late on Sunday and the situation on the Iraqi side was 'not normal', a Jordanian cabinet minister told Reuters.
    "The last traffic was around 7.30 pm (1630 GMT) and border...
  • »Iraqis fleeing to Jordan do not plan to return

    Sat 21 June / Jun 2014. 02:02 PM
    With Sunni jihadists pushing across Iraq in their challenge to the Shiite government in Baghdad, Jordan once again has become a safe shore for the fearful and persecuted from its neighbors' wars.
  • »US foreign secretary to meet Judeh in Amman

    Sat 21 June / Jun 2014. 01:59 PM
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold consultations with Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh in Amman during his upcoming visit to Jordan.
  • »Syria bombing kills 20 in refugee camp near Jordan border: activists

    Thu 19 June / Jun 2014. 01:14 PM
    Syrian army helicopters killed at least 20 people, mostly children and women, in the first attack on a refugee camp in southern Syria along the border with Jordan, residents and opposition activists said.
  • »Jordan: Struggling for calm in a region of chaos

    Wed 18 June / Jun 2014. 05:17 PM
    It's not easy being Jordan and it is about to become even more difficult, again.
  • »Zarqawi's spiritual mentor released from prison

    Tue 17 June / Jun 2014. 06:10 PM
    Officials released the spiritual mentor of a former top al-Qaeda leader, prompting some jihadists to suggest he would help unify the movement as militants fight in Syria's civil war and try to hold on to power in Iraq.
  • »Human Rights Watch to open Amman office

    Mon 16 June / Jun 2014. 02:18 PM
    Human Rights Watch will open an office in Amman, Jordan, during 2014. The aim is to increase the engagement and advocacy with the Jordanian government on domestic and regional human rights issues. Jordan’s Board of Associations approved the registration of Human Rights Watch as a nongovernmental organization on May 21, 2014.
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