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JORDAN NEWS

Visiting Jordan? Here are the dos and don’ts

December 18, 2019 4:06 pm

If you are one of those looking to take that long-pending travel to Jordan, here are important pointers that you must keep in mind.

Planning a trip to Jordan? Here are some food options that one should not miss

July 20, 2019 7:30 pm

Food is one of the key aspects of Jordanian culture. There's an old saying, “Even when you're full, you can still always eat 40 more bites of food" and the locals live by this quote.

Tremors across Jordan as Trump Mideast peace plan revives old fears

June 14, 2019 5:33 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump's long-promised "Deal of the Century" to resolve the conflict is still secret, though leaked details suggest it dumps the idea of a full Palestinian state in favour of limited self-rule in part of the Occupied Territories, which would undermine Palestinians' right to return.

Syria-Jordan border to reopen after three years as Assad's forces secure area with Russian backing

October 15, 2018 5:08 pm

The closure of the Nassib crossing in 2015 cut a crucial transit route for hundreds of trucks a day transporting goods between Turkey and the Gulf, and Lebanon and the Gulf, in multi-billion dollar annual trade.

Syria says vital border crossing with Jordan to reopen

September 29, 2018 3:52 pm

Earlier, the agency reported that the Naseeb crossing had reopened and that the flow of trucks and transit across the border had begun.

Jordan army begins delivering aid to Syrians stranded near border

July 01, 2018 12:22 am

Public pressure is piling on Jordan to ease restrictions on entry of refugees where some have criticised the kingdom's stance towards Syrians many of whom have close kinship with Jordanians on the border

Jordan PM Omar Razzaz caught between angry public, international lenders

June 15, 2018 1:23 am

Jordan's debt-to-GDP ratio now stands at about 96 per cent, while unemployment hit 18.4 per cent, the highest in 25 years, according to the Department of Statistics.

Jordan Parliament may ask King Abdullah for early session over taxes

June 04, 2018 3:38 pm

Parliament Speaker Atef Tarawneh said parliament has "a great desire" for the government to withdraw the proposed changes, which have fuelled the biggest protests in years in the capital Amman and provincial cities.

Amid protests, Jordan's King Abdullah expected to ask PM Hani Mulki to resign - sources

June 04, 2018 8:03 am

Public anger over IMF-driven government policies has grown since a steep general sales tax hike earlier this year and the abolition of bread subsidies, a staple item for the poor.

Jordanian PM rejects demands to scrap tax law after protests

June 03, 2018 9:34 am

Several thousand demonstrators staged protests near the cabinet office for the third consecutive night over the draft legislation, chanting anti-government slogans and urging King Abdullah to sack Prime Minister Hani Mulki

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Jordan's King Abdullah II receives ceremonial welcome by PM Modi, President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan

March 01, 2018 11:23 am

King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, who is on the last leg of his three-day visit to the country, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House on Thursday.

Travel Diaries: Finding peace in Jordan

August 26, 2014 11:22 am

Jordan is “an oasis of peace in a region otherwise in conflict” said Salah, something which has affected its tourist draw.