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Jordanians take to Twitter to support Prince Ali’s FIFA bid

AMMAN — With the approach of the May 29 FIFA presidential elections, Jordanians have taken to social media to support HRH Prince Ali’s bid. Prince Ali, FIFA vice president for…

Jordan closes border crossing with Syria

AMMAN — Jordan on Wednesday closed its border with Syria for security reasons, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. The agency quoted Interior Minister Hussein Majali as saying that…

Jordan urges comprehensive strategy to combat terrorism, address Islamophobia

Following is the official translation of His Majesty King Abdullah’s address delivered by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour at the 26th Arab Summit at Sharm El Sheikh on Saturday: In the…

Jordan, Palestine hold conference on Jerusalem

by JORDAN TIMES | Mar 21, 2015 | 23:42 AMMAN — Jordan and Palestine organised a conference in Ankara on Saturday to highlight the importance of Jerusalem and the Muslim…

Muslim scholars call for UN resolution penalising contempt of religions

by Mohammad Ghazal, Jordan Times, Mar.16, 2015 AMMAN — Scholars convening in the capital have issued the Amman Declaration, which urges the UN to draft a resolution penalising contempt of…

Jordan seeks to handle refugee aid through ‘trust fund’

 by Khetam Malkawi, Jordan Times, 16.3.2015 r Syrian refugees, who have been living in Jordan for two-and-a-half years since fleeing the violence in their Syrian hometown of Idlib, sit in…

Jordan’s King Abdallah urges EU to fight “Islamophobia”

Jordan’s King Abdallah II delivers a speech during the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, on Tuesday. (AFP PHOTO / PATRICK HERTZOG) Published — Tuesday 10…

Young Syrian refugees give up hopes of education in Jordan, Children living as refugees are forced into work to feed their families, as their parents are not allowed to earn

Ahmed Jabra wakes at seven each morning, eats his breakfast and then decides what to do with his day. If things aren’t unusually desperate – if there’s enough money to…

King Abdullah II tells European Parliament religious coexistence combats extremism

Source: The Jerusalem Post “Jordan is a Muslim country, with a deeply-rooted Christian community. Together, the Jordanian people make up an indivisible society, friends and partners in building our country”…

Terrorism is driven by expansionism, lust for power — King of Jordan

Jordan Times His Majesty King Abdullah speaks at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court) AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday reiterated that…

Over 3.4m non-Jordanians living in Jordan — PM

by Jordan Times | Mar 04, 2015 | 22:49 AMMAN – Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour on Wednesday said that nearly over 3.4 million people from Arab countries reside in Jordan,…

I assure you all that Jordan is strong and resilient — King

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday addressed the nation, stressing that despite all threats and challenges, the country remains strong and resilient. “I assure you all that Jordan…

Jordan: Nationwide activities ‘to counter extremist ideologies’

by Mohammad Ghazal | Feb 22, 2015 | 21:08 Updated: Feb 22, 2015 | 21:08 AMMAN — Jordan will soon launch a plan to fight extremist ideologies and raise awareness…

Petra-born archaeologist wants to restore spirituality, simplicity of new world wonder

Petra-born archaeologist wants to restore spirituality, simplicity of new world wonder by Saeb Rawashdeh | Feb 19, 2015 | 16:31 A sketch of a projected eco-village that archaeologist Shaaban Nyazi…

Six Banned Middle Eastern Books You Should Read

Six Banned Middle Eastern Books You Should Read September 23, 2014, By Alexia Underwood, From the column ‘The VICE Reader’ Photo via Wikimedia Since the dawn of the written word,…

Two of US shooting victims are Jordanians

by Laila Azzeh | Feb 12, 2015 | Jordan Times A makeshift memorial is on display, Wednesday, at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, North…

Don’t take Jordan lightly 

ABDULATEEF AL-MULHIM Published — Thursday 12 February 2015 Sometimes during a war, one picture changes the flow of events and put an end to the war. Observers may recall the…

Extremism is alien to our values — Queen Rania

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Monday said extremism in all its guises is “alien to our values” and “has no place among us”. Queen Rania made the remark…

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