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At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos

 AP / JORDAN TIMES / MAY 23, 2015 SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan — Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on…

Jordan will not be put off by regional chaos — King tells CNBC

by Jordan Times | May 18, 2015 | AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah has said that regional problems would not prevent Jordan from moving ahead with its development plans,…

‘WEF hosting sends strong, positive messages about Jordan’s resilience’

by Omar Obeidat and Dana Al Emam and Merza Noghai | May 18, 2015 | 23:53 AMMAN – Experts see hosting the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the eastern shores…

Int’l survey highlights strong impact of refugee influx on employment among Jordanians

by Khetam Malkawi | May 16, 2015 | 23:53 AMMAN — The unemployment rate among Jordanians has increased from 14.5 per cent prior to the Syrian crisis in 2011 to…

King, Merkel ‘see eye-to-eye’ on regional challenges

by JT | May 14, 2015 | 00:03   His Majesty King Abdullah speaks at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday (Photo courtesy…

King (of Jordan) meets German intellectuals, politicians

Jordan Times, 15.5.2015 AMMAN — On the sidelines of his working visit to Germany on Wednesday, His Majesty King Abdullah met with several leading intellectual, political and academic figures. At…

75,000 vulnerable children in Jordan are out of school — report

by Khetam Malkawi | May 12, 2015 | JORDAN TIMES A report on out-of-school children cites child labour as a factor that contributes to school dropouts (File photo) AMMAN —…

Kingmaker Sheikh Ahmad to take first step towards FIFA throne

Manama: When FIFA president Sepp Blatter addresses delegates at the 26th Asian Football Confederation congress on Thursday at least four men watching him are likely to be imagining themselves standing…

Palestinian cause will remain region’s core issue despite ‘temporary’ shift of focus — observers

by Raed Omari | May 07, 2015 | JORDAN TIMES AMMAN — The Palestinian cause is still and will always be the central Arab and international issue despite the shifted…

King Abdullah: “what we ask is other religions and societies across the world, stand with us. “

01:39 PM ET King Abdullah: “what we ask is other religions and societies across the world, stand with us. “ CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with King Abdullah…

Jordan: Why I Teach Evolution to Muslim Students

Source: Nature Why I Teach Evolution to Muslim Students By Rana Dajani, who is associate professor of molecular biology at Hashemite University in Zarqa, Jordan, and a visiting scholar at the Faraday…

Terrorism is the greatest challenge to world peace — Crown Prince of Jordan

 by Jordan Times, April 23, 2015 HRH Prince Hussein chairs a UN Security Council meeting in New York on Thursday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court ) AMMAN — HRH Crown…

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…

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