U.K. to boost equipment supply for Jordan October 13, 2015
The U.K. Ministry of Defence announced the country will provide more military equipment to the Jordanian Armed Forces to help them counter border threats.
The package amounts to over $3.84 million, and includes non-lethal transport vehicles, body armor, communications and IT equipment. The package is part of the United Kingdom's support for the Jordanian Armed Forces Quick"...Continue Reading >
Ras Al Khaimah seeks Jordanian investors October 13, 2015
Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone executives on Monday offered Jordanian investors and businesses the opportunity to start operations at the zone.
The executives met with over 100 Jordanian investors and businesspeople, and reviewed with them investment opportunities in the zone.
Ramy Jallad, acting chief executive officer of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority, said the potential is high for attracting investors from Jordan to open companies in the zone, which offers a wide variety of incentives and facilities.
At present, more than 8,500 companies registered in the zone...
Jordan signs $250m soft loan agreement with World Bank October 13, 2015
Jordan and the World Bank signed a soft loan agreement worth $250 million based on the Finance Ministry's financing requirements and the endorsed budget, the Planning and International Cooperation Ministry announced Monday.
Planning and International Cooperation Minister Imad Fakhoury signed the agreement on behalf of the government during his official visit to Peru in his capacity as Jordan's governor to the bank. He participated in the annual joint meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF),"...Continue Reading >
Consumer society says vegetables overpriced; ministry, merchants contest claim October 13, 2015
As prices of some vegetables have been on the rise over the past weeks, the Consumer Protection Society (CPS) accused retailers of being “greedy” and using “baseless excuses” to hike costs on shoppers, a charge dismissed as baseless by a government official and a major supplier. In a statement, made available to The Jordan Times Monday, CPS President Mohammad Obeidat called on consumers to boycott vegetables that see a sharp increase in prices and to reduce their purchases of items considered relatively expensive as households need to balance their spending budgets. Obeidat...Continue Reading >
During her most recent visit to London, United Kingdom, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah sat down for a Q&A with Ms. Zainab Salbi, Editor-at-large, Women in the World, at the Women in the World Summit.
During the opening ceremony, attended by approximately 900 people and held at Cadogan Hall, Her Majesty watched the opening performance by Ms. Michaela DePrince , Former Sierra Leone war Orphan & globally renowned ballerina, followed"...
As prices of some vegetables have been on the rise over the past weeks, the Consumer Protection Society (CPS) accused retailers of being “greedy” and using “baseless excuses” to hike costs on shoppers, a charge dismissed as baseless by a government official and a major supplier....Continue Reading
Students and activists from the University of Jordan (UJ) launched a campaign on Sunday against “privatising” public universities and “commercialising” campuses. The “Baouha” (they have sold it out) campaign criticises the “privatisation” of university...Continue Reading
Finance Minister Umayya Toukan has called on the international community to allocate more support to Jordan in order to ease the burden of the Syrian refugee crisis.