Tag: Jordan

  • Jordan government releases amended income tax bill

    Jordan government releases amended income tax bill

    The Jordanian government released on Tuesday a revised draft of the income tax bill for the public to make comments within ten days. The Jordanian Prime Minister, Omar al-Razzaz withdrew the previous bill which sparked angry protests across the kingdom, end of May forcing the former Prime Minister, Hani al-Mulqi to resign. The new draft […]

  • Jordan-Palestine confederation issue ‘not on the table’ — gov’t

    Jordan-Palestine confederation issue ‘not on the table’ — gov’t

    The issue of a confederation between Jordan and Palestine is not on the table, the government stressed on Monday. “The idea of such a confederation between Jordan and Palestine cannot be discussed and is not an issue up for discussion,” Minister of State for Media Affairs Jumana Ghunaimat told The Jordan Times over the phone […]

  • Jordan’s gold reserves up: CBJ

    Jordan’s gold reserves up: CBJ

    Jordan’s gold reserves rose by 210,466 ounces to the end of July this year to reach 1.5 million ounces, according to the latest data of the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ). In terms of value, the gold reserves rose 11.9 percent, worth around JD1314 million for the end of July this year, compared to JD1174 […]

  • Razzaz stresses importance to highlight Jordan’s role in improving human rights

    Razzaz stresses importance to highlight Jordan’s role in improving human rights

    Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, Sunday urged ministries, governmental departments, institutions, and public bodies to emphasize Jordan’s role in developing and enhancing human rights, and implementing the comprehensive national humans rights plan in consultation with the various stakeholders. In his circular on the 70th anniversary of the Human Rights Day, annually observed on December 10, Razzaz […]

  • King receives credentials of six new ambassadors

    King receives credentials of six new ambassadors

    His Majesty King Abdullah II received at the Basman Palace on Sunday, the credentials of six newly appointed ambassadors to the Kingdom. The ambassadors are: Aziz Al-Daihani of Kuwait, Lukas Gasser of Switzerland, Akmad Attah Sakkam of the Philippines, Amir Weissbrod, non-resident ambassador of the Comoros Al-Habib Abbas, non-resident ambassador of Nepal Jhabindra Prasad Aryal. […]

  • ‘Pharmaceutical unemployment rises due to market saturation’

    ‘Pharmaceutical unemployment rises due to market saturation’

    The unemployment rate among Jordanian pharmacists has reached 20 per cent, a recent study conducted by the Jordan Pharmacists Association (JPhA) showed. The study surveyed 10,000 members who joined the association between 2010 and 2018, and showed a 23 per cent unemployment rate among females, who represent 74 per cent of the study sample and […]

  • Jordan’s increased electricity consumption ‘to benefit economic growth’

    Jordan’s increased electricity consumption ‘to benefit economic growth’

    The increase of electricity consumption positively affects the economic growth in the long term, a study by the Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) on the power consumption in the Kingdom revealed on Monday. The study, titled “Economics of Energy and Electricity Consumption: How and Why Should We Care?”, addressed the volume of electricity consumption in Jordan […]

  • Queen meets Jordanian company SitatByoot management team

    Queen meets Jordanian company SitatByoot management team

    Her Majesty Queen Rania on Tuesday met with the co-founders and management team of Jordanian company SitatByoot at the King Hussein Business Park, as part of her efforts to support youth entrepreneurship and encourage innovation among young Jordanians, a statement by Her Majesty’s Office said.  Welcomed by co-founder and CEO of SitatByoot, Saeed Omar, and […]

  • King checks on CDD services

    King checks on CDD services

    His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, on Monday visited the Civil Defence Department (CDD), where he checked on various services the CDD provides to citizens in all fields. During a meeting with the CDD Director General Maj. Gen. Mustafa Bazaiah, the King underscored the importance of sustaining the […]

  • King, FM meet UNHCR chief as global support for refugees dwindles

    King, FM meet UNHCR chief as global support for refugees dwindles

    His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday met with UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi over means of cooperation between the Kingdom and the agency in providing services to refugees and meeting their needs. The meeting, held at Al Husseiniya Palace, focused on the “immense burdens caused by the Syrian refugee influx on the […]