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  • Jordan thrash Pakistan 5-0 in AFC U-23 qualifiers

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s campaign at the AFC U-23 Championship Group ‘B’ qualifiers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) started off with a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Jordan on Saturday...

    But Pakistan’s chances already look slim ahead of their remaining games against Kuwait on Monday and Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday...

  • Pakistan may buy used F-16 jets from Jordan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is considering a Jordanian offer to buy sixteen used F-16 jets in lieu of the eight advanced fighters it could not buy from the United States because of a financing row, but officials fear Washington could still throw a spanner in the works...

    The case for the purchase of F-16s from the US is closed, “we are now going for a third party transfer of F-16s and have an offer from Jordan”, Defence Secretary retired Lt...

  • Pakistan, Jordan agree to expand trade

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Jordan on Thursday agreed to enhance bilateral trade as King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein opened his two-day working visit to Pakistan...

    The Jordanian king is visiting Pakistan after 11 years on the invitation of President Mamnoon Hussain...

  • Amman allows Tariq Aziz’s burial in Jordan

    AMMAN: Jordan said on Saturday that former Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz will be buried on its soil after approving a request from his family to hold the funeral in the kingdom...

    “The Jordanian authorities have accepted a request from the family of Tariq Aziz to bring his remains to be buried here in Jordan on humanitarian grounds”, an official said...

  • Turkey, Jordan call for ‘serious’ Mideast peace talks

    AMMAN: Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Monday for new “serious and effective” peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the royal palace said...

    Jordan, the only Arab country apart from Egypt to have signed a peace treaty with Israel, is custodian of the Muslim holy sites in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem...

  • Jordan’s king endorses Palestinian reconciliation deal

    AMMAN: Jordan’s king on Sunday endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah...

    The palace said that the king “affirmed Jordan’s full support for this agreement” which it said would strengthen Palestinian unity...

  • Parched Jordan starts growing vegetables in desert

    AQABA: Jordan, a water-poor country that is 90-per cent desert, on Thursday launched a project to turn its sand dunes into farming land to produce food using sun and sea water...

    ”The project’s director, Joakim Hauge, said the scheme tapped into Jordan’s existing resources...

  • Key Jordan trade route cut after Syria border closure

    AMMAN: When security fears forced Jordan to close its last border crossing with Syria this month, it severed its most important trade route to the outside, further straining an economy already hit by fallout from war...

    But the damage to heavily import-reliant Jordan is not just hypothetical — hundreds of importers and exporters lost millions of dollars worth of goods when rebels pillaged the vast free trade zone that straddled the...

  • Tensions brew in Jordan over Muslim Brotherhood rift

    AMMAN: Jordan’s authorisation of a breakaway wing of the Muslim Brotherhood has sent tensions soaring between the decades-old organisation and the government, accused of exploiting the rift to weaken the kingdom’s main opposition force...

    Analysts say Jordan’s recognition of the new group — known as the Muslim Brotherhood Association — risks fanning discontent among the traditional opposition power base at a time when the kingdom is...

  • World economies : Jordan

    JORDAN’S $34bn economy is among the smallest in the Middle East, having insufficient supplies of water, oil, and other natural resources and is facing serious challenges since the outbreak of the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011...

    Jordan’s foreign exchange reserves reached more than $14bn last year, compared to $12bn in 2013...

  • UN, Jordan and Israel welcome South Syria truce

    The truce will also help allay growing concerns by neighboring Jordan and Israel about Iranian military ambitions in the area, including fears that Tehran plans to set up a disruptive long-term presence there...

    Such apprehensions were stoked by recent movements of militias loyal to Iran and fighting alongside Syrian government forces toward Jordan's border with Syria, and to another strategic area in the southeast, close to where the...

  • Jordan stun Asian champions Australia, Iran held

    SINGAPORE: Jordan stunned Asian champions Australia 2-0 on Thursday to throw open their World Cup qualifying group after handing the Socceroos their first loss of the campaign...

    There was no hero for the Socceroos in Amman, however, as a thumping penalty by Hasan Abdel Fattah at the start of the second half and a late second from Hamza Al Dardour sent Jordan top of Group ‘B’ with 10 points from four games...

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