Category Archives: Jordan

US Companies Planning Trade Mission to Middle East

The Mississippi Development Authority is planning a trade mission to the Middle East at the end of March for a at least 15 companies looking to expand their businesses to countries in the region ready to establish new partnerships. The mission will be visiting Jordan and Dubai, said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr. He… Continue Reading

Candidate Carson Visits Syrian Refugee Camps in Jordan

In order to better acquaint himself with foreign policy, Ben Carson, retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Republican candidate for US president, toured refugee camps in Jordan. Carson was impressed with the camps, suggesting that these refuges be better funded so that they can support additional refugees until the conflict in Syria subsides and they can return… Continue Reading

Amman Building Receives Green Recognition

The Amman offices of the World Health Organization of the United Nations, a four story office building known as the WHO building, is the first building in Jordan, as well as the region, to receive the coveted Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification V2.2. The building is situated in the business district of… Continue Reading

Jordan Implements New Metered Rates for Night Taxis

Hoping to satisfy both taxi owners and their customers, the Land Transport Regulatory Commission in Jordan has decided to create fixed night-time rates for taxis all across the country. The new regulations come after the LTRC received repeated complaints from consumers that taxi drivers do not use their meters at night. Countrywide Law The new… Continue Reading

Stalled Mega Projects Harming Jordanian Contractors

President of the Jordan Construction Contractors Association (JCCA), Ahmad Tarawneh has expressed his concern that developers of giant building projects throughout Jordan will renege on their financial obligations to pay contractors for work they were contracted to do. Contractors Owed JD 200million If dues from public sector institutions are factored in, then the amount of… Continue Reading

Jordanian Reform Faces Opposition

Despite the efforts of King Abdullah of Jordan to move his country to a more democratic system of government, opposition groups, especially Islamists who are the largest and best organized of the opposition, would like to see a faster time-table for change. King Appoints Panel to Discuss Reforms King Abdullah appointed a panel last week… Continue Reading

WikiLeaks Sheds New Light on Arab Views on Iran

Among the tens of thousands of documents released by WikiLeaks saying all kinds of good and bad things about world leaders, there seems to be one leader which almost everyone seems to agree about: that is of course the leader of Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The documents point to a great fear and distrust of… Continue Reading