Workshop on Whistleblowers and Witness Protection

Amman — To enhance whistleblower and witness protection, the Jordan Transparency Center (JTC) held a workshop on Thursday, December 8, at the Hassan Cultural Center in Marj area in the southern governorate of Karak. The efforts are part of a project implemented in cooperation with the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). The workshop focused … Continue reading Workshop on Whistleblowers and Witness Protection

Strategic Partnership with Microsoft

by: Maher Ghordlo Amman — Tech giants Microsoft announced a strategic partnership with the General Network-IoT (GNIoT) to expedite Jordan's digital transformation goal utilizing “IoT technologies.” In Microsoft statement, GNIoT was recently awarded the class communications license by the Jordanian Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, allowing it to provide services to both public and the government. Maher … Continue reading Strategic Partnership with Microsoft

Arab Parliament Condemns Houthi Piracy

by: Maher Ghordlo Cairo — The Arab Parliament condemned what it described as an "armed robbery” and “piracy" committed by the Houthi militia on a UAE cargo ship off the port of Hodeidah in Yemen. In its declaration, the Arab Parliament cautioned the Houthi militia's threat to the sovereignty of marine navigation and international trade … Continue reading Arab Parliament Condemns Houthi Piracy

Jordan Consoles Malaysia over Flood Victims

by: Maher Ghordlo Amman — Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates conveyed genuine consolations to the gracious people and government of Malaysia. The Asian country was devastated by floods affecting several districts. The floods claimed tens of lives, leaving many wounded and forced thousands to evict their homes. The ministry's official spokesman, Haitham Abu … Continue reading Jordan Consoles Malaysia over Flood Victims

SASAC Announces $1.75 Trillion Net Profit

Beijing — China’s Centrally-administered State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) declared that the net profits touched 1.75 trillion yuan about ($275 billion) for the elapsed 11 months of 2021, according to the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC), which is an institution directly under the management of the State Council and an ad-hoc ministerial-level organization directly subordinated … Continue reading SASAC Announces $1.75 Trillion Net Profit

New Spyware More Sophisticated than Pegasus

Amman — A spyware program called “Predator” was discovered on the mobile of an opposition Arab journalist residing in Turkey more sophisticated than Pegasus. According to the source, even the iPhone can be hacked and all the data stolen. Apple refused to comment. The source added that if the mobile phone gets strangely overheated, it … Continue reading New Spyware More Sophisticated than Pegasus

Mining Blueprint Signed by Jordan and Iraq

Amman — Jordan and Iraq ratified today a blueprint for technical cooperation in geology and mining to enable both countries to enhance mineral wealth mining and facilitate investment in the sector. The blueprint was signed by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Saleh Kharabsheh, and Iraqi Minister of Industry and Minerals, Manhal Aziz al-Khabbaz. … Continue reading Mining Blueprint Signed by Jordan and Iraq

Wizz Air Operates First Trip to Jordan

Aqaba — The Hungarian ultra-low-cost Wizz Air operated its first flight to Jordan from Bucharest, landing at the King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba. Wizz Air, which has eight destinations, operates four lines to and from Amman (Queen Alia International Airport) throughout the year, from Hungary's Budapest, Milan, Rome, and Vienna. Four other lines to … Continue reading Wizz Air Operates First Trip to Jordan

The Rare Desert Rose with Photos

The "desert rose" is a rare beautiful natural occurrence caused by sand bypassing solutions loaded with metal oxides. As the water quickly evaporates, the oxides sediment to give the shape of a rose, which acquires its color from the oxides. The desert rose is characterized by crystalized oxides; the crystals deliver a striking luster and … Continue reading The Rare Desert Rose with Photos

Prime Minister Responds to Parliament Clarification Request

Amman — In response to MP Muhammad Inad Al-Fayez, Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh said that his government will not cover up any corruption case or even a suspicion of corruption, stressing that this is the government's approach and what it pledged when it was formed in late 2020. Al-Fayez who demanded the Minister of Energy … Continue reading Prime Minister Responds to Parliament Clarification Request