Category: News & Views

Netflix Set to Expand Into the Middle East

Netflix, the paid-for streaming platform behind such popular TV shows as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, is hiring new staff to help launch the service in the Middle East next year. The California-based media giant recently…

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WFP Launches Donation App for Refugee Children

The World Food Programme (WFP) last month launched an app that allows users to donate money to help feed thousands of Syrian refugee children in Jordan. Through the simple click of a button, users of the ShareTheMeal app have the…

Entrepreneurs and Investors Meet at Endeavor Jordan’s DealMakers

At Endeavor Jordan‘s annual DealMakers event in Amman last month, entrepreneurs and potential investors were brought together for one-on-one speed networking sessions that aimed to give promising young companies a chance to pitch their ideas in a less formal setting…

Tractebel Marks 10 years in Jordan

Marc Lepièce, general manager of the power and gas division of global engineering consultancy Tractebel, said his company is proud of its 10-year cooperation with Jordan crowned by the construction of the country’s gas transmission network. Now Brussels-based Tractebel is…

Business Community Mourns Loss of Salti Sisters

Jordan’s business community has reacted with sadness and shock to news of the death of sisters Jumana and Soraya Salti over the weekend. Soraya was a celebrated entrepreneur and the founder of INJAZ, a regional non-profit organization that aims to…

Reimagining Amman’s Abandoned Megaprojects

What should become of the half-finished real http://latana.ca/fiu-training-in-using-web-cam/ estate megaprojects that still litter Amman’s landscape from the heady boom days of the mid-noughties? Studio X Amman, the Jordanian branch of Columbia University’s global network of architecture and urban planning research…

Making a Case for Gender Pay Equality in Private Education

A conference organized last month by the National Committee for Pay Equity (NCPE) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) called for fair wages for female teachers in private schools in Jordan. According to a 2013 ILO report, female teachers working…

UN Launches New Global Development Goals

A new 15-year global development strategy was recently launched by the United Nations with the aim of ending poverty, promoting prosperity and people’s wellbeing, while protecting the environment. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the 2030 Agenda or…

Jordanians Have Visa-Free Access to 44 Countries – Report

Jordanian passport holders can visit 44 countries around the world without the need for a visa, according to the annual Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index. Emirati passport holders fared best in the region in terms of visa-free travel, with…

Jordan’s Greenest Buildings

According to the United States Green Building Council, buildings are one of the heaviest consumers of natural resources and account for a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions. But in recent years a move towards implementing green building practices has…