Category: News & Views

EU and Jordan

A New Chapter In EU-Jordan Trade Cooperation

In his book the Wealth of Nations, famous economist Adam Smith wrote that “every man lives by exchanging.” In the case of the collaboration between EU and Jordan it is constant exchange that helps our relationship grow stronger. On the occasion…

King Abdullah II outlines key regional concerns in Fox News interview

US cable channel Fox News broadcast on Wednesday night a recorded television interview with His Majesty King Abdullah II on its “Special Report” program, anchored by Bret Baier, the channel’s chief political anchor. Following is the text of the broadcast interview:…

EY Jordan

EY Jordan Launches ‘EY Entrepreneur of The Year™’ Award Program for 2018

EY Jordan has announced the launch of the ‘EY Entrepreneur of The Year’award program for 2018 . The eighth cycle of the program, held under Royal patronage, aims to honor exemplary business leaders and entrepreneurs, especially those who have established distinguished startups…

fake news

Summer potpourri: Fake news and Almamlaka’s new TV

At no time in the long history of journalism have societies faced the challenge of what we now call fake news. The first journal was published in ancient Rome, around 59 BC, but the first printed newspaper appeared in Antwerp…

September

Qatar to Create 1,000 jobs for Jordanians by September – Minister

Qatar will create 1,000 jobs for Jordanians by September as part of the wealthy Gulf state’s broader economic assistance package announced in the wake of this summer’s anti-austerity protests, Jordan’s Labor Minister Samir Murad said. The minister said job seekers…

smart city

The World’s First Smart City: A Smarter Way to Live

The race is on to create the world’s first smart city. But will it live up to the hype? How do you create a smart city? There are competing ideas floating about, but the most straightforward route involves filling a…

school

The Road to Better School Buses

A government effort to create a regulatory framework for public school transport is commendable, but it should not come at the expense of the price that parents have to pay. In a recent meeting of his cabinet’s economic team, Prime…

fake news

Is a New Social Contract Really Needed?

Jordan’s prime minister has interpreted this summer’s protests as broad-based desire for a new social contract. This is a mistake. By Osama Al Sharif More than two months have passed since thousands of protestors took to the streets to demand…

fees

UAE Cuts Tourism Fees to Encourage Growth

Recent moves by the Abu Dhabi and UAE governments to waive or reduce hotel and visa fees are expected to bolster the country’s important tourism sector and pave the way for more investments. In June the Abu Dhabi Executive Committee…