Tag: Iraq

economic relations

Seven Decades of Trading and Talking with Turkey

Turkey and Jordan recently marked seven decades of diplomatic and economic relations. The Turkish Ambassador to Jordan believes the next 70 years will be even more fruitful. By Dina al Wakeel Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with HM…

Saving Ourselves

Self-reliance is the key to pulling Jordan out of its economic rut. These are tough times for Jordanians and it’s no secret that what lies ahead will be even more difficult. HM King Abdullah’s sobering words last month underlined the…

shipping

All At Sea

Nadia Shahin, general manager at Amin Kawar & Sons Co., talks about Jordan’s shipping industry, its potential, and global trends. How has the shipping industry been in the past few years? By all accounts, shipping is in a state of…

Crossing Trebil

The Trebil border crossing between Jordan and Iraq was reopened in late August after being shut for over two years over security fears. Trade has begun to trickle, but it will be quite some time before Jordanian exporters are able…

Merza Hussain Hasan, Regional Head of World Bank

Strong Support

The regional head of the World Bank says his organization stands ready to help Jordan meet its potential. As well as Jordan, Merza Hussain Hasan oversees World Bank projects in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, the Maldives, Oman, Qatar,…

Primus

Primus Primed

When Amer Nasereddin returned to Jordan in 1996 upon completing his studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, he quickly spotted a chance to put his business administration degree to good use. “I realized there were particular gaps in…

Insurance

Solidarity: Insuring Tomorrow

First Insurance was established in 2007 with a paid up capital of JD28 million. The company entered an already crowded market that was ripe for consolidation. This finally happened last year, when First Insurance absorbed rival Yarmouk Insurance, to become…

No Half Measures on Jihadist Radicalism

Last year’s Karak Castle terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of nine policemen and one Canadian tourist, reminded us that the threat of the jihadist homegrown radical extremism has become a fixture of our lives and will be for some time…

OFFTEC: Business Solutions for an Evolving World

OFFTEC: Business Solutions for an Evolving World

Despite an ever-changing business landscape, OFFTEC Holding Group CEO Basim Said says the company has continually managed to adapt to the needs of its multi-sector clients. Offering everything from office furniture to software and security solutions in Jordan and the region,…

Hassan Abu Hanieh, author and researcher on jihadist groups

Wake Up Call

One of the foremost experts on extremist groups in Jordan is worried we’re underestimating the true scale of the jihadist threat facing the country. By Dina Al Wakeel Few Jordanian analysts know more about extremist Islamist groups than Hassan Abu…