Tag: Jordan

Going Nuclear

Even as the debate over whether Jordan needs to generate nuclear power rages on, work is forging ahead on building an entirely new energy industry to run the Kingdom’s controversial nuclear program. For some, the answer to Jordan’s energy crisis…

Movie-Making Boost

Jordan has long been a favored international movie-making destination, thanks to its unique landscapes and locations, as well as a respected local film industry led by the Royal Film Commission (RFC). The country’s cinematic ambitions are now being helped by…

Solidere Soldiers On

Solidere, the developer credited with breathing life back into Beirut’s civil war-ravaged center, has struggled in recent years to weather the impact of continuing regional unrest inspired by the Arab Spring. But there are now real signs the company may…

Aramex: Delivering the Goods

After posting a set of strong first quarter results, Aramex’s COO Iyad Kamal says 2014 is shaping up to another great year for the logistics giant. By Dina al-Wakeel Aramex, the region’s largest courier company, recently reported a 14 percent…

Us and the Rest

Why are economies around the world steadily powering ahead while ours remain stifled? Six months into 2014, and we’re faced with a mix of good and bad currents shaping both the world and our region. Some of them are old,…

More Maktoobs to Come

Some are concerned that Maktoob’s stellar success was a one-off. They needn’t be. Five years ago, two Jordanian entrepreneurs sold their startup to one of the largest Internet companies in the world. Appropriately named Maktoob (Arabic for “letter”), it was…

Abdali Boulevard to Open in June

Abdali Boulevard, the pedestrian corridor that runs the length of the multi-billion dollar canada goose Kvinnor Canada Goose Abdali mixed-use mega project, is finally set to open in June after years of delays caused by the global financial crisis. The 380-meter-long…