Calm restored in Mafraq after Friday clashes Calm returned to Mafraq on Saturday after a Friday of clashes between Bani Hassan tribesmen and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in which the movement's headquarters in the northeastern city was set on fire.
Jordanian apps developers and IT students will soon receive training on the BlackBerry platform, apps and games, from Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, according to the ICT Association of Jordan-int@j. Full story
Around 200 people from the southern city of Maan came to Amman on Saturday to express support for former Amman mayor Omar Maani, who is being detained on charges of “failing to perform his official duties”. Full story
Columnists on Saturday described the clashes that took place on Friday between Islamist demonstrators and counter-protesters in Mafraq as "unfortunate", with most blaming the Muslim Brotherhood for instigating the incident. Full story
Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, HRH Prince Hassan, accompanied by HRH Princess Sarvath on Friday attended the state funeral of former president of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel in Prague. Full story
Christmas celebrations officially started in the Kingdom on Friday, with the lighting of a Christmas tree in the centre of Fuheis. Senator Aqel Biltaji and several representatives of Christian denominations attended the ceremony. Full story
Religious tourism revenues at the Baptism Site dropped by 30 per cent this year, amounting to JD1.1 million, according to Baptism Site Commission Director Dia Madani, who attributed the drop to regional instability. Full story
The General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFJTU) on Saturday suspended a planned strike scheduled for January 15 after the government pledged to consider the federation’s reservations on the labour and social security draft laws. Full story