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Jordan’s king, Israeli PM hold discussions in Amman

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

Amman – Jordanian King Abdullah II on Monday conducted discussions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during which they discussed “efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict”. This came during a short visit by Netanyahu to Amman, according to a statement by the Jordanian Royal Court. The Jordanian king stressed that the question of Jerusalem must be […]

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Jordan’s new PM caught between angry public, international lenders

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

AMMAN: Jordan’s new prime minister won’t have much time to deliver on promises to rescind a proposed tax increase and implement economic reforms with more consideration for the country’s struggling poor and middle class. Union leaders who toppled the previous prime minister last week through widespread protests say they will go back to the streets […]

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Jordan’s King Abdullah issues decree forming new cabinet

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

AMMAN: Jordan’s King Abdullah issued a decree on Thursday forming a new government led by a former World Bank economist and mandated to review a disputed tax system after widespread protests against IMF-driven austerity measures. Abdullah, a US ally, appointed Omar Al-Razzaz, a Harvard- educated economist outside the ranks of the traditional political elite, last […]

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$2.5bn Gulf aid package puts Jordan on right path

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

AMMAN: Financial support agreed by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE is a boost for new prime minister For Jordanians, it was the timing of the announcement that was most significant. The Kingdom is reeling from the effects of increased prices as part of an austerity drive to satisfy the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and […]

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Jordan’s king, EU foreign policy chief review ailing economy

By   /  June 10, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

AMMAN: King Abdullah II and visiting EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini have discussed Jordan’s economic challenges, meeting just days after protests against proposed tax increases brought down the Kingdom’s prime minister. The royal court said Saturday that the king and Mogherini reviewed reforms and economic programs meant to address the crisis. Incoming Prime Minister […]

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King Abdullah II and crown prince to attend conference on supporting Jordan in Makkah

By   /  June 9, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

LONDON: Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah will attend the conference on supporting Jordan in Makkah on Sunday, Al-Arabiya reported Saturday. The Jordanian king expressed his appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s King Salman’s offer to host the meeting in Makkah. King Abdullah II also emphasised the strength of the relationship between Jordan and countries participating in the meeting that […]

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Saudi Arabia to host summit on Jordan economic crisis

By   /  June 9, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

DOHA: Saudi Arabia will host a summit in Makkah on Sunday to discuss ways of easing an ongoing economic crisis in Jordan. The summit will “discuss ways to support Jordan to overcome the economic crisis the country is going through”, the Saudi Royal Court said in a statement cited by the official SPA news agency on […]

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Jordan’s new prime minister withdraws controversial tax bill after protests

By   /  June 7, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

AMMAN: Jordan’s new prime minister on Thursday announced a controversial IMF-backed income tax bill will be withdrawn, after it sparked a week of angry protests in the kingdom. Crowds have taken to the streets to demand the government drop the unpopular reforms, in some of the biggest economic protests to hit Jordan over the past […]

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Jordan’s new PM ‘will listen to protests’, say analysts

By   /  June 5, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

AMMAN`: Jordan’s new prime minister will be more responsive to the public mood than his predecessor, who quit on Monday, analysts have told Arab News. King Abdullah accepted Hani Al-Mulki’s resignation after nearly a week of street protests against a draft tax law linked to an economic package from the International Monetary Fund. Al-Mulki’s fate […]

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King of Jordan: The government should not impose unfair taxes

By   /  June 5, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

Jordan’s king told government ministers on Tuesday to avoid imposing unfair taxes, state news agency Petra reported. King Abdullah’s comments come the day after the resignation of Prime Minister Hani Mulki in the wake of a week of protests over a series of financial reforms that had received the backing of the IMF. King Abdullah […]

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