Jordan

Jordan's new tax-reform proposal faces strong criticism

Opposition to new proposal grows amid claims that the government has done nothing to tackle corruption.

Jordan's new tax-reform proposal faces strong criticism

Jordan

Jordan: Attackers who killed police support ISIL

Interior minister says Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant supporters had planned more attacks on civilians and police.

Jordan: Four security officers killed after storming building

Middle East

Work on Israel-Jordan gas pipeline begins despite public refusal

Many local organizations involved in anti-normalisation campaigns have been criticising the deal.

Jordan

Jordan army says several ISIL fighters killed in border clashes

Jordan's military says it was warding off ISIL fighters after they were chased by Syrian troops.

Jordan army says several ISIL fighters killed in border clashes

Middle East

Jordan's economic woes pile pressure on new PM

With Jordan still suffering from a deep economic crisis, Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz will have to pay attention to the needs of disgruntled Jordanians while attempting to balance the country's budget.

Opinion

Jordan faces its historical reckoning

Jordanians have shown that they will no longer accept austerity without major political changes and accountability.

Rami G Khouri

by Rami G Khouri

Rami G Khouri

Jordan

Jordan, corruption and the fake-brand cigarette scandal

Case of illegal production of fake-brand cigarettes captures public attention amid calls to fight high-level corruption.

'Cigarettes case' testing Jordan government stance on corruption

Middle East

Hundreds of White Helmets evacuated from Syria to Jordan

Israeli army takes volunteers and families to Jordan, from where they are expected to be resettled in Western countries.

Hundreds of White Helmets evacuated from Syria to Jordan

Middle East

Lebanese hope open Nassib crossing will help revive businesses

The Nassib crossing, at the Syria-Jordan border, had been closed for years causing billions of dollars in losses.

Middle East

Will Syrian takeover of key crossing boost Jordan's economy?

Locals hope lucrative trade routes will re-open after seizure of the Nassib-Jaber border crossing by the Syrian army.

Will Syrian takeover of key crossing boost Jordan's economy?

Syria's War

What is effect of Syria regime's recapture of Jordan crossing?

Retaking of main border crossing that reconnects trade route from Turkey and Lebanon to Arabian Peninsula could have serious economic effects.

Inside Story

What is the impact of Syrian forces' gain in Deraa?

Syrian government forces are back in control of most of Deraa and the border with Jordan.

Middle East

First displaced Syrians along Jordan border return home

Sources say a few families have began journey back after ceasefire deal reached between rebels and Russian negotiators.

First displaced Syrians along Jordan border return home

Syria's War

Why Jordan keeps its borders shut to Deraa refugees

Seeking shelter from intense fighting in Syria's Deraa, 60,000 refugees are massing along Jordan's northern borders.

Syria's War

Deraa rebels reach truce deal, surrender crossing point

After weeks of government and Russian bombardment, rebels agree to gradually withdraw and hand over heavy weapons.