Saudi Arabia donates $1bn to boost Jordan economy

Donation will include oil grants to the resource-poor nation.

    Saudi Arabia has given Jordan $1bn to help support its economy. The resource-poor nation is expected to receive a series of leg-ups from its regional partner in the coming months - including oil grants.

    Nisreen El-Shamayleh has the latest from the Jordanian capital Amman.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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