Protesters Defiant as Jordanians Strike over Tax Bill

AMMAN, Jordan — Doctors, lawyers and teachers staged a strike across Jordan on Wednesday in protest over IMF-backed austerity measures including a proposed income tax law that have sparked a week of angry demonstrations.

A Jordanian child holds a sign during an anti-austerity rally, on June 6, 2018 in Amman. - Jordanian unions staged a nationwide strike today over IMF-backed austerity measures including a proposed income tax law that has sparked a week of angry demonstrations. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP) (Photo credit …

Former Jordanian Minister: U.S. Will Lose Power Under ‘Stupid Idiot’ Trump

TEL AVIV – Vice President Mike Pence was “tricking” the Arab nation by trying to smooth over “Trump’s despicable declaration” regarding Jerusalem, but it means nothing since “Israel will soon disappear” and the U.S. will lose global hegemony as long as “the stupid idiot” is in power, a former high-ranking minister in Jordan said following the vice president’s visit to Amman.

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H.R. McMaster Endorsed Book That Advocates Quran-Kissing Apology Ceremonies  

A book on terrorism endorsed and touted by H.R. McMaster, the embattled White House National Security Adviser, calls on the U.S. military to respond to any “desecrations” of the Quran by servicemembers with an apology ceremony, and advocates kissing a new copy of the Quran before presenting the Islamic text to the local Muslim public.

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Report: Kushner Helped End Diplomatic Crisis Between Israel and Jordan

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner reportedly called Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Sunday in a bid to help end the diplomatic standoff between Amman and Jerusalem over the fatal shooting at Israel’s embassy in the country.

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Canadian Tourist Among 10 Dead in Jordan Attacks

Gunmen killed 10 people including a Canadian tourist and police officers on Sunday in southern Jordan where security forces were hunting down the unidentified attackers.


Jordan Security Services ‘Shut Muslim Brotherhood HQ’

Amman (AFP) – Jordanian security services on Wednesday closed the Amman headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s main opposition force, a security source and lawyer for the movement said. “Jordanian security searched the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood and

Jordanian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood wave the Palestinian flag as they gather during a protest to celebrate the 'Gaza victory' in the war against Israel, in the capital Amman on August 8, 2014.

Almost Half of Jordanian Women Entirely Ignorant of Their Rights

JAFFA, Israel – Almost half of Jordan’s women are entirely ignorant of their international rights, a new study has found. The study, carried out by the Al Hayat research center and reported in the Jordanian newspaper Al Rai, has found that

Jordanian women take part in a protest following the weekly Friday prayers in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on September 18, 2015, in solidarity with Palestinians who clashed with Israeli security forces for the past three days around Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site.

EXCLUSIVE: Inside a Jordanian Refugee Camp on Christmas

AMMAN, Jordan – As the United States contemplates accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees, it is well worth considering that Jordan, with a population the size of Tennessee’s and a GDP that would rank it the 49th state of the union, is now home to more than one million refugees.