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Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab called on "friendly countries" to support the country already reeling from its worst economic crisis in decades as well as the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands of public sector workers took to the streets across Jordan on Saturday evening to protest the arrest of leaders from the teachers union.

HRW slams Jordan's detention of Teachers Syndicate leaders

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HRW slams Jordan's detention of Teachers Syndicate leaders

Jordan has cracked down on a teachers union after the threat of strikes.

Child dies, 700 sick in Jordan mass food poisoning

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Child dies, 700 sick in Jordan mass food poisoning

At least 700 people fell ill and one child died from food poisoning in Jordan after a restaurant offered a shawarma meal at half price.

Jordan orders two-year closure of teachers' union

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Jordan orders two-year closure of teachers' union

The move came three days after the Teachers' Association organised a demonstration demanding the government honour a 2019 agreement for a rise ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

The brutal murder of a Jordanian woman by her father has put domestic violence under the spotlight.

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Jordan may support 'one-state democratic solution' to Israel-Palestine conflict

Jordan's Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said the kingdom may support a one-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Diana Alghoul

Outrage in Jordan as 'father kills daughter with brick'

The harrowing account of Ahlam's chilling murder has caused outrage in Jordan and calls for justice.

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Jordan top court dissolves country's Muslim Brotherhood

Jordan's top court has dissolved the country's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Jordan slaps wristbands on arrivals to monitor virus quarantine

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Jordan slaps wristbands on arrivals to monitor virus quarantine

Jordan is using electronic wristbands to ensure they stick to home-quarentine measures.

Stasa Salacanin

Will Jordan revoke its peace treaty with Israel?

Annexation of the West Bank could be the final blow to Jordan's peace treaty with Israel.

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

Sarah Khalil

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

In partnership with UNHCR, Goal Click Refugees is an initiative that helps people understand one another through their love of football.

Jordan and Iraq form joint coronavirus strategy

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Jordan and Iraq form joint coronavirus strategy

Jordan has been applauded for its handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

Paul Iddon

Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

The US dominates arms exports to the Middle East, but Russia and China are vying for influence in the lucrative market.

Israel's Netanyahu struggles to sell West Bank annexation plans

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Israel's Netanyahu struggles to sell West Bank annexation plans

Israel's plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank face opposition from the international community but it is unclear how Western and ...

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Big tobacco accused of 'influencing' Jordanian legislation

Jordanians are the most frequent smokers in the world: More than 8 out of 10 men in Jordan smoke or use nicotine products.

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US military command meets Libyan government amid Egypt threats

The US Africa Command is meeting with Libya's Government of National Accord, following what it perceived was a declaration of war made by Egypt, ...

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4 Syrian children die in blaze on Jordan farm

The brothers aged from one to 10 died of "severe burns", according to an official.

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Jordan's FM makes surprise visit to coordinate annexation response

Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi is meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to ensure the countries have a coordinated response to ...

UAE could strengthen Israel ties after West Bank annexation

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UAE could strengthen Israel ties after West Bank annexation

The UAE has close ties with Israel despite not officially recognising the country.

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Coronavirus impact could kill 51,000 children in MENA: UN

Although the novel coronavirus rarely affects children, the pandemic's effects could cause the additional deaths of 51,000 children.

Ancient Petra empty, silent as pandemic hits Jordan tourism

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Ancient Petra empty, silent as pandemic hits Jordan tourism

As the novel coronavirus spread around the world, Jordanian authorities imposed a lockdown, and the last tourists left on March 16, a day before ...

German FM to visit Israel over West Bank annexation

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German FM to visit Israel over West Bank annexation

Heiko Maas is the first foreign dignitary to visit since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed a coalition government with his election rival ...

Jordan mosques reopen after 7-week closure

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Jordan mosques reopen after 7-week closure

Jordan is opening mosques after 11-weeks being closed due to Covid-19 concerns.

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