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

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

Jordan's independent music scene turns crisis into opportunity

Victoria Silva

Jordan's independent music scene turns crisis into opportunity

Independent artists in Jordan are finding ways to overcome the challenges of lockdown as coronavirus wreaks havoc on the global music industry.

Jordan sentences middle-aged rapist of 7-year-old girl to death

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Jordan sentences middle-aged rapist of 7-year-old girl to death

A man in his forties found guilty of tricking and raping a 7-year-old girl on her way home from school will be hung to death, Jordan's supreme ...

Can Gulf supply chains cope with the coronavirus crisis?

Paul McLoughlin

Can Gulf supply chains cope with the coronavirus crisis?

The Gulf appears immune to the panic buying engulfing Europe and North America.

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Thousands of Jordanians leave hotel quarantine

Security forces were seen handing out flowers to those leaving the hotel, where they were quarantined for 14 days.

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Jordan's Irbid under total lockdown after surge in cases

Irbid's quarantine is the most stringent measure yet taken by the government, which has already implemented of host of unprecedented ...

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Jordan says 2 dead in prison riot over coronavirus

Jordan is not the first country to witness prison riots over banned visits due to the coronavirus pandemic. Similar events killed 12 inmates in ...

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Lebanon details IS drone plot on US embassy

Details of an IS attempt to attack the US embassy in Beirut with a DIY drone reveal blunders and miscommunications that led to the arrests of 21 ...

Protests erupt in Jordan against Trump's Middle East deal

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Protests erupt in Jordan against Trump's Middle East deal

Cities across Jordan erupted in protest against Trump's plan to end the Israel-Palestine conflict, calling for an end to the Israel-Jordan peace ...

Uri Levy

AFC clash shows Palestine's footballing development

No AFC Cup match had ever been played in the occupied Palestinian territories, until Jordanian champions Al-Wehdat this week took on Palestine's ...

Jordan warns against imitating France's 'yellow vests' amid protests

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Jordan warns against imitating France's 'yellow vests' amid protests

Hundreds of people protested in Jordan's capital on Thursday against the government's planned tax increases and high youth unemployment.

Jordan price hike protests intensify with clashes breaking out

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Jordan price hike protests intensify with clashes breaking out

Protests have gripped Jordan since Wednesday, when hundreds flooded the streets of Amman and demonstrated in other cities - some demanding the ...

Jordan king backtracks on price hikes after mass protests

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Jordan king backtracks on price hikes after mass protests

Jordan's Abdullah has backtracked on a decision to increase fuel prices after mass protests over subsidy reforms broke out in the kingdom.

Road to Russia: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Road to Russia: This week in Middle East football

Saudi Arabian giants al-Hilal have become the seventh most-followed football team on Twitter, while Syrians remain divided on whether to follow ...

Uri Levy

Brotherhood of Amman: This week in Middle East football

Blog: Al-Faisaly won the Jordanian Pro League this weekend, as Bahrain's giants crumbled and Al-Hilal took a victory lap in Riyadh, reports Uri Levy.

Fadi al-Qadi

Authoritarianism: The nemesis of press freedom

Comment: Freedom of the press is a direct reflection of the liberties and respect for human rights a country affords its citizens, writes Fadi ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tensions flare as Israel hits 'Hizballah targets' in Syria

Anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria into Israeli-controlled territory early on Friday, following a series of Israeli airstrikes ...

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Jordan's dangerous drivers are killing its youth

Road accidents are worryingly high in Jordan and not enough is being done to decrease the large numbers of lives they are claiming.

Video shows Jordanian teenagers taunting man with Down's Syndrome

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Video shows Jordanian teenagers taunting man with Down's Syndrome

The video has been widely shared showing Jordanian teenagers mocking a young man with Down's Syndrome, raising concerns about the treatment of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Jordan shuts down more Muslim Brotherhood offices

Jordanian security services on Thursday shut down five more offices belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, a move the group says it intends to ...

Was Jordan involved in recent Syrian rebel-IS border battle?

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Was Jordan involved in recent Syrian rebel-IS border battle?

A group of Syrian rebels crossed over from Jordan and stormed an Islamic State group town on Saturday. It took place just days after Jordanian ...

US delivers Black Hawks to Jordan for anti-IS battle

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US delivers Black Hawks to Jordan for anti-IS battle

Jordan has received eight refurbished helicopters for its battle against Islamic State group extremists across its borders, as part of ongoing ...

Jordan: Seven Islamic State militants killed in security raid

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Jordan: Seven Islamic State militants killed in security raid

An overnight operation by Jordan's security forces in the northern city of Irbid ended on Wednesday morning with seven militants linked ...

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