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The elections took place amid the peak of Covid-19 in the kingdom.

New Jordanian Prime Minister Bishr al-Khasawneh will oversee parliamentary elections November 10.

Jordan king dissolves parliament ahead of November elections

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Jordan king dissolves parliament ahead of November elections

There is growing popular anger at the economic situation in the kingdom.

Jordan reinstates compulsory military service as unemployment rises

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Jordan reinstates compulsory military service as unemployment rises

The Jordanian government has reinstated compulsory military service for jobless men aged between 25 and 29 as unemployment rates skyrocket ...

Jordan arrests 1,000 teachers in crackdown on trade union

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Jordan arrests 1,000 teachers in crackdown on trade union

In the past few weeks the Jordanian government has launched a campaign members of the country's largest teachers' union.

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Jordan police attack teachers protesting pay cuts

Jordanian police attacked teachers for protesting against the government not honouring a pay bonus.

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Jordan detains teachers union officials over 'state services harm'

Jordan has detained 13 teacher union officials after they threatened industrial action.

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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.

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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.

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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Jordan set to 'lift' most coronavirus restrictions

The announcements come amid a decline in confirmed new infections to less than 10 per day over the last week.

Jordan threatens cutting ties if Israel annexes West Bank

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Jordan threatens cutting ties if Israel annexes West Bank

'We will not accept unilateral Israeli moves to annex Palestinian lands and we would be forced to review all aspects of our relations with ...

Jordan eases curfew in parts with no new Covid-19

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Jordan eases curfew in parts with no new Covid-19

Authorities in Jordan have eased some of the curfews issued as a response to the novel coronavirus disease.

Jordan begins 48-hour complete coronavirus lockdown

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Jordan begins 48-hour complete coronavirus lockdown

Jordan imposed a new 48 hour curfew to curb the coronavirus. The move follows a similar curfew that was put in place indefinitely and later ...

Gentrification and grassroots resistance in Amman's oldest district

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Gentrification and grassroots resistance in Amman's oldest district

Residents, shop owners and activists are organising themselves to prevent multinational corporations from taking over one of the oldest ...

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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 eases COVID-19 lockdown restrictions amid uproar

Jordan has eased coronavirus restrictions after the extent in which the country was restricted caused outrage.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Every aspect of public and commercial life has felt the full force spread of COVID-19, and the Middle East is no exception.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Military deployment in Malaysia, cancelled New Years Day celebrations in Iran and arrests in today's Coronavirus roundup.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The coronavirus has led to a stricter clampdown in the Middle East of social gatherings. Here are five stories you need to know about ...

Jordan suspends all flights, closes schools, mosques over virus

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Jordan suspends all flights, closes schools, mosques over virus

Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz told official news agency Petra that "all flights into and out of the kingdom will be suspended ...

Jordanian MPs urge prisoner exchange with Israel

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Jordanian MPs urge prisoner exchange with Israel

A group of Jordanian politicians has called for the government to swap an Israeli citizen detained on drug charges with all nationals imprisoned ...

Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood-linked party calls for political prisoner amnesty

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Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood-linked party calls for political prisoner amnesty

The Islamic Action Front's general secretary called on Jordan's Prime Minister to release members of its party.

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