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Jordan king calls for tax review as protests continue

05 June, 2018

The Jordanian monarch called for a review of tax laws as anti-austerity protests continued even after the resignation of the prime minister.

Jordan prime minister resigns amid anti-austerity protests

04 June, 2018

Demonstrations have rocked Jordan since Wednesday after the government adopted a draft income tax law and announced new price hikes based on recommendations by the International Monetary Fund.

Jordan king summons PM over anti-government tax protests

04 June, 2018

Demonstrations have rocked the Jordanian capital and several other cities since Wednesday against a draft income tax law and price hikes based on recommendations by the International Monetary Fund.

BeIN channels in UAE pulled ahead of World Cup

03 June, 2018

Qatari sports broadcaster BeIN has stopped working for customers in the United Arab Emirates, the channel said on Sunday, just eleven days ahead of the World Cup.

Thousands protest in Jordan over IMF-backed austerity measures

03 June, 2018

Angry protests rocked cities across Jordan overnight against IMF-backed austerity measures, hours after the government and unions failed to reach an agreement to end the standoff.

Syria calls on US to 'withdraw' from al-Tanf base

02 June, 2018

Syria's foreign minister on Saturday linked any talks on the future of a rebel-held southern region with the departure of US forces from another area bordering Iraq and Jordan.

Jordan price hike protests intensify with clashes breaking out

02 June, 2018

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

Jordan king backtracks on price hikes after mass protests

01 June, 2018

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

Israel and Russia team up against Iran in Syria

01 June, 2018

Israeli and Russian leaders have met following recent tensions in southern Syria, where Iran's military presence could be weakened, and Assad's troops bolstered, reports Paul McLoughlin.

Women's football team heads change in conservative Jordan

01 June, 2018

In Jordan, a handful of athletes have managed to establish the Women’s National Football Team in their conservative society. In just over a decade, they rose from zero to hero.

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