Jordan

Jordanian government employees return to work

Most civil servants had not worked since March due to anti-virus measures.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 26, 2020
al-monitor People wearing protective face masks wait to complete their transactions in the Civil Status Department after Jordan's public sector employees returned gradually to work, two months after they were ordered to stay home as part of a tight lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Amman, Jordan, May 26, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed.

What are Jordan’s options if Israel annexed the West Bank?

Jordan is considering suspending parts of the 1994 peace treaty with Israel, sources told Al-Monitor, if Israel goes ahead with its plan to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.

Osama Al Sharif | Border Disputes | May 25, 2020
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Division, mixed international support sap Palestinian resources in face of annexation

As Israel's possible annexation approaches, Palestinians are struggling to unite behind a realistic plan.

Daoud Kuttab | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | May 20, 2020
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Syrian refugees in Jordan build robot to fight coronavirus

A group of young Syrians in Jordan’s Zaatari camp designed a sanitizing robot to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Mohammad Ersan | Coronavirus | May 20, 2020
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Israel’s new foreign minister endorses Trump’s plan, mindful on annexation

Israel’s new Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi calls to advance the Trump administration plan, but is careful not to call advancing annexation moves.

Rina Bassist | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | May 18, 2020
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