Jordan cracks down on racketeers following maiming of teenager

In an unprecedented move, Jordan's Public Security Department has launched a coordinated wave of arrests of those suspected of racketeering, bullying and repeat offenses, following the attack on a Jordanian teenager in the city of Zarqa that left him with amputated hands and a gouged eye.

Osama Al Sharif | | Oct 27, 2020
al-monitor A picture shows the entrance of a center affiliated with the Public Security Directorate in Amman on Jan. 7, 2019. Photo by KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP via Getty Images.

Jordan backs Egypt in Nile dam dispute

Jordan's foreign minister has declared his country's support for Egypt regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, stressing that water security is integral to Arab security.

Hagar Hosny | | Oct 20, 2020

Jordanians cautious about prospects of new government

Jordan’s King Abdullah II swore in the new government of Bisher al-Khasawneh amid a series of economic and health challenges facing the kingdom.

Osama Al Sharif | Economy and trade | Oct 15, 2020

New Jordanian prime minister takes office amid virus spike, struggling economy

Bisher Al Khasawneh's government will also oversee the Nov. 10 elections in the country.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Oct 13, 2020

Israel hopes aviation agreement warms up ties with Jordan

Israel and Jordan sign agreement to allow overflights flights through each other's airspace.

Rina Bassist | Economy and trade | Oct 8, 2020