Jordan Benefits But Low Oil Prices Hurt Oman May 6, 2015

For some countries in the Middle East, low oil prices are a boon. For others, they’re just bad fortune.


The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said the decline in oil prices is expected to push Oman’s current account surplus to a deficit from this year onwards. The day before, the multinational lender predicted that Jordan would reduce its debt and “rebuild"...

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Jordan Q1 tourism income falls 11.9pc May 6, 2015

Jordan's first quarter tourism revenue dropped 11.9 per cent as visitor numbers from Europe and North America fell by more than a fifth because of wars in neighbouring nations, Jordan's tourism minister said on Tuesday.

Jordan shares frontiers with Iraq and Syria, where the Islamic State has seized swathes of territory. Amman took a lead role in conducting air strikes against the hard-line group after it burned alive a captured Jordanian pilot earlier this year.

"We've seen a negative impact on foreign visitors to Jordan, especially in the first three months (of 2015)," Nayef...

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17th Parliament challenged with long-held stereotypes among public — analysts May 6, 2015

Acknowledging that the current Parliament is still below expectations, lawmakers and analysts argued that the 17th Parliament has done a lot, at least legislatively.


However, Jordanians are seemingly unwilling to change their long-held stereotypical image about the legislature.


In remarks to The Jordan Times, lawmakers and analysts called for “sound and unbiased” evaluation of the current Parliament based on facts and achievements, and"......

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‘Personal Status Law among world’s ‘highly discriminatory’ laws against women’ May 6, 2015

Jordan is one of eight countries in the world that has maintained a “highly discriminatory” personal status law against women, according to a recent UN report.


“As of 2005, eight countries — Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia — had maintained highly discriminatory"...

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‘Personal Status Law among world’s ‘highly discriminatory’ laws against women’
May 6, 2015

Jordan is one of eight countries in the world that has maintained a “highly discriminatory” personal status law against women, according to a recent UN report.


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‘Jordan exports 300 tonnes of watermelon per day to Gulf states’
May 6, 2015

The Kingdom is exporting 300 tonnes of watermelon daily to Gulf countries, a government official said on Tuesday, expecting the amount to increase as demand is growing.


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Amman municipality continues crackdown on unlicensed valet services
May 6, 2015

The Greater Amman Municipality has so far removed 30 kiosks providing illegal valet parking services to motorists under a campaign launched recently, a GAM official said on Tuesday.


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