By Jean Shaoul, 4 August 2020
As poverty and social unrest rise, the government has used the draconian emergency laws introduced in March to curtail democratic rights.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 September 2018
The teachers’ strike comes at a time of mounting anger over the soaring cost of living and the detention of activists calling for political reform.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 June 2018
On Saturday, despite King Abdullah’s announcement suspending price increases for fuel, electricity and water, some 200,000 took to the streets.
By Johannes Stern, 24 June 2017
German troops will now be even closer to the war zones in Syria and Iraq.
By Thomas Gaist, 10 November 2015
A Jordanian police officer, who reportedly worked as a trainer at the US-run facility, killed at least two American military contractors before being killed himself in a firefight.
By Thomas Gaist, 1 July 2015
Turkish and Jordanian military forces are on the brink of intervening in Syria to establish occupation zones in the northern and southern areas of the country.
By Will Morrow, 4 February 2015
As with previous ISIS killings, the murder of al-Kasasbeh plays directly into the hands of imperialism.
By Jean Shaoul, 2 July 2014
The civil war in Iraq is drawing in Washington’s allies in the region, including Jordan—long hailed as an oasis of stability in the Middle East.
By Jean Shaoul, 29 January 2013
Last week’s elections in Jordan resulted in a large majority for tribal leaders, pro-monarchy loyalists and businessmen.
By Jean Shaoul, 4 December 2012
For weeks, thousands of people in towns and cities throughout Jordan have taken to the streets in protest against the government’s decision to end fuel subsidies.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 October 2012
In preparation for a wider war in the Middle East, the Pentagon has deployed a 150-strong task force in Jordan.
By Jean Shaoul, 6 September 2011
Last January, protesters took to the streets of Amman and other cities in Jordan demanding better living conditions and political change.
By Patrick Martin, 2 February 2011
The new government is headed by former a former prime minister, Maruf Bakhit, who is identified with ballot-rigging and security crackdowns.