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Activists in Jordan launch protest against natural gas deal with Israel

The deal between the two countries has been widely denounced in Jordan over the years with trade unions, activists and politicians deeming it to be a “betrayal of the Palestinian people”

Jordanian security forces crack down on demonstrations on anniversary of 2011 protests

The protests were called to mark the 10th anniversary of anti-monarchy and pro-democracy protests. Protesters were also demanding an end to the emergency law imposed last year and addressing of several economic issues such as rising unemployment

Anti-lockdown protests continue in Jordan

The current round of protests started after reports of the death of at least 9 people in a government hospital due to lack of oxygen on Saturday night

Pro-govt. groups gain advantage in Jordanian polls amid poor turnout

Pro-government figures and independents won a majority of seats with a large number of them from military backgrounds. Out of 130 elected members, 100 are first-time winners

Jordan goes to polls on Tuesday to elect a new parliament

The election for the 130-member House of Representative is happening amidst unprecedented economic and health crisis in the country. The government had recently cracked down on the country’s largest teachers’ union.

Jordan gets a new prime minister before next month’s parliamentary elections

The new prime minister, Bisher al-Khasawneh, will have the responsibility of tackling the rising economic hardships and the COVID-19 pandemic in the country

jordan's parliament dissolved Jordanian King dissolves national parliament ahead of November elections

National elections in Jordan are scheduled to held on November 10 in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a rapidly deteriorating economic situation in the country

jordan-explosion Two killed in explosions near military base in Jordan

A Jordanian minister said that preliminary investigations show the explosions to be caused by an electric short circuit at an army depot used for storing unusable and old mortar bombs

Jordanian Teachers’ Syndicate leaders and members released after one month in jail

The union leaders, along with other protesting teachers, were arrested last month while protesting the government’s decision to go back on its promise to fulfill their demands on salary hikes and better working conditions

Jordanian teachers intensify protests against banning of union

Teachers held protests in a number of cities in Jordan condemning last month’s ban on the Jordanian Teachers’ Syndicate. Security forces attacked these protests with tear gas and batons

Israel-Jordan gas supply Jordanian parliament unanimously votes to scrap gas deal with Israel

The move comes after massive protests continued for the second week in a row, against the import of gas by Jordan from Israel

Israel-Jordan gas import Jordanians protest import of Israeli gas

The import of gas from Israel by Jordan has been staunchly opposed by several political and civil society sections in the country as a betrayal of the people of Palestine in an attempt to normalize relations with the Zionist state

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