Omar al Razzaz
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-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 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

Jordanian govt. shuts down largest teachers’ union, detains its leaders

The Jordanian Teachers Syndicate, the largest union in the country with over 100,000 members, is being persecuted days after it staged a rally demanding that the government implement an agreement signed in October over hiking educators’ wages

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