Jordan will receive $2.5 billion in aid from Gulf neighbors

(AFP and Reuters) JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates agreed on Monday to provide an economic aid package worth $2.5 billion for Jordan, which is facing an economic crisis following anti-austerity protests. The package, announced at a summit of the four nations in the holy city of Makkah, will include

Unions strike in Jordan in protest of IMF tax hikes

AMMAN (Reuters) - Shops and pharmacies closed in Jordan's capital on Wednesday as some unions pressed ahead with a strike protesting against tax hikes, after King Abdullah replaced his prime minister to try to defuse public anger. A draft law to raise income taxes and International Monetary Fund-driven reforms that have