IMF taxes the reason behind widespread protests in Jordan

(AFP) AMMAN: A parliamentary tug of war is taking place in Jordan in an attempt to defuse public anger at an IMF inspired income tax law that has caused widespread protests. Unions called for another one-day strike on Wednesday amid a groundswell of daily protests against the tax increases. About 3,000 people

Jordanians protest International Monetary Fund tax increases

Protesters in the capital Amman carried placards criticizing the government They also accused politicians of corruption and squandering public funds (Arab News) AMMAN: Thousands of Jordanians went on strike on Wednesday to protest against planned tax increases demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The draft amendments would double the income-tax

Boycott against Qatar loses its effect

By Middle East Affairs Although a group of Arab countries are boycotting against Qatar for alleged ties to Islamic extremists, the mega-rich gulf state is hardly taking a hit, Reuters reports. The International Monetary Fund put out a report that says Qatar's banking system has recovered from initial outflows and the economy