Syria reopens Nassib border crossing with Jordan

The Syrian government reopened the Nassib border crossing with Jordan on Saturday, said the transport ministry, three years after the major trade route was closed by rebels. The Nassib crossing was captured by rebels in 2015, cutting a major transit route for hundreds of trucks a day transporting goods between Turkey

Jordan pushes new IMF-backed tax bill to parliament

Jordan's cabinet on Tuesday sent to parliament an IMF-backed draft tax bill, a main plank of austerity measures to ease rising public debt, an issue that caused street protests last summer, officials said. The government hopes to push through the new legislation within two months despite opposition from many deputies, saying

Duterte has offered to send troops to Jordan to help combat Islamist militants

By: Middle East Affairs After agreeing to deepen military cooperation with the Middle Eastern nation to fight extremism, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to send troops to Jordan to help battle Islamist militants. It should be noted that the two nations have been doing combating Islamic State's impact, with Jordan assuming

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