Jordan welcomes Biden presidency

Jordanian leaders hope a Biden administration will support a two-state solution.

Osama Al Sharif | Settlements | Nov 24, 2020
al-monitor US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Jordan's King Abdullah II meet in Amman on March 10, 2016. Photo by KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP via Getty Images).

Voter apathy, pandemic result in low turnout, riots in Jordanian election

With a historic low turnout by voters at Jordan’s parliamentary elections, it is doubtful that the government will pick up the message that a growing majority of Jordanians are becoming indifferent to the role of parliament.

Osama Al Sharif | Coronavirus | Nov 12, 2020

Jordan reaches record COVID-19 death count

Jordan reported 62 deaths from the virus on Wednesday, raising the death toll to 1,029.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Nov 4, 2020

In Jordan, female engineers lead the way in sustainable agriculture

A Norwegian NGO has launched a joint training program to train female engineering graduates in the field of sustainable agriculture, with the aim of both encouraging Jordanian women to join the workforce and fight desertification.

William Christou | Agriculture and farming | Oct 31, 2020

Jordan boycotts French products over Macron’s statements on offensive cartoons of Muhammad

Jordanian citizens and shops launched a campaign to boycott French products in response to what they deemed as an “insult” on the part of the French president to the Prophet Muhammad by supporting the publication of cartoons.

Mohammad Ersan | EU-Mideast ties | Oct 30, 2020