Home » World News


Jordan hit by protests against fuel hikes and Abdullah’s rule

By Jean Shaoul, December 4, 2012

For weeks, thousands of people in towns and cities throughout Jordan have taken to the streets in protest against the government’s decision to end fuel subsidies.

In preparation for wider war, Pentagon deploys task force in Jordan

By Bill Van Auken, October 11, 2012

In preparation for a wider war in the Middle East, the Pentagon has deployed a 150-strong task force in Jordan.

US-backed monarchy loots Jordan amid continuing protests

By Jean Shaoul, September 6, 2011

Last January, protesters took to the streets of Amman and other cities in Jordan demanding better living conditions and political change.

King Abdullah replaces Jordanian cabinet

By Patrick Martin, February 2, 2011

The new government is headed by former a former prime minister, Maruf Bakhit, who is identified with ballot-rigging and security crackdowns.