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Among several economic measures, the government has recently decided to raise the renewal fees of passports for Gazan residents in Jordan from JD25 to JD200. (File photo)
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Jordan's decision to extend the validity of Gazans’ temporary passports from two to five years follows the announcement of a steep price hike from JD25 to JD200 for their renewal or replacement.

February 22, 2017

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Jordan will host the first ever Arab Martial Arts Games later this year, underlining the country’s reputation as a safe and secure destination for staging major international events, the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service said on Sunday.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters rally in Amman in 2014. (AFP/File)
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The rallies were planned by activists, unionists, and youth leaders in response to the government's recent economic measures.

February 21, 2017

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Champion of the 2016 IMET Squash Open, Jordan’s Mohammad Al-Sarraj, won the 2017 Cronimet Squash Open, which took place in Skelleftea, Sweden.
Jordan’s recent economic measures also increased fees for five-year passports for citizens from JD20 to JD50. (Pinterest)
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Gazan holders of temporary Jordanian passports must now pay JD200 instead of JD25 to issue or renew a passport every two years, making it the most expensive passport in the world.

February 19, 2017

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Jordan Cup titleholders Ahli will play an away match against Syria’s Jeish on Monday, while reigning Jordan Professional Football League champs Wihdat will host Lebanon’s Nijmeh on Tuesday, as Round 1 of the 14th Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup kicks off.
Yanni performed in Jordan in 2016. (Facebook)
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The controversial concert will be held in Aqaba.

February 16, 2017

Suhail Azzam, who will represent Jordan at the Asian Winter Games next week, in an undated photo (Photo: JOC Media Service)
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Jordan will send two skiers to the 8th Asian Winter Games taking place in Sapporo, Japan, from February 19-26, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.
The Jordan Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission is tasked with routing out corruption at government agencies. (File photo)
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The unnamed director is suspected of issuing fraudulent work permits.

February 15, 2017

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The Dead Sea Ultramarathon is to return and continue to be sponsored by LG Electronics, according to Run Jordan, the sole entity dedicated to bringing together different marathon events and races in Jordan under one umbrella.
The current four destinations, served by Royal Wings, bring an average of 400 tourists a week to Jordan through Aqaba. (Shutterstock)
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The Jordan Tourism Board is in the final stage of negotiations to bring more tourists from the UK and Italy to Aqaba via low-cost carriers.

February 14, 2017

Jordan’s Qusai Hubbub has his eye on the big time in fencing (Photo: JOC Media Service)
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Fourteen-year-old Qusai Habboub has big ambitions, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.
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Jordan finished the West Asian Table Tennis Championships with four gold, four silver and five bronze medals after a glorious final day in Aqaba, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

February 13, 2017

Divorce is no joking matter in Jordan, which has the highest rate in the region (Flickr)
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Jordan's fatwa department did not see it as a laughing matter.
The telecom sector in Jordan is subject to different taxes that are considered the highest in the region. (Shutterstock)
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Last week, the government scrapped a “100 percent sales tax exemption” on fixed and mobile Internet services, effectively raising the tax rate from 8 to 16 percent.

February 12, 2017

Tourism to Aqaba, Jordan is benefiting from the strong demand of local and Scandinavian countries. (File photo)
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Colliers International's hotel market report forecasts good news for resorts in Aqaba and Palm Jumeirah, buoyed by shifts in demand away from Egypt and Turkey.

February 9, 2017

The event is held every four years. Japan is the reigning champion.
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Jordan plays Algeria in two friendlies this month as part of preparations for the 2018 AFC Women's Football Championship.
Earlier this month, the Cabinet decided to deduct 10 per cent of any sum above JD2,000 in monthly salaries of civil servants, and set a cap of JD3,500 on public sector salaries. (Shutterstock)
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Jordan's latest economic measures include raising taxes on cigarettes, soft drinks and telecom services, as well as increasing fees to issue passports from JD20 to JD50.