USAID and MOPIC Sign $597 Million Agreements

Amman — Two development aid agreements at a total value of $597 million were signed today in-between the USAID mission to Jordan and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) as part of the $1.2 billion US economic assistance to the Kingdom for the year 2021 MOPIC, represented by Minister Nasser Shraideh, and USAID … Continue reading USAID and MOPIC Sign $597 Million Agreements

Court Rules to Extradite Wikileaks Founder

London — The High Court has ruled that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited from the UK to the US. The US won its appeal against a January UK court ruling that Assange could not be extradited due to concerns over his mental well-being. Judges were reassured by US promises to reduce the risk … Continue reading Court Rules to Extradite Wikileaks Founder

Jordan Trade Surplus with US Stands at JD422m

Amman — The Kingdom's trade balance with the US registered about JD422 million surplus until the end of third quarter of this year, the Department of Statistic (DoS) said on Monday. According to the DoS monthly report, the value of national exports to the US until the end of September 2021 increased by 22.9 percent, … Continue reading Jordan Trade Surplus with US Stands at JD422m

Government Shut down Averted by U.S. Senate

Washington, D.C. — The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to fund the government through mid-February, averting the risk of a shutdown after overcoming a bid by some Republicans to delay the vote in a protest against vaccine mandates. The 69-28 vote leaves government funding at current levels through Feb. 18, and gives … Continue reading Government Shut down Averted by U.S. Senate