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  • Since the civil war in Syria began in 2011, much has changed in Jordan.
  • On December 6 last year, with a clear majority of votes, Jordan assumed its two-year seat at the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the third time in the organization’s history.
  • Khamenei has a new president and a new era to oversee. Analysis by Gareth Smyth*.
  • No discussion of Jordan these days is complete without allusion to the multiple factors working against attempts to revive its economy, but somehow the Kingdom keeps attracting the foreign capital it needs.
  • Iraq is a business paradox; one of the most dangerous places in the world, the country is also among the strongest economic magnets pulling in regional and international investors and other businesspeople.
  • Amid the rubble, the dust and the endless images of thousands of dislodged lives, it is incredibly difficult to put together an idea of just what havoc the Syrian civil war has had on the country.

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Middle East

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its economic growth forecasts for most Arab countries as waves of conflict continue to rock the vulnerable states.

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“It turned out I don’t use it enough, so they thought there was some fraud going on,” Obama told the press as he was signing an executive order that will increase protection from financial fraud and identity theft.


The grant, divided into four separate agreements, will finance projects aimed towards improving basic services, boosting economic development and promoting civil society,

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Apple’s latest MacBook Pro with Retina display is simply superb.
Stunning 9.7-inch Retina display in a new thinner and lighter design.