Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Jordan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Jordan

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See also. Arab-Israeli Conflict. Regional Affairs, Israel

1997

July 21: Four political parties, the Jordanian People's Democratic Party, the Jordan Arab Constitutional Front, the National Action Front, and Al-Ansar, announced they would join the Muslim Brotherhood in boycotting the 1997 parliamentary elections. [7/22 FBIS]

July 26: The government agreed to invite international observers to monitor the 4 November parliamentary elections. [7/29 FBIS]

July 28: Interior Minister Nadhir Rashid confirmed that authorities had begun to implement "security measures" along the border with Syria and Iraq to stop drugs and arms smuggling operations. [7/29 FBIS]

Aug. 7: A criminal court in Amman ordered the release of Hamza Gharayiba, who was arrested in April for stabbing and slightly wounding an Israeli woman visiting the Um Qays tourist area. The charges were amended from attempted murder to possession of a deadly weapon, based on a medical report which stated that the woman had received only minor injuries. [8/12 FBIS]

Aug. 26: Jordan and the United States signed two financial agreements totaling $100 million, under the Mideast Peace and Stability Fund, aimed at supporting Jordanian development projects. A third agreement was signed for $3.5 million for Jordan's population and family health programs. …

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