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, Petroleum Affairs, Regional Affairs,


Feb. 7: The Amman-based al-Bilad newspaper reported that security forces arrested several alleged Islamists in the Hittin Camp, al-Rusayfah, and al-Zarga'. 'Izz-al-Din 'Abd-al-Latif, leader of the Islamic Action Front, was among those arrested. [2/7 FBIS]

Feb. 9: The Swiss ambassador, Gian Federico Pedotti, returned to his post in Amman after leaving in mid-January due to threats against his life from the Fatah Revolutionary Council, following the freezing of Fatah leader Abu Nidal's Swiss bank account by the Swiss government. [2/9 FBIS]

Feb. 20: The government sold 54 percent of its Jordan Hotels and Tourism Company in its largest privatization deal to date. [2/21 FT]

Feb. 24: In al-Mawjib, south of Amman, a French diplomat and his wife were wounded by gunmen for publicly eating during Ramadan. [2/27 FBIS]

Feb. 26: The government suspended Hawadith al-Sa'ah and al-Bilad newspapers due to licensing technicalities. [3/3 FBIS]

Feb. 27: The United States agreed to a $15 million loan to Jordan in order to purchase US wheat and corn. …

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