Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Jordan / Kuwait

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Jordan / Kuwait

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ABBREVIATIONS

FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Report--Middle East & North Africa and South Asia; Western Europe

FT, The Financial Times

JP, The Jerusalem Post

NYT, The New York Times

WP, The Washington Post

WSJ, The Wall Street Journal

Jordan

1995

Apr. 25: A court overturned a 26 February 1995 decision by the Press and Publications Department to suspend the weekly Hawadith al-Sa'a on licensing technicalities.

4/27 FBIS

Jun. 4: Security forces reportedly arrested at least three members of the Jordanian Democratic Popular Unity Party (JDPUP) because of suspected affiliation with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

6/6 FBIS

Jun. 8: Security forces arrested journalist Faraj Shalhub at his home in the Suf refugee camp, reportedly for criticizing the deportation of Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS) leaders.

6/13 FBIS

Jun. 17: The Jordanian Freedom (al-Hurriya) Party changed its name to the Progressive (al-Taqaddumi) Party.

6/28 FBIS

July 3: In Paris, King Husayn met with French president Jacques Chirac. Chirac stated that the European Union (EU) sought a greater political role in the region, commensurate with its financial contributions.

7/4 FT

July 10: Mohammad Ibrahim Abequa, convicted of murdering his wife in New Jersey on 4 July 1994, was convicted by an Amman court to 15 years of hard labor.

7/11 NYT

July 11: The Islamic Action Front (IAF), which vowed to reverse Jordan's peace treaty with Israel, did poorly in national municipal elections, viewed as a referendum on the peace treaty. …

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