Jordan’s economy to grow 2.7% by 2023 — IMF report | Jordan Times
AMMAN — Jordan’s economy is expected to grow by 2.4 per cent in 2022, compared with 2.2 per cent in 2021, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) report.In its World Economic Outlook report, the IMF expected Jordan's economy to grow by 2.7 per cent in next year, and by 3.3 per cent five years from now.Inflation in Jordan this year is expected to be around 3.8 per cent, while the IMF lowered its 2023 forecast to 3 per cent, and its 2027 prediction to 2.5 per cent.The inflation rate in 2021 was 1.3 per cent, according to the report.
The Muslim World
Turkey's parliament adopts media law jailing those spreading 'disinformation' | Reuters
Turkey's parliament on Thursday adopted a law proposed by President Tayyip Erdogan that would jail journalists and social media users for up to three years for spreading "disinformation", despite deep concerns over free speech.
Taliban say Afghanistan secure enough for big projects | AP News
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban said Wednesday there is enough security across Afghanistan to restart major economic projects that stopped due to decades of war, despite a slew of attacks rocking the country since the group seized power more than a year ago.
Iran president accuses US of 'destabilization' amid protests | AP News
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's president accused the U.S. on Thursday of conducting a "failed policy of destabilization" targeting his nation after Iranians in cities nationwide protested the death of a 22-year-old woman in the custody of the country's morality police.
General headscarf ban at work is OK, Europe's top court says | Reuters
The case concerned a Muslim woman who was told she could not wear a headscarf when she applied to do a six-week work traineeship at a Belgian company.
Finance and Economy
Analysis: Saudi oil power play bruises U.S. ties but won't break them | Reuters
Neither side is backing down in a battle of wills over oil between Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and U.S. President Joe Biden, putting severe strain on their countries' energy-for-security alliance.
Inflation Sits at 8.2% as Core Prices Hit Four-Decade High - WSJ
U.S. inflation eased slightly in September to 8.2%, but underlying prices excluding energy and food accelerated to a new four-decade high.
Israeli settlers rampage in Palestinian town in West Bank | AP News
JERUSALEM (AP) — A group of Jewish settlers rampaged through a Palestinian town in the northern West Bank on Thursday, attacking shops and residents with stones and iron bars, according to Palestinian reports and amateur video from the scene.
With Putin, Palestinian leader rules out US role as mediator | AP News
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Palestinian president on Thursday used an audience with Vladimir Putin to denounce the United States, telling the Russian leader that he has no faith in Washington as a Mideast peace broker.
Israel hails 'historic' sea border deal with Lebanon | Jordan Times
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israel said on Tuesday it has reached a US-brokered agreement with Lebanon to settle their long-disputed maritime border, hailing a "historic achievement" that potentially unlocks significant offshore gas production for both countries.Negotiations between the neighbouring countries, which are still technically at war, had suffered repeated setbacks since their launch in 2020 but gained momentum in recent weeks with both sides eyeing revenue from potentially rich Mediterranean gas fields.