Jordan's PM reshuffles cabinet in shakeup to spur IMF-guided reforms | Reuters
Jordan’s Prime Minister Bisher al Khasawneh reshuffled his cabinet on Thursday to improve his administration's performance under IMF-guided economic reforms crucial to tackling the country's economic and social problems.
Senators attend meetings on forum of Shura Councils | Jordan Times
AMMAN — The Senate, represented by Senators Mustafa Barari and Khaled Abu Al Ezz, participated in meetings concerning the establishment of the forum of Shura Councils and other similar councils in the Islamic world, held in Bandung, Indonesia.
The Muslim World
Heading home: Syrian refugees in Lebanon going back to Syria | AP News
Hundreds of Syrian refugees boarded a convoy of trucks laden with mattresses, blankets, water and fuel tanks — and, in one case, a goat — in the remote Lebanese mountain town of Arsal on Wednesday, heading home to Syria.
Iran's leaders try to link deadly shrine attack to protests | AP News
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader and its president tried Thursday to link the nationwide protests roiling the country to an Islamic State-claimed gun attack on a famous mosque that killed 15 people.
Egypt, IMF reach preliminary agreement for $3 billion loan | AP News
CAIRO (AP) — The International Monetary Fund reached a preliminary agreement with the Egyptian government Thursday that paves the way for the economically troubled Arab nation to access a $3 billion loan, officials said Thursday.
Israeli Business in Saudi Arabia Emerges From Shadows at Investment Conference - WSJ
Activity at the Riyadh investment event signaled the emergence of commercial ties and Israel’s growing acceptance in the kingdom.
Lebanon and Israel sign sea border deal | AP News
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon and Israel signed copies of a U.S.-mediated sea border deal on Thursday and delivered them to the U.N. in the coastal border town of Naqoura. The agreement to demarcate the maritime border comes after months of indirect talks mediated by Amos Hochstein, the U.S.
Finance and Economy
Saudi's Ukraine support does not make up for OPEC+ cuts, Blinken says | Reuters
Saudi Arabia's recent moves to provide aid to Ukraine and its vote at the United Nations condemning Russia's annexation of Ukrainian territory are positive developments, but do not compensate for the "wrong" decision by OPEC+ to cut oil production, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
U.S. Economy Grew 2.6% in Third Quarter, GDP Report Shows - WSJ
While key segments remained resilient during the third quarter, economists are worried about a possible recession.
Europe sees fastest pace of rate hikes since euro launched | AP News
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank piled on another outsized interest rate hike aimed at squelching out-of-control inflation, increasing rates at the fastest pace in the euro currency’s history and underscoring the bank's determination to control prices despite the threat of recession .
Arab voters key to breaking deadlock in Israeli election | AP News
UMM AL FAHM, Israel (AP) — The voices of Israel’s Palestinian citizens are often drowned out or delegitimized in the country's noisy politics. Yet in the upcoming parliament election, they could hold the key to breaking an entrenched political deadlock.