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World 08 Jun 2018 | 12:40 AM

IMF to work with new Jordan government to release more funds-spokesman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund will work with Jordan's new government to complete a review of the debt-burdened country's IMF loan program as soon as possible to release another $70 million (£52.2 million) to Jordan, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday.

World 07 Jun 2018 | 7:59 PM

Jordan's next PM says to drop tax bill that angered protesters

AMMAN/DUBAI (Reuters) - Jordan's designated new prime minister said on Thursday he would drop a proposed tax law, conceding to a key demand of protesters who have already brought down the government.

World 05 Jun 2018 | 11:34 PM

Israeli army says didn't deliberately kill Palestinian nurse in Gaza

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military said on Tuesday initial findings from an investigation into the killing of a Palestinian nurse during protests on the Gaza border showed that she was not shot deliberately.

World 05 Jun 2018 | 9:39 PM

Jordan's king appoints economist to form new government, calls for tax dialogue

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah tasked a former World Bank economist on Tuesday with forming a new government and called for broad talks on a planned income tax law that has provoked the country's biggest protests in years.

World 05 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

U.N. aid chief backs stepping up sanctions on South Sudan

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations' top aid official on Monday backed a decision by major powers to renew sanctions on South Sudanese leaders and to consider imposing asset freezes and travel bans in an effort to pressure all sides to end the five-year conflict.

World 04 Jun 2018 | 10:40 PM

Czech PM rejects Merkel's EU border force idea

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic on Monday rejected German Chancellor Angela Merkel's idea of a flexible European approach to migration underpinned by a European border police force, saying protecting frontiers should be up to individual countries.

World 04 Jun 2018 | 7:14 PM

Germany's FDP calls for parliamentary inquiry on migrant policy

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's opposition Free Democrats called on Monday for a parliamentary inquiry into Chancellor Angela's migrant policy and the country's migration agency after one of its branches wrongly granted asylum to some newcomers.

Nation 04 Jun 2018 | 9:54 AM

Michelle Yeoh gets new UNDP role

NEW YORK: Award-winning Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, who is also the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador, has been given another role by the UN body.

World 04 Jun 2018 | 11:56 PM

Jordan's king replaces prime minister to subdue protests

AMMAN/DUBAI (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah replaced his prime minister on Monday in a move to defuse the biggest protests in years, over IMF-backed reforms that have hit the poor.

World 03 Jun 2018 | 9:36 PM

With Trump tensions high, Merkel reaches out to Macron on Europe

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel has offered her most detailed response to French President Emmanuel Macron's ideas for reforming Europe, seeking to avert a damaging rift with Paris at a time of high anxiety over Italy and growing transatlantic tensions.