• Jordan, Mali and Turkey ‘Grey Listed’ by Global Finance Watchdog

    Jordan, Turkey and Mali were categorized last week as “Jurisdictions under Increased Monitoring,” or countries that have to work on removing strategic deficiencies in their systems to counter money laundering, terrorist and proliferation financing, a global finance watchdog said.

  • The Pandora Papers — A Test for Authorities Worldwide

    Since The Pandora Papers were unveiled less than 10 days ago, their findings have become the subject of European Commission media briefings, state leaders’ press conferences and government statements, while the world watches on to see what authorities will actually do.

  • Report: Crime Syndicates Mutate in the Levant Amid War and COVID-19

    Combined with the ongoing normalisation of regional instability and violence, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on new opportunities for criminal expansion in the Levant, where illicit activity could become a “permanent and pervasive fixture,” experts say.

  • Cash-Strapped Jordan Targets Premium Tax Evaders

    Jordan’s recent crackdown against corruption and tax evasion has left the country’s previously untouchable business and political elite flabbergasted by the sudden raids of their homes and offices.

    Adding insult to injury, images and information of the raids and investigations were leaked to websites and circulated on social media to the amusement of the public.

    A busy intersection in downtown Amman, Jordan’s capital and political center.A busy intersection in downtown Amman, Jordan’s capital and political center. (Credit: Yadid Levy / Alamy Stock Photo)

  • Jordan: Military Intelligence Summons Columnist over Op-Ed

    Jordanian military intelligence summoned on Sunday a columnist for a “talk” after he published a piece claiming the country won’t be able to pay public servants in May, sources told OCCRP.

  • Jordan Releases TV Bosses who Aired Story Critical of Government

    In an controversial set of moves, the Jordanian military released on Sunday two executives of a private TV station who were arrested three days earlier for broadcasting a report about people who are suffering financial difficulties due to the country’s coronavirus lockdown.

  • Fake Cigarette Ring Exposes Jordan’s Corruption Woes

    A high-profile trial against businessmen, a former minister, and two dozen accomplices shines a spotlight on illicit cigarette production, widespread smuggling, and the government’s struggle to hold its officials accountable.

    (Credit: Edin Pasovic)(Credit: Edin Pasovic)

  • Jordan: Public Outrage Over Illegal Tobacco Operation

    Jordanians are calling for inquiries after rumors emerged that politicians were involved in a multi-million dollar illegal cigarette production ring, Al-Jazeera reported Monday.

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