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Gulf states send Jordan over $1B to help save economy

Protesters hold signs and wave flags near Jordanian security forces during a demonstration outside the prime minister's office in the capital Amman late on June 3, 2018. Jordan's senate met on June 3 for a special session after another night of protests across the country against IMF-backed austerity measures including a draft income tax law and price hikes. Some 3,000 people faced down a heavy security presence to gather near the prime minister's office in Amman until the early hours of Sunday

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 05, 2018, on page 4.

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