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Monday, June 29, 2009

Obama increases aid to Jordan by 41%

From the Jordan Times:
US President Barack Obama has signed a supplemental appropriations bill, which includes $150 million in additional economic assistance to Jordan for the 2009 fiscal year, a senior official said on Sunday.

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Suhair Al-Ali said the supplemental assistance is in addition to the $363 million in regular US economic assistance to Jordan for 2009, bringing the total to $513 million.

The US assistance programme to Jordan is among the largest in the world, the US embassy in Amman previously said in a statement.

I cannot find this story in any Western media source, although YNet noticed it.