Saudi Arabia ‘has deposited $334m in Jordan’s central bank’

A general view of the Central Bank of Jordan in downtown Amman October 12, 2011. (Reuters)
Updated 03 March 2019

Saudi Arabia ‘has deposited $334m in Jordan’s central bank’

  • Saudi Arabia alongside Kuwait and the UAE put together a $2.5 billion package in June to help shore up Jordan's struggling economy

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has deposited $334 million in Jordan's central bank and is working with Kuwait and the UAE for more financial support, Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan was quoted by broadcaster Al Arabiya as saying.

Saudi Arabia alongside Kuwait and the UAE put together a $2.5 billion package in June to help shore up Jordan's struggling economy.

Jordan's government fell last year after spending cuts and tax rises imposed under an IMF program caused rare public protests. The country, which sits between Israel, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, is traditionally a regional diplomatic hub.


Google postpones Android 11 unveiling amid US protests

Updated 30 May 2020

Google postpones Android 11 unveiling amid US protests

  • ‘We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate’

Alphabet’s Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United States.
“We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate,” Google said in a message posted on its Android developers website.
The event was originally scheduled to take place virtually on Wednesday, according to the website. In a tweet, it said that it will announce more details on the new version of Android “soon,” without specifying any dates.
Protests have spread across the United States over the killing of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man who died after being pinned by the neck under a white police officer’s knee.