Home SportMorocco stun Belgium with famous World Cup victory to spark wild celebrationsAmmon News - Morocco's supporters raised the roof at Al Thumama Stadium after their team secured a huge World Cup upset in Qatar with a 2-0 victory over Belgium on Sunday. Late goals from Romain Saiss and Zakaria Aboukhlal were enough to secure one of the most famous wins in African sporting history, never mind just in Moroccan folklore – their first at a World Cup in 24 years. Belgium’s crown as group specialists at a World Cup, chasing a record ninth successive victory at this stage of competition, was knocked clean off. Having seen Belgium labour to an unconvincing win in their group opener against Canada this week, Morocco sensed another shock was on the cards. For Morocco, a win against Canada on Thursday will guarantee them a place in the Round of 16.
Home View PointsTackling the pandemic of debtJosé Antonio Ocampo The COVID-19 pandemic increased low and middle-income countries’ debt levels to a 50-year high. Before COVID-19, the main body providing debt relief to low and middle-income countries was the Paris Club of sovereign creditors. At the end of 2020, the G20 and the Paris Club endorsed the Common Framework for Debt Treatments, which is meant to coordinate and provide debt relief to countries eligible for the Debt Service Suspension Initiative. But several countries that require immediate debt relief are not among those eligible for the Debt Service Suspension Initiative. And, of course, all developing countries should implement structural and fiscal reforms to ensure long-term debt sustainability.1 month ago Ammon News
Home View PointsBritain’s new winter of discontentZaid M. Belbagi The winter of 1978-79 broke records in the UK for both the cold temperatures and snowfall. The bitter cold also set the scene for the country’s most debilitating modern period of industrial action, as uncollected rubbish bags piled up on the streets and bodies were left unburied. This period was dubbed the “Winter of Discontent.” The chaos eventually led to a Conservative Party electoral landslide, breaking the trade unions for a generation. With the government unyielding and households facing the biggest fall in living standards since records began, the current winter of industrial strife is increasingly reminiscent of its 1970s namesake. Though strike action has been going on for several months, the coordination of this activity during the Christmas period has made the impact more acute.1 month ago Ammon News
Home Jordan NewsPM: Inflation under control, economy on upward trajectoryAmmon News - Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh said that, despite major economic challenges, Jordan's inflation rate remained within the 4-percent range, far below that of Europe or the United States, for instance. There are signs that the Jordanian economy began to recover, such as a 43 percent increase in exports from the previous year," Khasawneh said. The tourism sector's revenue "exceeded expectations and beat the target of JD2.9 billion," the prime minister continued. After the fifth review was completed, Jordan's credit rating was set at "B1," with a future outlook that shifted from "stable" to "positive", According to the Prime Minister. While acknowledging that the tax burden in the Kingdom is slightly high, the Prime Minister said "the current state of public finances does not allow for any [tax] reviews."1 month ago Ammon News
Home BusinessOil prices rise after Opec+ sticks with output policy as Russia sanctions kick inAmmon News - Oil prices rose on Monday as China continued to ease Covid-19 curbs while Opec+ stuck to its output targets and European sanctions on Russian crude kicked in. The group said it was ready to address “market developments” and support the “balance of the oil market and its stability if necessary”. On Friday, the G7 and Australia agreed on a $60 price cap on Russian seaborne crude oil after weeks of negotiations with Poland and other Baltic states. Oil prices fell below $90 a barrel last month on concerns about China, the world’s second-largest economy and top crude importer, as it battled near-record Covid-19 cases. “The recent easing of some Covid restrictions in Shanghai may have influenced Opec+'s decision to not change policy,” said Mr Staunovo.1 month ago Ammon News
Home PanoramaSpare audiobook review: A case for listening to, not reading, Prince Harry's autobiographyAmmon News - Plenty has been written about Spare, the autobiography of Prince Harry, in recent weeks. Enter the audiobook: 15 hours and 39 minutes of Prince Harry reading Spare aloud, which provides an undeniable nuance. Hearing Prince Harry recount the death of his mother, Princess Diana, and the years following her death is heartbreaking at times. It is where the two young princes were on holiday with their father and his family in August 1997, when Princess Diana died. There is plenty to feel sorry for Prince Harry for, and it seems clear that plenty of his complaints carry weight.19 days ago Ammon News
Boy Found Dead In SuitcaseThe youngster who was discovered dead in a suitcase months ago has been identified by Indiana State Police, and his mother has been named as the boy's accused killer. On April 16, a local discovered Cairo Jordan of Atlanta dead in some woods in Washington County. Dejaune Anderson, his mother, is wanted for his murder, according to the police, and she is presently on the run. Dejaune Anderson, his mother, is wanted for his murder, according to the police, and she is presently on the run. A citation claims that Anderson was detained in Louisville in March, just a few weeks before Cairo was discovered dead, on suspicion of robbery.3 months ago News
Both England and Australia have two points from two matches as both currently sit outside the top two spots on a log-jammed Group 1 standings. But Mott is expecting Stokes to turn it around quickly and is forecasting the left-hander to find his best form against Australia. "He's an incredible player for our team," Mott said of Stokes. "I've got a lot of friends in that (Australia) group, both in the playing group and the staff group. And I love being part of"this (England) group," he said.3 months ago News