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June 29, 1987
Syria, aided by the Soviet Union, appears to be engaged in a major project to divert the waters of the Yarmuk River, threatening Jordan's main farming area, Israeli Agriculture Minister Arye Nehemkin said. "If reports . . . are correct, the project poses a grave threat to Jordan because all the agriculture on the Jordanian side of the Jordan Valley is based on water from the Yarmuk," a tributary of the Jordan River, he said on state radio.
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NEWS
June 29, 1987
Syria, aided by the Soviet Union, appears to be engaged in a major project to divert the waters of the Yarmuk River, threatening Jordan's main farming area, Israeli Agriculture Minister Arye Nehemkin said. "If reports . . . are correct, the project poses a grave threat to Jordan because all the agriculture on the Jordanian side of the Jordan Valley is based on water from the Yarmuk," a tributary of the Jordan River, he said on state radio.
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BUSINESS
May 3, 1985 | Associated Press
The end of the Arab oil boom has halted Jordan's piggy-back ride to prosperity. The little Middle Eastern kingdom is hoping for a new lift from private enterprise. The new Cabinet that took office April 4 has vowed to arouse capitalist spirits by rewriting tax and investment laws, reducing price controls, untangling red tape and cooperating with private business.
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