Jordan. The Swedish embassy in the capital Amman was
suspected in March for black trade with passports. A woman
who applied for a residence permit in Sweden was offered SEK
100,000 priority in the queue. In May, the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs reported the case and the embassy started an
investigation together with the Swedish Migration Board.
During the year there were more indications of black trade
in passports, including in Sudan and Turkey.
Countryaah.com, Jordan was one of the countries affected by the British
and US ban from bringing larger electronic items than mobile
phones on air from March. However, the country was not
covered by US President Donald Trump's entry ban in January.
In early February, Jordan conducted air raids in southern
Syria against the Islamic State (IS). The military says the
raids were carried out to the two-year anniversary of the
Jordanian pilot who was shot down by IS and brutally killed.
The bombings destroyed, among other things, a weapons
In March, the head of the UN agency UNESCWA (West Asia
Economic and Social Commission), Jordanian Rima Khalaf,
resigned after the organization published a report that
Israel introduced an apartheid system against the
Palestinians. She resigned at the urging of UN chief Ant車nio
In July, the Israeli embassy in Amman was attacked when
two Jordanians were killed and one Israeli was injured.