October 06, 2006

U.S. Raises Jordan Aid to Over $500 Million

From U.S. Raises Jordan Aid to Over $500 Million: The U.S. on Wednesday granted Jordan an extra $50 million in aid to bolster its economy, bringing total assistance this year to over $500 million. The supplemental aid was a reward for Amman's strong backing of U.S. policies in the region, officials say. Overall, the kingdom has received over $7 billion in U.S. aid, including $4 billion in economic aid and $3 billion in military help, American officials say.