The Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui and Defence Minister Abdelkarim Zubidi were replaced by Sabri Bashtobji, the former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and Karim Jamoussi, the former Justice Minister.
Amman - According to some fruit and vegetable dealers on the borders with Iraq and Syria, since the reopening of the borders the export market has been affected by a "tense trade atmosphere". However, the Jordanian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply has rebuked this statement.
Jordan is on a mission to rejuvenate trade with its neighbour, Iraq, as regional competitors scramble for footholds in the country. However, Jordanian officials have voiced their concerns about competitiveness within the export sector.
Iraq sentences former trade minister Malas Abdulkarim al-Kasnazani and two other high-ranking officials in absentia to seven years in prison each on charges of corruption. The Integrity Commission said that the three officials were found guilty of embezzling up to $14.3 million of public funds.
A compromise candidate, Adel Abdul Mahdi, has 30 days to form a cabinet and present it to parliament for approval. His designation ends the months-long political deadlock in Iraq following the May elections.
By joining the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Tunisia is trying to ship goods and services to the rest of Africa. The country, whose total exports stand at $14 billion, is attempting to export $4 billion by the end of 2020 to Africa alone.
Iraq's parliamentary elections set for May 12 will indirectly decide on a new prime minister and president. This is the fourth parliamentary elections since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and the first since the liberation from ISIS.