Jordanian businesses feel the pinch of Syria’s revolution

18.07.2011                      16.Tammus, 5771

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Jordanian businesses feel the pinch of Syria’s revolution

Since pro-democracy protests in Deraa began in March, business from across the border into Jordan has dropped by more than 80%.

Ahmed doesn’t smile as he gives us directions to the municipality building in this northern Jordanian town located only a few kilometers from the border with Syria.
“Go straight then take a right, then a left, pass the mosque, then it’s only a little farther on your right,” he says, using hand gestures to explain the directions, his face remaining stern….