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Suleiman Al-Khalidi

Lebanon's battered economy dealt fresh blow after port blast hits 'Achilles heel'

Aug 07 2020

AMMAN Lebanon's economy, already sinking before the explosion that knocked out its main port, could now shrink by double the rate previously forecast for this year, making it even harder to secure the financing the country needs to get back on its feet.

Lebanon's battered economy dealt fresh blow after port blast hits 'Achilles heel'

Aug 07 2020

AMMAN Lebanon's economy, already sinking before the explosion that knocked out its main port, could now shrink by double the rate previously forecast for this year, making it even harder to secure the financing the country needs to get back on its feet.

'They killed us twice': finding loved ones at last among Syria's tortured dead

Aug 07 2020

AMMAN/IDLIB/BERLIN Some families say it is better to know and mourn. Others say finally learning what happened is worse than dying themselves.

Jordanian police clash with protesters over union crackdown

Aug 04 2020

AMMAN Jordanian security forces on Tuesday used tear gas to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators it blamed for disrupting public services during a protest demanding the release of leaders of the opposition-run teachers union, state media said.

Jordanian police seal off central Amman to foil union protest

Jul 29 2020

AMMAN Jordanian security forces dispersed dozens of teachers trying to reach the seat of government on Wednesday to protest at the arrest of their union leaders and the closure of its offices across the country.

Jordan sets Nov. 10 as date for parliamentary elections

Jul 29 2020

AMMAN Jordan has set Nov. 10 as the date for parliamentary elections, hours after a royal decree to hold a countrywide poll, state media said Wednesday.

Syrian tycoon says front companies used to dodge sanctions as rift with Assad widens

Jul 26 2020

AMMAN Syrian businessman Rami Makhlouf revealed on Sunday he had set up a web of offshore front companies to help President Bashar al Assad evade Western sanctions, in a social media post blasting the government for investigating his business empire.

Jordan says detained union leaders sought to wreak havoc in country

Jul 26 2020

AMMAN Jordan said on Sunday it had detained opposition union leaders to prevent a campaign of protests that would have paralysed essential government services as the country grapples with the economic blow from the coronavirus crisis.

UPDATE 2-Jordan's Arab Bank group H1 net profits drop 66%

Jul 25 2020

AMMAN, July 25 Jordan's largest lender, Arab Bank Group, reported on Saturday a 66% year-on-year drop in first-half net profit to $152.1 million as it set aside more money to cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jordan arrests leaders of teachers union in opposition crackdown

Jul 25 2020

AMMAN Jordanian security forces arrested leading members of the opposition-run teachers union on Saturday, raided its offices and shut it down for two years, escalating a confrontation with a group that has become a leading source of dissent.

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