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Suleiman Al-Khalidi

Jordan says it won't renew peace treaty land deal with Israel

Oct 21 2018

AMMAN Jordan said on Sunday it would not extend the 25-year deal that allows Israel to use two tracts of territory along its border just as Israel said it was still planning to negotiate an extension.

Syria approves U.N. aid delivery to remote camp on Jordan-Syria border

Oct 17 2018

AMMAN The Syrian government has given approval for the United Nations to deliver aid next week to thousands of civilians stranded on the Jordanian-Syrian border and threatened with starvation, aid workers and camp officials said on Wednesday.

Jordan and Syria reopen Nassib border crossing

Oct 15 2018

JABER, Jordan/BEIRUT The border crossing between Jordan and Syria opened to people and goods on Monday after being closed for three years, reopening a route that used to carry billions of dollars of trade for countries across the region.

Jordan PM reshuffles cabinet as IMF reforms in focus

Oct 11 2018

AMMAN Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz announced a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday as the government looks to push through reforms intended to revive stagnant economic growth and cut public expenditure.

Plight of stranded Syrians worsens as food blocked

Oct 11 2018

AMMAN Thousands of Syrians stranded on Jordan's border with Syria are running out of food as routes leading to their camp are closed by the Syrian army and Jordan is blocking aid deliveries, relief workers and refugees said on Thursday.

Jordan says reopening crucial Syria trade route needs more talks

Oct 09 2018

AMMAN Jordan said on Tuesday more talks with Syria were needed before an important border crossing shut for three years as a result of its neighbor's war could reopen to serve regional trade.

Gulf states extend over $1 billion to Jordan as part of aid package

Oct 04 2018

AMMAN Gulf states have deposited over $1 billion in Jordan's central bank as part of a $2.5 bln package to shore up the kingdom's struggling economy.

Syrian rebels say Turkey promises no Russian patrols in Idlib zone

Oct 02 2018

AMMAN Rebels in northern Syria who have rejected plans for joint Russian-Turkish patrols of a demilitarized zone said on Tuesday that Ankara had assured them no Russian forces would patrol the area.

CORRECTED-Jordan pushes new IMF-backed tax bill to parliament

Sep 27 2018

AMMAN, Sept 25 Jordan's cabinet on Tuesday sent to parliament an IMF-backed draft tax bill, a main plank of austerity measures to ease rising public debt, an issue that caused street protests last summer, officials said.

Syria rebels think jihadists will quit Idlib buffer zone

Sep 27 2018

AMMAN Syrian rebels said on Thursday they have growing confidence that their jihadist rivals will comply with a requirement to leave a demilitarized buffer zone set up by Turkey and Russia to avert a Russian-backed Syrian army offensive.

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