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Suleiman Al-Khalidi

Syrian army says Israeli strikes hit northern Aleppo city, damages materials only

Mar 27 2019

The Syrian military said Israel on Wednesday launched raids on an industrial zone in the northern city of Aleppo, causing damage only to materials, while opposition sources said the strikes hit Iranian ammunitions stores and a military airport used by Tehran's forces.

Russian and Syrian air strikes intensify on last rebel bastion

Mar 13 2019

AMMAN The Syrian army, aided by Russian warplanes, attacked rebel-held towns in northwestern Syria on Wednesday in the most extensive bombardment in months against the last remaining rebel bastion in the country, rebels, rescuers and residents said.

Jordan businessmen, officials go on trial in graft case

Mar 12 2019

Two dozen businessmen, a customs chief and an ex-minister went on trial for tax evasion and bribery at Jordan's state security court on Tuesday in the country's most high profile corruption case in years.

New Assad statue triggers protest in cradle of Syrian revolt

Mar 10 2019

AMMAN Hundreds of Syrians in the southern city of Deraa protested on Sunday at the erection of a new statue of President Bashar al-Assad's late father, nearly eight years after the original was toppled at the outbreak of Syria's civil war.

Syrian jihadists attack army posts to avenge civilian deaths

Mar 03 2019

Jihadist insurgents launched attacks against Syrian army posts in northwestern Syria on Sunday, which they said killed at least 25 soldiers and injured others to avenge civilian casualties during a recent escalation of army shelling.

Jordan PM says economy strengthening, on track with growth

Feb 26 2019

AMMAN Jordan's Prime Minister Omar al Razzaz said his country's economy has begun to strengthen less than a year after embarking on tough fiscal reforms needed to bring down debt crucial to spur growth hit by conflict in the region.

Assad meets Khamenei in first Iran visit since Syrian war began

Feb 25 2019

AMMAN Syrian President Bashar al Assad made his first public visit to his closest regional ally Iran since the start of Syria's war in 2011, meeting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Monday and championing their alliance, state media reported. | Video

Rebels say Russia blocks food supply to Syria refugee camp

Feb 20 2019

AMMAN Russian military police and Syrian troops have blockaded food and goods supply routes to the Rukban refugee camp in Syria in a bid to force thousands of desperate residents to leave the U.S.-protected area near a Pentagon-run base, camp residents and rebels said on Wednesday.

Jordan's PM appeals for more aid as most Syrian refugees set to stay

Feb 20 2019

AMMAN Jordan's Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz appealed on Wednesday to major donors to continue multi-billion dollar funding for Syrian refugees in the kingdom, saying most of those who had fled the eight-year conflict had no intention of returning any time soon.

Yemen's Houthis: prisoner swap talks could drag on for months

Feb 07 2019

AMMAN Talks on a U.N.-sponsored prisoner swap in Yemen's war could drag on for months if the Saudi-backed government denies the existence of thousands of Houthi fighters in captivity, the Iranian-aligned Houthis said on Thursday.

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