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Suleiman Al-Khalidi

Jordanians stage new anti-austerity protests

4:52pm EST

AMMAN Jordanian authorities deployed hundreds of riot police in the capital and warned activists to stay within the law on Thursday as hundreds of demonstrators staged more protests against tough austerity measures backed by the International Monetary Fund.

Jordan to rethink controversial cybercrimes law

Dec 09 2018

AMMAN Jordan is to withdraw proposed amendments to a cybercrimes bill submitted to parliament that rights activists say would stifle freedom of expression, the government spokesman said on Sunday.

Syria says downs 'hostile targets' in suspected Israeli attack

Nov 30 2018

AMMAN/JERUSALEM Syrian air defenses shot down "hostile targets" on Thursday, state media said, in an area regional intelligence sources said contains Iran-backed assets, while Russian media said no Israeli jet had been downed as earlier reported.

Jordan faces wave of dissent as government's troubles mount

Nov 26 2018

AMMAN When a flash flood swept a group of schoolchildren to their deaths in Jordan last month, a wave of public criticism pointed to wider discontent within the kingdom.

Jordan's parliament passes IMF-backed tax law to reduce public debt

Nov 18 2018

AMMAN Jordan's parliament approved a new IMF-backed tax law on Sunday after introducing some changes in a move to push ahead with crucial fiscal reforms to lower record public debt needed to get the economy hit by regional conflict back on track.

Rebels say Syrian army steps up attacks in Idlib

Nov 17 2018

AMMAN Syrian rebels said on Saturday the Syrian army and their allies were intensifying attacks on a demilitarised zone in the northwest in an attempt to undermine a Russian-Turkish deal that has averted a major offensive on their last stronghold.

Jordan says in talks with U.S and Russia to dismantle Syria camp

Nov 08 2018

AMMAN Jordan said on Thursday it was in talks with Washington and Moscow to empty a desert camp used by 50,000 displaced Syrians, a move aimed at defusing security tensions near a potential military flashpoint on its northeast border with Syria.

Druze on Golan Heights protest against Israeli municipal election

Oct 30 2018

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights Hundreds of Druze Arabs, some carrying Syrian flags, gathered outside the gates of a polling station on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, trying to block their townspeople from voting in municipal elections.

U.N. led aid convoy to Syria's Rukban camp postponed: U.N. official

Oct 26 2018

AMMAN United Nations-led aid delivery, critically needed by thousands of civilians stranded in a camp on the Syrian-Jordanian border, has been postponed and will not arrive on Saturday as was expected by community leaders, a U.N. official said on Friday.

Jordan flash floods kill 21 people, many of them school children on bus

Oct 26 2018

AMMAN Rescuers combed the shores of Jordan's Dead Sea early on Friday, searching for survivors, after flash floods killed at least 21 people, most of them school children in a bus that was swept away. | Video

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U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.