AMMAN Russian-led air strikes killed at least 40 people on Tuesday in northwest Syria in a major army assault backed by Iranian militias to clear out rebels that has sent tens of thousands of people fleeing toward the border with Turkey, residents and rescuers said.
* Authorities crackdown on exchange firms blamed for
AMMAN Jordan's parliament on Sunday approved a draft law to ban imports of Israeli gas to the country just days after they started under a multibillion-dollar deal struck in 2016 which is opposed by much of the population.
* Controversy over gas deal reflects strained ties with
AMMAN/GENEVA Around 350,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a renewed Russian-backed offensive in the opposition-held Idlib province since early December, and have sought shelter in border areas near Turkey, the United Nations said on Thursday.
AMMAN The Syrian army said on Tuesday Israeli jets attacked the main T4 air base in Homs province, saying its air defences downed several missiles in strikes that caused only material damage.
AMMAN, Jan 13 The battered Syrian currency hit a
new record low on Monday over fears that heightened Middle East
tensions could hamper the ability of its main regional ally Iran
to continue to shore up its war-ravaged economy, businessmen and
AMMAN, Jan 1 Texas-based Noble Energy
has begun pumping the first supplies of Israeli gas to Jordan,
Jordan's National Electricity Company (NEPCO) said on Wednesday,
amid opposition in the Middle Eastern kingdom.
BEIRUT The United Nations said 235,000 civilians had fled their homes in rebel-held northwestern Syria during a Russian-backed campaign of air strikes and shelling this month. | Video
BEIRUT Russian-backed Syrian troops have encircled a Turkish observation post as they approach the city of Maarat al-Numan in an offensive into the last significant rebel pocket of Syria, sources on both sides said on Tuesday.