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Suleiman Al-Khalidi

Jordan's King Abdullah and Palestinian leader Abbas meet, hope Biden revives peace process

29 Nov 2020

AMMAN Jordan's King Abdullah on Sunday met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and both leaders set high hopes that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will revive peace talks over a two-state solution to the decades-old Arab-Israeli conflict, officials said.

Syrian army says Israel hits southern Damascus in second strike in week

25 Nov 2020

AMMAN The Syrian army said early Wednesday that Israel launched air strikes on an area in the southern outskirts of Damascus, where military defectors believe has a strong Iranian military presence in the second such attack within a week.

Jordan races to expand hospitals to cope with COVID-19 surge

19 Nov 2020

AMMAN Jordan is racing to increase hospital bed capacity as its healthcare system struggles to cope with a surge in new coronavirus cases.

Israel strikes widely in Syria, sending signal of aggressive post-Trump posture

18 Nov 2020

JERUSALEM/AMMAN Israel launched air raids against what it called a wide range of Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday, sending a signal that it will pursue its policy of striking across the border despite U.S. President Donald Trump's election defeat. | Video

Top Syria diplomat Moalem, soft-spoken defender of Assad, dies at 79

16 Nov 2020

AMMAN ‮Syria‬'s long-time foreign minister Walid al-Moalem, an unyielding defender of Syrian President Bashar al Assad's bloody crackdown on peaceful protesters that sparked a decade-old conflict, died on Monday.

Jordan's interior minister resigns after outcry over breaches in COVID-19 lockdown

12 Nov 2020

AMMAN Jordan's interior minister resigned on Thursday after a public outcry at gatherings and troubles in the aftermath of parliamentary elections that breached a five-day national lockdown aimed at curbing a surge in COVID-19 cases, state media said.

Syria's Assad says U.S. pressure, sanctions obstructing return of refugees

11 Nov 2020

AMMAN Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Wednesday blamed U.S. sanctions and pressure on Syria's neighbours for the reticence of more than 5 million refugees who fled the conflict there to return.

Poor turnout in Jordan elections reflects limits of kingdom's democracy

10 Nov 2020

AMMAN Jordan ended voting on Tuesday in elections that were set to keep parliament in the hands of tribal and pro-government factions and have been criticised by the Islamist and liberal opposition for failing to reflect their true level of support.

Jordanians begin voting in polls that show limits of democracy

10 Nov 2020

AMMAN, Nov 10 Jordanians began voting on Tuesday in elections set to keep parliament in the hands of tribal and pro-government deputies under a system that under-represents the cities where the Islamist and liberal opposition do best.

FACTBOX-Jordan's parliamentary elections 2020

09 Nov 2020

AMMAN, Nov 9 Jordanians vote on Tuesday for a 130-seat parliament, with tribal, centrist and pro-government deputies expected to remain dominant in a system that under-represents the cities where their Islamist and liberal opponents do best.

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