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Syrian rebels say ready to back Turkish-led operation in northeast

05 Aug 2019

AMMAN Syrian rebel commanders said on Monday they are ready to join Turkish troops in an offensive to seize back largely Arab-populated towns and villages in northeast Syria held by Kurdish-led-forces.

Jordan keeps silent in case pitting princess against sheikh

31 Jul 2019

AMMAN Jordan is staying silent about a legal battle pitting a Jordanian princess against her estranged husband, the ruler of Dubai, as King Abdullah seeks to contain any fallout from a case involving his half-sister and a vital Gulf ally.

Rebels say Russia-led raids target cities in Syria northwest

29 Jul 2019

AMMAN Syrian rebel commanders and rights groups said on Monday Russia and its Syrian ally are stepping up aerial strikes on heavily populated cities, in a new and bloodier phase of a three-month-old assault on the last opposition bastion in the northwest.

Syria's Rukban camp dwindles after five-month Russian siege - residents, aid workers

27 Jul 2019

AMMAN The population of Rukban camp in a U.S.-protected desert zone in southeast Syria has dwindled to a quarter of the more than 40,000 who lived there five months ago due to Russian moves to block supplies, Syrian aid workers, diplomats and residents say.

Top Turkish officials visit Jordan in move to deepen ties - officials

23 Jul 2019

AMMAN Top Turkish and Jordanian officials sought to deepen relations in talks on Tuesday, days after the kingdom restored full ties with Ankara's ally Qatar, in what officials say is a realignment by Jordan away from longtime Gulf partners.

Air strikes kill at least 32 in rebel-held city in Syria, rescuers say

22 Jul 2019

AMMAN Air strikes on a popular market and residential neighbourhoods killed at least 32 people and wounded dozens on Monday in an attack on one of the main opposition-held cities in northwestern Syria, rescuers and residents said.

Syrian rebels say Moscow deploys ground forces in Idlib campaign

18 Jul 2019

AMMAN Russia has sent special forces in recent days to fight alongside Syrian army troops in northwestern Syria where they have been struggling for more than two months to seize the last opposition bastion, senior rebel commanders said.

Jordan names new envoy to Qatar, two years after downgrading ties

16 Jul 2019

AMMAN Jordan appointed a new ambassador to Qatar on Tuesday, a step toward restoring normal relations two years after Amman withdrew its ambassador in solidarity with Gulf Arab allies who severed ties with Doha.

Assad hits a wall in Syrian war as front lines harden

10 Jul 2019

BEIRUT/AMMAN President Bashar al-Assad's assault in the northwest has been met with a painful rebel counterpunch that underlines Turkish resolve to keep the area out of his hands and shows why he will struggle to take back more of Syria by force.

Russian-led assault in Syria leaves over 500 civilians dead - rights groups, rescuers

07 Jul 2019

AMMAN At least 544 civilians have been killed and over 2,000 people injured since a Russian-led assault on the last rebel bastion in northwestern Syria began two months ago, rights groups and rescuers said on Saturday. | Video

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