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Yemen's warring parties hopeful on prisoner swap as Hodeidah stalls

17 Jan 2019

AMMAN Yemen's warring parties hope to deliver final lists of prisoners to the United Nations after talks in Amman on Thursday under an exchange agreement, a government delegate said.

Yemen combatants start talks in Jordan on prisoner swap deal

16 Jan 2019

AMMAN Yemen's warring sides started talks in Amman on Wednesday on how to implement a prisoner exchange that will allow thousands of families to be reunited as part of U.N.-led peace efforts, U.N. officials and delegates said.

Syrian jihadists deny they plan to crush rivals and take over Idlib region

14 Jan 2019

AMMAN The main jihadist group in northwest Syria said on Monday it did not seek to dominate the Idlib region, after it cemented its grip on the last rebel-held bastion, putting a deal to avert a Russian-led army assault on the area at risk.

Syrian jihadists cement grip, forcing deal on Idlib rebels

10 Jan 2019

AMMAN Blacklisted jihadist fighters tightened their grip over Syria's last major rebel-held region on Thursday after nine days of battle with Turkey-backed groups, putting a deal to prevent a massive army assault on the area in jeopardy.

Turkish-backed Syrian rebel army deploys to halt jihadist advances

06 Jan 2019

AMMAN The main Turkish-backed rebel army has deployed along frontlines close to jihadists in northwest Syria to repel any new militant advance after an offensive that expanded their control over the country's last rebel-held bastion, rebels and residents said.

Rebel infighting escalates in northwest Syria

03 Jan 2019

AMMAN Clashes among rival Syrian rebel factions have spread across northwest Syria, rebels and residents said on Thursday, in the latest bout of tit-for-tat fighting between opponents of President Bashar al Assad's rule.

Syrian rebels say U.S. troops remain in key garrison near Iraq

22 Dec 2018

AMMAN U.S. troops have not left the strategic Tanf garrison on the Iraq-Jordan border following President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of Syria, the leader of a Pentagon-backed rebel group there said on Saturday.

Jordanians stage new anti-austerity protests

13 Dec 2018

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.

Jordanians stage new anti-austerity protests

13 Dec 2018

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

09 Dec 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.

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