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Suleiman Al-Khalidi

Russian-led strikes on rebel-held northwest Syria kill 40 - rescuers

22 Jan 2020

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.

Syria cracks down on exchange firms to halt currency collapse

21 Jan 2020

* Authorities crackdown on exchange firms blamed for speculation

Jordan parliament passes draft law to ban gas imports from Israel

19 Jan 2020

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.

Jordan parliament passes draft law to ban gas imports from Israel

19 Jan 2020

* Controversy over gas deal reflects strained ties with Israel

U.N. says around 350,0000 Syrians have fled Russian-led assault in Idlib

16 Jan 2020

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.

Syrian army says Israeli jets attack air base in Homs

15 Jan 2020

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.

Syrian pound hits new lows over regional tensions - traders

13 Jan 2020

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 bankers said.

Jordan gets first natural gas supplies from Israel

01 Jan 2020

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.

Over 230,000 people flee Idlib in two-week Russian-backed offensive - U.N.

27 Dec 2019

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

Russian-backed Syrian forces close in on major city in rebel-held Idlib

24 Dec 2019

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.

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