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Jordan reaches deal with teachers union to end one-month strike

06 Oct 2019

AMMAN Jordan's government said on Sunday it has reached a pay deal with the teachers union to end a one-month strike, the country's longest public sector strike that disrupted schooling for more than 1.5 million students.

Jordan's striking teachers reject government call to return to work

01 Oct 2019

AMMAN Tens of thousands of Jordanian teachers on Tuesday defied a government call to end their four-week nationwide strike over pay, in a deepening crisis that threatens to further strain the heavily indebted country's state finances.

Jordan raises teachers' pay in bid to defuse nationwide strike; union unmoved

28 Sep 2019

AMMAN Jordan's cabinet on Saturday offered striking teachers pay hikes in a bid to end a damaging nationwide strike that has piled pressure on the debt-burdened country undergoing tough IMF-backed fiscal reforms amid concerns of a new round of demands by army retirees and other public-sector employees.

REFILE-Syria to crack down on profiteers in bid to ease currency crisis

17 Sep 2019

* Dollars to be offered at preferential rate for some importers

Syrian rebels say Russian-backed forces prepare to resume offensive

11 Sep 2019

BEIRUT Syrian rebel fighters on Wednesday said Russian-backed forces were amassing troops in preparation for resuming a five-month offensive in northwest Syria after a second day of raids by jets believed to be Russian threatened to end a fragile ceasefire.

Syrische Währung fällt auf dem Schwarzmarkt auf Rekordtiefstand

05 Sep 2019

Beirut Das syrische Pfund ist auf dem Schwarzmarkt auf einen Rekordtiefstand abgestürzt.

Syrian pound falls to record low as economy hit by sanctions: dealers

05 Sep 2019

BEIRUT The Syrian pound fell to a record low on the black market, driven down by lack of central bank intervention and damage to the war-torn economy from tighter Western sanctions in the last year, dealers and businessmen said on Thursday.

Lebanon to announce state of economic emergency, plan to accelerate reforms

02 Sep 2019

BEIRUT Lebanon will declare an economic emergency and the government has begun work on a plan to accelerate public finance reforms, its prime minister said on Monday.

Lebanon to announce state of economic emergency, plan to accelerate reforms

02 Sep 2019

BEIRUT Lebanon will declare an economic emergency and the government has begun work on a plan to accelerate public finance reforms, its prime minister said on Monday.

Syria, Russia step up assault on rebel stronghold - opposition, residents

30 Aug 2019

BEIRUT Syria and its ally Russia have stepped up an offensive against the last big stronghold of Syrian rebels, mounting more air raids and deploying ground reinforcements including Iranian-backed militias, army defectors and residents said on Friday.

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