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Syria fuel crisis eases as Iran delivers new oil supplies

23 Oct 2020

AMMAN Iran has delivered several gasoline and crude oil shipments to Syria, easing a near two-month gasoline shortage aggravated by tougher U.S. sanctions, shippers, port officials and traders said.

Syria fuel crisis eases as Iran delivers new oil supplies

23 Oct 2020

AMMAN, Oct 23 Iran has delivered several gasoline and crude oil shipments to Syria, easing a near two-month gasoline shortage aggravated by tougher U.S. sanctions, shippers, port officials and traders said.

Jordan announces record daily new COVID-19 cases

22 Oct 2020

AMMAN Jordan on Wednesday reported 2,648 new COVID-19 cases, its highest daily number since the start of the pandemic as the country faces a major outbreak with a tripling of deaths in just the last two weeks.

Turkey withdraws from base in northwest Syria, sources say

19 Oct 2020

AMMAN/ANKARA Turkey is withdrawing troops from a military post in northwest Syria that was surrounded by Syrian government forces last year, but is consolidating its presence elsewhere in the region, sources familiar with the operation said on Monday.

Jordan retains finance minister Al Ississ in new cabinet

12 Oct 2020

AMMAN Jordan's Finance Minister Mohamad Al Ississ was reappointed in a new cabinet sworn in on Monday, underlining the country's commitment to ambitious economic reforms backed by the International Monetary Fund, officials said.

Jordan's King Abdullah swears in new government to speed reforms

12 Oct 2020

AMMAN Jordan's King Abdullah on Monday swore in a new government led by veteran diplomat Bisher al Khaswaneh that will seek to accelerate IMF-backed reforms as the economy faces its sharpest contraction in decades due to the coronavirus crisis.

Jordan returns to weekend lockdown as COVID-19 cases mount

08 Oct 2020

AMMAN Jordan will enter a nationwide 48-hour lockdown on Friday for the first time in months as health officials worry a major spike in coronavirus infections could threaten its stretched healthcare system, officials said.

Jordan's King Abdullah appoints palace aide Bisher al Khasawneh PM

08 Oct 2020

AMMAN Jordan's King Abdullah on Wednesday appointed veteran diplomat and palace aide Bisher al Khasawneh as the country's new prime minister, days after accepting the resignation of Omar al-Razzaz, the royal palace said.

Busy Damascus cemetery points to higher pandemic death toll in Syria

07 Oct 2020

AMMAN The sprawling Najha cemetery outside Damascus, resting place for thousands of dead from Syria's wars, is struggling to cope with a surge in victims from the country's latest conflict - the largely unacknowledged battle with COVID-19.

Syria's Assad says Russian bases in his country keep balance of power in region

05 Oct 2020

AMMAN Syrian President Bashar al Assad said the continued presence of Russia's major naval and air bases in his country help counter the influence of Western powers in the region as the battle to crush insurgents was winding down.

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