Suleiman Al Khalidi

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20 May 2019 | 12:26 AM

Rebels say Syrian army fails to retake Latakia mountain

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels held onto a commanding position in a mountain range in the coastal province of Latakia, the ancestral home of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, after government forces were forced to withdraw.

17 May 2019 | 2:14 AM

Yemen combatants wide apart on sharing vital port revenues

AMMAN (Reuters) - Yemen's warring parties on Thursday failed to agree on how to manage revenues from Hodeidah port that could help relieve the urgent humanitarian needs of millions, delegates and U.N. sources at U.N.-facilitated discussions in Jordan said.

16 May 2019 | 5:13 AM

U.S.-backed forces crack down on Islamic State fighters in Syria's Deir al Zor

(Reuters) - U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces said on Wednesday they had begun a campaign against "terrorists" linked to Islamic State in a strategic town in the oil rich eastern province of Deir al Zor that residents and witnesses say has been at the centre of protests opposing the rule of U.S.-supported militia.

8 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

Anti-Kurdish protests grow in Syria's Deir al-Zor -residents, locals

AMMAN (Reuters) - Arab inhabitants of Syria's Deir al-Zor began a third week of protests against Kurdish rule, the largest wave of unrest to sweep the oil-rich region since the U.S.-backed forces took over the territory from Islamic State nearly 18 months ago, residents, witnesses and tribal figures said.

6 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

Syrian rebels say goal of Russia's Idlib assault is to take highways

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels backed by Turkey said on Monday that Moscow and its Syrian government ally were trying to wrest control of two major highways in their last enclave in the northwest of the country in a bid to shore up Syria's sanction-hit economy.

2 May 2019 | 9:58 PM

Russia, Syrian army step up attacks on rebel-held northwestern Syria - residents, medics

AMMAN (Reuters) - Russian and Syrian forces intensified air strikes and shelling in rebel-held northwestern Syria overnight, the heaviest assault since the area was declared a demilitarized zone under a Russian-Turkish deal, residents and medics said on Thursday.

29 Apr 2019 | 4:45 AM

Arabs in Syria's Deir al-Zor protest against ruling Kurdish militia: residents

AMMAN (Reuters) - Arabs in Syria's Deir al-Zor have stepped up protests against the U.S.-allied Kurdish militia that controls the oil-rich province after seizing it from Islamic State, residents, protesters and tribal chiefs said on Sunday.

28 Apr 2019 | 3:16 PM

Russian 'siege' chokes Syrian camp in shadow of U.S. base

AMMAN (Reuters) - It was only when his children began to starve that Abdullah al-Amour decided time had come to leave the sanctuary of Rukban camp with his family to face an uncertain fate back under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

14 Mar 2019 | 2:07 AM

Syrian forces intensify attacks on last rebel bastion

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army, aided by Russian warplanes, attacked rebel-held towns in northwestern Syria on Wednesday in the most extensive bombardment in weeks against the last remaining rebel bastion in the country, rebels, rescuers and residents said.

13 Mar 2019 | 2:57 AM

Jordan businessmen, officials go on trial in graft case

(Reuters) - Two dozen businessmen, a customs chief and an ex-minister went on trial for tax evasion and bribery at Jordan's state security court on Tuesday in the country's most high profile corruption case in years.