Rebel ambushes take heavy toll on Syrian Army over the weekend

Special to LONDON — The Syrian Army is said to have sustained one of its biggest losses since the revolt against President Bashar Assad began in March. The opposition said at least 30 Syrian soldiers were killed in a rebel attacks in central and northern Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported two […]

Report: Jordan seen approving move by Hamas from Syria

Report: Jordan seen approving move by Hamas from Syria

Special to WASHINGTON — Jordan, under pressure from the Islamist opposition, appears ready to again host Hamas, a report said. The Hudson Institute asserted that Jordan’s King Abdullah was preparing to welcome Hamas after its expulsion more than a decade ago. The institute, in a report by Israeli analyst Khaled Abu Toameh, said Jordan […]

Egypt re-opens frequently-sabotaged pipeline at double the rates

Special to CAIRO — Egypt has reported the resumption of natural gas to neighboring Israel and Jordan. A senior official said Egypt renewed operations of the Arab Gas Pipeline on Oct. 23 in wake of an attack on the facility in the Sinai Peninsula. The official said the gas was now priced at double […]

After Libya, ‘all options are on the table for Syria’

Special to AMMAN — The West could examine the feasibility of a military operation against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. A senior member of the U.S. Senate raised the prospect of military intervention in Syria. Sen. John McCain, ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, called on the U.S. military to […]

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