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Protests in Jordan against gas deal with Israel

Hundreds of Jordanians on Friday took to the streets  of the Jordanian Capital Amman to call on the Jordanian government to cancel a gas deal with Israel.

The agreement provides for pumping natural gas by the Israeli occupation entity to Jordan this year.

The Jordanian News Agency "Amon" said that the protesters chanted slogans expressing the Jordanians' rejection of all forms of normalization with the Israel enemy, particularly the gas deal which is considered as treason.

One of the slogans says: "Enemy's gas is treason..normalization is treason".

Syrian army killed 40 gunmen in Damascus countryside

The Syrian army units have killed scores of gunmen in Rankous town in the western side of Qalamon in Damascus countryside.

According to sources at Reconciliation committees, around 100 gunmen, who refused reconciliation in the Rankous town after liberating it from terrorist groups in April in 2014, were hiding in Jrod Rankous and they were infiltrating in the night into nearby towns to rob shops and to kidnap people and to demand ransoms.

Syria, Russia appeal to US to stop creating hotbeds of tension in Syria

MOSCOW, (ST)_Syria and Russia have renewed their condemnation for the United States' escalation acts and its forces' attacks in the region as well as its constant attempts to keep hotbeds of tension in Syrian with the aim of justifying the illegitimate presence of US forces in Syria and looting its wealth for as long as possible.

The Syrian-Russian coordination Commissions said in a joint statement released today: "   The Syrian Arab Republic and the Federal Russia condemn the attacks being launched by the US forces in the Middle East and they appeal to Washington to abide by the UN principles."

Cuba's support for Syria's right to liberate its territories from terrorism won't stop: Ambassador

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The Cuban Ambassador in Damascus Miguel Porto Parga has reaffirmed that his country will continue to support Syria at international forums and to back its right to liberate its land from terrorism.

Parga made the remarks during a reception ceremony held on Wednesday by the Cuban Embassy in Damascus marking the 61st anniversary of the victory of the Cuban Revolution.

He stressed the deep-rooted Syrian-Cuban relations, pointing out that cooperation between the two countries will be enhanced in all domains, mainly in the health and media sectors.

Lavrov: The fight against terrorism in Syria must continue until its final elimination

TASHKENT, (ST)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has affirmed that the fight against terrorism in Syria must continue until the complete elimination of terrorism and the achievement of a political solution to the crisis.

Speaking to students of the Institute of International Relations in Uzbekistan on Thursday, Lavrov talked about developments in the countries of the region.

He said that "restoring statehood" in Libya is still out of reach and that "the US reckless actions in the region have led to serious consequences such as the destruction of Iraq and Libya."