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How long can Jordan keep walking the Middle East tightrope?

For six tumultuous years, Jordan has weathered the war in neighboring Syria by walking a fine line: supporting the U.S.-supported rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad, but also cooperating with Assad’s closest ally, Russia. But as the Trump administration pursues a more muscular stance...

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  • Syrian chemical attack bears Assad's signature, France says

    Syrian chemical attack bears Assad's signature, France says

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