Syrian Refugees

Dire conditions for Syrian refugees on Jordan's border

Refugees in "the berm" area face new challenges amid advent of harsh winter weather.

Jordan

Art therapy brings comfort to Jordan's orphans

New programme has also exposed the profound needs of some of the country's most vulnerable children.

Middle East

Killer of Jordanian writer sentenced to death

Christian leftist author Nahed Hattar was killed in September outside an Amman court as he went on trial for blasphemy.

Middle East

Police officers killed in gun battle in Jordan

One suspect among five dead after raid on apartment in Jordanian province which saw a deadly castle assault on Sunday.

Middle East

Attackers in Jordan's Karak 'carried suicide vests'

Interior minister says fighters who shot 10 in city of Karak were equipped with suicide vests, plotted more attacks.

Middle East

Jordan security officers end deadly castle siege

Up to 10 people, including seven security officers, killed in shootings in Karak, 120km south of Amman, officials say.

Middle East

Tourists caught in deadly shooting in Jordan's Karak

At least 10 people killed after fighters attack police and tourists in southern city, Jordanian officials say.

Jordan

Three US troops killed in shooting at Jordan airbase

Three US service members came under fire at gate of al-Jafr airbase. One Jordanian officer was also wounded.

Middle East

Coding classes open new doors for Syrian refugees

Refugee Code Week aims to train more than 10,000 people across the Middle East in much-needed IT skills.

Politics

Jordanians fear dependency on Israel in gas deal

Jordanians voice concern over government economic threats and country's sovereignty in Israel gas deal.

Jordan

Jordanians decry deal to import Israeli natural gas

Rally in Amman follows signing of contract between US firm and Jordanian utility for imports from Leviathan field.

Jordan

Hundreds mourn Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar

Large funeral turnout for murdered writer who was killed outside the court where he faced charges of insulting Islam.

Middle East

Can Jordan's new parliament spearhead political change?

Despite the Islamists' comeback to parliament,'no radical changes' are expected.

Politics

Jordan killing reflects deeper Arab rule of law gaps

Citizens are accused of criminal actions based on imprecise laws that are open to widely differing interpretations.

by Rami G Khouri

Jordan

Jordanian writer shot dead ahead of trial over cartoon

Gunman kills prominent writer Nahed Hattar outside Amman court where he was facing charges over "offensive" cartoon.