Syrian refugees build an informal economy in Jordan

Jordan

Syrian refugees build an informal economy in Jordan

Business is booming in Jordan's Zaatari camp. It is one of the largest camps in the world and home to more than 80,000 Syrian refugees. Restrictions that prevent most Syrian refugees from working in Jordan have led to a thriving informal economy.

Science & Technology

Middle East particle accelerator opens in Jordan

Scientific project will use cutting-edge technology while promoting diplomacy in the Middle East.

Middle East particle accelerator opens in Jordan

Earthrise

Water: Saving Every Drop

earthrise investigates the local solutions being developed to combat water scarcity in Jordan and India's Ladakh.

Middle East

Is Jordan preparing a ground intervention in Syria?

A US-led military exercise in Jordan triggered speculations about an imminent military offensive inside Syria.

Jordanians 'won't support ground intervention in Syria'

Middle East

Jordan, US launch Eager Lion military exercise

Some 7,400 troops from 20 nations taking part in Eager Lion military drills, 'the largest and most complex to date'.

Jordan, US launch Eager Lion military exercise

Jordan

Will Jordan abolish a law that protects rapists?

Women's activists say they are closer than ever to abolishing Article 308, which pardons rapists who marry their victim.

Will Jordan abolish a law that protects rapists?

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

King Abdullah praises Trump's Israel-Palestine efforts

King of Jordan welcomes Trump's 'holistic approach' as US leader vows commitment to bringing stability to Middle East.

King Abdullah praises Trump's Israel-Palestine efforts

Middle East

Low expectations ahead of Arab League summit

The conflict in Syria and the fight against ISIL will top the agenda at a meeting of leaders from 21 Arab states. They are gathering in Jordan ahead of the annual Arab League summit, which is due to begin on Wednesday.

Middle East

Arab leaders tackle regional crises at Jordan summit

Arab leaders are in Jordan to discuss ways to tackle a series of long-running regional crises. Despite calls for unity, member states remain divided on key issues, including the six-year war in Syria.

Middle East

Low expectations as Arab League chiefs gather in Jordan

Ministers from the 22-member bloc are meeting in Jordan before its annual summit on Wednesday.

ISIS

Jordanians in Karak find unity in wake of tragedy

New initiatives aim to strengthen the town's sense of community, after a December ISIL attack that killed 10 people.

Jordanians in Karak find unity in wake of tragedy

Middle East

Jordan: No extradition of FBI's 'most wanted terrorist'

US prosecutors allege woman accompanied suicide bomber and ordered him to detonate explosives in Jerusalem pizzeria.

Ahlam al-Tamimi: Jordan refuses to extradite her to US

Middle East

Syrian refugees trapped in Jordan's Rukban camp

About 75,000 Syrian refugees sheltering at a camp in Jordan are virtually cut off from help.

Middle East

US adds Jordanian woman to most-wanted list

Jordanian Ahlam Al Tamimi has already served a prison sentence in Israel for her role in the 2001 bombing of a Jerusalem pizza shop, where 15 people were killed including two US citizens.

US & Canada

Jordanian woman added to FBI Most Wanted list

US charge against Ahlam Aref Ahmad al-Tamimi stems from a 2001 bombing at Jerusalem restaurant that killed 15.

Ahlam Aref Ahmad al-Tamimi on FBI's Most Wanted list

Middle East

Jordan frees soldier who shot dead 7 Israeli girls

Ahmad Daqamseh opened fire on Israeli schoolgirls on a trip to the Jordan-Israel border in 1997.

Ahmad Daqamseh freed after killing Israeli schoolgirls