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Jordan, corruption and the fake-brand cigarette scandal

Case of illegal production of fake-brand cigarettes captures public attention amid calls to fight high-level corruption.

'Cigarettes case' testing Jordan government stance on corruption

Middle East

Hundreds of White Helmets evacuated from Syria to Jordan

Israeli army takes volunteers and families to Jordan, from where they are expected to be resettled in Western countries.

Hundreds of White Helmets evacuated from Syria to Jordan

Middle East

Lebanese hope open Nassib crossing will help revive businesses

The Nassib crossing, at the Syria-Jordan border, had been closed for years causing billions of dollars in losses.

Middle East

Will Syrian takeover of key crossing boost Jordan's economy?

Locals hope lucrative trade routes will re-open after seizure of the Nassib-Jaber border crossing by the Syrian army.

Will Syrian takeover of key crossing boost Jordan's economy?

Syria's War

What is effect of Syria regime's recapture of Jordan crossing?

Retaking of main border crossing that reconnects trade route from Turkey and Lebanon to Arabian Peninsula could have serious economic effects.

Inside Story

What is the impact of Syrian forces' gain in Deraa?

Syrian government forces are back in control of most of Deraa and the border with Jordan.

Middle East

First displaced Syrians along Jordan border return home

Sources say a few families have began journey back after ceasefire deal reached between rebels and Russian negotiators.

First displaced Syrians along Jordan border return home

Syria's War

Why Jordan keeps its borders shut to Deraa refugees

Seeking shelter from intense fighting in Syria's Deraa, 60,000 refugees are massing along Jordan's northern borders.

Syria's War

Deraa rebels reach truce deal, surrender crossing point

After weeks of government and Russian bombardment, rebels agree to gradually withdraw and hand over heavy weapons.

Middle East

'We are one': Jordanians rally support for displaced Syrians

A campaign in Jordan to help those fleeing fighting in Syria gathers pace amid calls to the government to open border.

'We are one': Jordanians rally support for displaced Syrians

Syria's War

A tent hospital run by Jordan offers hope to Syrians fleeing war

Jordan, which has shut its borders to Syrians, has set up hospital on border to treat people injured by Deraa fighting.

A tent hospital run by Jordan offers hope to Syrians fleeing war

Syria's War

Thousands more flee 'earth-shattering' bombs in Syria's Deraa

As Syrian government forces step up offensive, families in the eastern side of Deraa head to 'unequipped' border areas.

Thousands more flee 'earth-shattering' bombs in Syria's Deraa

Syria's War

Many players but little progress in Deraa ceasefire talks

Syria's Deraa could descend into a humanitarian catastrophe if a ceasefire deal is not reached, according to Jordan's foreign minister, as thousands of refugees are fleeing the war-torn province.

Middle East

UN urges Jordan to admit some of refugees from Syria's Deraa

Amman is sending food and aid supplies, but says it will keep the border closed to the nearly 270,000 displaced by Syrian government offensive in Deraa province.

Syria's War

Jordanians launch aid campaign for Deraa refugees

About 270,000 Syrians have fled violence in Deraa, leaving tens of thousands stuck on the border with Jordan.

Syria's war: Jordanians launch aid campaign for Deraa refugees