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First UN ‘mercy flight’ leaves Yemen’s rebel-held Sanaa

Yemeni children in critical need of medical care were evacuated Monday from the rebel-held capital Sanaa, in what the United Nations hopes will be...

Is Jordan likely to change ‘sexist’ nationality law?

​Although a petition circulating on social media calling for Jordan's controversial nationality law to be abolished, it is more likely to be refused.

Slice of Life: “People like telling their problems to strangers”

Leo ‘Zohan’ Aldardanji is a classic barber, excelling as his customers' therapist.

‘Real’ men, fresh out of the oven

Male bonding can be a thing of horror - and liable to land you in hot water (or near it).

Pilot’s death snaps Jordan out of torpor

The public wants to avenge the inhumane killing of Muadh al-Kasasbeh, but this may invite more trouble to the country.

Jordan executes jihadists in retaliation for Isis murder

Jordan has responded to Islamic extremist group Isis's burning alive of fighter pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh by executing two jihadists on death row.

Jordanian pilot captured by Isis after aircraft brought down over Syria

This is the first hostage taken from the US-led coalition battling Isis, but the group is divided over whether or not the plane was shot down by Isis.

Syrian deluge hits Jordan’s schools

Institutions are doubling shifts and staff, but they are finding it difficult to cope with the demand.

Syrians struggle in cramped Jordanian refugee camp

The Zata'ari refugee camp, opened by the Jordanian government to house 500 people, has swollen to a population of more than 26 000.

EU ponders debt relief as a ‘signal of change’ for Arab states

European governments have planned a radical offer of "debt relief" to its Arab North African and Middle Eastern neighbours.

Egypt gas pipeline to Israel, Jordan attacked

An Egyptian pipeline sending gas to Israel and Jordan, which has been attacked six times since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, has been hit by two explosions.

Jordanians demand ‘incorruptible, salvation government’

Hundreds of Jordanians have demonstrated outside the prime minister's office in Amman, demanding speedy reforms and a corruption-free state.

Shockwaves reach Jordan

Jordan's opposition Islamic Action Front attacked King Abdullah's appointment of a new prime minister as “inappropriate”.

Jordan’s king appoints new PM after protests

King Abdullah of Jordan, a close US ally, on Tuesday replaced his prime minister after protests over food prices and poor living conditions.

Al-Jazeera Cup broadcasts jammed from Jordan

Mysterious jamming of TV broadcasts of the Soccer World Cup by the Arabic satellite channel al-Jazeera has been traced to Jordan.

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Hopefield: Brutal police vs brutalised citizens

The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell

Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

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