Jordan is surrounded by strife. But Lesley Downer finds a nation desperate to welcome visitors
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Thursday 25 October 2012
The British Red Cross's disaster response manager reports on the challenges facing aid agencies in and around Syria
Thursday 18 October 2012
Government air strikes on rebel areas in northern Syria killed at least 43 people and flattened buildings, forcing residents to search mounds of rubble for bodies trapped underneath, anti-regime activists say.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
The gravity of the humanitarian crisis must be matched by the donor response.
Friday 12 October 2012
Thursday 11 October 2012
Home Office ministers sought a pardon for Jordanian terror suspect Abu Qatada in a bid to deport him from the UK, a tribunal has heard.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
The United States has sent military troops to the Jordan-Syria border to help build a headquarters in Jordan and bolster that country's military capabilities in the event that violence escalates along its border with Syria, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said today.
Saturday 06 October 2012
Thousands of Jordanians took to the streets yesterday to call for a boycott of forthcoming elections. The protest was seen as a direct challenge to King Abdullah II, who hopes that parliament-led reform will stave off an Arab Spring-style uprising.
Friday 05 October 2012
He was one of the few generals to survive public criticism after the Yom Kippur War in 1973
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is set to become the first Australian to win 100 international caps after being named in the Socceroos squad for their World Cup qualifier against Jordan next month.
Sunday 26 August 2012
Syrian vice president Farouk Al-Sharaa has made his first public appearance in several weeks, ending rumours that he had defected.
Jordan withdraws athletes from Paralympics over alleged sex offences during pre-Games training in Northern Ireland
Thursday 23 August 2012
Three members of the Jordanian Paralympic squad charged with sex offences will not be taking part in the Games, organisers have confirmed.
Monday 20 August 2012
Jordan has sternly criticised Syria for artillery shelling on its northern border which injured a Jordanian girl and panicked other civilians.
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Robert Pattinson is to follow in the footsteps of great British actor Peter O'Toole, by playing Lawrence Of Arabia.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
Syria's former prime minister has appealed for other senior officials to abandon president Bashar Assad in his first public comments since defecting.
Formation of a breakaway Alawite state may be Assad's 'Plan B' if he loses control of Syrian capital Damascus
Wednesday 08 August 2012
The seperate state could run along the Syrian coast the King of Jordan has warned.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
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