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UNHCR camp for Syrian refugees in Azraq, Jordan. (File photo)
June 26, 2016 - 13:29 GMT
Some 60,000 Syrians are currently trapped in Rukban and the smaller Hadalat, makeshift camps in a barren slice of desert at the border between Syria and Jordan. Accounts from the settlements describe a lawless no man’s land where healthcare, food, and water are difficult to access. They are places ruled by violence and fear, threatened by disease and where relief is hard to find. With daytime temperatures topping 40 degrees, the fasting month of Ramadan, which started this week, will be particularly grueling.
The agreements were supported by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) which allows banks to use money allocated to the energy sector against low interest rates when funding programmes implemented by the fund.  (Shutterstock)
June 26, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
The JREEEF programme includes financing for households to install solar heaters, electricity-generation systems using solar energy, and for SMEs.
The
June 26, 2016 - 10:28 GMT
Hashemite hackers strike back and take down an Iranian government website.
A car bomb outside a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan killed six soldiers on June 21, 2016 in a remote desert area where hundreds have been held for screening for suspected links to Daesh.  (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
June 23, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani said that with the border area sealed, aid agencies would have to find another way to send food and water to the stranded refugees.
Syrians cross over the berm on their way to Jordan earlier this year (AFP)
June 23, 2016 - 14:02 GMT
After a deadly cross border attack the Kingdom vowed to strike with an “iron fist”.
Jordanian police seen on patrol in Amman. (File photo)
June 23, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
At least five protesters and three officers were injured as police deployed tear gas to disperse the crowd.
Residents of Rukban camp have no access to clean drinking water. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
June 23, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Video footage from the Rukban camp shows refugees chanting, "We want water," while multiple residents of the camp said that they have started to drink polluted water, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
The mysterious Iranian
June 23, 2016 - 07:31 GMT
An unidentified Iranian-based hacker known as "Master Joint" penetrated the official website for the Department of Income and replaced the front page with a provocative picture.
An aerial view of the Zaatari refugee camp inside Jordan. (AFP/File)
June 23, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Kuwait's UNHCR office announced a partnership with Jordan to help register and monitor Syrian refugees within the country.
Refugees wait at all-Roqban makeshift camp, on the border with Syria, in 2015. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
June 22, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Jordan met with international delegations to reroute humanitarian aid through other channels after closing the border with Syria.
Jordan's King Abdullah II (C) listens to his Military Advisor and Chairman of the Joint Chief-of-Staff General Mishal Al Zaben (C-R) talking during an emergency meeting in the capital Amman after a car bomb on June 21, 2016. (Jordanian Royal Palace/AFP/Yousef Allan)
June 22, 2016 - 13:36 GMT
A survey of social media websites reveals the complex emotions of a country under great pressure.
Jordan's King Abdullah II (C) listens to his Military Advisor and Chairman of the Joint Chief-of-Staff General Mishal Al Zaben (C-R) talking during an emergency meeting in the capital Amman after a car bomb on June 21, 2016. (Jordanian Royal Palace/AFP/Yousef Allan)
June 22, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The attack was the first of its kind on Jordan since the conflict in Syria began in 2011. However the country was once before united in grief after the murder of one of its military pilots after being captured by Daesh militants.
Experts warned that the Dead Sea is on course to dry out by 2050. (File photo)
June 22, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
Seventeen companies have bid for construction of the Red Sea-Dead sea water sharing project, after the date for submission of tenders was extended by three weeks.
Jordan's Wadi Mujib was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2011. (Flickr)
June 22, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
A partnership between The Housing Bank for Trade and Finance and USAID will support loans for businesses working in community-based tourism.
Jordanian soldiers carry the coffin of their comrade Belal Al-Zuhbi during his funeral near Jerash, on June 21, 2016, after he was killed alongside five other comrades in a suicide bomb attack on the border with Syria. (AFP/Stringer)
June 22, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
In response to the car bomb that killed six Jordanian border guards, Jordan has sealed the border with Syria until further notice.
The Idol, a film based on Mohammed Assaf's rise to fame, was co-produced by the UAE and Palestine. (File photo)
June 21, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Mohamed Diab's 'Clash', Hala Khalil's 'Nawara', Mai Masri's 3000 Nights, and Hany Abu-Assad’s 'The Idol' are some of the films that will be screened as part of 'Films from the Islamic World' at the German fest.