Gaza Strip as seen from the window of the Jordanian cargo plane carrying aid.

The view over Gaza onboard a Jordanian aid plane

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As part of the effort to get more food and water into Gaza, the Jordanian air force is participating in airdrops into the beleaguered territory. The World’s Shirin Jaafari traveled along on one of the flights to see what it takes to get aid into Gaza from above.

Men sit at a cafe at the Baqa'a refugee camp, north of the capital Amman, Dec. 12, 2023.

Stateless Palestinians in Jordan struggle to make a future

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‘We saw an immediate drop’: Jordan’s tourism industry is suffering amid the Israel-Hamas war

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The warning labels are found on a number of Israeli, American and European products.

Jordanians boycott American companies seen as pro-Israeli

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Jordanians in Amman, the capital, protest against the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.

‘We have cried tears of blood’: Jordanians protest Israel-Hamas war amid security, humanitarian concerns

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JOrchestra and the musicians of the Savonlinna Music academy.

Jordanian musicians worry that their national orchestra could be shuttered


The JOrchestra hasn’t been together in well over a year. Its players and other musicians say it could have bigger consequences for the country’s classical music scene. 

Prince Hamzah waves, wearing a military uniform walks with his bride, Prince Noor, wearing a white wedding dress and they both smile.

Royal tumult in Jordan comes at a time of economic hardship


A rare but tense rift within Jordan’s royal family is playing out in public. But for one Jordanian who spoke to The World, it’s the economy that should be the focus.

Four women sit crosslegged on the floor of a windowless room. Around them are suitcases and bedding. A baby is wrapped in a blanket nearby.

‘Discounted maids!’: How ads trap women in modern-day slavery in Jordan


Recruitment agency ads perpetuate slavery-like conditions in Jordan by posting biodata of migrants seeking domestic work, revealing skin complexion, weight, height, and “price” according to country of origin. Many end up trapped in situations of abuse and exploitation.

Jordan's King Abdullah II welcomes Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum during a reception ceremony at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, March 28, 2017.

Young Arabs have a message for their leaders: Security is about more than war and terrorism


At the annual Arab League summit this week in Jordan, top agenda items include ongoing violent conflicts and terrorism threats. But many young Arabs say their leaders need to do much more to address jobs, education and the economy.

Lina Khalifeh (center), Batoul Jaikat (right) and one of the students at the SheFighter studio in Amman, Jordan.

This Jordanian started her country’s first self-defense studio for women


Growing up, Lina Khalifeh’s father called her a troublemaker. She used to get into fights with boys a lot. Today, she’s a “leader of social change,” teaching girls to defend themselves.