The holy river is used and abused so much that it barely reaches the Dead Sea these days.
The US delighted Israel and outraged Palestinians by announcing it sees nothing illegal with Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Here, a brief history of this hotly disputed land.
Jordan has a huge number of Syrian refugees and since 2016 it has let them legally enter the workforce.
The Syrian civil war has ended, but there are millions of Syrian refugees living in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. With danger from a hostile regime back in Syria, what will happen to them now?
The old ways of doing things still matter – it's just that some of it now takes place online.
Maps can be an invaluable tool in a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis. A pilot project trained Syrian refugees at a Jordan camp to create their own.
From eye-scanners to 3D printers, technology in humanitarian crises can be a positive force for disenfranchised people.
Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa is supposed to lead to greater public representation in municipal politics. In fact, it is largely strengthening authoritarianism.
Public disaffection in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries betrays deep-seated tensions beneath the surface.
Why are Iraqi applicants for asylum in the UK treated so much worse than Syrians?
Refugees hold religious prejudices against each other too – separating them by religion is not the answer.
With a single cut in donations to a UN agency, Donald Trump has abandoned another norm of US foreign policy. The consequences could be disastrous.
Wondering why Jerusalem matters so much? A 25-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service explains what you need to know.
Protests in Tunisia and Morocco show underlying causes of the Arab uprisings remain intact.
Employing Syrian refugees is not the same as protecting them.
Understanding the connections between basic food demands and accessibility to water and energy is important when it comes to climate change and its impact on agriculture and livelihoods.
With the many interconnected conflicts within Syria continuing, and with routes to safety increasingly blocked, what can Syria's 4.8m refugees expect in this ‘new’ year?
A PhD candidate retells the moving stories of Syrian women, as they try to find a place in their new neighbourhoods.
The beautiful game has never seemed uglier. But it also can bring joy and togetherness, even to the most desperate.
It's not just children who need support to cope, their families and caregivers do, too.