middle east

These Sisters Turned Their Grandmother’s House into an Arabic Cookery School

The Beit Sitti or “Grandmother’s house” initiative in Jordan sees local women teach traditional cooking classes to tourists and locals, boosting self-esteem and providing them with an income to support their families.
Zab Mustefa
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Rare attack in Jordan kills six troops

It was the first attack of its kind targeting Jordan from Syria since Syria's descent into conflict in 2011.
VICE News and Reuters
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Meeting Syria's 'Lost Generation': These Refugee Children Must Abandon School to Survive

Up to 100,000 Syrian children living in the Jordanian capital Amman are not in school, many forced to work because they are the only ones who can get jobs and support their families.
Sam Mednick
middle east

Lebanese Band With Gay Frontman Says It Was Banned From Jordan for Promoting Devil-Worship

The band said they also faced criticism over their outspoken approach to sexual liberties, gender equality, and political freedom.
Venetia Rainey
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Jordan Says It Killed Islamic State Militants Who Planned to Attack Civilian and Military Targets

The security forces located the militants, who were carrying suicide belts, in a hideout in the northern city of Irbid near the Syrian border.
VICE News and Reuters

The Widow of a Man Killed in Islamic State Attack Is Suing Twitter

Tamara Fields, a US woman whose husband Lloyd died in an attack in Jordan, said Twitter knowingly let the militant Islamist group use its network to spread propaganda, raise money, and attract recruits.
Reuters News Agency
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Two Americans and a South African Have Been Shot Dead at a Jordanian Training Base

A Jordanian went on a shooting spree at the facility in Muaqar on the eastern outskirts of the capital Amman, said an anonymous source.
Reuters News Agency
middle east

'We’re Working, Waiting, Expecting the Worst': Syrians Are Escaping Jordan's Refugee Camps for Black Market Labor

VICE News traveled to Amman, Jordan, where migrants have fled miserable conditions in the country's refugee camps to fill a burgeoning illegal economy. It's also a politically sensitive subject among Jordanians.
Harriet Salem
middle east

VICE News Capsule - Wednesday, March 11

Wardrobe Change for Amman's Street Cleaners: VICE News Capsule, March 11

This Canadian-Israeli Woman Is Fighting the Islamic State with the Kurds

Earlier today, reports emerged from Israeli news agencies that a Canadian woman named Gill Rosenberg had joined Kurdish forces in northern Iraq to help them fight the Islamic State.
Ben Makuch

Syrian Children Become Young Breadwinners in Jordan

Three months ago, a car mechanic in the Jordan Valley decided to do a neighboring Syrian family a favor. From 8 AM to 8 PM, six days a week, their eldest son, 12-year-old Abdullah, could toil in his shop, in heat that locals describe as "fire." The boy...
Elizabeth Whitman

It's Still All Right to Kill Your Wife and Sister in Jordan

Getting away with murder in Jordan is easy, as long as the victim is your wife, sister, or daughter and you claim it was an honor killing. Just last Saturday, a female was found dead near Amman with her throat slit, her belly slashed open, and her four...
Camille Standen