Whether it's unclogging pipes or sewing pillowcases for a multinational furniture giant, some of the hundreds of thousands of Syrian women who have fled to Jordan in recent years are going to great lengths to make ends meet.Von Christoph Sydow und Philipp Breu
Many in the Middle East view homosexuality as a sin. The Jordanian Khalid Abdel-Hadi started an Arabic LGBT magazine as a teenager to combat the many taboos and stereotypes in the region. Now he has many thousands of readers.Von Franziska Tschinderle und Bradley Secker
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians fled the violence in their homeland to Jordan. Many still live in camps while others have tried to start new lives in the city. Here, they speak of the challenges they face.Von Franziska Tschinderle und Bradley Secker
An "historic" agreement between Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians is supposed to save the shrinking Dead Sea. But some environmentalists believe the plan to pump water from the Red Sea could do the salt lake more harm than good.Von Julia Amalia Heyer und Samiha Shafy
Local mafia controls a Jordanian camp housing over 100,000 war refugees from Syria. A German aid worker competing with these criminals is determined to preserve the camp residents' dignity.Von Takis Würger
The Islamic Action Front, the political wing of Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood, boycotted last week's parliamentary elections in protest at what it sees as a rigged electoral system. SPIEGEL talked to party member Dima Tahboub about the country's political future.
The ruins of the ancient city of Petra lay hidden until 1812, when a Swiss explorer stumbled upon them in modern-day Jordan. Two centuries later, a new exhibition in Basel brings together some 150 artifacts that shed light on how this mysterious culture of spice traders carved a luxurious oasis into the rocks of the desert.Von Matthias Schulz
The world is looking on with fascination and fear as the Arab world goes through the political transformation of the century. But will the region's future be marked by democratic peace or civil war? Four past upheavals contain lessons for what comes next.Von Bernhard Zand
The Egyptian revolution is fragile, and it isn't yet clear where it will lead. Still, it does provide reason for hope: Those reaching for power are not bearded old men, but young people who yearn for democracy. They have impressed the world, inspired their neighbors and forced the West to allow an old ally to fall. By SPIEGEL Staff
After drawing a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad with a lit bomb in his turban in 2005, Kurt Westergaard has lived under constant police protection. Now Jordan wants to prosecute the Dane. In a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview he discusses the legal summons and his anger.
The Dead Sea is rapidly shrinking. Its coastlines are crumbling and its water is becoming too salty. Now Israel and Jordan plan to build a huge canal to divert water from the Red Sea in a bid to save the ailing sea.Von Samiha Shafy
One in ten Iraqis has left the country. Baghdad's elite are trying to make ends meet in neighboring Jordan and Syria. Washington wants the United Nations to address the refugee crisis. In the meantime, the country is losing its best minds -- the very people needed to rebuild Iraq.Von Amira El Ahl, Volkhard Windfuhr und Bernhard Zand
Al-Qaida has claimed responsibility for three synchronized bomb blasts at international luxury hotels in the Jordanian capital Amman, killing at least 57 and injured hundreds on Wednesday night. Elsewhere, Tony Blair suffers a legislative setback in his war on terror and George Bush proclaims World Freedom Day.