Jordan reopens major border crossing with Syria to truck traffic

The Jaber-Nassib crossing has reopened for the first time since it was closed in August.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Sep 28, 2020
al-monitor Vehicles wait to cross into Syria at the recently reopened Jaber-Nassib border post in Daraa province at the Syrian-Jordanian border south of Damascus on Nov. 7, 2018. Photo by LOUAI BESHARA/AFP via Getty Images.

Jordan clings to two-state solution in wake of normalization deals

With normalization deals being signed and regional dynamics in flux, Jordan is trying to adapt to what it fears is faltering Arab support for the Palestinian issue and a two-state solution.

Osama Al Sharif | | Sep 23, 2020

East-Med Gas Forum evolves as Israel, Egypt enhance cooperation

Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz and six others sign the charter of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum, which brings cooperation with other partners into a second, concrete phase.

Rina Bassist | Oil and gas | Sep 22, 2020

Jordan sets single-day record for coronavirus cases

Jordan's Health Ministry reported 643 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections to more than 5,600.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Sep 22, 2020

Jordanians travel through time in this old signs museum

In an attempt to preserve the memory of the Jordanian capital, Amman, a calligrapher opened a museum where he exhibits shop signs installed between the 1950s and 1990s.

Mohammad Ersan | Art and entertainment | Sep 20, 2020