Jordan


Jordan Takes Strides Toward Abolishing Law That Pardons Rapists Who Marry Their Victims

Jordan is over halfway toward abolishing a law that pardoned rapists if they married their victim, but activists in Jordan recognize there is one key legal hurdle still to overcome. The law, Article 308 of Jordan’s half-century old Penal Code, states that “if a correct marriage contract is concluded” between […]


The Two-State Solution And Its Alternatives In 2017

What is the significance of the two-state solution in 2017? UN Resolutions dating back to 1974 have called for the ‘Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine’ through the establishment of the two-state solution. The two-state solution proposes that in order to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict ‘two states for two […]


England And US Ban Electronics On Flights From Middle Eastern Countries

Without warning on Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that England would follow the United States’ example and ban certain electronic devices from flights originating from six Middle East countries. The announcement followed an earlier policy from the US Department of Homeland Security that bans “devices larger than a […]


Trump Administration Hosts Anti-ISIS Summit

President Donald Trump has invited 68 coalition nation’s fighting with Islamic State to meet in Washington. The Summit, which is a ministerial-level gathering of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, is led by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It has been two years fighting against ISIS, and this meeting will […]


Pakistan Holds Female Lawmakers Conference, Hopes To Bring Gender Equality And Democracy

Pakistan hosted a three-day conference in which female lawmakers from 12 nations focused on the role of women within democracy. The theme for the conference was, “the role of women parliamentarians in strengthening democracy and social justice.” It included lawmakers from Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Australia, Romania, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, […]


The Refugee Crisis Is Real And Solvable

The refugee crisis is a world crisis. We have seen the death of thousands of refugees as they seek safety, while conflict around the world claims the lives of innocent civilians every day. As conflict rages on, developed nations continue to turn their back on those who need their help, […]


Safe Zones In Syria: A Politicized Plan

The head of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, condemned a recent plan to create ‘safe zones’ in Syria, stating that Syria does not have the appropriate conditions to host refugees fleeing from the country’s nearly six-year-old war. Grandi and the Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, held a meeting […]


US Issues Jordan And Egypt Travel Warning After Deadly Attacks

  The US State Department has issued a travel warning due to the “threats from terrorist groups” after recent attacks. It was advised to stay away from Jordan’s border with Syria and Iraq. Places like malls, hotels, and restaurants were also listed as “soft targets.” The Department also warned of […]