To prevent the spread of cholera, Jordanian border officials are confiscating and destroying most food items crossing the border from Syria. For travelers, it means losing a precious taste of home.
A recent decision by Jordan’s Ministry of Interior allows Syrians resettled in Europe to visit Jordan. The move cancels the five-year entry bans Jordan generally issues to Syrian refugees resettled by the UNHCR.
In southern Syria, at least 11 people accused of ties to the drug trade were assassinated over the past three months, in what one former opposition commander called a “local, covert military action against drug traffickers and dealers.”
In the remote Rukban camp, falcon trapping has become an obsession among the desperate residents. But while hunters dream of changed lives, birds pay a high price.