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Wasted Youth

Jordan’s economy might be improving, but youth unemployment remains a pressing challenge. By Khalid W. Wazani Every six months, the World Bank publishes the Jordan Economic Monitor. The wide-ranging report provides a snapshot of how the Kingdom’s economy is performing…

World Refugee Day: Standing Together

With its long and proud history of taking in the displaced and dispossessed, Jordan has more reason than most to mark World Refugee Day on June 20. World Refugee Day once again gives us the opportunity to reflect on the…

World Refugee Day: Standing Together

With its long and proud history of taking in the displaced and dispossessed, Jordan has more reason than most to mark World Refugee Day on June 20. World Refugee Day once again gives us the opportunity to reflect on the…

Half of Syrian Refugee Children out of School – Report

Almost half of Syrian refugee children in the region are not receiving any form of education, according to a recent report by Save the Children. The report also revealed that school enrollment within Syria had fallen from 95 percent to…

Teaching Tolerance to Fight Extremism

The battle against religious extremism should be waged in the classroom, not just the battlefield. By Osama Al Sharif Our war on violent religious extremism became even more essential after the horrific execution of air force pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh by…

A Crisis Costing Billions

The Syrian civil war, coupled with the spread of ISIS, has so far cost countries in the region over $33 billion, according to a World Bank report. The policy research working paper quantifies the direct and indirect economic impact of…

Syrian Crisis: Finding the Funds

The United Nations recently issued its biggest ever humanitarian appeal for Syria. But with signs of donor fatigue setting in, what chance is there for the UN to find the billions of dollars needed to help the many displaced Syrians…

Superbugs: the Growing Threat of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Doctors in Jordan are warning of a looming public health crisis posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. By Elizabeth Whitman The recent horrifying Ebola outbreak has distracted us from what is potentially a much larger threat to global public health: antibiotic-resistant bacteria….

Mövenpick on the Move

These are tough times for our region’s hotels, but Mövenpick is still gaining ground. By Dina al Wakeel Tourism in our part of the world is far from being in rude health. Instability has scared many foreign tourists away, leaving…

Donors Happy with Municipality Aid Package

International contributors to a $53 million aid program designed to maintain public services in communities hosting Syrian refugees around the Kingdom say they’re pleased with its results a year since its launch. “We’re very happy that the project is actually…