Country: Jordan

"Legalising multiple rape": Jordan's Article 308, 'If a valid contract of marriage is made between the perpetrator of any of the offences mentioned in this section, and the victim, the prosecution is suspended. If judgement was already passed, the implementation of the punishment upon the sentenced person is suspended' (source: wojoud.org)

Women′s rights in the Arab world

No house room for criminals

Arabic cultural cafe Naqsh (photo: Hakim Khatib/MPC Journal)

″Naqsh″ – the Arabic cultural cafe

Amman's bridge builders

Refugee Basil al-Riyabi and physiotherapist Rasha Qasim in Amman (photo: Claudia Mende)

Disabled refugee children in Jordan

The lesser-known victims of war

In memory of the murdered Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar (photo: dpa/picture-alliance/EPA/Jamal Nasrallah)

The murder of Jordanian author Nahed Hattar

The same stinking swamp

The Feynan Eco-Lodge in Wadi Araba (photo: Claudia Mende)

Eco-tourism in Jordan

Guests of the Bedouin

Queens of Syria (source: private)

"Queens of Syria" film and theatre project

″I shall leave as my city turns to dust″

Palestinians wait at the Rafah border crossing (photo: Reuters/I.A. Mustafa)

Palestine and its Arabic neighbours

Gaza – a city no one wants

Araq refugee camp, Jordan (photo: Dana Ritzmann)

Azraq refugee camp

Captives of the desert

Lina Khalifeh from the Jordanian ″Shefighter″ martial arts initiative (photo: Claudia Mende)

Protecting women from violence in Jordan

For a self-determined life

Arab Spring protesters

Arab Spring five years on

Brave new world?

Syrian refugees at the north-eastern Jordanian border with Syria near Royashed Town, January 2016 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Jordan and the Syrian refugees

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Across a great divide

Gertrude Bell, historical images from Iraq (source: gemeinfrei; montage: ard.de)

Sykes-Picot and the role of Gertrude Bell

Midwife of the Middle East

Colonel Mark Sykes (left) was a member of Britain's Conservative Party; Francois Georges-Picot (right) was a French diplomat

100 years of Sykes-Picot

"A tapestry of plans and promises"

Political scientist Dr Andre Bank (photo: private)

Interview with Andre Bank, political scientist

"The refugees are part of Jordanian politics"

How much should the Koran influence our country's laws (source: Pew Research Center)

Pew Research Center: Islam and national laws in the Muslim world

Stock image of primary school children

Education in the Arab world

Stop corrupting the next generation!

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