Jordan has opened its airspace to Israeli drones en route to monitor the situation in Syria, French newspaper Le Figaro has claimed in a report based on an interview with a Western military source in the Middle East.
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada won an appeal Wednesday against a British order to deport him to Jordan, where he has been convicted in absentia on terrorism charges, on the grounds that evidence against him may have been obtained by torture.
2 years after a bloody civil war broke out in Syria, the number of refugees crossing into neighbouring countries has surpassed the 1 million mark. Yet the UN's High Commissioner for Refugees says the numbers continue to rise at an alarming rate, as thousands cross daily into neighbouring countries, including Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq - and around 50% of them are children.
We look in more detail at the background to last weekend’s clashes in the Egyptian city of Port Said. The violence was sparked by the sentencing to death of 21 local football fans. Next, we head to Jordan to speak to Syrians who have fled their homeland. Finally, we look at efforts to stop Lebanon’s illegal drug trade.
Tribal leaders, pro-regime loyalists and independent businessmen swept Jordan's parliamentary election after it was shunned by Islamists. Out of the 150 seats available in the Parliament, only 27 can be taken by candidates belonging to political parties. Such a small number makes it impossible for any opposition figures to win a majority and demand reform.
We begin by looking at how candidates in this week's parliamentary elections in Israel are trying to woo voters in the West Bank. Next, Israel and Iran may be sworn enemies but we have a report showing how Jews are prospering in Tehran. Finally, Jordan says its parliamentary elections this week will showcase recent democratic reforms, but the Muslim brotherhood says it will boycott the count.
Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood on Friday organised a protest march in Amman demanding a reform of electoral law and calling for a boycott of next Wednesday’s elections. FRANCE 24's reporters were there and spoke to the protesters.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Wednesday it was unable to reach one million desperate and hungry Syrians because of the perilous security situation across the country after nearly two years of deadly conflict.