As they commemorate the Nakba, or 'catastrophe', Palestinians see the UNRWA as a vital ingredient in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality.
Not willing to abandon hope, Lara Shahin empowered herself and fellow Syrian refugee women through a new business initiative of selling handmade soaps and a variety of handicrafts.
Negotiations in Jordan will attempt to verify names of about 15,000 prisoners to be exchanged by both sides, some of whom include Saudis and other nationals fighting on the Aden government's side.
Jordan has a high public debt and has taken in millions of refugees from conflicts in the region.
The exchange of detainees from both Houthi rebels and government forces was agreed in principle as a confidence-building measure ahead of peace talks in Sweden last month.
Since the border crossing between Jordan and Syria reopened last October, Amman has been taking steps to normalise relations with the Damascus regime.
A bus with 37 schoolchildren and seven teachers had been on a trip to a resort area when raging floodwaters swept them into a valley.
General strike paralyses operations of UN’s cash-strapped Palestinian refugee agency, UNRWA. The agency faces a shortfall of more than $200 million after the US slashed funding earlier this year.
Police raid buildings west of the capital of Amman in search for suspects in an explosion a day earlier in which a policeman was killed. Government spokeswoman Jumana Ghuneimat says three suspects were arrested and searches continued for others.
An opposition spokesman says that they could not accept Moscow's demands that they surrender before the implementation of any peace deal.
Jordanian civil society secured a big victory when protests led to the resignation of the country's prime minister and the repeal of a controversial tax code. The real question is whether Jordanians can sustain the momentum for genuine reforms.
Family Kitchen's initiative this year provides meals eaten by Muslims after sunset during the holy month of Ramadan – to 500 families in the impoverished refugee camp on the outskirts of Amman.
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