German president Joachim Gauck visited a refugee camp at Azraq in the middle of the Jordanian desert. Jordan has seen a huge influx of refugees from Syria. But the majority of them don't live in the camps. They have found shelter in the cities.
Syrian regime forces and moderate rebels have agreed to a ceasefire north of the city of Homs. The "de-escalation" zone created there will be monitored by Russian troops, and is the third of four planned "safe" areas.
Off to Abdullah's kingdom: Germany's Bundeswehr is set to participate in the fight against terror from Jordan instead of Turkey. The country is neither a NATO member, nor a democracy by Western standards.
On the sidelines of the G20 summit, the United States and Russia have agreed to a ceasefire for parts of Syria. Jordan has confirmed that it is party to the accord, which is scheduled to begin at the weekend.
A new solar power plant is lighting up the lives of thousands of Syrian refugees - and could be the start of a new green energy transition in Jordan.
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