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.
Berlin is upping its aid to Syria and refugees in the region, pledging to deliver an extra €1 billion. The UN has urged donor countries to contribute, warning that 13 million people are in need of emergency aid.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas witnessed the suffering of refugees up close on his trip to Jordan. He's vowed to offer more help, but, DW's Michaela Küfner reports, Berlin has wider strategic interests to maintain.
Syrian rebels are leaving an enclave northeast of the capital, state media reported. It comes as Russia said inspectors from world's chemical arms watchdog had arrived in Douma, where an alleged chemical attack occurred.
Both President Steinmeier and King Abdullah II stopped short of declaring for one side in the controversy over Jerusalem's status. Steinmeier thanked Jordan for accepting hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria.
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