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.
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.
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.
Germany's government has recommended pulling the Bundeswehr from the Incirlik air base. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said earlier that the troops at Incirlik could be moved from Turkey to a base in Jordan.
The UN refugee agency has called on Jordan to let in 12,000 Syrian refugees stranded on the border. They are fleeing airstrikes as well as individual violence.
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