The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a Middle Eastern country bordering Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Palestine. Its capital and largest city is Amman.
Jordan is a constitutional monarchy. Prior to gaining independence in 1946, it belonged to the Ottoman Empire and was later a British protectorate. Jordan is a founding member of the Arab League. It has a population of 9.5 million people, many of whom are Palestinian and Syrian refugees. This page collates all of DW's content on Jordan.
The German president has arrived in Amman ahead of a Middle East tour set to focus on refugees and regional conflict. Berlin recently delivered millions in military equipment to Jordan despite a pledge to the contrary.
Jordan's foreign minister and the head of the Arab League said they would push for an international resolution on naming Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital. This follows the US move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's.
An ex-Jordanian MP has caused a stir by storming off DW's "Shabab Talk" television set after a woman talked about sexual assault. The case highlights women's inequality and sexual harassment in the Arab world.
The Dead Sea is drying out at an alarming rate but a joint project by Jordan and Israel offers some hope. The plan is to direct water from Jordan’s Red Sea into the Dead Sea via a 180-kilometer long pipeline. But environmentalists fear it could destabilize the lake’s unique chemistry.