Jordan

Development & Education

Turkey faces a daunting challenge in trying to educate hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees

Inside Syria, almost six million children have been affected by the country's ongoing civil war, and millions more have fled the country to find safety in refugee camps. Turkey, for example, has opened its doors to about a million-and-a-half Syrian refugees since spring 2011. But as the war drags on, Turkey is finding itself with a long-term humanitarian and education problem.

Global Scan

If you want to climb Everest, you're going to have to help clean it up

if you've ever thought about climbing Mount Everest, you better pack an extra trash bag. A new rule requires all climbers to bring down eight kilograms of garbage over and above their own trash. Odds are they won't be bringing down banana peals, at least if you believe new research that bananas could be under threat. That and more, in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Why Jordan is reaching its limits with Syrian refugees

King Abdullah of Jordan has told the BBC that his country has reached saturation point in its ability to take in and care for Syrian refugees. Speaking ahead of an international donors conference in London on Thursday, King Abdullah said Jordan could not continue to accept refugees unless it received more support, including help to create more jobs for Jordanians. The country has accepted hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees; together with unregistered migrants and Syrians there before the conflict, they make up 20 percent of the population.