Thaer al-Tahli was an activist in Homs, Syria, threatened by the regime. He was selected for possible resettlement in the US. But after three years and many hours of interviews, he's decided to withdraw his application.
Dozens of Palestinians with US passports or legal residency in the US have managed to get out of the Gaza Strip since the most recent violence began, but there are dozens more still there. And it's not clear if or when they will be able to leave.
The rise of ISIS is connected to Jordan. The Israeli-Palestinian crisis plays out in the shadow of Jordan. The Syrian civil war and it's ensuing refugee crisis are taking a heavy toll on Jordan. Even the Iranian nuclear talks has a connection to Jordan. So, why Jordan, a landlocked country with few natural resources but tremendous importance for American foreign policy, at the middle of it all.
First, Tunisia. Then, Egypt. So, who's next? Arab rulers are bracing for the possibility of mass protests on their own doorsteps. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Amman, Jordan on reaction there to events in Egypt.
Syria's civil war continues to wear on with both sides claiming huge gains in their effort to win control of the country. A former Syrian prime minister, Riad Hijab, however, went on TV and said the Syrian regime is collapsing.
At the annual Arab League summit this week in Jordan, top agenda items include ongoing violent conflicts and terrorism threats. But many young Arabs say their leaders need to do much more to address jobs, education and the economy.
For seven weeks demonstrators in the Jordanian capital of Amman have taken to the streets after Friday prayers to call for government reforms. Now, those demonstrations have turned violent for the first time. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Amman.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled their war-torn country in hopes of safety in neighboring countries. But for Syrians of Palestinian descent, they find they're not as welcome in neighboring Jordan as native Syrians.