The 200 to 500 refugees who arrive daily in Jordan now cross at the north-eastern border areas, which, despite challenging desert conditions, are safer to reach from the Syrian side. "Only the badly wounded cross here now," Salah tells us.
With religious and ethnic issues building up, the need for a pressure valve has never been greater. In allowing those who wish to do so to flee the country, formerly selfish nations can play a serious positive role in the region.
The Syrian mayhem has finally come to haunt Hezbollah in its back yard. The organization which traditionally made propaganda mileage by claiming to be the guardian of Lebanese territorial integrity is being seen now in Lebanon for what it has always been, a sectarian stooge of Iran.
Its success or failure depends largely on the extent to which Iran will, in fact, comply with its various provisions. The more important question is, will it lead to a permanent accord that will prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?
It's easy to say you want a world without nuclear weapons. Nearly everyone does: even David Cameron. It's like saying there should be no global poverty: the hard part is taking action to do something about it.
After almost five years in office, President Obama has a remarkable, and growing, list of broken promises. His presidency has been characterized by "say one thing, do another" moments to such an extent that his credibility at home and abroad is now seriously diminished.
The tragedy and loss brought on by the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has triggered an overflow of generosity from the British public along with acres of media coverage. However quietly fading away from the daily headlines, Syria is also watching its children's futures cruelly slip away from them.
Two weeks ago, a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut killed 23 people and injured 147. This recent development shows the misery of Lebanon, which has continued for more than 50 years, enters a new and dangerous phase.
Welcome to the age of Central Bank Power. Since the 2008 crash, the U.S Federal Reserve Bank has become a new type of global hegemon.
People have noticed the silence of former Secretary of State and widely presumed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry. Where does she stand?
There are 1.1 million refugee children in Syria at the moment. As the UNHCR says, humanitarian organizations and governments are desperately trying to address their needs - but much more needs to be done if we are to avert a catastrophe.
Another Syrian refugee, nine year old Samar from Daraa, drew a woman who was smiling and crying at the same time, holding a flower in one hand while her other hand was missing. When Samar talked, she alternated between sharing the feelings of fear and hopelessness she experienced in Syria and the security and stability she is now feeling in Lebanon.
It's just after midnight in Tripoli, Lebanon. I'm on my way home from a lovely evening in Beirut with friends. I am nearly home. The streets are empty. Out of the car window I catch a glimpse of a little figure. A young boy leaning on a car with one hand, dozing off with a bunch of roses and gardenia flower chains in another...
It feels unusually fortuitous that Thanksgiving and the beginning of Hanukkah overlap this year.
The months ahead will be very difficult that require wisdom, experience and perseverance - more so if the deal has less to do with achievements or mistakes and more with temporary respites that the parties might - or might not - pull off.
As the holidays come before us there is a great tradition called Black Friday, which marks the start of the holiday shopping season. Stores and individuals could donate at least a portion of their sales or purchasing funds toward relief of the suffering people in the Philippines and the Middle East.