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· May, 2007

Stories about Jordan from May, 2007

Jordan: Who to Trust?

“Who do you trust these days? The tug-of-war between the government and the IAF in Jordan is a traditional center piece of Jordanian politics. It’s a back and forth effort...

Jordan: Sheehan Quits

Jordanian blogger Hareega, who is based in the US, bids farewell to Cindy Sheehan. “Yesterday she announced that she was tired and she quit her anti-war activism. She said that...

Jordan: Smoking Fines

Naseem Al Tarawnah from Jordan challenges statistics about smoking fines in his country. “First of all, I’m positive that between my friends and I (which definitely total less than the...

Jordan: Woman Chief of Court Appointed

Jordanian blogger Tololy announces the appointment of a woman chief of court in her country. “Good news; now we have women police officers, nurses, doctors, engineers, journalists, garbage-truck drivers, professors,...

Jordan: The Other 3% in Syria

From Jordan, Naseem Al Tarawnah writes: ‘The BBC Reported: “The interior ministry said he (Syrian President Bashar al-Assad) won the backing of more than 97% of Syria’s 12 million voters...

Arabeyes: Unlicensed Bahrainis; Silent Algerians; Kidneyless Egyptians and More

What is banned and allowed in Bahrain? How did the government and politicians react to the low turn out at the Algerian elections last week? Why did an Egyptian man...

Arabeyes: Breast-Feeding Dilemma

Imagine having to breast feed your colleague at work - five times - to ensure that your relationship remains professional! This is the fatwa (religious edict) that had Arab and...

Jordan: Arab-Arab Relations

“Iraqi versus Iraqi. Palestinian versus Palestinian. Lebanese versus Palestinian militants. To say nothing of… “Arab unity seems to be a pipe dream more and more these days. On the political...

Jordan: Live Blogging from the World Economic Forum

Our very own GV Jordan author Naseem Tarawnah was busy blogging away at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East, held in Jordan. “The WEF I think is one...

Jordan: Die-hard Al Faisali Fan

Jordanian blogger Hareega is a die-hard Al Faisali fan. “I will not regret cancelling my clinic this morning and packing up my schedule and working 15 days nonstop in a...

Jordan: Tight Security

Armed with a camera, Jordanian blogger Lina Ejeilat brings us up to date with some of the security measures being taken in Jordan ahead of the World Economic Forum on...

Jordan: Arab Media Watchdog

Jordanian blogger Lina links to a news article which says that journalists from five Arab countries are to launch a media watchdog group in reaction to what they call increased...

Jordan: The Way We Fight

Discussion is heating up at Naseem Tarawnah‘s post entitled The Way We Fight. On occupation, resistance and war, he writes: “Instead we say ‘they started it’ or ‘they’ve done worse’....

Jordanian Jihadists

Jordanian blogger Hareega objects to the use of the word Jihadist in news reports. “My first objection was to the word ‘Jihadist’, I rarely ever heard it in Arabic. I...

Jordan: Washington Newseum Welcome News

Jordanian blogger Natasha Tynes cannot hide her excitement that a Newseum is opening in Washington DC, US. “I'm really excited about the opening of the new news museum dubbed the...

Jordan: New License Plates

Jordanian blogger Roba Al Assi conducts an online poll asking readers for their opinion of the new car license plates introduced in her country. “So what does everyone think of...

Arabeyes: Jordan's Open Air Toilets

Jordanian blogger Sha3teely is fed up with a new phenomena cropping up in Amman. He catches the violators red-handed here, explains the menace and comes up solutions for it. He...

Arabeyes: Muslim Evangelists; Somali Poets; Death on Amman's Roads and More

Today's round up of Arabic language blogs takes us to the United Arab Emirates, where a Muslim blogger gets an email from Africa urging him to embrace Islam and then...

Jordan: Burnt Chocolate

Jordanian blogger Naseem Al Tarawneh links to a news article which says that five trucks loaded with chocolate caught fire in the main Courtyard of Amman Customs Department.

Jordan: On Spiderman 3

Jordanian blogger Naseem Al Tarawanah treated himself to a screening of Spiderman 3 and reviews it here for us. “What a way to start off the summer blockbuster season. The...

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