Stories about Jordan from November, 2007
Jordan: Lost for Words
Jordanian Ohoud is lost for words after reading that an Israeli has opened four shops in Dubai.
Jordan: Sundance Special
Two years of hard work are finally paying off for Jordanian Laith, whose film will be shown in the Sundance Festival.
Jordan: King's Visits a Boon
To know why Jordanian Ohoud wishes her King would visit more areas in Jordan, read this post.
Jordan: Elections Reaction
Till now, the Ministry of Interior Affairs refuses officially to post all the number of votes that losers in the last election got, reports Jordanian blogger Shifaa, who comments on his country's parliamentary elections in this post.
Jordanians and Fighting
Jordanian Firas is stunned at his Interior Minister's remarks that Jordanians like fighting.
Jordan: How Can Women be Leaders?
Jordanian Nasimjo accuses women in his country of being selfish and wonders how they can aspire to become leaders.
Jordan: Americans Not Too Rich
Americans are not as ‘rich’ as they seem, argues Jordanian blogger Hareega.
Jordan: No Thanks. I am Muslim.
Jordanian blogger Qwaider argues that observing Muslims should politely refuse offers of alcohol and pork saying that they don't want it instead of apologising for being Muslim.
Kuwait: Motorbike Trip
Kuwaiti blogger Hellraiser continues to update us on his motorbike trip from Kuwait to Beirut, Lebanon, and back on this blog. The blogger has just arrived in Amman, Jordan, from Beirut.
Jordan: New PM
Ammon is reporting that Marouf Bakhit has resigned his office, and that the king is planning on naming the current chief commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, Nader Dahabi, in his place, reports Jordanian blogger Khalaf.
Jordan: Lessons from the Elections
Shifaa, from Jordan, brings us the lessons learned and implications of the parliamentary elections held this week. The good news is that a woman won a seat without resorting to the women’s quota.
Jordan: Architectural Censorship
Jordanian Ohoud claims that Jordan is exercising ‘architectural censorship’ in this post.
Jordan: Dirty Politics
Naseem Tarawnah from Jordan discusses dirty politics in this post.
Jordan: Elections Tomorrow
“The elections are scheduled for tomorrow. I am looking forward to getting rid of all of the banners and posters filling the streets. Aside from the visual insult, they are a constant reminder of the superficiality of our discourse,” notes Khalaf, from Jordan.
Jordan: My First Crush
Jordanian Roba Al Assi takes us on a trip down memory lane to her school days in Saudi Arabia and her first crush. Read about it here.
Jordan: Election Watchdog
Jordanian site 7iber is starting a new citizen journalism experiment – an election watchdog, writes Naseem Al Tarawnah.
Jordan: Income Tax
Will 90 per cent of Jordanians be exempt from income taxes? Jordanian blogger Khalaf informs us that this is a question many MPs are not able to tackle.
Jordan: Guantanamo Bay Sad Story
Following the release of two Jordanians from the high-security Guantanamo Bay prison, Jordanian blogger Hareega admits that he is weary of men with beards (extreme religious men). He also adds that Guantanamo Bay “is a very sad story.”
Jordan: Interesting Stories
Here are some of stories in the media which Jordanian blogger Naseem Al Tarawnah found interesting.
Jordan: Privatisation of Parliament
Jordanian Batir Wardam writes a sharp satirical post on what is required from candidates to guarantee a seat in the Jordanian parliament.
Jordan: Dyslexic Children
Jordanian Kinano coaches us on how to discover whether our children could be dyslexic in this post.