Stories about Jordan from January, 2008
From Jordan, Ola Aliwat discusses a tragic road accident and who's to blame.
Israel's bloggers take to their keyboards to express their frustration at the one-sided coverage of the crisis in Gaza, Palestine. Maya Norton rounds up their reactions in this post.
From Jordan, Ammar Ibrahim will be running in a 24 hour marathon. “Dead to Read (D2R) is an annual event for psychos, you get teams of 10 people to run 242KM from Dead Sea to Red Sea in under 24 hours. we start running at 3 PM Thursday Jan 31st,...
It is snowing in Dabouq, Jordan, reports blogger Ahmad Humeid, who shares with us this exclusive footage.
As the Israeli onslaught in Gaza continues this week, the death toll continues to climb. With many of the dead being civilians and the European Union labeling the Israeli offensive as 'collective punishment', the situation has not sat well with Jordanian bloggers. Here's what they had to say in the past few days.
Bloggers around the region are adding their voices to an international outcry as the Gaza Strip falls into darkness. A four-day Israeli blockade on the strip has led to the closure of the territory's only power station because of the lack of fuel.
Jordanian blogger Firas asks: Is the Jordanian pension system sustainable?
Khalaf takes a look at the issue of illegitimate children in Jordan in this post.
Qwaider from Jordan tells us why he can't trust Arab on-line services in this post.
Mohammad Azraq turns his attention this week to Jordan's bloggers who are discussing the impact of blogging on politics, a visit to a music conservatory in old Ramullah, Palestine, the significance of archeology and why Arabs should not give up on their mother tongue.
The dean of Saudi bloggers Fouad Al Farhan (Ar) is still being detained - a month after he was handcuffed from his office in Jeddah and taken to an undisclosed location. Bloggers from Saudi Arabia to Tunisia are rallying behind Al Farhan and calling for his immediate release.
Jordanian Natasha Tynes expresses her shock at the reactions her support for Hilary Clinton has brought her.
Roba Al Assi from Jordan lists Amman's favourite brands, eateries and pastimes in this post.
Jordan's 7iber discusses the impact of blogging on Jordan here.
Jordanian blogger Qwaider asks: Are we ready for free speech?
What happens when there is a surge in electricity? Jordanian Moey paints the picture here.
Roba Al Assi, from Jordan, comments on high heels in this illustrated post.
Firas from Jordan sheds light on internal politics, net profit bagged by cellular phone companies and his country's energy crisis in this post. Also, read about how the suspected skeleton of an infant turned out to be that of a cat.
Nature is paying the cost for increased fuel prices in Jordan, says blogger Ahmad Al Ghashmary.
From Jordan, Khalaf discusses taxes and the increasing prices of food.
New Year's is the time to reflect on the past and make new resolutions for the future. What are bloggers from the Arab world saying as the world bids 2007 farewell and welcomes 2008?