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· February, 2008

Stories about Jordan from February, 2008

Jordan: Second Slap

7aki Fadi, from Jordan, was slapped – again. Click here to find out why.

Jordan: Doctor Lawyer Joke

Jordanian Hareega shares a joke about lawyers and doctors here.

Jordan: Double Victory

Jordan Rainbow achieves a double victory in class. Click here to read why.

Morocco: No Justice for Fouad Mourtada

Is creating a Facebook profile of a famous entity a crime? Although it's been done to nearly every major celebrity (a quick search for "George W. Bush" garners over 500...

Jordan: Wikipedia and Prophet Muhammad

Another storm is brewing in the Arab world regarding the depiction of Prophet Muhammed in drawings after Wikipedia refused the demands of more than 180,000 people who called for the...

Jordan: Linux Disaster

“I did a silly thing and decided to switch to Linux today. My laptop is no longer functional, it talks in strange tongues now and will not do anything. I...

Jordan: Country in Denial

Tololy, from Jordan, is angry her country has rejected a Human Rights Watch report on Jordan as baseless. “Some times I wish there was a huge creature who could slap...

Jordan: Baby on Board Stickers

Ibrahim Owais, from Jordan, draws our attention to a Baby on Board sticker for garbage bin. The campaign, from Italy, is part of a drive to stop people from ‘dumping’...

Jordan: Injaz Al Arab

Mohammad alQaq, from Jordan, draws our attention to Injaz Al Arab – which aims to empower one million Arab students annually by 2018.

Jordan: Traffic Woes

Saleem Ayoub Quna writes about Jordan's traffic woes.

Iraq: Jordan Pardons Overstaying Iraqis

“The Jordanian street is today boiling after the lifting the subsidiaries off the economy, which sent prices to the roof ; meanwhile, after ranting about the cost of Iraqi refugees...

Lebanon: Queen Rania and Palestinians

“Finally. The queen of Jordan finally commented on the regular Israeli killing of Palestinians. She urged Palestinians to avoid…reckless driving,” writes Lebanese commentator Asad Abu Khalil.

Middle East: Protesting Love

Valentine's Day has come and gone, but in the Middle East, the debate still continues on whether it is an occasion which should be celebrated or shunned. With both Saudi...

Iraq: Treatment of Iraqis in Jordan

Iraqi blogger Abbas Hawazin, who lives in Jordan, revisits the subject of the treatment of Iraqis in Jordan in this post.

Jordan: Cairo Pictures

mohammad alQaq, from Jordan, travelled to Cairo and shares pictures from his trip here.

Egypt: On Winning the African cup of Nation, Ghana 2008

Ask any Egyptian, he’d tell you that last Sunday night, February the 10th, wasn’t like any night.. a night like “thousand nights”.. Egypt won the African Cup of Nations in...

Jordan: Snowmen, Women and Babes

The contest is heating up among Jordanian bloggers who are vying for the top place in making a snowman, erm, woman - prompting one blogger to call a truce. With...

Jordan: Price Hike

“Thank you, Jordanian government, for removing subsidies and hiking gas prices across the board. We’ll all be walking a little…stiffer…after next month,” writes An American in Jordan.

Jordan: 10 Tips for Bloggers

Jordanian blogger Qwaider posts 10 things bloggers should avoid in this post.

MENA: Let it Snow ..

After a lull in the weather, it's back to cold and snow in some parts of the Middle East and North Africa. This time, bloggers were better equipped and had...

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