Stories about Jordan from February, 2008
7aki Fadi, from Jordan, was slapped – again. Click here to find out why.
Jordanian Hareega shares a joke about lawyers and doctors here.
Jordan Rainbow achieves a double victory in class. Click here to read why.
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 results), but when Fouad Mourtada chose to mimic Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, he was committing a serious crime.
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 illustrations to be removed. Here's the latest buzz from the Middle East.
“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 will be back when my life is a little less ruined,” writes TololyJ, from Jordan.
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 on the face and wake us all up,” she writes.
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’ newborns into garbage bins.
Mohammad alQaq, from Jordan, draws our attention to Injaz Al Arab – which aims to empower one million Arab students annually by 2018.
Saleem Ayoub Quna writes about Jordan's traffic woes.
“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 here, the Jordanian government has supposedly forgiven the cumbersome 1.5 JD a day fines from 360 thousand “illegally staying” Iraqis,...
“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.
Iraqi blogger Abbas Hawazin, who lives in Jordan, revisits the subject of the treatment of Iraqis in Jordan in this post.
mohammad alQaq, from Jordan, travelled to Cairo and shares pictures from his trip here.
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 Ghana 2008 after a fierce match with Cameron 1-0. A marvelous score in a beautiful ditto between Abu Tarika and Zeidan. Egypt won.. Celebrations was almost every where on each and every street in Egypt, as well as in many other Arab countries.
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 the Internet slowing down across the Middle East, it was only natural for Jordan's bloggers to pour their creative juices elsewhere.
“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.
Jordanian blogger Qwaider posts 10 things bloggers should avoid in this post.
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 their cameras on standby.