Stories about Jordan from March, 2008
Naseem Tarawnah, from Jordan, shares with us some of his “delicious pickings” in this post.
Moey, from Jordan, posts this video of Paris Hilton attempting to belly dance in Turkey.
Jordanian Hareega, who is a doctor by profession, writes about the miracles of the magical blue pill -Viagra – and the changes it brought to some men's lives.
“Will April 1st 2008 be doomsday for Jordan’s JD 1 DVD paradise?” asks Ahmed Humaid, from Jordan, who overhears people talking about the end of the era of cheap pirated DVDs.
Today, March 19, marks five years of "Operation Iraqi Freedom." Initially a plan to oust Saddam Hussein and "end the war before it started," the war in Iraq continues to this day, much to the dismay of many ordinary citizens around the globe. In that vein, Global Voices Online will post reactions today from bloggers in Iraq, the Middle East and North Africa, and elsewhere.
Jordan was shrouded with a cloud of dust, says Tololy, who posts a picture.
“One of the most hated rituals in the middle east is the dreaded “Wife seeking”. Not only is it nerve wrecking for the potential groom and his family. But it's also considered humiliating for the ladies who find in the ritual demeaning to the woman,” writes Qwaider, from Jordan.
Tololy from Jordan writes an eye-opening post on how some men still let their mothers chose their brides for them.
Jordanian Naseem Al Tarawnah talks about accountable blogging in Jordan and the Arab world.
Jordanian Reflect Upon shares with us a lesson in this post. Did you know that if you continued going West, you would reach East?
Jordan continues with its Christian deportations, reports Mental Mayhem.
Jordanian Khalaf discusses his country's new oil law in this post.
“Do you take your friends for granted?” asks Bakkouz, from Jordan. “It seems that in this digital age, with the means and ways of communication a plenty, and much better and faster than they used to be, The social ties between people are getting weaker, friends seem to take each...
“What sort of computer super power would you want to have?” asks Jordanian blogger Roba Al Assi, who wishes she could use Ctrl+Z in real life.
“I came across an article in The Washington Post, written by a woman called Charlotte Allen, titled We Scream, We Swoon. How Dumb Can We Get?. The article is basically a misinformed and a mispresented pseudo-scientific misogynist interpretation of popular culture to prove that women are dumb,” writes Tololy from...
From Jordan, Sugar Cubes writes about high-tech break ups.
From Jordan, Rambling Hal introduces us to poet Suheir Hammad.
Ikbis, the Arabic version of YouTube, celebrates its first birthday – for the second time.
A donkey painted in red in Jordan? Check out Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah‘s blog to find out why.
Jordanian Khalaf discusses traffic laws in his country in this post.