Stories about Jordan from August, 2008
Jordan: Variety Show
7iber, from Jordan, details a cultural variety show with a difference in this post.
Jordan: Hanging On
Jordanian blogger Roba Al Assi pays tribute to a decade old pair of sneakers in this post.
Jordan: Ramadhan, Prayers and Clean Blogging
With very little to go before the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan, which is signalled by the sighting of the new moon with the naked eye, Jordan's blogs are already abuzz with greetings, religious observations and personal promises.
Jordan: Middle East Laptop Sales Double
Laptop sales have doubled in the Middle East, says Jordanian blog Jazarah. “Personally I guess the growth in internet penetration is one of the main reasons behind the growth in laptop sales, the number of internet users in the Arab world is in a continues growth, for instance, social networking...
Jordan: Magazine Shoot
Jordanian Laith Al Majali has just shot his first magazine cover. Click here for a sneak preview.
Jordan: Interesting Olympics Statistics
Jordanian blog And far away shares interesting statistics on the Summer Olympics, which just ended in Beijing, China.
Jordan: New Ikbis Look
Arab video sharing portal Ikbis, which is run from Jordan, reports new developments on the site.
Jordan: Al Aqsa Mosque Picture
Jordan's Jazarah posts a 39-year-old photograph of “Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Palestine after an Israeli attack that caused a big fire, leading to major damage in the Mosque.”
Jordan: Uranium Anybody?
“I just stumbled upon this on Amazon! Believe it or not, you can actually buy some good old radioactive Uranium Ore from Amazon.com. yes, its true,” writes an excited Bakkooz from Jordan.
Jordan: Ants and Soda
From Jordan, Moey found ants in his soda.
Jordan: Olympic Art
Jordanian blogger Roba shares with us some Olympics art in this post dedicated to ‘colour lovers.’
Jordan: 100,000 Bloggers on Jeeran
Arabic blogging platform Jeeran [Ar] announced that there were 100,000 blogs affiliated to it. The post also claims that 70 per cent of Egyptian bloggers use Jeeran to blog.
North Africa: Bringing Home the Medals
In the run up to the 2008 Olympic Games, there was much speculation on how the Middle East and North Africa would fare. Although Turkey is the only Middle Eastern country to medal thus far (in athletics, weightlifting, and Greco-Roman wrestling), North Africa is enjoying great success. So far, Egypt's Hesham Mesbah and Algeria's Soraya Haddad and Amar Benikhlef have all medaled in Judo (bronze, bronze, and silver, respectively), Morocco's Hasna Benhassi took home a bronze in the women's 800m dash, and Tunisian swimmer Oussama Mellouli scored gold in the men's 1500m freestyle.
Arabeyes: Third World War in the Making?
Bloggers in the Middle East are closely following the developments in Georgia, with some saying it could usher in World War Three. Here's a quick review of what bloggers in Yemen and Jordan are writing.
Jordan: No Free SMS Tweets for Arabia
“[M]ost of the world including the Arab world won’t get Free SMS updates from their Twitter friends,” reports Arab Crunch, a technology blog from Jordan.
Jordan: Transfered Prisoners to be Released
Four Jordanian prisoners, who were transferred to Jordan from Israel, where they were serving life sentences, will soon be released, announced What's Up in Jordan.
Jordan: 56-year-old Palestinian Paper
Jordanian Jazarah posts a photograph of the front page of a 56-year-old Palestinian newspaper.
Jordan: Queen Rania's Video Campaign Ends
From Jordan, Nasimjo writes about the end of a video campaign led by Queen Rania of Jordan, aimed at dispelling stereotypes of Arabs.
Jordan: Boys, Girls and Facebook
Jordanian Sha3teely [ar] is annoyed of boys who tarnish the reputation of women on social networking sites like Facebook, once their relationship goes sour.
Jordan: Arabic Harry Potter Banned in Israel
The Arabic version of the Harry Potter series is banned in Israel, reports The Black Iris, from Jordan. According to news sources, the ban is based on a decree from 1939 – when the area was under British mandate – prohibiting the importation of books from countries that are at...
Jordan: Personal Space
“Although not a squeamish person by nature, I really do not understand why the concept of personal space is often unfamiliar to a lot of people,” wonders Roba Al Assi from Jordan.