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· September, 2008

Stories about Jordan from September, 2008

Arabeyes: Snapshots of Eid

  30 September 2008

It's Eid today, or tomorrow. Eid Al Fitr is a celebration which marks the end of the Muslim month of Ramadhan, and here are a few reactions on the occasion from around the Arab world.

Jordan: Hypocrisy, Freedom or Disrespect?

  30 September 2008

From Jordan, Ahmed Humeid shares his thoughts on Ramadhan, hypocrisy, freedom and disrespect after the closure of a popular cafe for serving alcohol in Ramadhan in this post. Find out why when you click on the link.

Jordan: Hypocrisy, Freedom or Disrespect?

  30 September 2008

From Jordan, Ahmed Humeid shares his thoughts on Ramadhan, hypocrisy, freedom and disrespect after the closure of a popular cafe for serving alcohol in Ramadhan in this post. Find out why when you click on the link.

Jordan: Think before you Fire

  26 September 2008

Jordanian Jazarah links to a story from India where a mob of dismissed workers beat the CEO of their company to death with a hammer. His advice: “Think twice before such decisions, or take the decision on your way to the plane and take a long vacation.”

Bangladesh: Meeting Queen Rania

  25 September 2008

BRAC Blog reports that Dr. Fazle Abed, founder of BRAC, the largest NGO in Bangladesh and the world met with Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and she writes about him in a blog post: “People like him fill me with hope.“

Jordan: When do you say Enough?

  24 September 2008

The more you have, the more you want. When do you say you have had enough and become content with the blessings bestowed upon you, asks Ola Eliwat from Jordan.

Jordan: Exciting Games

  23 September 2008

“Games don't impress me much. They're all the same to me. If you've played it once, it doesn't matter how much the graphics change they all appear the same from that point onward….Unless you do something profoundly different… like Lucas Arts in this AMAZING Game…,” writes an excited Qwaider, from...

Jordan: A Popular Cafe Shut Down in Ramadan Crackdown

  21 September 2008

A popular cafe in in the Jordanian capital Amman was shut down by police for serving alcohol and food during Ramadan, among reasons. The action sparked a debate on the country's active blogosphere on Islam, coexistence, and democracy, reports Mohammad Azraq.

The Middle East Remembers 9/11

  12 September 2008

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the US, a pivotal day in history and a day which brought about so much heartbreak and destruction not only in the US but around the world. Bloggers from the Middle East reflect on the disaster.

Jordan: Bi-Monthly Video Clips

  4 September 2008

Jordanian Hareega is posting bi-monthly videos from YouTube on his blog. Here's the latest, featuring a plane landing on water. “It's not pretty,” he warns.

Jordan: Any thoughts on Body of Lies?

  4 September 2008

“Ridley Scott’s latest film, Body of Lies, starring Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio, is set to release this fall.  In this thriller, a CIA operative in Amman who is trailing a high-ranking terrorist gets some unexpected help from the head of Jordan’s intelligence agency. Any thoughts?” asks an American in...

Chrome Welcomed with Accolades and Controversy in the Middle East

  4 September 2008

On Tuesday, Google joined the browser game by launching its very own browser, Chrome, to positive accolades and a bit of controversy. The free browser, which is currently only available for Windows, caused not only a media storm, but a blog storm as well, from nearly every corner of the globe. The Middle East and North African blogosphere, always quick to react to big stories, immediately began buzzing about Chrome yesterday, and haven't stopped since.

Jordan: Queen Rania's Video Blogging

  3 September 2008

Queen Rania of Jordan has been named the most famous Arab video blogger on YouTube by Blogger Times, a blogging magazine run by Arab bloggers, following the success of a series of YouTube videos she launched to shake off stereotypes against Arabs.

Jordan: On Saudis

  3 September 2008

“Saudis are extremely civilized people, regardless of what the people who have never been to Saudi Arabia and who only see Saudi tourists know and believe. I will happily admit that they are a lot more civilized than us Jordanians,” writes And Far Away, from Jordan.

Jordan: First Oscar Submission

  3 September 2008

“Jordan has officially chosen “Captain Abu Raed” as its first submission to the foreign film category at the Oscars. This is really exciting for all of us who worked hard on making this film a reality,” writes Jordanian blogger Bataranzi.

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