Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

· May, 2009

Stories about Jordan from May, 2009

Jordan: Twittering Queen and Undercover King

Jordanian The Arab Observer observes on Twitter: “In Jordan: A Queen who twitters and a king who goes undercover! A cool Royal family, no?”

Jordan: King Goes Undercover

Jordan's King Abdullah visited the Health Ministry's Patients’ Affairs Department in disguise to see what services were being offered to citizens seeking treatment. Naseem Tarawnah jots down his thoughts on...

Jordan: The Pope's Visit to the Middle East

Jordanian Ali Dahmash assesses the Pope's visit to the Middle East in this post.

Jordan: Calling a Spade a Spade in War on Child Abuse

From Jordan, Kinzi notes her admiration for Queen Rania's efforts on curbing child abuse. “It’s not too late to highlight her amazing ability to both take responsibility for temporary failure,...

MENA: Does Swine Flu Spread from Touching Pigs?

More than 14 centuries after Islam prohibited the consumption of pork, pigs are once again making headlines across the Arab world - this time in the form of tweets. Here's...

Arab World Reacts to Jordan's Twittering Queen Rania

After her debut on YouTube, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan is now courting microblogging service Twitter, allowing the world to catch up with the 140-character messages of the self-described...

Egypt: Obama to Address Muslim World from Egypt

The date is all set. US President Barack Hussain Obama will deliver his much anticipated speech on relations with the Muslim world in Egypt on June 4 and the Egyptian...

Egypt: No Longer the Admin for the Queen Rania Facebook Fan Page

Egyptian blogger TripleM writes about his efforts to create a fan page for Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, which he can no longer access or manage.  “I was surprised...

Jordan: 11th Honour Killing this Year

Kinzi from Jordan recounts the 11th honour killing in Jordan this year: “Mother of six, stabbed 18 times by one brother, 4 by another, for telling them her whereabouts were...

Jordan: Message to Saudis

Jordanian blogger Hareega shares his thoughts on Saudi Arabia's underage brides in this post.

Jordan: Queen Rania on Twitter

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan is now on Twitter. Catch up with her tweets here.

Jordan: Wasting Time on Shallow TV Shows

Jordanian Batir Wardam at Jordan Watch [ar] asks: “What is the percentage of Arabs who waste most of their time following shallow television shows, devoid of any content, on Arab...

Jordan: Interview with Arab Internet Entrepreneur

On StartUp Arabia, Mohamed Marwen Meddah interviews Arab Internet entrepreneur Mohamad Haj Hasan, co-founder of Jordan-based Boundless, the company behind online cards game destination Jawaker, and online job portal Akhtaboot.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency

No thanks, show me the site