· October, 2009

Stories about Jordan from October, 2009

Lebanon Ups the Ante in the Hummus War

  25 October 2009

As many as 300 Lebanese chefs gathered yesterday in Beirut to make the largest ever plate of hummus in an attempt to claim the reigns in ownership of the popular chick pea dip. The new world record is part of an ongoing campaign in Lebanon to reaffirm the country's claim to a number of dishes being produced in Israel - with the ownership of hummus being one of the main quarrels.

Jordan: Serious about +18

  25 October 2009

Jordanian Ola Eliwat, from Cinnamon Zone, notes:'Seriously, when you receive an email titled “+18″, does anyone in his right mind seriously believe that someone who's under 18 will go, “Oh, I'm underage, I'd better not check that one out”‘

Israel:Blog Action Day for the Environment

  16 October 2009

On Blog Action Day, October 15, Israeli bloggers were already looking ahead to October 24 when environmental organizations, activists, and bloggers too, are planning a day of climate change protest across the Middle East.

Jordan: Arab Crunch Arabic Edition Out

  13 October 2009

Arabic readers have something to look forward to online – “the launch of “ArabCrunch Arabic Edition which will be the first Arabic blog that focus on tech start ups, entrepreneurship, social media and mobile news and views and is based on citizen journalism,” says Arab Crunch.

Jordan: The picture of a terrorist

  8 October 2009

Jordanian Naseem Tarawanah shares a picture of Hosam Smadi, a Jordanian national arrested in the US and charged with attempting to use weapons of mass destruction. Click on the link to tune into the debate.

Jordan: Honour Crime

  5 October 2009

From Jordan, Kinzi attends a talk on honour crimes and shares her insights.