Latest posts by Maram Alkayed
Jordan stalls on official poverty statistics amid tax law controversy
Reports on poverty in Jordan have been absent since 2010, putting the government under fire for answers.
Jordan reclaims lands ‘rented to the Israelis’ under 1994 peace treaty
Baqoura and Ghumar, long believed to be “Jordanian lands rented to the Israelis” under the 1994 peace treaty, were revealed to be “privately-owned Israeli lands under Jordanian sovereignty”.
Jordanian health survey sparks online debate about family planning
Jordanians engage in online debates over results of a survey concerning maternal and child care.
Jordanians lend a hand to displaced Syrians despite the government's insistence on closed borders
Over 250 doctors and nurses are camping out at the border to help anyone who seeks medical attention among the estimated 40,000 displaced Syrians at the border with Jordan.
Jordanians are finding common cause in protests against the government's economic policies
“We’ve had no time to sleep except for two or three hours a day...this is the only way we can do the country no harm and still practise our rights."
Eight decades later, prejudice between Jordanians and Palestinians persist
While the time living together surely dawns a sense of peace among the two peoples, complete harmony is still not present in certain aspects of life.
Jordan's poorer areas can go weeks without water, while the wealthier have a 24/7 supply
"We would get water two times a week, sometimes in the summer that is barely enough to get us through the week..."
For Jordanian Women, a Year of Hard-Won Progress and Continuing Challenges
Despite a successful campaign to repeal a legal loophole allowing rapists to marry their victims, there is plenty left to do in the struggle to achieve gender equality in Jordan.
‘The Educational System Has Failed Us': The Grief and Frustration of Jordan's Unemployed University Graduates
"I thought that once I graduated I would be able to...make a better living," one graduate said "I now make the same amount as I did as a student."
Amman's Yellow Taxis Compete for Passengers After the Arrival of Uber and Careem
For Yellow taxi drivers, the struggle for passengers is a real. Once Jordan's only private transportation option, they are totally overwhelmed by new competition.