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Jordanian Band Competition

February 27, 2008

Jordanian Band Competition, sponsored by OrangeRed and the French Cultural Center in Amman, present: Jadal, Salam, and Ziad Hamarneh & Zengo With guest artists, Hani Mitwasi. 8 PM 29 February 2008 Royal Cultural Center RSVP 06 4623297 image001.jpg...

Tour Of The Long Forgotten Places: Part One

February 26, 2008

Biblical Archeology In A Day Written By: Melissa Manning & Wendy Merdian Photography By: Melissa Manning It is sad, but true, that many of Jordan’s archaeological treasures are missed by the average Urdaniyeen. Too consumed by work and family obligations to get out of the city, the discovery of the rich heritage of ancient generations is easily missed. Long-term ex-pats fall into the same trap, and a group of us decided to remedy that last summer with a whirlwind tour we called: "Jordanian Biblical Archeology in a Day". We enlisted the help of a resident biblical historian /archaeological aficionado with twenty years experience poking around the least visited and most significant site through out Jordan and Syria. According to Jadis, a computer generated list of sites complete with geo-coordinates, Jordan has thousands of sites ready for exploration. Our researcher decided we could visit ten in our one-day extravaganza before ’rock fatigue’ set in. Loading...

Music Concert at Princess Sumaya University

February 19, 2008

Friendship Auditorium in Princess Sumaya University for Technology Campus Thursday, February 21, 2008 The first Forum is scheduled to take place on the 21st of February 2008, with participants: - Yarub Smairat (violin) from German Jordanian University - Munzer Jaber (Bass and percussions) from Jordan University of Science and Technology - Mohammed Farahneh ( Oud) from Princess Sumaya University for Technology The first Forum has the classical oriental scheme, with some famous eastern composes (Arabic and Turkish): Event Program: - Longa Shenaz - Longa Yurgo - Longa Riyad - Longa Shahrazad - Zekrayati - Samai Multaqa - Mandira Hijaz...

We are Connected, But Are We Communicating?

February 19, 2008

“We Are Connected, But Are We Communicating?”

 

American Foreign Policy and Jordanian Society: A Dialogue

 

Amman, Jordan May 29 - 31, 2008

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Al Balad Theatre Presents Mahmoud Darwish

February 17, 2008

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Under the Patronage of his Excellency Mayor of Amman Mr. Omar Maani Al Balad Theatre is Proud to Host Poet MAHMOUD DARWISH For a book signing event to mark the launch of his book THE Butterfly Effect On Saturday 23/2/2008 From 6:30 to 8:30 pm At Al Balad Theatre Jabal Amman/ First Circle Open invitation to the public Copies of the book will be available at the theatre For more information please call: 4652005 or 4623297

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Al Balad Theatre Presents Mahmoud Darwish

February 17, 2008

Under the Patronage of his Excellency Mayor of Amman Mr. Omar Maani Al Balad Theatre is Proud to Host Poet

mahmoud-darwish.jpgMAHMOUD DARWISH

For a book signing event to mark the launch of his book THE Butterfly Effect On Saturday 23/2/2008 From 6:30 to 8:30 pm At Al Balad Theatre Jabal Amman/ First Circle Open invitation to the public Copies of the book will be available at the theatre For more information please call: 4652005 or 4623297...

Jordan's Traffic Woes

February 15, 2008

Traffic accident in Amman with Civil Defense and Military personel removing a man from the van.

Written By Saleem Ayoub Quna Despite the police traffic efforts and advice, motorists using the Jerash-Amman highway still insist on flocking the site where more than 20 innocent people lost their lives and many others became permanently handicapped. This behaviour could be seen not only as an expression of curiousity , but may be, also as a healthy indicator that those people want to learn more, to educate themselves on tha hazzards of reckless driving by making their own first-hand impression about the accident. All parties concerned with the safety issue on the roads should take notice of this beahviour, make reasonable conclusions of it and try to turn it into a...

Jordan Opens Schools to Iraqis, But Not All Come

February 7, 2008

Written by MARY ANN ZEHR with contributions from YASMINE MOUSA AMMAN - Omar Al-Hmoud gets frustrated when Iraqi parents tell him they haven't enrolled their children in Jordanian schools because they soon expect to be resettled in another country. The deputy country director for Mercy Corps, an international nonprofit organization that provides aid to displaced Iraqis in Jordan, Mr. Al-Hmoud knows that resettlement can be an elusive dream. He's concerned that a generation of Iraqi young people are missing out on getting an education while their families wait to move elsewhere. Mr. Al-Hmoud believes many Iraqi children are not attending school, even though Jordan opened its public schools this academic year for the first time to Iraqis without legal residency. Before the official decree, children were enrolled on a case by case basis, depending on the school, he said. As many as 19,000 Iraqi children attended Jordan's public or private schools, according to...

Has the Arab Web 2.0 Failed?

February 3, 2008

Written By Ahmad Humeid from 360east.com FULL DISCLOSURE: I am a partner in TootCorp, creator of ikbis.com.

Before we start talking about the "failure" of Arab web 2.0, let us first admit that the Arab world is still stuck in web 0.5 and has not even reached web 1.0. By global standards, web 1.0 encompasses things like e-commerce (think Amazon.com and eBay), full featured newspaper sites (think The New York Times) sites, personalizable portals (think My Yahoo).

I personally have been around the web industry since the birth of the commercial internet in the Arab world, as I was part of the small founding team of the (now defunct) Arabia.com (back in 1995), arguably the first Arab web portal. In our naivety, we where already pitching the portal as a place for "merchants to do business." Amazon.com was born around the same time. Yet, for the past 12...

Beauty and Mary's Art Exhibition

February 2, 2008

Art Exhibition at Blue Fig Sunday 3 February 2008 074.550.2338...