background preloader

Jordan & Mena- Tech & Social Media

Facebook Twitter

Active JoTweeps by Khaled Ahmad. GCC membership may be a burden on Jordan’s security. On May 10, at their 13th consultative summit, Gulf Cooperation Council leaders accepted Jordan’s application for membership, noting that it had originally been tendered 15 years ago. The GCC leaders also issued an invitation to Morocco to join their “super-rich Arab club” even though Morocco had not requested to join. This decision by the Gulf countries was viewed in Arab political circles as a striking step.

Some described the decision as an attempt to create a “Sunni monarchies club;” others, as an attempt to re-create the 1950s Baghdad Pact. The GCC initiative was the outcome of Saudi-led efforts, supported by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. However, three other GCC countries, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait, had reservations with the move, which may reflect their apprehension. The controversial decision led to a debate inside GCC political, economic and cultural circles and provoked internal opposition. Experiencing the Pleasure that is Petra, Jordan.

Greetings, You can travel to the ends of the earth in a lifetime or only as far as your corner store and you’ll be equally prepared for the sights that are Petra, Jordan. Nothing can prepare you for the sense of euphoria that overtakes your body like that Lexus did on your way to work the other day. When you start weaving near the end of the siq and your eyes get their first glance of the Treasury, you’ll feel something that can’t be replicated, duplicated or anticipated. Having seen a few sights in my time, nothing compares to it. How did they do it? Five Amazing Things to Do in Jordan. For a country as small as Jordan, I never expected it to deliver so many amazing experiences packed into one trip.

Five Amazing Things to Do in Jordan

Formally called the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the country played a role in humanity’s shared history due to its strategic location right in the middle of the ancient empires of the world. The Greeks, Romans, Persians, Nabataeans and Byzantine all fought for control of the land that is present-day Jordan and these empires left behind echoes of their existence: crumbling ruins, intricate sandstone carvings and desert hieroglyphics place prominently beside the conveniences and white-washed architecture of modern Jordan. Customs,film. By Yusuf Mansur The movie theatres in Jordan haven’t been showing any new movies for weeks now.

The reason is that the Customs Department is seeking new ways and means to levy an additional tax on movies. The story, with its many angles, points to policy failure, particularly when it comes to the economy. Blogs. I was so proud yesterday seeing the Jordanian Flag on stage – as Oasys Team, the Jordan Champion, has qualified to the second round at the Imagine Cup 2011 Finals in New York!


The Jordan & the Moroccan teams are officially now in the top 18 College Teams World Wide at the Imagine Cup 2011 Finals in New York in Software Design track. This is out of 76 teams who got to the world finals, and out of over 300,000 students who participated in the competition worldwide. Roasted Eggplant in Jordan: Recipe and Photos. Imad Naffa (imadnaffa) Twitter tweets related to: Drama, Movie, Incendies, Montreal, Dollars and more. Imad Naffa (imadnaffa) Twitter Trending Topic : Amman. Hollywood boycott Jordan courtesy of the Jordanian Customs Authorities. 2inShare A friend of mine tagged me in the photo in this blog on Facebook, an announcement by Prime Cinema’s that says the following: “Prime Cinemas regret to inform you that, for the 3rd consecutive week, no new films will be released in Jordan.

Hollywood boycott Jordan courtesy of the Jordanian Customs Authorities

As our deal clients, you have the right to know the reason: Jordanian Customs authorities have imposed new customs charge on film rights. No similar charge is imposed in any other country. The result: Major Hollywood Studio and Film producers have boycotted Jordan, and will not send any new films to the Kingdom until the matter is resolved. At first I thought it was a photo shopped picture but when I logged on to the I actually got the same picture? So I guess the film thing is another stunt, so the government is thinking of imposing taxes is it? Where does the Royal Film Commission stand on this? So where does this take us now? I couldn’t agree more… Share and Enjoy. Imad Naffa (imadnaffa) Twitter Trending Topic : Jo. Imad Naffa (imadnaffa) Twitter tweets related to: Great resource, Video, Amman, Jo, Jordan and more.

TNW Middle East. Jordan Tops Arab World's in Cellular Market. ­Jordan is the Arab World's most competitive cellular market, according to the Arab Advisors Group.

Jordan Tops Arab World's in Cellular Market

Saudi Arabia came in second, followed by Palestine. The Cellular Competition Intensity Index results for June 2010 revealed that Jordan tops the score -as the most competitive Arab market- with an 80.7% mark followed by Saudi Arabia (75.3%), Palestine (69.3%), Oman (67.1%), Egypt (65.7%), Morocco (64.9%), Iraq (63.4%), Tunisia (62.7%), Yemen (61.1%), Bahrain (59.9%), Algeria (59.5%), Sudan (59.4%), Mauritania (56.8%), Kuwait (49.8%), Qatar (46.4%), UAE (45.4%), Syria (38.0%), Libya (34.3%), and finally Lebanon (31.2%). Amman Tech Tuesdays.

Users from #JO & #MENA

Twestival 2011. TedxDeadSea. ArabNet. AmmanTT. Articles.