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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.
F or a country as small as Jordan, I never expected it to deliver so many amazing experiences packed into one trip. 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. Although a vast majority of Jordan is covered by the Arabian Desert, I found the country surprisingly fertile in other areas; I enjoyed the lush green hillsides and crisp chilly air in the mountains of Ajloun as much as baking in the heat and the simmering mirages of the country’s desert landscapes.
By Yusuf Mansur
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.
There’s a common misconception that mouttabal (also spelled moutabbal or muttabal, depending on the country) is the same thing as baba ghanoush. In many North American restaurants, the two are used interchangeably on menus when in practice they are actually different dishes deriving from one main ingredient: roasted eggplant.
2 in Share 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 3 rd consecutive week, no new films will be released in Jordan.
“Palestinian Reinvents Jordan Pharmacies # Jo #Jordan #amjdaryan”
Jordan is the Arab World's most competitive cellular market, according to the Arab Advisors Group. Saudi Arabia came in second, followed by Palestine.
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