Blog: Culture

MIT Supports Arab Innovators In Creating E-Learning Solutions For Refugees

AMMAN — Innovators from across the region on Sunday convened in Amman to take part in the Refugee Learning Accelerator (RLA), a MIT led incubation programme aimed at helping Arab engineers and...

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Amman-Wadi Rum Bus Service Hoped To End Travellers’ Woes

AMMAN — The Jordan Express Tourist Transport (JETT) on Tuesday said that it would start scheduled bus services between Amman and Wadi Rum twice a week.

Malek Haddad, JETT’s general manager...

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Border-Town Factory Turns Women’s Skills Into Sustainable Earnings

AMMAN — A social enterprise based in the development zone  in Irbid, northern Jordan, has been helping refugee and local women access sustainable work opportunities through the creation of...

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App Ensures Confidentiality For Banking Clients With Hearing Disabilities

AMMAN — Under the implementation of the anti-discriminatory law for people with disabilities (Law No. 20 of 2017) enacted in September last year, banks in Jordan are set to have 24/7 live...

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Syrian Breaks Monotony Of Camp Life With Pencil Carving

ZAATARI CAMP — A boring routine pushed Syrian refugee Tariq Mohammad Hamdan to revive a bygone hobby of his at Zaatari refugee camp: pencil carving. 

Hamdan has been very passionate with...

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Online Platform Fosters Volunteering In Jordan And The Arab World

AMMAN — A social entrepreneur who prefers to go by the name “entrepreneur wannabe”, Kamel Al Asmar is very aware of the difficulties of establishing a social initiative in the Middle East, and...

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Celebrity Cartoonists Offer Training To Autistic Children At Autismjo

AMMAN — The Society for the Care of Gifted Autistic Children (Autismjo) held a workshop on Tuesday to teach autistic children drawing as part of a plan to introduce interactive art to the services...

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Jordanian Graffiti Artists Brighten Amman’s Drab Streets

Agence France-Presse

AMMAN — Dreadlocked university student Suhaib Attar clutches a can of spray paint as he sets to work on the latest gloomy corner of Jordan’s capital that he...

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Jordan To Host Adventure Travel Trade Association Conference On Adventure Tourism

AMMAN — The Jordan Tourism Board on Monday organised a workshop in preparation for the AdventureNEXT Near East (ANNE) conference by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) in Jordan to be...

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Petra, Jordan Trail Among 2018's Best Global Destinations

AMMAN — Petra and the Jordan Trail are among the "best" global destinations to visit in 2018, according to international travel magazines.

National Geographic has listed the Jordan Trail...

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