NASEEM TARAWNAH: Enough. Enough pointless tirades, enough buffoonery, enough tax payers money thrown at it. Time to dissolve the Parliament
JAMES M. DORSEY: The success of the Jordanian Football Association is causing other sporting bodies to sit up and take notice.
SARAH WALTON: Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Jerash – it’s a familiar tourist trail but don’t forget to spend some time in the capital, Amman
SARAH WALTON: There are some places in the world however, where the luxury you think you want is not the best you can get.
THE HEDONISTA: The rules surrounding alcohol in the Muslim world are often as cloudy as the Lebanese liquor, arak.
THE HEDONISTA: A minor setback then an evening full of flavour and warm company.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: We’re now in a scenario that’s beyond farce. It could be time to dissolve the Parliament
THE HEDONISTA: Forget the tackiness of Petra by day, just appreciate its true wonder by candlelight
NASEEM TARAWNAH: When I saw the accusations I felt like my head was imploding.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: Even after a year of demonstrations, the overwhelming majority still believe they cannot criticize the government openly.
NASEEEM TARAWNAH: The river has been sucked dry over the decades to nothing more than a trickle of murky water.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: If you had to sum up the last 12 months events in Jordan it would be ‘running round in circles’. And in a single word – ‘corruption’.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: The way Jordan’s authorities have handled issues of public lands illustrates their meaning of the word ‘transparency’.
SAWSAN MORRAR: The call to come ‘home’ is strong for Jordan’s diaspora, and yet the reality of coming home can be a hard adjustment to make…
NASEEM TARAWNAH: Hussein was a politician of consummate skill; it’s a question I can’t help asking on the day he would have turned 76.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: It was until recently thought to be inconceivable to criticise King Abdullah in public. Recent events have shown that, in this remarkable year, another taboo has fallen.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: So, enter Khasawneh. Compared to Bakhit, he’s an out-of-the-box choice. What probably stands out most is his legal background.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: The timing is wrong, the process is wrong and the failure of the authorities to acknowledge the tribal nature of all politics in Jordan has inevitably led to protest.