JAMES M. DORSEY: Sharp sectarian divides between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the Middle East constitutes the Achilles heel for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Jordan.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: Jordan’s precarious position both geographically and politically means that security will always be a vital issue. But this concern stymies debate.
JUAN COLE: The Taliban are widely despised among the population of rural Pakistan. The biggest threat facing girls in this environment is a government that doesn’t care
MICH CAFE: I’d like to see a wonderful idea which has brightened up the streets of Amman implemented in Dubai.
And so the violence associated with a vile, hate filled movie escalates. Why can we not fight hate with wisdom and rationality?
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: And so the violence associated with a vile, hate filled movie escalates. Why can we not fight hate with wisdom and rationality?
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: You can begin to see the battleground before you. One state, the question is whether this will be democratic, semi-democratic, or a Jewish-dominated theocracy.
VIDEO: Last year as protests spread across the Arab world, people in Jordan also protested about the price of food. It is still an issue in Amman.
JONATHAN COOK: … Expropriations would become a staple of life over the next three decades as more than 70 per cent of the land belonging to Palestinians was nationalized
VIDEO, ITN: Made in Jordan – the biggest falafel in the world. And it’s official: It’s in the Guinness World Records and weighs more than 70kg.
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Thanks goodness we no longer have the embarrassment of the Olympics ‘Art Competitions’ but the UK’s Guardian newspaper did some nice work.
DAVID ROBERTS: The Olympics Opening Ceremony was striking for many reasons not the least of which was the presence of so many women leading Arab teams.
RAMZY BAROUD: There has been a flood of Palestinian refugees into Syria and they’re facing desperate times.
JAMES M. DORSEY: The appointment by Qatari and UAE soccer bodies of individuals who worked with Mohammed bin Hamman raises more questions
DANIEL M. VARISCO: A recently released survey by the influential Pew Foundation has found that support among ordinary citizens for extremists is very low.