Jordan

When Jordan's Sharia Court Allows a Minor to Convert to Islam

Rana Sabbagh | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK
Rana Sabbagh

n Jordan, a moderate yet socially-conservative country and for long a beacon for religious co-existence in a turbulent region where intolerance and hate speech is on the rise, a Sharia court has allowed a minor to convert to Islam.

Jordanian King 'Quoted Clint Eastwood' In Vow For Revenge On Islamic State

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

Upon being told of the horrific death of a Jordanian fighter pilot at the hands of Islamic State, the county’s monarch expressed furious anger and p...

Video Of Pilot's Fiery Death A 'Show Of Islamic State Weakness, Not Strength'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

The Islamic State's burning to death of a Jordanian pilot locked in a steel cage, captured in high-definition film, is a show of weakness not strength...

My Moment Meeting Jordan

James Christie | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

The two Katies are feuding on Celebrity Big Brother re the costs incurred by the local authority of transporting Harvey to school. Katie H. thinks Katie P. should foot the bill herself. Katie P. responded that said bill would be "up to a grand a day."

Jordan 'Ready' To Give Islamic State What It Wants To Save Hostages

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK

The Jordanian government has said it is ready to agree to Islamic State's demand that it frees a failed suicide bomber in exchange for two hostages th...

New Islamic State Video Claims Just Hours Left To Save Hostages

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK

Japan has condemned the threat by Islamic State (IS) to murder one of its citizens within hours as "extremely despicable". Shinzo Abe, the country'...

The Eco-Socio Revolution in Jordan's Second Largest City

One Young World | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
One Young World

Ayah is a One Young World Ambassador from Jordan. In the lead up to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week she entered a blogging contest called 'Describe the Ideal City in 2030'.

Katie Price Superfan To Spend £16,000 To Look Like His Idol

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

A Katie Price mega-fan from Stoke-on-Trent has spent £6,500 on a nosejob to look like the former glamour model, and wants to spend more. Nathan Th...

'Suggest A Way To Kill The Jordanian Pilot Pig'

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

A picture of the Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State last week has been released showing the hostage wearing an orange jump suit, similar to...

'We Are All Muslims': Father Of Jordanian Pilot Captured By Islamic States Begs For His Safe Return

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK

The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria has pleaded for his son's release, asking for him to be treated well...

Pilot Captured As Islamic State Shoot Down Coalition Warplane

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK

UPDATE 'We Are All Muslims': Father Of Jordanian Pilot Captured By Islamic States Begs For His Safe Return The Islamic State group claims it has sh...

Boarding Without Borders in Jordan

Dimple Vijaykumar | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dimple Vijaykumar

The skateboarding scene in the Arab world is spreading far and wide. Now, dedicated skaters are close to building Jordan's first crowdfunded skatepark for refugees and local communities.

A Different Middle East

Miriam Brown | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brown

Out of the 300 million odd people living in the region, I understand my small sample of friends cannot be taken as a final representation of the Middle East. Nor do I want to gloss over the fact that thousands have been killed and millions have been made homeless. This we cannot forget and maybe, quite rightly, the media aren't letting us.

Jessica Elgot

iPhone Photos From Syria's Teen Refugees Show Both How Normal And Strange Their Life Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

The pictures from the refugee camps of Jordan tend to show just the crying babies, the ragged tents and handouts stamped with the names of foreign gov...

Diplomats in Robes

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

New York federal courts have rattled nerves around the globe with recent decisions that impact far beyond US borders. Last month, an Eastern District jury verdict found a Jordanian bank responsible for terrorist financing.

Jessica Elgot

The Secret Gardens Of Syria's Refugee Camps

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK

The tales from Syria's refugee camps are mostly of horror, poverty, trauma and distress. But in Jordan's Za’atari camp, there are some green shoots ...

The Hebrew-Speaking Bedouin I Met in the Middle of the Jordanian Desert

Ellis Shuman | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

I traveled to the stunning ancient Nabatean city of Petra in southern Jordan, across the border from the kibbutz where I had lived for seven years.

Sara C Nelson

The Bedouin Western That Made Stars Of Jordan's Last Nomads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

As a child, Naji Abu Nowar would catch the train from his hometown of Oxford to London’s West End to soak up all that his beloved film industry had ...

Jubilant Qatada Reacts After Being Cleared Of Terror Charges

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK

Abu Qatada has been pictured joyfully reuniting with his friend and family after being freed by a court in Jordan. Kissing and hugging his delight...

Iraqi Refugees From Mosul Seek a Home Away From Home

Nikita Malik | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Kamal's story, and many others, makes it clear that the seizure of Mosul by the IS has manifested into a threat on human rights. This includes the right to practice whichever religion one chooses, should one choose to practice religion. Now, many hope that the new regime in Iraq will follow a path of statesmanship and pluralism, and not mindless sectarianism.

Wilkins Is Jordan's New Man

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Sport

Ray Wilkins has been appointed as the new coach of Jordan after a short stint at Fulham last season. The 57-year-old will be assisted by former Man...

Gaza TV Debate Ends With Journalist Throwing Chair

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

The attack on Gaza is a globally divisive issue, most acutely felt in the region. This was evident in a recent debate on Jordanian TV, which touched n...

The Wrestler of Za'atari

Toby Fricker | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK
Toby Fricker

Mohammed struggles to hold back his tears. The 32-year old champion wrestler from Dera'a, southern Syria, is recalling the day he arrived in Jordan...

Crowdfunding Proving Popular in the Middle East

Luke McManus | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Luke McManus

Crowdfunding has been met with skepticism from banks and local government. "They see it as a threat," claims Absi, "they fear it because it could be a way of laundering money or funding terrorism; it's not a comfortable zone for them."

As the Islamic State's Threat Grows, Israel and Jordan Seek Security Ties

Nikita Malik | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

In the long term, both Jordan and Israel will structure their partnership to be one that is devoid of any possible peril... Living apart together, Israel and Jordan are two partners that won't welcome the conflict coming closer to home.