Blog: Culture

Saba Mubarak Receives Best Actress Award At Int'l Festival

AMMAN — Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak has won the Best Actress Award at the Silk Road International Film Festival for her role in "The Guest", which also won the Best Feature Film Award, the...

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Tourism Revenues Increased By 7.2 Per Cent By February End

AMMAN — Tourism revenues increased by 7.2 per cent during the first two months of 2018 compared with the same period in 2017, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.


The Central...

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Tech Experts Seek Innovative Solutions For Refugees’ Future In Jordan

AMMAN — “It has been five years since the opening of the Zaatari Refugee Camp and our lives have changed drastically since,” said Reem, a Syrian refugee and life and business skills mentor for...

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Several Bus-Based Projects Under Way To Improve Public Transport

AMMAN — Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) on Tuesday organised a panel discussion titled "Towards an Equitable, Innovative, and Inclusive Public Transport", as part of its second annual event "...

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Classrooms Built By Refugees For Refugees Win World Architecture Award

AMMAN — Stricken by the realisation that two out of three refugee children tend to drop out of education due to the lack of schools located near their house, the international organisation...

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Women, Girl Empowerment Centre Opened At Azraq Refugee Camp

AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP — The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (UN Women) on Tuesday launched its first “Oasis” space for women and girls at Azraq refugee camp — a...

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Petra’s Treasury Lights Up In Orange And Blue On World Cancer Day

AMMAN —  The Treasury in Petra on Sunday was lit up in orange and blue to mark World Cancer Day.

The event, held under the patronage of HH Princess Dina, president-elect of the Union for...

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Musicians Bring ‘Four Corners Of World’ In Quartet

AMMAN — A quartet composed of a Jordanian, a Palestinian, an American and a British recently released a new EP bringing “four corners of the world” into four tracks.

“Music is available to...

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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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