Country: Jordan

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2021 (photo: YouTube screenshot)

Literary power politics

Spotlight on the UAE's 30th Abu Dhabi Book Fair

King Hussein of Jordan speaks at the re-opening of Parliament in 1957 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

One hundred years of Jordan

"A land for all Arabs" turned Middle East anchor of stability

Dr Guido Steinberg (left) and Ulrich Tilgner (photos: Eventpress Stauffenberg/picture-alliance and Future Image/imagoimages)

New books on the Middle East

The clouds of war or the dawn of a new beginning?

Prince Hamzah (right) on his wedding day, with King Abdullah (left) and Queen Rania (photo: Balkis Press/ABACA/picture-alliance)

100 years of Jordan

Prince Hamzah – just a storm in the royal Jordan tea-cup?

Cover section of Amjad Nasser's poetry anthology "Shepherd of Solitude" (published by Banipal)

Book review: Amjad Nasser's "Land of No Rain"

A milestone of modern Arabic literature

Palestinian refugees collect aid parcels at a United Nations food distribution centre in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, January 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/Zuma/A. Amra)

Humanitarian aid in the Middle East

UN agency for Palestinian refugees faces imminent collapse

Logo of the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin 2020 (source: humanrightsfilmfestivalberlin.de)

Human Rights Film Festival Berlin

Lives in limbo

Teachers taking photos of the demonstration held in Amman on 29 July 2020 to protest the government decision to dissolve the teacher's syndicate and arrest its leaders (photo: Sherbel Dissi)

Amman and The Teachers' Syndicate

Free speech for everybody? Not so in Jordan, apparently

Fehmi Jadaane is one of the Arab world's leading intellectuals, philosophers and reform thinkers. He lectures in Islamic philosophy in Jordan, France and Kuwait and has published numerous books on political thought in Islam (photo: screenshot Alaraby TV/YouTube)

Interview with pioneering Islamic thinker Fehmi Jadaane

What is the essence of Islam, and does it need reforming?

Arab Christians attending a church service (photo: imago)

Women's rights in the Islamic world

Arab Christian women take a stand against church paternalism

Beit Jala, West Bank; coronavirus; woman wearing face mask (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMA)

COVID-19 in the Middle East

Women talk under coronavirus lockdown: "I want my life back"

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