Monthly Archives: February 2017

Lars Rennerfelt, President of the Swedish Jordanian Chemicals Company

Cleaning Up Wastewater

A new factory is about to open in Jordan that produces a chemical vital for wastewater purification and that could provide the government with a local alternative to foreign imports. By Dina al Wakeel The Swedish Jordanian Chemicals Company is…

Microsoft Jordan Country Manager Hussein Malhas

Microsoft Opens EMEA Support Hub in Jordan

Microsoft opened a major new support center in Jordan last month to serve clients across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The global Customer Service and Support Hub is staffed by a team of more than 70 Jordanians fluent in…

fake news

Don’t Muzzle Social Media

Offensive comments made on Facebook shouldn’t be used as an excuse to expand government control of free speech. By Osama Al Sharif The government has announced it will present a draft social media law to the Lower House that aims…

Unemployment in Jordan not expected to fall -ILO

No fall in Jordan’s Unemployment Rate Expected in 2017 – ILO

Unemployment in Jordan and other Arab countries weighed down by the region’s twin security and refugee challenges will remain stuck at around 15 percent this year, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report “The unemployment rate for…

Instant Camera

Best Instant Cameras

Smartphone snappers can never match the photographic fun providing by instant cameras. Here are four of the best. By Laith Abou-Ragheb   Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic www.fujifilm.com The Mini 90 is at the top end of Fujifilm’s growing…

hyperloop

Venture Explains: Hyperloop

What is it? First envisioned by billionaire futurist Elon Musk, Hyperloop is a science fiction-style mode of mass transit that shoots passenger pods at near supersonic speeds along a low-pressure tube. The company behind the technology, Hyperloop One, is calling…

school

Walk This Way

Attempting to navigate Amman’s streets on foot can often be a hazardous business. But it doesn’t have to be this way. By Hazem Zureiqat Few can disagree that the situation for pedestrians in Amman is very far from ideal. Sidewalks…

refugee crisis

How to Really Aid Our Development

Rather than asking for more aid to keep a lid on the government’s self-inflicted budget deficit, we should be encouraging foreign governments to invest in economically viable infrastructure projects. Jordan has always been a well-deserved recipient of foreign aid. Having…

Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2

Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2

A thoroughly modern, naturally-aspirated mid-engine rear-driver with old-school charm, the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 offers a uniquely thrilling driving experience. By Ghaith Madadha Proving that sometimes the means are more important than the ends, the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 is the fabled…