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By Mahmoud Al Abed - Dec 12,2018
For decades, official rhetoric has overused terms like innovation and creativity in relation to education, the preparation of the young generation for the future and linking the outcome of education with the needs of the labour market. To be fair, there are some bright spots
By Mahmoud Al Abed - Nov 28,2018
Nineteenth century British scientist Thomas Huxley once said: “Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences.
By Mahmoud Al Abed - Nov 21,2018
It is there, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz would say. In the document setting his government's priorities for 2019-2020, every item has to do, one way or another, with a social contract.
By Mahmoud Al Abed - Nov 07,2018
Sometimes it is interesting to watch how rumours are manufactured and spread and to see rumour-mongers at work.
By Mahmoud Al Abed - Oct 31,2018
An investigative report into the situation of schools in the peripherals by The Jordan Times, published this week, revealed how dire the picture is: two-shift schools, crowded classrooms, shortage of teachers, near-collapse buildings, you name it. But that is curable.
By Mahmoud Al Abed - Oct 24,2018
Jordanians were overjoyed by His Majesty King Abdullah’s decision to terminate annexes in the 1994 peace treaty with Israel, thus ending a "lease" of Jordanian lands in Baqoura and Ghumar to Israelis under a "special regime".The move was another triumph in a series of diplomatic
By Mahmoud Al Abed - Oct 17,2018
Recently, a group of young people from Hai Al Tafaileh joined ranks to fight the spread of drug selling in the narrow street of that old neighbourhood.The area is an underdeveloped neighbourhood in East Amman, predominantly inhabited by families descending from the same tribe in
By Mahmoud Al Abed - Oct 10,2018
Just 10 days ago, His Majesty King Abdullah said Jordan needs to have three to four political parties with clear platforms, representing all political leanings, and capable of representing the people and reaching the House of Representatives.
By Mahmoud Al Abed - Oct 03,2018
A heated debate surfaced over tribalism after a group of angry men from the same tribe attacked a family when the father drove past a wedding procession on Mafraq Highway, leading to the death of a toddler that His Majesty King Abdullah mentioned by name, Hashem Al Kurdi, wh
By Mahmoud Al Abed - Sep 26,2018
Unfortunately for Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, he is destined to take action regarding two explosive files he inherited from previous governments.



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