Category Archives: Our travels in Jordan

Turkey elections: Same party remains in control, but pledges to work with others

Story by Kaileigh Higgins and Robert Tokanel // Photos by Catherine Strong // Video package by Jessica Gagne Istanbul, Turkey – Less than 24 hours before Sunday night’s parliamentary elections, the Sultanahmet neighborhood was a campaign battleground. Flags strung between … Continue reading

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A stitch in time: Preserving Palestinian heritage through embroidery

Story by Hannah Martin // Photos by Hannah Martin and Catherine Strong AMMAN, Jordan – Fadwa Hassan brings the dresses out one by one until they sprawl luxuriously across the coffee table – a mountain of traditional Palestinian “thob” and … Continue reading

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The act and art of veiling in Middle Eastern culture

Story by Hanna Trudo // Photos by Valerie Sarnartaro AMMAN, Jordan– Orange and cerulean cloths dangle off of dusty pipes in Roaz Bouteek, a standalone scarf loft on King Faisl Street in Amman. On busy days, wives and daughters browse … Continue reading

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Though some fear it’s a religion and not a philosophy, yoga is catching on in Amman

Story by Kimberly Russell // Photos by Kimberly Russell and Emily Rudisill AMMAN, Jordan  – Look at her resume and Dina Khairy has all the makings of a successful yoga instructor. She studied under a master – Samira Dajani, one … Continue reading

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Despite poor living conditions, Palestinian refugees have some hope, through education, for a better life

Story by Emily Rudisill // Photos by Katie Kriz JABAL, Jordan – At Mohammed Amin refugee camp in Amman’s Jabal Natheef neighborhood, joyful shrieks come from all directions. Abdullah Hiasat, 8, with a gap-toothed grin and a sandy blonde bowl … Continue reading

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For football fans in Jordan, both plays and politics battle on the field

Story by Kimberly Russell // Photo by Katie Kriz AMMAN, Jordan – Last December, Al-Wihdat, one of the two most popular professional football teams in Jordan, defeated Al-Faisali, another top team, in an exciting 1-0 match. But instead of remembering … Continue reading

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In smokey Jordan, a campaign for clean air

Story by Lauryn Paiva // Photo by Erin Kelly AMMAN, Jordan – Zeina Shahzada, an ex-smoker-turned-clear-air-activist, takes a deep breath as she gets ready to order a coffee at Wild Jordan Café, an eco-friendly restaurant just off trendy Rainbow Street. … Continue reading

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