Obama drops 200 million dollars in Jordan, heads to Petra
Published March 23rd, 2013 - 10:34 GMT
President Barack Obama is finishing off his tour of the Middle East with a trip to Petra to perhaps celebrate the recent 200 million dollar pledge to Jordan; Tribalism in the Middle East explained; and a new video spoofs the Jordanian Parliament.
It’s ever so simple: a tribal map of the Middle East
The most dominant theory describes the Middle East as an area of ancient and timeless tribal rivalries that keep it locked into conflict and ensures its receives more than its fair share of news coverage.
So who are these tribes and what makes them tick? Here’s a handy list:
Jordanian Parliament Debates Censoring YouTube Video
A local video production by ShooFeeTV brought out the ire of many parliamentarians in Jordan. The video heavily criticizes the performance of the Parliament in the recent years in a National-Geographic-esque mockumentary.