Jordanians travel through time in this old signs museum

In an attempt to preserve the memory of the Jordanian capital, Amman, a calligrapher opened a museum where he exhibits shop signs installed between the 1950s and 1990s.

Mohammad Ersan | Art and entertainment | Sep 20, 2020
al-monitor An exhibit in the Old Signs of Amman Museum in Amman, Jordan, Sept. 14, 2020. Photo by Mohammad Ersan/Al-Monitor.

Jordan to imprison, fine people who hold large gatherings

The Hashemite Kingdom is in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak after earlier success fighting the virus.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Sep 18, 2020

Travelers to Abu Dhabi tracked during mandatory quarantine

The news from Etihad Airways comes as daily COVID-19 cases reach another peak in the United Arab Emirates, which has joined Jordan in using wristbands to track people entering the country.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Sep 17, 2020

Jordan reimposes restrictions on schools, businesses after COVID-19 spike

Places of worship, cafes, restaurants and public markets must close their doors for the next two weeks.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Sep 14, 2020

Jordan explosion reportedly caused by overheated ammunition

The large blast took place in an uninhabited area in Zarqa near the capital, Amman; no injuries were reported.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Sep 12, 2020