Friday 13th of December 2019 |
Ex-premier Tebboune elected Algerian president, thousands prepare to march

Former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was elected Algeria’s new president after a vote the authorities hope will end months of turmoil, but demonstrators who toppled his predecessor Abdelaziz Bouteflika vowed that their movement would not stop.


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  • Um Jmal witnesses Christmas tree lighting ceremony
    AMMAN — Deputising for Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, Minister of Local Administration Walid Masri on Thursday attended the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the Um Jmal area. Masri, during the ceremony, lauded Um Jmal Municipality’s efforts in holding the tree-lighting ceremony for the first time.

  • Is 2020 the start of a new decade?
    The upcoming New Year has been widely heralded as the start of a new decade — the 2020s. But an old timekeeping dilemma has led some to contend we’re celebrating too early and should actually wait until January 1, 2021.

  • Jordan’s aspiring adventure guides take to Ajloun forests to learn safety, skills
    AMMAN — Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Majd Shweikeh and Ambassador of France to Jordan Véronique Vouland-Aneini on Wednesday launched a training programme for adventure guides in Jordan at the Ajloun Forest Reserve in cooperation with the National School for Ski and Alpinism of Chamonix-France, the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and its operator the Jordan Tourism Board.

  • ‘Tenun Ikat’ fashion show brings Indonesian heritage to life
    AMMAN — Colours and textures were the centre of attention at a fashion show organised on Tuesday by the Indonesian Embassy in Amman to introduce its ancestral handicraft arts of “Tenun” (woven fabric) through a process called “Ikat”, according to an embassy statement.


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