Since the night of December 24, most countries in the Arab world began celebrating Christmas and the arrival of the new year. The celebrations may look similar but each country has its own customs and traditions that sometimes differ from a neighboring country.
On Thursday, a Jordanian official announced that Jordan and Syria have held their first talks on opening the Nassib border crossing, a major border crossing point in southern Syria, after it was recaptured by the SAA last July.
Visitor numbers to Jordan dropped after the Arab Spring uprisings convulsed the Middle East in 2011 and Daesh later rampaged across neighboring Syria and Iraq. Now Jordan is trying to reverse that setback in its tourism industry.