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Although shops in Amman began displaying Christmas items as early as two months ago, this week saw an explosion of holiday buying around the city as shoppers snapped up Christmas trees, ornaments, lights and Santa Claus figurines. Decorating trees and giving gifts for Christmas are traditions observed by Jordan's Christian community, but shopkeepers say that some Muslims also buy holiday items for their Christian friends Photos by Muath Freij

Prince Zeid assumes post as UN human rights commissioner

HH Prince Zeid assumed his position as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday, following the General Assembly’s approval on June 16, 2014 of his appointment by the United Nations secretary general, his office said in a statement. Full story