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February 23, 2017

CIA coordinated military aid to the Free Syrian Army in northwestern Syria has been frozen after the group came under two"...

 


Jordan closes schools near border due to fighting in...
February 25, 2017

The Jordanian authorities on Thursday closed schools in the Liwaa al-Ramtha area near the country’s northern border with Syria due to a recent intensification of"...

A Look at Assad's Syria Following Nearly Six Years...
February 25, 2017
As the Syrian crisis approaches its 6th anniversary, we take a look at some of the Syrian government's social, political and economic policies. This will not only give an insight into what life has been like in Syria, but it also provides an...
 

 
February 25, 2017

Yulia Skryabina is a co-owner of Home Matters Online Boutique, an e-commerce store that sells home decor goods. She is also the operations manager of a financial advisory and investment firm in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The 29-year-old, from Uzbekistan, moved to the UAE with her family in 2001. She spent her teenage years in Abu Dhabi before moving to Dubai to work. An animal lover, she lives with two rescued dogs and a cat.

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February 25, 2017

Standard Chartered Plc swung to an annual profit as loan impairments dropped by almost half and the bank cut costs.

Pretax profit for 2016 was $409 million, compared with a loss of $1.52 billion a year earlier, the London-based company said in a statement Friday. Operating profit excluding one-time items was $1.09 billion, missing the $1.42 billion average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.

Chief Executive Officer Bill Winters, more than a year and a half into the job, is looking to"...

February 24, 2017

Indian Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Surendrajeet Singh Ahluwalia affirmed India’s readiness to help Syria in the agricultural sector and provide the required expertise to contribute to developing this sector which been affected heavily due to the war.

During a meeting with Syrian Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Ahmad al-Qadiri in New Delhi, Ahluwalia hailed the deep relations between India and Syria and stressed the need to develop bilateral cooperation to serve the interests of the two sides.

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February 24, 2017
The UAE Ministry of Finance (MoF) has signed an agreement with Emirates Transport for supply of electric-powered vehicles.

The move comes as part of MoF’s commitment to support sustainable energy resources in line with UAE vision 2021, by using sustainable transport services offered by Emirates Transport- which contribute to clean energy and provide a healthy and safe environment, said Younis Haji Al Khoori, the undersecretary of MoF after signing the deal with Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, the general manager of Emirates Transport.

Al Khoori pointed out that this was part of the UAE leadership’s commitment to diversify energy resources and encourage adopting renewable resources...

February 24, 2017
Syria and China on Thursday discussed bilateral ties and China's participation in the process of reconstruction in Syria.

During a meeting with China's Ambassador in Damascus Qi Qianjian, Prime Minister Imad Khamis thanked Beijing for supporting Syria at different international gatherings, stressing that 'today we are amid a global war on terrorism, with takfiri terrorists on the one side and all peoples of the world that began to suffer from terrorism on the opposite side.'

'We are confronting terrorism in parallel with exerting political efforts to attain security"...