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AMMAN, April 23- Syrian rebels' seizure of the main frontier crossing with Jordan has dealt a heavy blow to the Damascus government's efforts to revive a once thriving export trade crippled by civil war, and is also hurting businesses across the region. Along with Syrian and Jordanian firms involved in the border trade, Lebanese exporters are also feeling the...
Dubai counting on security, money, international links. Dubai is launching a drive to become one of the Arab world's top centres for art, design, film and fashion- areas that have traditionally been dominated by old Arab cities outside the Gulf. But Dubai has advantages which the old cities can find it hard to provide: security, cosmopolitan lifestyles and...
*Islamist militants and Kurds have clashed in Syria. ISTANBUL/ BEIRUT, April 6- Al Qaeda's official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, kidnapped 300 Kurdish men in the country's north, a Kurdish official in Syria said on Monday. The Nusra Front was part of an alliance of militant groups that captured Idlib city last month.
ISTANBUL, April 6- Al Qaeda's official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, kidnapped 300 Kurdish men in the country's north, a Kurdish official in Syria said on Monday. Idris Nassan, an official in the Kobani canton, said the men were taken on Sunday evening as they were travelling from the town of Afrin, which is under Kurdish control, to the cities of Aleppo and the capital...
*Syria draws on strategic wheat reserves for bread programme. ABU DHABI/ LONDON, March 30- Weeks after Syria said it had no need for wheat imports, the government plans to import 150,000 tonnes and has introduced ways to conserve grain stocks in signs of the growing strain on food supplies from conflict in the country. Before the war, Syria kept annual strategic...
Houthi forces closed in on Yemen's president's home as reports surfaced that he may have fled, the NYT reports.
An analysis shows ISIS is the world's richest terror group, owing to a nearly $400 million raid on an Iraqi bank in 2014, NBC reports.
BEIRUT, March 15- Syria's air force carried out air strikes on Sunday on Douma city, an insurgent stronghold northeast of Damascus, with 18 people killed and at least 100 wounded including children and other civilians, the Britain- based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Overnight, Syria's military killed dozens of combatants in southern Syria linked to...
Recently, ISIS has been dealing with financial hardships—here's how it is dealing with it, the Financial Times reports.
The US needs to stop tiptoeing around religious sensitivity when it comes to terrorist acts in the name of Islam, says David Phillips.
ISIS operations in Libya are making headlines and inciting pronouncements from European officials, but the size of its reach is unclear.
While seeking authorization for the use of force against ISIS, Obama stressed he was not asking for another ground war in the region.
Jordan deployed "thousands" of troops to the border with Iraq in a campaign against ISIS militants who set a pilot ablaze. NBC News reports.
If the US is serious about defeating ISIS, it needs to arm the Kurds—or this is going to wind up in US boots on the ground, says David Phillips.
FireEye have released a report about a hacking operation that breached the Syrian opposition's data through the use of fake female identities. Richard Turner, EMEA vice=-president of FireEye, explains further.
We need a strategy, says Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), discussing transition in Saudi Arabia amid instability in the Middle East and ISIS terror attacks.
The liberation of this Syrian city marks a turning point in the war against ISIS, says David Phillips.
Draining the swamp that gives rise to extremism and terrorism is a generational endeavor. The West's policies warrant review, says David Phillips.
The U.S. government tightened sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the devastating cyberattacks against Sony.
DUBAI, Jan 1- Falling world oil prices will hurt countries across the Middle East unless Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude exporter, takes action to reverse the slump, Iran's deputy foreign minister told Reuters. Oil prices closed on Wednesday at a 5-1/ 2 year low, registering their second-biggest ever annual decline after OPEC oil exporters, led by Saudi...