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  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday it was possible to turn more than three decades of enmity with the United States into friendship if both sides made an effort.

  • *Russia, United States at odds over Assad's fate. MONTREUX, Switzerland, Jan 22- Syria's government and opposition, meeting for the first time, vented their mutual hostility on Wednesday but a U.N. mediator said the warring sides may be ready to discuss prisoner swaps, local ceasefires and humanitarian aid.

  • QAMISHLI, Syria, Jan 22- In the northeast corner of Syria, a pocket of stability is emerging amid the country's civil war. And so far they are fighting off the forces of both President Bashar al-Assad and the rebels who want to oust him.

  • *Russia, United States at odds over Assad's fate. MONTREUX, Switzerland, Jan 22- Syria's government and opposition, meeting for the first time, angrily spelled out their mutual hostility on Wednesday at a U.N. peace conference where world powers also offered sharply divergent views on forcing out Bashar al-Assad.

  • *Russia's Lavrov says outsiders must not meddle in Syria. MONTREUX, Switzerland, Jan 22- Syria's government and its enemies came face to face for the first time on Wednesday at a one-day peace conference in Switzerland which world powers hope can at least start a process to end three years of civil war.

  • WRAPUP 2-Syria peace conference opens, divided over Assad Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 4:10 AM ET

    *Russia's Lavrov says outsiders must not meddle in Syria. MONTREUX, Switzerland, Jan 22- Syria's government and its enemies came face to face on Wednesday for the first time as a peace conference began in Switzerland which world powers hope can at least start a process to end three years of civil war.

  • David Schenker, Director at Washington Institute For Near East Policy, discusses whether Wednesday's talks between Syria's warring factions and the Assad government is the key to peace.

  • LONDON, Jan 17- In recent weeks Russia has stepped up supplies of military gear to Syria, including armoured vehicles, drones and guided bombs, boosting President Bashar al-Assad just as rebel infighting has weakened the insurgency against him, sources with knowledge of the deliveries say.

  • LONDON, Jan 17- In recent weeks Russia has stepped up supplies of military gear to Syria, including armoured vehicles, drones and guided bombs, boosting President Bashar al-Assad just as rebel infighting has weakened the insurgency against him, sources with knowledge of the deliveries say.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 17- Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Friday he had handed Russia plans for a ceasefire with rebel forces in Syria's biggest city, Aleppo, and was ready to exchange lists on a possible prisoner swap.

  • *Currency calm eases pressure on Damascus before talks. AMMAN, Jan 15- Syria's central bank has bought hundreds of millions of dollars from the domestic currency market it now tightly controls, helping to build up depleted reserves for an economy crippled by civil war, bankers and dealers say.

  • *Syria has shifted from smuggling site to net exporter. BEIRUT, Jan 12- Syria has become a major amphetamines exporter and consumer as the trauma of the country's brutal civil war fuels demand and the breakdown in order creates opportunity for producers.

  • LONDON, Dec 23- The Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad has received substantial imports of Iraqi crude oil from an Egyptian port in the last nine months, shipping and payments documents show, part of an under-the-radar trade that has kept his military running despite Western sanctions.

  • Syria is 'keystone' in Middle East: Friedman     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, shares his thought on why Syria "exploded", and why an international peace force has to go in and take over the country, take down the "bad guys", and create a political transition that will allow citizenship to emerge.

  • More political drama ahead at the 2014 Olympics Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:27 AM ET

    Political drama will surround 2014 Olympics, India adjusts easily to increase in US interest rates, and businesses are back in Iran.

  • *U.S. checking whether supplies seized by Islamic Front. ISTANBUL, Dec 11- The United States and Britain suspended non-lethal aid to northern Syria after Islamist fighters seized Western-backed rebel weapons warehouses, highlighting fears that supplies could end up in the wrong hands.

  • AMMAN, Dec 5- Armed with machine guns, black-clad al Qaeda fighters drove their pick-ups calmly into the northern Syrian town and took over its imposing agriculture ministry building.

  • Do Saudis have a new best friend? Don't bet on it Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 4:48 PM ET
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal at the end of a joint press conference last week in Riyadh.

    Saudi Arabia is upset with the U.S. over Iran, but any move by that country is unlikely to broadly affect global energy markets.

  • Syrian pound jumps after crackdown on speculators Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 1:35 PM ET

    *Currency strengthens sharply in last two days. AMMAN, Nov 5- The Syrian pound rose to a seven-month high against the dollar on Tuesday, supported by a security crackdown on speculators and exchange dealers whom authorities blame for wild currency fluctuations in recent months.

  • DUBLIN, Nov 1- Budget airline Ryanair has no plans to radically overhaul the way it is managed and has already unveiled most of the promised customer service improvements in an effort to improve its image, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary told Reuters.

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