Syria opposition, US agree on ‘core issues’

Syria opposition, US agree on ‘core issues’

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Syria’s opposition groups’ negotiating body yesterday agreed with the United States on “core issues” without clarifying their nature. A delegation from the Syrian opposition negotiating body led its chief Nasr Hariri met on with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the Jordanian capital Amman. Hariri stressed “the need to take a firm international position […]

3.5m Syria refugees in Turkey

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More than 3.5 million Syrian refugees live in Turkey, the Anadolu Agency reported. Data from Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) revealed that 227,894 Syrian refugees live in refugee camps located in the states of Hatay, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaraş, Şanlıurfa, Kallis, Mardin and Adana. The Turkish authorities provide Syrian refugees with health, education and housing […]

EU split over Balkan enlargement

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Author:  AFP Thu, 2018-02-15 16:32 ID:  1518704110539781600 SOFIA: Deep splits emerged in the EU Thursday over membership plans for Balkan states, with some countries warning Russia would take advantage unless the bloc sped up the accession process.Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov warned it was now or never for expanding the EU into the Balkans as […]

U.S Producer Prices Rise in January

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U.S. producer prices accelerated in January, boosted by strong gains in the cost of gasoline and healthcare, offering more evidence that inflation pressures were building up. The report came on the heels of data on Wednesday showing a broad increase in consumer prices in January. The Labor Department said on Thursday its producer price index […]

US calls on Iran to withdraw from Syria

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson yesterday called on Iran to withdraw its troops and allied militia from Syria. “We are quite concerned about the recent incident involving Israel and Iranian assets inside of Syria. And I think this again illustrates why Iran’s presence in Syria is only destabilising to the region,” Tillerson said during […]

Greece says it won’t tolerate challenge to its rights after Turkish collision

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Author:  Reuters Thu, 2018-02-15 14:04 ID:  1518703252459687400 ATHENS: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday Greece would not tolerate any challenge to its territorial integrity, days after Turkish and Greek coast guard vessels collided close to disputed islets in the Aegean Sea. “Our message, now, tomorrow and always, is clear… Greece will not allow, accept […]

US weekly jobless claims rebound from near 45-year lows

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The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rebounded from a nearly 45-year low last week, but remained below a level that is associated with a tightening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 230,000 for the week ended Feb. 10, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims […]

Crypto Exchanges Launch P2P Platforms from Latvia and Bulgaria

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While European institutions are issuing another series of warnings about the risks and sins of dealing with bitcoin, crypto communities on the Old Continent are trying to preserve freedoms not granted by Brussels. Two exchanges from opposite corners of New Europe have announced plans to offer peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading. Latvia-based Hodlhodl has launched its new […]

King Salman discussed the situation in Syria and oil market stability with President Putin of Russia

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Author:  ARAB NEWS Saudi Arabia’s King Salman discussed the ongoing situation in Syria as well as the stability oil market with President Putin of Russia over the telephone. More to follow    Main category:  World The post King Salman discussed the situation in Syria and oil market stability with President Putin of Russia appeared first […]

Eastern Libya authority affirms Egypt military support

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The parliamentary speaker of the Torbruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) in the east of Libya has affirmed that military strong man Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army will be launching an attack on Derna in coordination with Egyptian military forces. Speaking to Cairo-based Youm7 newspaper, Aqilah Saleh explained how the military operation in Derna is “very […]

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