21 January 2018


World Economic Forum: European leaders to defend multilateralism (9)
Jan 21, 2018 European leaders will be out in force at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week to defend multilateralism before U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to deliver his "America First" message. Politicians, business chiefs, bankers and celebrities will in the Swiss Alps under the banner "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World" for the four-day gathering against an unsettling global backdrop.
Southern Yemen separatists want Saudi-backed government overthrown (3)
Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) - Southern Yemeni separatists declared a state of emergency in the port city of Aden on Sunday and vowed to overthrow the internationally recognized government, the group said, in a move that puts the two allies on a collision course. The announcement underscores rising tensions between southern separatists, who are allied with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and President Abd-Rabbu
Czech presidential election headed for tight run-off vote - poll (3)
PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech voters are equally split ahead of a presidential vote next weekend between an academic who promises a better relationship with the European Union and incumbent Milos Zeman, who has used his time in office to push closer ties with Russia and China. A poll by Kantar TNS for Czech Television shows voters leaning 45.5 percent for Zeman and 45 percent for Jiri Drahos, who is a former head of the Academy of Sciences.
Yemen government approves first budget since 2014 (3)
Bin Daghar said that Al Houthi military actions have halted oil crude and gas exports-a main source of revenue Image Credit: Saeed Al Batati, Correspondent SMALL MEDIUM LARGE Al Mukalla: The internationally-recognised government of Yemen has announced its first budget since Iran-backed Al Houthis occupied Sana'a in late 2014. Yemen's prime minister, Ahmad Obeid Bin Daghar, said at a press conference
Syria to import tractor from Iran (3)
Damascus, Jan 21, IRNA - The Federation of Syrian Chambers of Agricultural (FSCA) signed an agreement with an Iranian company to import tractors. Iranian tractors will be distributed among farmers within days,The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) quoted the Chairman of the Federation of Syrian Chambers of Agricultural (FSCA) Mohammad Kashto as saying on Saturday night. The tractors will be purchased in cash and by banking loan, he said. 9376* * 2050
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