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2006-03-13 09:06:51

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria's finance minister on Monday dismissed U.S. sanctions against the country's largest bank, tightened last week, as politically motivated and without financial justification.

2006-02-03 08:26:51

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - A ferry carrying 1,300 passengers sank in the Red Sea overnight on a trip from Saudi Arabia to Egypt and search and rescue teams picked up dozens of dead bodies from the water, official sources said on Friday.

2005-10-30 05:50:50

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Walid al-Mualem was touring the Gulf on Sunday to drum up Arab support on the eve of a United Nations meeting to discuss possible sanctions against Damascus.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.