Latest United Arab Republic Stories

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. Mohammad al-Hussein told reporters that Damascus would continue with financial sector reform that is attracting foreign investment despite Washington's latest move. The United States on Thursday told U.S. financial institutions to terminate all correspondent...

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. Some survivors were also brought ashore at the Egyptian port of Safaga, where the ferry had been scheduled to arrive at 2 a.m. (7 p.m. EST) on Friday morning, they added. A search and rescue plane spotted a lifeboat near where the...

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. In an apparent effort to head off a tough draft Security Council resolution backed by the United States and France, Syria launched its own investigation on Saturday into the killing of Lebanese former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. The inquiry, ordered by Syrian President...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).