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How Syrian architects can start to rebuild - even in the devastation of war

The war in Syria has turned many of its cities into battlegrounds...

By Ammar Azzouz 22 Oct 2018

GLOBAL

Wan-Ifra reveals 2018 Laureates of Women in News Editorial Leadership Award

Wan-Ifra has announced the 2018 Laureates of the Women in News Editorial Leadership Award...

24 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech...

24 Apr 2017

SYRIA

Syria to export 700,000 tons of citrus to Russia: official

DAMASCUS - Syria will export more than 700,000 tons of citrus fruits to Russia to "fill the gap" left by Moscow's ban on Turkish agricultural products, officials said Tuesday...

9 Dec 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa falls further in Economic Freedom rankings

The Economic Freedom of the World: 2015 Annual Report shows that South Africa has dropped further in ranking to 96 out of the 157 countries and territories included in the report...

15 Sep 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study

WASHINGTON, US: It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet...

17 Feb 2015

UNITED STATES

Newsweek Twitter feed hijacked by pro-IS hacker

WASHINGTON, US: Newsweek's Twitter feed was briefly hijacked on Tuesday by hackers who displayed messages supporting the Islamic State group...

12 Feb 2015

LEBANON

'Honey trap' hackers stole Syria rebel plans

BEIRUT, LEBANON: Hackers targeted Syrian opposition members with online "honey traps," posing as female supporters to steal battle plans and the identity of defectors, a US security firm said Monday...

3 Feb 2015

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

SA schools get opportunity to enter Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015

Schools in the Middle East have an opportunity to enter the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015 through the FP7 School Print Competition. Entries close on 11 December 2014...

18 Nov 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014

SYRIA

Syrian state news agency starts Hebrew-language service

DAMASCUS, SYRIA: Syria's official SANA news agency has launched a new service to reach Hebrew speakers despite officially being at war with Israel, the agency's director-general said on Monday.

4 Nov 2014

SYRIA

Facebook tracks mortar pounding of Damascus

DAMASCUS, SYRIA: Residents of Syria's capital have set up a Facebook page to track near-daily mortar rounds fired by rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

6 Oct 2014

SYRIA

Syria paper accuses peace envoy of encouraging 'terror'

DAMASCUS, SYRIA: A pro-government Syria newspaper accused UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Thursday of encouraging "terrorism" and plotting the "destruction and dismantling of the Middle East."

4 Apr 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

70 journalists killed in 2013

Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists. In South Africa, as and when the contraversial POIB becomes law, journalists could face very stiff penalties.

31 Dec 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.

19 Dec 2013

SYRIA

'Nigerian' scams increase in Syria

Due to the complex political situation and ongoing conflict in Syria, new 'Nigerian' scams have become apparent.

31 Oct 2013

UNITED STATES

New York Times website hacked then restored

NEW YORK CITY, USA: The popular New York Times website returned to service on Wednesday, 28 August, after hackers forced it down for nearly a day, with a group backing Syria's government claiming responsibility.

29 Aug 2013

SYRIA

Internet, phones cut in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA: Internet and telecommunications in Syria were down across the country according to the state news agency SANA, which blamed the cut on a fault with a fibre-optic cable.

16 May 2013

SYRIA

Forget the war, have an ice cream in Idlib

IDLIB, SYRIA: In Syria, a country at war with itself, there is a secret that is kept by members of a single family and can only to be passed on from one generation to the next.

25 Apr 2013

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