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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

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

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 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

'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

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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