Feb 04, 2014
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- North Africa was expected to increase its defensebudget amid the Al Qaida threat, a report said.
NICOSIA [MENL] -- President Bashar Assad was said to have overseen anincrease in barrel bomb attacks against Sunni rebels in Syria.
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- Al Qaida, under pressure from Gulf Arab supporters, hasdisavowed its franchise in Iraq and Syria.
Feb 03, 2014
NICOSIA [MENL] -- Western-backed rebels have resumed fighting in southernSyria.