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Syria has suffered $143.8-bn economic loss due to civil war: UN

Syria has suffered $143.8-bn economic loss due to civil war: UN

United Nations, (IANS/WAM) Syria has suffered $143.8 billion in economic losses due to the continuing civil war in the country, according to a new UN report. The joint report by the Syrian Centre for Policy Research and the UN says that even as the death toll from Syria's...

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Swedish spy chief warns of rise of Islamist threat

Swedish spy chief warns of rise of Islamist threat

(Reuters) - Sweden's biggest security threat comes from around 200 Islamists in the country with the potential for involvement in militant attacks, including young people radicalized after joining the war in Syria , the state's spy chief said. Increasing Russian espionage...

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American doctor shot dead in Pakistan in suspected sectarian attack

American doctor shot dead in Pakistan in suspected sectarian attack

(Reuters) - An American volunteer cardiologist was shot dead in Pakistan on Monday, a member of his minority Ahmadi community said, in the latest attack on a group that says it is Muslim but whose religion is rejected by the state. Mehdi Ali Qamar had taken his wife, young...

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Obama aides tackle Hill foreign policy concerns

Obama aides tackle Hill foreign policy concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers' concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan and defense spending. The meetings come as a frustrated White...

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