Syrian pound plunge, suggests currency crisis

Syria’s currency has come under intense pressure in recent weeks as rebels have taken their battle closer to the centre of the capital and international powers have begun talking about military intervention in the country’s escalating civil war. The value of the Syrian pound has dropped by more than 15 per cent on the black […]

Secret Turkish nerve centre leads aid to Syria rebels, report

DOHA/DUBAI (Reuters) – Turkey has set up a secret base with allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar to direct vital military and communications aid to Syria’s rebels from a city near the border, Gulf sources have told Reuters. News of the clandestine Middle East-run “nerve centre” working to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad underlines the extent […]