New Syria in the making, report

Less than one month after its formation, and at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Monday, the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces — the latest and broadest front of political opposition groups — said it will choose a prime minister to lead the transitional government that will oversee relief aid and foreign […]

Assad may have amassed $1.4bn fortune: Analysts

Analysts have claimed Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad may have amassed up to 1.4 billion dollars for his family and close associates, despite moves to freeze his regime’s assets in London, Switzerland and the US. According to the London business intelligence firm Alaco, many of Assad’s assets are held in Russia, Hong Kong

GCC tells Iran to ‘stop meddling in its internal affairs

The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council called on arch rival Iran on Tuesday to stop meddling in the internal affairs of the group’s members. “Stop these policies and practices … and stop interfering in the internal affairs” of the Gulf nations, said a statement released at the end of the GCC annual summit in the Saudi […]