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Dahlia Nehme

EU sugar industry needs consolidation -Cristal Union

Feb 11 2019

DUBAI, Feb 11 The European Union's sugar industry needs to consolidate to contend with the sharp fall in prices since the end of production quotas in 2017, the chief executive of French producer Cristal Union said on Monday.

Dreyfus expects faster switching between sugar, ethanol in Brazil

Feb 11 2019

DUBAI Commodities trading firm Louis Dreyfus expects faster switching between sugar and ethanol production in Brazil, with more flexible mills leading to "dramatic" price-driven shifts.

ADNOC seals $5.8 billion refining and trading deal with ENI, OMV

Jan 27 2019

ABU DHABI Italy's Eni and Austria's OMV have agreed to pay a combined $5.8 billion to take a stake in Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's (ADNOC) refining business and establish a new trading operation owned by the three partners.

Zusammenstoß pro-türkischer Miliz mit syrischer Armee droht

Dec 28 2018

Beirut Angesichts eines drohenden Angriffs der türkischen Armee auf die syrische Kurdenmetropole Manbidsch ist die syrische Armee am Freitag in die Stadt eingerückt.

Turkey says it will take over fight against IS after U.S. pull-out

Dec 21 2018

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT Turkey will take over the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria as the United States withdraws its troops, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, in the latest upheaval wrought by Washington's abrupt policy shift. | Video

Syrian state seizes opponents' property, rights activists say

Dec 12 2018

BEIRUT Syria's government has been using a little-known anti-terrorism law to seize property from dissidents and their families as it takes back control of areas that were held by rebel groups, rights groups and some of the people affected say.

Flurry of Syrian death notices shows fate of government detainees

Aug 01 2018

BEIRUT For six years Amina al-Khoulani hoped her brothers Majd and Abdelsattar were alive, albeit cut off in a Syrian government prison after their arrest early in Syria's war. | Video

Court dismisses criminal case against founder of UAE's Abraaj

Jul 15 2018

SHARJAH/DUBAI A United Arab Emirates court on Sunday dismissed a criminal case against the founder of private equity firm Abraaj, Arif Naqvi, and another executive for issuing a check without sufficient funds, after the claimant dropped the complaint.

As Hodeidah battle grinds on, residents suffer lack of clean water, electricity

Jun 22 2018

DUBAI Residents unable to flee Hodeidah face constant bombardment, lack of clean water and power cuts as an Arab coalition battles to capture Yemen's main port from Iran-aligned Houthis in the biggest battle of a three-year war.

Lebanese vote in first general election in nine years

May 06 2018

BEIRUT Lebanese voted in their first general election for nine years on Sunday, with the Tehran-backed Hezbollah group and its allies expecting to emerge stronger, a result that would affirm Iran's regional ascendancy from its own borders to the Mediterranean.

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