Palestinian factions condemn and deny UNRWA claims about shelling al-Ramel camp in Lattakia
Aug 16, 2011http://www.sana.sy/print.html?sid=364128&newlang=eng
Ali Mustafa, Director of the Arab Palestinian Refugees General Committee called on UNRWA Commissioner –General Filippo Grandi to correct what has been included in the statement of UNRWA Official Spokesman about the concern of the Agency of the reports claiming that the Syrian Security forces launch heavy fires inside the camp in Lattakia.
"We would like to bring your attention that what has been included in the UNRWA statement was baseless and untrue… the issue that is being tackled by the Syrian competent authorities takes place in the camp's neighboring area," Mustafa said in a message sent to Mr. Grandi.
UNRWA = United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees
Confirmed: Misrata is Liberated
The tribal leaders also confirmed that Zawiya, Ghuriyan and Sorman, are secure, in contrast to claims by foreign reporters in Tripoli and Djerba (Tunisia) that they have been taken by the rebels.
SPECIAL REPORT - How Indonesia crippled its own climate change project
SINGAPORE | Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:36am IST http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/08/1 ... 1620110816
Deep peat in some of Indonesia's rainforests stores billions of tonnes of carbon so preserving those forests is regarded as crucial in the fight against climate change.
By putting a value on the carbon, the 90,000-hectare (225,000 acre) project would help prove that investors can turn a profit from the world's jungles in ways that do not involve cutting them down.
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TD Credit-Card Deal Caps $20 Billion in Canada Bank Purchases
Aug 16, 2011 12:01 AM ET http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-1 ... spree.html
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD)’s agreement to buy Bank of America Corp. (BAC)’s credit-card business in Canada caps a $20 billion buying spree for Canadian lenders taking advantage of their relative strength to pick up assets from U.S. firms.
Foreign Investment in China Jumps 20% as Nissan, McDonald’s Woo Consumers
Aug 15, 2011 10:34 PM ET http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-1 ... s-20-.html
For the first seven months of the year, the increase was 18.6 percent to $69.2 billion
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Report reveals harsh condition in Israeli jailshttp://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/ne ... s-1.378807
The report detailed conditions of extreme overcrowding.
Ramadan in Dubai: a month of soaring food waste?
DUBAI | Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:52pm IST http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/08/1 ... 2520110815
not all iftars in Dubai are simple meals provided for the poor -- many of whom are migrant workers, paid less that 1,000 dirhams ($272) a month and often have large debts.
the moment they can break their daily dawn-to-dusk fast in the Muslim holy month due to end as August closes.