Monthly Archives: March 2010

Syria: Behind the scenes of the fashion industry

@Elsy Melkonian

By Elsy Melkonian

SYRIA. Syrian people are often labeled ‘fashion followers’ as they tend to spend a great amount of time visiting fashion stores to choose whatever is trendy and stylish. Making the right choice of catchy clothes, however, has become a hard task because the Syrian market is currently stuffed with every kind of goods that range from brand names, Chinese imports to national products.

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Ultimatum for Sicilian Al-Qaida hostage


By Alessandro Di Maio

NORTH AFRICA. One day before the expiration of the ultimatum, the terrorist group ‘Al Qaeda in the Maghreb – ‘Aqmi, al Jihad fi Bilad Al Maghrib al Arabi’ – released an audio message by Sergio Cicala, the Sicilian abducted with his wife, Philomene Pwelgna Kaborè, last December 17, in the desert of Mauritania on the border with Mali.

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