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.
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.