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(MENAFN - AFP) Life in the Syrian city of Hasakeh, divided between allied Kurdish and regime forces, comes at a price: two lots of military service and double the taxes.

Raed, a Syrian Arab living in the northeastern city, avoids passing through checkpoints run by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).

"I finished my compulsory military service in the government ...

(MENAFN - AFP) The last giant wave to rock the tiny Welsh village of Dolgarrog struck in 1925 when two overflowing dams gave way, sending a wall of boulder-strewn water down the hillside and killing 16 people.

Now it is a different kind of wave making an impact, with the opening of a first-of-its-kind inland surfing lagoon that promises the longest man-made breakers in the ...

(MENAFN - AFP) The Athens stock market fell more than three percent early Tuesday after suffering a record fall of more than 16 percent on the first day of trading after a five-week shutdown.

Forty minutes into Tuesday's session, the ATHEX index was down 3.64 percent at 643.72 points after opening up 0.11 percent.

Monday's plunge of 16.32 percent to 668.06 points was ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Asia-Pacific countries negotiating a vast free-trade pact are "nearing completion" of a landmark agreement, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, days after delegates failed to seal the deal in Hawaii.

Kerry said the 12 countries including the US and Japan negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) had made good progress on reaching an accord ...

(MENAFN - AFP) German automaker BMW said Tuesday its second quarter profits fell back by one percent, a figure which nevertheless was better than analysts predicted.

The Bavaria-based group saw its net profits slip to 1.75 billion euros ($1.92 billion) from April to June against 1.77 billion euros for the same period last year.

Sales of its main BMW brand cars grew ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Britain's government has begun selling its majority stake in bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to reduce state debt and kick-start the lender's full return to the private sector, the Treasury said Tuesday.

The government has sold 5.4 percent of RBS for £2.1 billion ($3.3 billion, 3.0 billion euros), a statement said.

Royal Bank of Scotland was ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Toyota on Tuesday said quarterly net profit jumped 10 percent from a year earlier and raised its fiscal-year revenue forecast but warned over prospects in China, the world's biggest vehicle market.

The Corolla and Camry maker reported net profit of 646 billion yen ($5.2 billion) in the three months to June, beating analyst expectations, while revenue rose 9.3 ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Australia's central bank Tuesday held interest rates at a record low of 2.0 percent as it kept the possibility of further easing on the table and dropped calls for a weaker exchange rate.

The Reserve Bank of Australia said it would continue to monitor data over the next few months, adding that leaving the cash rate unchanged "was appropriate" for this month.

"Further ...

(MENAFN - AFP) US airlines Delta and American banned the shipment of big game trophies on flights, in the wake of outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

"Effective immediately, Delta will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies worldwide as freight," the company said in a brief statement.

Delta added it ...

(MENAFN - AFP) When Manuel Garcia opens his house door near Peru's capital, his neighbors rest in a macabre tableau of tombs and wall crypts amid flies buzzing around freshly-dug graves.

Garcia resides in one of the two impoverished neighborhoods that share space with the sprawling, century-old Santa Rosa cemetery in Callao, outside Lima.

Some 2,000 families live in ...

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