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At least 9 killed in Aden arms depot blast: health official ADEN: At least nine people were killed in explosions at an arms depot in Yemen's southern port of Aden Saturday after numerous people rushed in to loot the facility, a senior health official said."We have so far retrieved 9 charred bodies," said health department director Al-Kheder Lassouar."We have information that there are more bodies inside that we were not able to reach" as explosions continued after people went inside to loot, he added.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

UN evacuating staff from Yemeni capital Sanaa: UN source ADEN: The United Nations began evacuating international staff from Sanaa on Saturday due to the security situation in the Yemeni capital, where a Saudi-led air campaign has been targeting Shi'ite Muslim Houthi forces, a U.N. source said.The source said the staff, numbering more than 100, were heading to the airport and were expected to relocate to several countries including Jordan.United Nations Special envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar was due to join U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ...
President urges Yemeni army to obey legitimate leadership SHARM EL SHEIKH: Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi called on the army on Saturday to protect state institutions and carry out the orders of the "legitimate leadership" as a Arab military campaign against his Houthi militia enemies continued."Your responsibility today is preserving security and stability, protecting state institutions ... and carrying out the orders of your legitimate leadership," Hadi told a meeting of Arab heads of state at an Arab League summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, ...
Four Iraqi soldiers killed fighting with Islamic State in Tikrit BAGHDAD: Four Iraqi soldiers were killed in street fighting with Islamic State militants in Tikrit overnight as they advanced slowly into the city, a Sunni jihadist bastion, in the wake of coalition air strikes, a security official said.The troops entered Tikrit's southern Shishin and northern al-Qadisiya neighbourhoods on Friday, after the U.S.-led international alliance carried out air strikes against Islamic State, the officer from the Salahuddin province operation command told Reuters on Saturday.The campaign was ...
Egypt's Sisi renews call for Arab force citing 'unprecedented' threats SHARM EL SHEIKH: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged Arab leaders at a summit on Saturday to back the creation of a joint military force, saying the region faced "unprecedented" threats."There is an unprecedented threat to Arab identity... a threat that if it spreads will break this (Arab) nation," Sisi told the summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh which is expected to approve the proposed joint force.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Heavy blasts at arms depot rock Yemen's Aden: witnesses ADEN: A series of heavy explosions at an arms depot rocked Yemen's second city Aden on Saturday, causing casualties, witnesses said.The blasts were heard across the city and plumes of smoke were seen rising from the depot, where looting by residents had broken out a day earlier, an AFP correspondent reported.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Qaeda seizes 'majority' of Syria's Idlib BEIRUT: Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate seized control of most of Idlib on Saturday after government forces pulled back to bases in the heart of the main northwestern city, a monitoring group said. Al-Nusra Front and its allies "control the majority of neighbourhoods in Idlib, apart from government and security buildings," Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP. Street fighting raged through the night after the rebels entered the government-held enclave ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyMay 21, 2015
Reserves $17.75 bln