Shop assistants showcase elegant Italian menswear, next door a fast food restaurant buzzes with customers, and nearby a German sportswear shop hawks the latest high-end running shoes.
The scene could be downtown New York or Milan
A series of car bombs in mainly Shi'ite areas of Baghdad killed 57 people and wounded more than 150 on Saturday, in what appeared to be coordinated attacks on people celebrating the end of Ramadan.
The 12 separate blasts targe
Two large explosions hit Damascus on Saturday, killing several security force personnel and civilians, state television reported, blaming what it said were terrorists behind the year-long uprising against President Bashar Al-Assad.
Bahrain's security forces have arrested two men for planning a string of 10 car bombings which could have caused massive loss of life at sensitive areas over the Eid holiday, said top officials.
They were on the verge of launching
At least 41 people were killed and 68 wounded yesterday (April 29) when twin car bombs ripped through a busy market of Baghdad's Sadr City slum, mowing down families as they crowded around a popular ice cream parlour, police said.
Iraqi authorities have said they had arrested a policeman and six others accused of being al Qaeda members who staged car bombings in Baghdad the day before a visit by US President Barack Obama.
Seven car bombs across the capital on April