Banks in the UAE are working together to try to stem the number of small business owners fleeing the country with unpaid debt, a trend that has already reached around Dh5 billion ($1.4 billion) this year, a senior banking official said.
Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains.
With the pace of flight increasing from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's onslaught on rebel bastions like Homs, the country's neighbours are bracing for a refugee crisis of epic proportions.
Despite freezing rains, snowdrift
The International Criminal Court said on Saturday Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was in contact through intermediaries about surrendering for trial, but it also had information mercenaries were trying to spirit him to a friendly African nation.
The wife of Muammar Gaddafi and three of his children took refuge in Algeria on Monday but the whereabouts of the former strongman himself remained a mystery a week after rebels drove him from power.
Algeria's Foreign Ministry said Ga
Syrian tanks stormed a border town overnight, residents said on Sunday, in the latest assault to crush a three-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad that has driven thousands of refugee to flee to Turkey.
In a pattern witnessed
Thousands of Syrians fled into Turkey as Syrian army began a military operation in a restive town near the Turkish border to break up violent protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.
At least 15,000 troops had deployed near
More than 10,000 people displaced by fighting in Sudan's Southern Kordofan were staying near a UN compound on Thursday, the country mission spokesman said, after nearly a week of clashes in the tense border state.
Fighting between gove
Three people were killed after Syrian troops and gunmen entered the town of Tel Kelakh on Saturday, a rights campaigner said, and hundreds fled what they said was fierce fighting into neighbouring Lebanon.
The violence came a day after act