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Death toll tops 200 in Syria raids on rebel area: monitor

Death toll tops 200 in Syria raids on rebel area: monitor

Four days of ferocious Syrian government raids on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta have killed more than 200 civilians, a war monitor said on Thursday.

Egypt to pump in $1.5bn to ‘finish off’ black market

Egypt to pump in $1.5bn to ‘finish off’ black market

Egypt’s central bank will offer $1.5bn today in its third special foreign exchange auction of the week, part of an effort to crush the currency black market and stabilise the Egyptian pound a day after a major devaluation.