Daily Archives: January 31, 2015

Ukraine battle rages for key town of Debaltseve.

The rebels (pictured here) are trying to cut off a large Ukrainian force in Debaltseve

Eurozone deflation gathers pace in January.

Deflation gathers pace across the eurozone

Deflation across the 19 countries that use the eurozone currency is gathering pace.

In January, prices in the eurozone were 0.6% down on their levels a year ago.

The figure shows the eurozone heading deeper into deflationary territory from December, when prices were 0.2% down on the year before.

Qatar buys 10% stake in British Airways owne.

Qatar Airways took delivery of its first Airbus A380 last September.

Egypt’s Sisi pulls out of AU summit after Sinai attacks.

Egyptian president cuts short Ethiopia visit after 45 killed in attack claimed by group that pledges allegiance to ISIL.

Why Is Hamas Smiling?

by Khaled Abu Toameh

In 2007, Abbas lost the Gaza Strip to Hamas. Now he seems to be losing the Gaza Strip to his rivals in Fatah. Many of his former Fatah supporters have turned against him.

The last thing the Palestinians and the international community want is another Syria or Libya or Yemen in the Middle East.

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