Syria citadel near Raqqa captured by US-backed Kurds

US-backed militias in Syria have captured an ancient citadel from Daesh in a strategically significant advance against the militant group in its stronghold of Raqqa province, a spokesman said today. The Jabar citadel on the banks of Lake Assad was taken by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance yesterday, militia spokesman Talal Silo said. It is located near a dam on the Euphrates River that the US-backed alliance also aims to capture in the current phase of its campaign. Mamoun Abdulkarim, the Syrian government’s antiquities chief, told Reuters in Damascus the SDF’s capture of the castle represented a “victory for the Syrian people because liberating the citadel from Daesh is saving Syrian heritage.” The SDF, which is dominated by the […]

Syria citadel near Raqqa captured by US-backed Kurds

US-backed militias in Syria have captured an ancient citadel from Daesh in a strategically significant advance against the militant group in its stronghold of Raqqa province, a spokesman said today. The Jabar citadel on the banks of Lake Assad was taken by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance yesterday, militia spokesman Talal Silo said. It is located near a dam on the Euphrates River that the US-backed alliance also aims to capture in the current phase of its campaign. Mamoun Abdulkarim, the Syrian government’s antiquities chief, told Reuters in Damascus the SDF’s capture of the castle represented a “victory for the Syrian people because liberating the citadel from Daesh is saving Syrian heritage.” The SDF, which is dominated by the […]

تباين أداء مؤشرات الأسهم الأمريكية في بداية الجلسة عقب بيانات اقتصادية

تباين أداء مؤشرات الأسهم الأمريكية في بداية تداولات الجمعة، وذلك عقب صدور تقرير الوظائف الشهري الذي سجل بيانات دون التوقعات. وتراجع مؤشر “داو جونز” الصناعي 41 نقطة إلى 19857 نقطة في تمام الساعة 05:43 مساءً بتوقيت مكة المكرمة، بينما ارتفع مؤشر “S&P 500” القياسي (+ نقطة واحدة) إلى 2270 نقطة، في حين ارتفع مؤشر “نازداك” […]

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Inflation in Denmark Making a Comeback, Likely to Hit 1 Pct Mark at Start of 2017

After remaining very low throughout 2016 due initially to low energy prices and subsequently because of a plunge in prices of mobile phone services and clothing, Denmark consumer price inflation is set to rise as we head into 2017.

Indeed, inflation i…

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“We’re Gonna Need More War” – November Factory Orders Plunge Most Since August 2014 Despite Defense Spike

Following October’s pre-election surge in new factory orders, November saw orders plunge 2.4% MoM (worse than expected) and the biggest drop since Aug 2014. This drop comes despite a 103% MoM rise in defense aircraft orders as non-defense aircraft orders crashed 73.8%. Factory Orders also dipped back into negative territory YoY.

An ugly drop in factory orders in November…

 

And Year-over-year, Factory Orders declined for the 23rd month of the last 25…

 

It appears we are going to need more war to keep this dream alive…

 

Does this look like a healthy economy being handed to Trump?

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