World Bulletin / News Desk
Iran's alleged financial and military support for the regime of Bashar al-Assad appears to have infuriated protesters in the wake of the country's worst financial crisis since the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.
Angry protesters and foreign exchange dealers were demonstrating near the bazaar in the south of the capital, where many exchange bureaux are located, reported UK paper, the Guardian said.
"FORGET SYRIA" SLOGANS
The slogans were "Leave Syria alone, instead think of us," said opposition website Kaleme.com.
The Bazaaris shouted 'Allahu Akbar' [God is great] as they closed down their shops in the morning," said a witness.
"It's impossible to do business in the current situation."
Amateur videos posted on YouTube which appeared to have been taken from Wednesday's protests, showed demonstrators encouraging Bazaaris to close down shops in solidarity.
Of 5 militant group members sentenced in 2015 shooting of Japanese man, 1 remains on the run
China's vast foreign exchange reserves in 2016 fell below $3 trillion for the first time in six years, as the authorities spent heavily to prop up the value of the yuan and cut down on outflows.
Employees of all public sector banks are on strike Tuesday
The move comes as previously friendly relations between Kuala Lumpur and Pyongyang have been badly strained by the killing with a nerve agent of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half brother at a Malaysian airport on February 13.
The 42-year-old electrician was working alone and there was no domestic-related terror threat, Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said.
Abdul Sattar Edhi, who founded the world's largest volunteer ambulance network, would have been 89 years old today.
The decision, implementing a November UN resolution, comes with North Korea in the international spotlight after the assassination in Kuala Lumpur airport of Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of leader Kim Jong-Un.
Park Geun-Hye was elected in 2012 with the highest vote share of any presidential candidate in South Korea's democratic era.
Construction workers and contractors were among those arrested on suspicion of negligence that caused the blaze, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
RCEP is seen as a more modest deal that calls for lower and more limited regulatory standards.
Former managers at semi-private Oceanbank accused of allowing $88 million to disappear
Suspected extremist group member blamed for explosion near gov’t building in West Java in critical condition
Interim South Korean leader Hwang Kyo-ahn refuses to extend special prosecution's probe into presidential scandal
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend ECO summit this Wednesday, March 1
Malaysian autopsy says VX nerve agent spread rapidly to heart and lungs of older brother of North Korean leader
Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer and critic of Myanmar's powerful military, was shot dead on 29 January outside Yangon airport in a murder that sent shockwaves through the country's young civilian government.