Eastern Mediterranean

Life expectancy reduced by 20 years in war-torn Syria

Life expectancy reduced by 20 years in war-torn Syria

The war in Syria has plunged 80 percent of its people into poverty, reducing life expectancy by 20 years, according to "a UN-backed report."

Namely, fife expectancy in this Middle Eastern country was 75.9 years in 2010, and was estimated at 55.7 years at the end of 2014, the Syrian Center for Policy Research said.

Antalya top convention tourism destination in Turkey

Turkey's Mediterranean province of Antalya, an international tourism destination with numerous facilities, has become the country's leading convention tourism city, according to a sector representative. Some 24.3 percent of convention and event managing companies pick Antalya, said Volkan Ataman, the general manager of Turizm Medya Grubu, at the ACE of M.I.C.E.

His majesty's human farm

Opinion polls sometimes reveal the unknown, but more often confirm the empirically known. The pollsters in MetroPOLL?s ?Turkey?s Pulse ? January 2015: Religion, Violence and Freedom? fall into the second category.

'Turkey: Home' campaign in tourism

A press conferences was held Jan. 23 to provide information about the progress of the ?Turkey: Home? campaign, which was launched by the Culture and Tourism Ministry for Turkey?s promotion abroad.

The campaign includes a detailed digital and social media campaign as well as newspaper, magazine and open air advertisements all around the world.

Egypt considers gas imports from Israel: minister

Egypt is open to importing gas from Israel, its oil minister said in state-owned media Jan. 14, another sign that it may lean on its neighbor to help tackle its energy troubles.

Egypt is going through its worst energy crisis in decades and is seeking fresh sources of natural gas, which powers most of its homes and factories, including Algeria, Russia, and Cyprus.

Let the Turkish economy grow

Turkey?s gross domestic product is expected to grow at around 3 percent in 2014. This growth rate is a ?modest high? when the current situation in the European markets, Turkey?s main trade partner, is considered, along with the surrounding geopolitical risks.