Tourists used to enjoy quad biking in Egypt, but after the crash of a Russian passenger plane crashing into the Sinai Peninsula, about 1 million tourists visited Egypt in November and December, down 41 percent from last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
World leaders including British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gathered for the fourth annual donor conference – 'The Supporting Syria And The Region' London 2016 Conference’ – in an attempt to raise £6.2bn GBP to those affected by the war in Syria.
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said he was 'optimistic and determined' following an informal meeting with Syria's main opposition group, which had threatened to leave before planned peace talks begin in earnest.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures launched an initiative to bolster start-ups in New Delhi. Indian entrepreneurs will receive generous tax breaks and face dramatically reduced red tape when starting and closing a business. Speaking at a gathering of 2,000 entrepreneurs from India, Silicon Valley and elsewhere, Modi outlined a slew of measures under Start Up India including exempting startups from income tax for their first three years.
The silhouettes of migrants and refugees are seen as they walk after crossing the Macedonian border into Serbia, near the village of Miratovac, on January 23, 2016. Time is running out to solve Europe's refugee crisis with the unity of the continent hanging in the balance, said top officials at the elite World Economic Forum in Davos.
The Bedouin encampment, a poverty-stricken quarter of the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis, is located near new apartments built as part of the Sheikh Hamad residential city project. The first phase of the Hamad residential city project was inaugurated on January 16, 2016 with Qatar providing more than 1,000 apartments to residents of the Gaza Strip whose homes were destroyed in the 2014 war between Israel and the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas.