Morocco's BMCE Bank posts 51 pct rise in H1 net profit
Morocco's BMCE Bank posted a 51% rise in first-half net profit attributable to shareholders of 902 million dirhams ($103.29 million).
Syrian Kurd leader sees war of "attrition" in Kobani
The battle for the Syrian town of Kobani will turn into a war of attrition unless Kurds defending it from an Islamic State onslaught get arms that can repel tanks and armoured vehicles, a Syrian Kurdish leader told a pan-Arab newspaper.
Iraq's oil exports rising in October despite unrest
Iraq's oil exports from its southern terminals are holding close to a record high in October and Kurdish shipments are climbing, a further sign that fighting has not derailed an expansion of supplies from OPEC's second-largest producer.