U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Jordan today for talks with Mideast and European allies to promote a negotiated end to the crisis in Syria, as government and rebel forces battle for control of the strategic city of Al-Qusair.
Saudi Arabia’s Water and Electricity Ministry approved more than 5.9 billion riyals ($1.6 billion) in spending for water and sanitation projects in Jazan on the Red Sea coast, state-owned Saudi Press Agency reported.
Communities inhabited by Shiite Muslims and President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite minority will be “wiped off the map” if the strategic city of Al-Qusair in central Syria falls to government troops, rebel forces said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will try during a weeklong Mideast tour to bring Syria’s warring parties to peace talks and to revive negotiations for a two- state agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
Smashburger, a Denver-based burger chain, will expand to about 500 units in the U.S. in the next two to three years and may consider an initial public offering, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dave Prokupek said.