INTERNATIONAL. The combined wealth of the 40 richest individuals on Earth is US$1.1 trillion; Alwaleed ranks 24th on the index with a net worth of US$20.5 billion; Carlos Slim remains the richest person in the world, with a fortune of US$68.8 billion.
INTERNATIONAL. Syria will miss a major deadline next week in the program to destroy its chemical weapons production facilities, sources at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.
INTERNATIONAL. A catastrophic disaster can - and will - happen again if the lessons of Macondo and other similar incidents are not learned and shared routinely; Change required to prevent future disasters, industry warned.