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The Turkish lira has dropped by 16 percent against the US dollar this month, as imports grow more expensive for citizens.

Two more Palestinians, aged 23 and 21, wounded by Israeli gunfire during border protests have died, according to Palestinian health ministries.

Erdogan promises to make Turkey a 'high-income' country

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Erdogan promises to make Turkey a 'high-income' country

President Erdogan is promising that he will boost Turkey's economy and raise living standards as he prepares for next month's elections.

Turkish <em>central</em> <em>bank</em> raises interest rate to lift currency

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Turkish central bank raises interest rate to lift currency

Turkish lira regains some of its value after central bank’s monetary policy committee held an emergency meeting and announced it was ...

The Iraq Report: Post-election horse-trading kicks off

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The Iraq Report: Post-election horse-trading kicks off

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week focuses on negotiations to form a government after no one party won an overall majority.

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Turkish lira crashes to new low against the dollar

Turkey's lira is in free-fall, losing five percent of its value in one day and adding pressure on the central bank to increase interest rates, which could slow the economy.

Florence Dixon

US recognition of Golan as 'Israeli' would spell disaster

Dire consequences and dangerous precedents await if the US is to approve a proposal that would officially recognise the occupied Golan Heights ...

Gordon Adams

Beyond hegemony and a liberal international order

Comment: It's time for America to realise it is increasingly irrelevant on the global stage, writes Gordon Adams.

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Iran says new US sanctions will only stiffen resolve

An Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has said that new US sanctions on Iran's central bank governor will only make Iran 'more ...

US, Gulf states slap terror sanctions on Hizballah leader

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US, Gulf states slap terror sanctions on Hizballah leader

The United States and Gulf states have imposed terror sanctions on Lebanon's Hizballah, including on the group's leader Hassan Nasrallah and ...

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Germany's Merkel defies Trump, defends Iran nuclear deal

Germany pushed back against Washington’s rejection of historic Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday, saying the accord helped world leaders deal with ...

Iran says US trying to derail nuclear deal

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Iran says US trying to derail nuclear deal

Iran's foreign ministry has accused the US of trying to scupper a nuclear deal with Europe, China and Russia/

US sanctions to hit Iran's automotive, aircraft sectors first

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US sanctions to hit Iran's automotive, aircraft sectors first

Washington is expected to target Iran's automotive and civil aviation sectors first with sanctions, a source has said.

US slaps sanctions on Iran's <em>central</em> <em>bank</em> governor

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US slaps sanctions on Iran's central bank governor

Washington's Tuesday announcement is the second in less than one week targeting Iran.

Erdogan calls for more government control of Turkish economy

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Erdogan calls for more government control of Turkish economy

Turkey President Erdogan has called for greater government control of the economy, leading to the country's lira to crash to a eight-year low.

Rami Almeghari

Nakba survivors tell their stories in Gaza

In-depth: 'We will one day return to our homes,' say elderly Palestinians after 70 years of displacement.

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Nakba Day: Seventy years on, Israel's settler-colonialism continues unabated

Data from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics show Israel's ethnic cleansing to create a Jewish state has long continued since ...

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Sudan set for major cabinet reshuffle: state media

Sudanese Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh is expected on Monday to announce a major cabinet reshuffle that will see eight ministers replaced ...

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Palestinian teenager latest victim of shootings in Israel's Tira

The apparent random shooting of 19-year-old Zubaida Mansour is the latest in an outbreak of violence to grip Palestinian towns in ...

Trump's Iran sanctions: Shoot first, ask questions later

Marcus Montgomery

Trump's Iran sanctions: Shoot first, ask questions later

Comment: It is clear that neither Trump nor his administration has a plan B, writes Marcus Montgomery.

Omar Mashjari

The quiet collapse of Yemen's economy

Comment: The underreported collapse of Yemen's economy, and the absence of a functional central bank could worsen all of the ...

World anxious as Trump decides fate of Iran deal

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World anxious as Trump decides fate of Iran deal

President Donald Trump determines the fate of the landmark Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, announcing his verdict on US sanctions relief ...

Deadly Saudi coalition strikes hit Yemen presidency

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Deadly Saudi coalition strikes hit Yemen presidency

A Saudi-led airstrike targeted Houthi rebel leaders in Sanaa.

Sudan fuel shortage hikes black market prices

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Sudan fuel shortage hikes black market prices

Reports on Saturday said black market fuel prices surged in Khartoum and other Sudanese towns forcing residents to queue for hours outside gas ...

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