Afghanistan’s top female cop on the run after ‘brutal beating’ from Taliban
One of Afghanistan’s most senior policewomen is thought to have gone on the run after a savage beating from members of the Taliban. When the hardline group regained power in Afghanistan they promised to be a a "kinder, gentler" Taliban, with spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claiming that "The Islamic Emirate is committed to the rights of […]
Can’t pay, won’t pay: What now for Lebanon’s debt crisis?
By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Lebanon has bowed to the inevitable and said it won’t be honoring a $1.2 billion bond payment that was due on Monday. It will be its first default, but what options does one of the world’s most debt-strained countries now have? OPTION 1 – THE IMF Lebanon has been […]
Turkish inflation rises to 11.8%, window for more rate cuts narrows
By Ezgi Erkoyun and Behiye Selin Taner ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s annual inflation rate rose slightly more than expected to 11.84% in December, official data showed on Friday, ending the year close to a government target and probably narrowing the window for more interest rate cuts in 2020. The Turkish government, which pushed the central […]