Turkey’s credit rating outlook was cut to negative from stable by Standard & Poor’s, which said there’s a growing risk of a “hard economic landing” as reserves decline and policy makers spar over interest rates.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in unprecedented public sparring with state authorities, accused the official television company of trying to keep him off the air by deliberately holding up his address to the nation.
The leader of the Al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda-linked group fighting against the government in Syria, called for an end to clashes between different factions of the opposition to President Bashar al-Assad.
Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners early today as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepared another effort to recharge peace talks that were branded a failure by the chief Palestinian negotiator.
Warring militias in the Central African Republic are committing crimes as the country suffers a spiral of violence that killed more than 1,000 people over two days this month, Amnesty International said.