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ASEAN needs recovery plan for interests of all member states

Bangkok (VNA) – ASEAN needs right now a recovery plan that serves the interests of all member states, Dr. Balaz Szantos from the Faculty of Political Science at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University told Vietnam News Agency ahead of the 38th and 39th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits to be hosted by Brunei on October 26 – 28. The summits take place, virtually, as […]

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West braces for Turkey’s possible expulsion of 10 envoys

Turkey’s relations with Western allies edged Monday toward their deepest crisis of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ‘s 19-year rule, as world capitals braced for Ankara’s possible expulsion of ambassadors from the US and nine other countries, Agence France-Presse reported. The lira broke through historic lows ahead of a cabinet meeting that could prove fateful to […]

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Exclusive-Turkey’s state banks likely to follow central bank and slash rates on Monday -sources – Metro US

FILE PHOTO: A customer uses an automated teller machine at a branch of Halkbank in Istanbul ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s state banks are expected to cut borrowing costs on loans by around 200 basis points on Monday, according to three people with knowledge of the plan, following last week’s unexpectedly hefty rate cut by the […]

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Outlawed religious party suspends protests after deal with Pakistan govt

Supporters of banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) ended their protest march after the Pakistan government agreed to drop pending charges against the arrested TLP leader Saad Rizvi. Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan has a history of staging violent protests to pressure the government to accept its demands. (Reuters) A banned religious party in Pakistan has agreed to suspend for […]

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Outlawed religious party suspends protests after deal with Pakistan govt

Supporters of banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) ended their protest march after the Pakistan government agreed to drop pending charges against the arrested TLP leader Saad Rizvi. Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan has a history of staging violent protests to pressure the government to accept its demands. (Reuters) A banned religious party in Pakistan has agreed to suspend for […]

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Zimbabwe Opposition Parties Slam Zanu PF Youth for Proposing Mnangagwa ‘Life Presidency’

Some Zimbabweans have criticized the Zanu PF Youth League for proposing the amendment of the country’s constitution to extend President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s stay in office beyond two five-year presidential terms, saying the country is sliding towards autocratic rule. According to NewsDay, acting deputy secretary of the Youth League, Tendai Chirau, told journalists in Harare on […]