Washington's embassy move to Jerusalem and withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal is helping Russia and Iran generate more leverage across the conflict-ridden region.
Turkey's Central Bank raises late liquidity window interest rates from 13.50 to 16.50 percent.
Turkey introduces short and long term economic packages to boost the market in recent months. Some measures will be taken to increase capital inflow. Officials have good faith for the future of the economy after the elections on June 24.
Many of the children were taken in after the militant group was defeated. This is a place where people who lost their whole families to Daesh raise those who were the children of Daesh militants.
During its first session following the general election, the Lebanese parliament re-elected Hezbollah ally Nahib Berri, who won at least half of the votes, as its speaker.
The Syrian regime denies the pull out of Iranian troops from the war-torn country amid unconfirmed reports that Tehran was withdrawing from the south following US demands.
The crackdown has cast a shadow on the monarchy's much-publicised liberalisation drive launched by powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The move to cut aid to UNRWA has put at risk the survival of 60,000 Palestinians living below the poverty line, and is likely to cause major social disruption within the refugee settlements of Lebanon.
In Syria, it was traditionally a man's job to provide for families but since the war, women refugees are taking on the role of being the sole provider. In southern Turkey, that means some have had to take on new skills in order to find work.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also says that the Middle East has to be cleansed of all nuclear weapons, in an apparent reference to Israel which is believed to be the only nation in the region to possess them.
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and medical staff at the Al Istishari Hospital in Ramallah play down concerns about the health of 82-year-old President Mahmoud Abbas.
The Syrian regime says it has retaken the last neighbourhoods in southern Damascus held by Daesh and declared the capital and its surroundings "completely safe" from militants for the first time in nearly seven years.
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