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Taliban government offers Afghans wheat for work as money dwindles

KABUL (Reuters) - For Kabul day labourer Khan Ali, struggling to feed a family of six since losing his job as a market trader, life has become so hard that…

Turkey’s Erdogan faces uphill battle to curb ‘exorbitant prices’

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan has wheeled a trolley around one of the new grocery stores he hopes will bring Turkey's "exorbitant" prices under control, but…

Myanmar’s economic woes due to gross mismanagement since coup – U.S. official

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Myanmar's economic turmoil is due to political instability and mismanagement following a February coup, a U.S. official said on Wednesday after a junta minister blamed the crisis…

Afghanistan’s economic collapse could prompt refugee crisis – IMF

ALMATY (Reuters) - Afghanistan's economy is set to contract up to 30% this year and this is likely to further fuel a refugee crisis that will impact neighbouring countries, Turkey…

U.N. chief: Liquidity needed to stem Afghanistan economic, humanitarian crises

By Jonathan Landay (Reuters) - The international community must find ways to inject cash directly into Afghanistan’s economy to avert its total collapse as a growing humanitarian crisis impacts half…

The Curious Case of Pakistan, China, TTP and BRI

On 1st October Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan broke all hell loose when on the Turkish government-run TV channel, TRT World, he disclosed that the Pakistani government is in secret…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Afghanistan on verge of socio-economic collapse, EU’s top diplomat says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Afghanistan is facing a breakdown of its economic and social systems that risks turning into a humanitarian catastrophe, the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Sunday.…

Lebanon government wins confidence vote as parliament hit by power cut

By Maha El Dahan and Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) -Lebanon's new government won a vote of confidence on Monday for a policy programme that aims to remedy a devastating economic…

China’s Xi urges Afghanistan to stamp out terrorism, vows more aid

BEIJING (Reuters) -China's President Xi Jinping urged "relevant parties" in Afghanistan to eradicate terrorism and promised to provide more help to the war-torn nation, state news agency Xinhua said on…

Afghan finance ministry working on getting public sector salaries paid

(Reuters) - Afghanistan's government is working on resolving a series of problems that have held up salaries for public sector workers, the finance ministry said on Thursday, as the new…

How bad is the crisis in Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's financial meltdown has swiftly worsened in the last month, with much of the country crippled by fuel shortages that have ignited country-wide security incidents. Exacerbated by…

U.N. warns Afghanistan needs money to prevent total breakdown

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -The United Nations warned on Thursday that the freezing of billions of dollars in Afghan assets to keep them out of Taliban hands would…