The Muslim World
Gross foreign reserves, including gold, near $109 billion | The bump comes after Russia started wiring money to Turkey
A prominent Taliban cleric, Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani, was killed in an attack in a seminary in Kabul when the attacker detonated explosives hidden in a plastic artificial leg on Thursday, according to officials and Taliban sources.
A key sticking point in talks to revive the 2015 deal has been a probe by the IAEA into undeclared nuclear material found in Iran in 2019.
ALMATY, Kazakhstan — An Iranian satellite launched by Russia blasted off from Kazakhstan on Tuesday and reached orbit amid controversy that Moscow might use it to boost its surveillance of military targets in Ukraine.As Russia's international isolation grows following Western sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin is seeking to pivot Russia towards the Middle East, Asia and Africa and find new clients for the country's embattled space programme.
Yemen's new presidential council is under strain over clashes between nominal allies in oil-rich Shabwa this week, imperilling Saudi Arabia's efforts to strengthen an anti-Houthi coalition and potentially complicating international peace efforts.