The Muslim World
Turkey’s Foreign Reserves Get the Biggest Boost in a Year - Bloomberg
Gross foreign reserves, including gold, near $109 billion | The bump comes after Russia started wiring money to Turkey
Taliban cleric killed in blast in Kabul - officials | Reuters
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.
EU Proposes Significant Concession to Iran to Revive Nuclear Deal - WSJ
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.
Russia launches Iranian satellite amid Ukraine war concerns | Jordan Times
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.
Clashes in oil-rich Shabwa test Yemen's new presidential council | Reuters
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.
Exclusive: U.S. rethinks steps on China tariffs in wake of Taiwan response | Reuters
China's war games around Taiwan have led Biden administration officials to recalibrate their thinking on whether to scrap some tariffs or potentially impose others on Beijing, setting those options aside for now, according to sources familiar with the deliberations.
Tornado Cash Crackdown Shows Limits of Regulating Cryptocurrency Services - WSJ
The U.S. sanctioning of a prominent cryptocurrency platform exposes technical gaps in the government’s ability to prevent criminals, national adversaries and extremist groups from using the services.
Organ decay halted, cell function restored in pigs after death -study | Reuters
Researchers have found that decay of tissues after death can be halted and cell functions restored based on early experiments in pigs that may eventually help increase the number of transplantable human organs.
Finance and Economy
BlackRock launches spot bitcoin private trust for U.S. clients | Reuters
BlackRock Inc , the world's biggest asset manager, has launched a spot bitcoin private trust for institutional clients in the United States, according to a blog post on its website.
Rising Food Prices Could Become a Business Risk, Analysts Say - WSJ
Food shortages stemming from the Ukraine war could create trouble—including for businesses far from the battleground.
OPEC Cuts Oil-Demand Forecasts as Economic Growth Slows - WSJ
The cartel’s revisions, which come as oil prices have eased significantly from the highs they hit in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, suggest it sees little need to increase output.
In Gaza, denial and doubt over misfiring rocket claims | Reuters
As the cleanup in Gaza continues from last weekend's brief conflict with Israel, another battle has continued over which side caused the casualties, after Israel said misfiring rockets from the Palestinian side killed 15 people in the enclave.