US to hold Bahrain economic conference to launch Middle East peace plan
May 22, 2019

Official does not confirm Israeli and Palestinian attendance for first step in plan Palestinians believe will be in favour of Israel

The US will hold an international economic workshop in Bahrain in late June, seeking to encourage investment in the Continue reading

Julin Castro: the US should launch a Marshall plan in Central America
March 28, 2019

Exclusive: 2020 candidate is calling for US to emulate 1948 aid program as alternative to Trumps proposed wall in interview with the Guardian

The US should launch a 21st-century Marshall plan in Central America to help stricken countries combat gangs Continue reading

Turkish lira rallies as Qatar makes $15bn loan pledge
September 10, 2018

Ankara officials will channel money into Turkeys financial markets and banks

Turkeys beleagured currency has bounced back from record lows after Qatar pledged to shore up the banking sectors shaky finances with loans worth $15bn (11.8bn).

A week after a Continue reading

Turkey buys time before day of IMF reckoning
September 9, 2018

Main elements of crisis remain unaddressed, with eventual bailout most probable outcome

Until reports came on Thursday night that the US was preparing to impose more sanctions, the Turkish government had had a decent few days. The currency crisis, Continue reading