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Erdogan forges ahead with his 'dream' to build a canal to rival Suez

The government wants to dig an artificial waterway between Istanbul’s two seas to spur economic growth, but conservationists and economists say the Istanbul Canal will prove costly for the city.
Source: Al Monitor
Full Article: Erdogan forges ahead with his 'dream' to build a canal to rival Suez

Why did Saudi Arabia save Yemen's ex-president again?

Saudi Arabia has once again rushed to the aid of Yemen's ailing ex-president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, leaving many wondering why the kingdom continues to back the ineffective leader.
Source: Al Monitor
Full Article: Why did Saudi Arabia save Yemen's ex-president again?

Deal with Iran boosts Turkey’s hopes of trading in national currency

Turkey has long sought to increase the use of its national currency in trade with Russia, China and Iran, but due to significant trade imbalances with the others, only Iran appears to offer a viable prospect.
Source: Al Monitor
Full Article: Deal with Iran boosts Turkey’s hopes of trading in national currency

Egyptian government making headway in fight against Cairo's 'black cloud'

While finding solutions for clearing the black cloud of smog produced from burning rice straw in Cairo, the Egyptian government is hoping to simultaneously create a boon for Egypt’s economy.
Source: Al Monitor
Full Article: Egyptian government making headway in fight against Cairo's 'black cloud'