Turkey’s Annual Inflation Nears 80%Turkey’s annual inflation rate exploded this year near a quarter-century high of 78.62%, driven by the impact of the Ukraine war, soaring commodity prices and a slide in the lira since a December crisis.
The head of Egypt’s intelligence service and the leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement have discussed critical issues concerning Palestine during a meeting in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
Egypt, often the world’s top wheat buyer, saw a rise in imports of the grain from Russia in March despite supply and payment disruptions following its invasion of Ukraine that also drove traders to seek shipments from other suppliers.
An Egyptian court has sentenced former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh and several prominent figures from the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to lengthy jail terms on Sunday for “spreading false news” and plotting to overthrow the state, reports Agence France-Presse and the Reuters news agency.
An Egyptian court sentenced 10 people to death and 153 people to between 10 years and life in prison on Tuesday over alleged supporting or carrying out attacks against security forces and sabotage of state infrastructure.