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Ahmet Davutoglu. Picture: REUTERS

Turmoil in politics and on borders gobble Turkey model

With economic growth slowing down and the lira plunging to record lows, business leaders and investors are already describing 2015 as a ‘lost year’ for the Turkish economy

Palestinians want their flag raised at UN

A Palestinian holds rosary beads during a canonisation ceremony for new saints led by Pope Francis in St Peter's Square, Vatican City, May 17 2015. Picture: EPA/ANGELO CARCONI

Move comes as Palestinians seek to bolster their bid for statehood despite fierce opposition from Israel

Investors must share benefits, says Iran

Hassan Rowhani. Picture: EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

President Hassan Rouhani says foreign investors welcome only if they partner with Iranians, hire locals and transfer technology

Israel woos Africa through novel agriculture

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel’s role in areas such as drip-irrigation, water recycling and desalination can boost food security in Africa.  Picture: REUTERS/FLAVIO LO SCALZO

Israel showcases expertise in drip-irrigation technology with giant 'vertical field' model expected to enhance food security in Africa, writes Angus MacKinnon

Creating a stink over Beirut’s rubbish

Uncollected rubbish has been piling up on the streets of Beirut for weeks, owing to a landfill site having reached capacity. Protesters say it represents a broader rot in government. Picture: REUTERS/MOHAMED AZAKIR

Youth revolt against dysfunctional political system and Lebanese capital’s filthy streets, writes Roula Khalaf

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