PRESS DIGEST- British Business – Aug 12

Aug 12 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their... Read more »

Iraqi Kurdistan arrests Turkish lawmaker’s brother for assassination of diplomat

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) – Security services in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region said on Saturday they had arrested the brother of a lawmaker serving in the Turkish parliament for the... Read more »

Trump meets Chinese Uighur, other religious persecution victims at White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made religious freedom a centerpiece of his foreign policy, met on Wednesday with victims of religious persecution from countries including... Read more »

Trump laments U.S. prohibition on selling F-35s to Turkey

U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday... Read more »

Blast causes deaths in Syria’s rebel-held Afrin

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A car bomb killed 11 people and wounded many others on Thursday in the Syrian city of Afrin which Turkish-backed rebel groups captured from Kurdish fighters... Read more »

Dollar hovers at three-week high as bets for deep U.S. rate cut fade

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar edged up on Monday, hovering at a three-week high, as it held onto gains after news of a stronger-than-expected increase in U.S. jobs... Read more »

UPDATE 2-Turkish lira weakens 2% after central bank governor sacked

* Dismissal fuels concerns about central bank independence * Investors fear U.S. sanctions after Russian S-400s delivery * Central bank to hold policy meeting on July 25 * Shares,... Read more »

Syrians return to their home city by Lebanese border in state-organized trip

QUSAYR, Syria/AMMAN (Reuters) – Qusayr, a once bustling commercial hub in western Syria, has not seen any fighting since government troops, with the help of Lebanon’s powerful Iran-backed Hezbollah... Read more »

Turkey says second ship set to drill off Cyprus

ANKARA (Reuters) – A second Turkish drillship will begin drilling for oil and natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean within a week, Turkey’s energy minister said, in a move... Read more »

Turkey’s S-400s to be loaded on planes Sunday in Russia: Haberturk

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The first of the Russian S-400 defense systems that Ankara has purchased will be loaded on to cargo planes on Sunday and arrive in Turkey some... Read more »