Egyptian authorities say they are on track to open a “new” Suez canal on August 6, a project they say will more than double the canal’s income during the next 10 years. But some analysts say the project alone will not be enough to rescue the country’s flailing economy.
Damming the Salween River
Two explosions ripped through an opposition political rally in Diyarbakir, Turkey, Friday, two days before key parliamentary elections. At least two people were killed and 50 people were injured in the blasts, which came in the early evening in this stronghold of the pro-Kurdish HDP party.