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Turkish Lira Hits Record Low After Erdogan Seeks Mass Expulsion of Western Envoys

The Turkish lira fell 1.6  percent to a record low against the dollar on Monday, causing fresh anxiety for nervous investors. The Turkish currency hit a few record lows last week, but plunged again to an all-time rock bottom after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared his intention to expel the ambassadors of the United States, France, Germany, and seven other Western nations.

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Myanmar Junta Snubbed by ASEAN, Political Prisoners Freed

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced over the weekend that General Min Aung Hlaing, leader of the military junta in Myanmar, will not be invited to the association’s October 26-28 summit. The unprecedented snub of Gen. Hlaing was welcomed by the Burmese opposition, which asked ASEAN to go even further and invite a representative from the civilian shadow government.

TOPSHOT - Myanmar's Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Myanmar armed forces, arrives to pay his respects to Myanmar independence hero General Aung San and eight others assassinated in 1947, during a ceremony to mark the 71th anniversary of Martyrs' Day in Yangon on July 19, 2018. …

Report: Tunisian Prime Minister Punched in Face Until He Resigned in Palace Coup

According to a report at Middle East Eye on Wednesday, Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi was persuaded to resign over the weekend by getting repeatedly punched in the face, allegedly with the involvement of visiting Egyptian security officials who were advising President Kais Saied on his bid to assert total control by invoking emergency powers.

Tunisia's Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi takes the oath of office during the new government swearing-in ceremony at Carthage Palace on the eastern outskirts of the capital Tunis on September 2, 2020, following a confidence vote by parliament. - Tunisia's parliament has approved a new technocratic government tasked with tackling deep …

Myanmar Anti-Coup Protesters Target Chinese Embassy

Wednesday saw the largest protests to date against the coup in Myanmar, despite a ban on large gatherings imposed by the military. Many of the demonstrators gathered outside the Chinese embassy in the city of Yangon and accused China of supporting the junta, or even using the junta as puppets so Beijing could take control of Myanmar.

YANGON, MYANMAR - FEBRUARY 17: Protesters wave flags and shout anti-coup slogans on February 17, 2021 in Yangon, Myanmar. Armored vehicles continued to be seen on the streets of Myanmar's capital, but protesters turned out despite the military presence. The military junta that staged a coup against the elected National …