. ARAB NEWS (SAUDI ARABIA)
Saudi crown prince leaves Turkey, bringing regional tour to a close
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman left Turkey on Wednesday, bringing his regional tour that also took him to Egypt and Jordan to a close.
. BLOOMBERG (US)
Bulgarian Turmoil Deepens as Government Loses No Confidence Vote
Bulgaria descended deeper into political crisis as Prime Minister Kiril Petkov’s government lost a vote of no-confidence in parliament
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
Myanmar blocks car, luxury imports amid foreign-currency crunch
Myanmar has stepped up import controls by banning imports of cars and other nonessential goods as the country struggles with a severe foreign-currency shortage caused by declines in investment and assistance from overseas.
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
Brazil falls in Latin American anti-corruption ranking, Uruguay remains first
Brazil ranks 10th in the Latin American Capacity to Fight Corruption Index; Uruguay tops the list for the 3rd year in a row.
. REUTERS (UK)
Afghan authorities scramble to reach earthquake zone, toll at 1,000 dead
Afghan authorities struggled on Thursday to reach a remote area hit by an earthquake that killed 1,000 people but poor communications and a lack of proper roads hampered their efforts, officials said.