Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine and Poland make up the top four investment destinations for the development bank, expected to post strong 2017 profits despite taking a hit from currency depreciations.
73 journalists remained behind bars in Turkey, according to the CPJ's latest press freedom report, while Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia also got dishonourable mentions.
Part of a network of pipelines that will carry gas from Azerbaijan's offshore Shah Deniz field to Europe, TAP has been heavily criticised by civil society and environmental groups.
Joint Iranian and Indian investment triples capacity of Iran's only oceanic port as India looks to bypass Pakistan with new trading routes.
EU’s climate action chief and EC vice president revealed to have written to development banks to lobby for financing of huge pipeline investment that will deliver gas to Europe.