Diary

Alaturka Amerika ABD Haberleri

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

ANKARA – Following the latest developments in coronavirus outbreak in Turkey and worldwide.

ANKARA – Following the latest cease-fire agreement for Idlib, northwestern Syria, along Turkey's southern border, reached by Turkey and Russia.

LIBYA / RUSSIA / TURKEY

TRIPOLI / MOSCOW / ANKARA – Following diplomatic initiatives to resolve the Libyan crisis, conflict in the field.

UK

LONDON – The U.K. starts a 3-week long lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus.

US

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump to participate in Fox News virtual Town Hall from White House.

WASHINGTON – Members of White House’s Coronavirus Task Force hold a press briefing.

BELGIUM

BRUSSELS – The EU general affairs council to meet for the struggle against COVID-19 of member states.

IRAQ

BAGHDAD – Following efforts by Adnan al-Zurfi to form the government.

LIBYA

TRIPOLI – Following ongoing battles between Haftar's militias and GNA's forces.

YEMEN

SANAA – Clashes continue in Al-Jawf province between the Houthis, Yemeni army.

ISRAEL

TEL AVIV – Palestinian prisoners threaten to protest against Israeli "insufficient" measures to curb coronavirus.

SPORTS

ANKARA – Novel coronavirus’ effects on sports to be followed.

SPECIAL REPORT

COVID-19 outbreak similar to previous pandemics

By Dilara Hamit and Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

ANKARA (AA) – The novel coronavirus outbreak is similar to the pandemics in history in terms of origins, the reactions of societies and individuals, and the possible social and economic outcomes, according to the experts.

SPECIAL REPORT

Children underreported victims of tuberculosis in Zimbabwe

By Jeffrey Moyo

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AA) – Children in Zimbabwe are the underreported victims of tuberculosis – a preventable and curable infectious disease – which remains the leading cause of death in the country.

SPECIAL REPORT

Covid-19 pandemic as global political crisis

By Ali Balci and Tuncay Kardas

ISTANBUL (AA) – The world has been under the effect of the new type coronavirus for the last two months. While almost 15 thousand people have lost their lives, almost 340,000 people were directly affected by the virus itself. Besides its influences on human life and health sector, it is necessary to mention that this incident, which has turned into a pandemic, would also have a lot of consequences in terms of politics.

SPECIAL REPORT

Assisting migrants at risk as coronavirus strikes Italy

By Giada Zampano

ROME (AA) – Despite a drastic fall in the number of arrivals on Italian shores in March, the coronavirus pandemic that hit Italy hard is putting the country’s migrant assistance network in a double emergency.

SPECIAL REPORT

India’s densely populated state breaking coronavirus chain

By Iftikhar Gilani

ANKARA (AA) – As the coronavirus pandemic is posing a challenge for South Asian countries in the wake of their large populations and poor health infrastructure, India’s southernmost state of Kerala, which reported the country’s first COVID-19 case, has some lessons for the region and their leaders.

SPECIAL REPORT

Coronavirus curbs worsen life of Palestinian prisoners

By Salam Abu Sharar

RAMALLAH (AA) – Restrictions imposed by Israeli prison authorities against Palestinian detainees are worsening their conditions behind bars, a Palestinian official has warned.

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