ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA – Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, Education Minister Ziya Selcuk to hold joint news conference following meeting of committee tackling coronavirus outbreak.
ANKARA – Following latest developments in coronavirus outbreak in Turkey, worldwide and efforts to contain it.
ANKARA – Following latest cease-fire agreement for Idlib, northwestern Syria, along Turkey's southern border, reached by Turkey and Russia.
WASHINGTON – Members of White House’s Coronavirus Task Force to hold press briefing.
LONDON – Following coronavirus-related developments in country where number of cases jumped to 8,077 with 1,427 new infections and 422 died after 87 new deaths in a single day.
LONDON – Coronavirus outbreak in UK expected to top agenda of weekly Prime Minister's Questions in House of Commons following radical rise in infections.
LIBYA / RUSSIA / TURKEY
TRIPOLI / MOSCOW / ANKARA – Monitoring diplomatic initiatives to resolve Libyan crisis.
TRIPOLI – Following ongoing battles between warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias and forces loyal to UN-recognized Government of National Accord.
BAGHDAD – Following efforts by Adnan al-Zurfi to form government.
ANKARA -Turkish Statistical Institute to release sectoral confidence indices for March.
ANKARA – Following coronavirus pandemic’s effects on sports.
LAUSANNE – Chairman of International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach to hold meeting via video conference call.
Ethiopia, Egypt impasse on dam takes dangerous turn
By Addis Getachew
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA) – Political relations between Ethiopia and Egypt have further deteriorated after the breakdown of the U.S. mediated negotiations to settle the issues related to the construction of a dam on River Nile.
Drug-resistant tuberculosis still a killer in Kenya
By Andrew Wasike
NAIROBI, Kenya (AA) – Even as the world is focused on the coronavirus epidemic, tuberculosis continues to be a major killer of children in the East African country of Kenya.
Russian survivalists prepare for next ‘apocalypse’
By Elena Teslova
MOSCOW (AA) – In Russia, the global coronavirus pandemic has triggered a surge of interest in survivalist movements.
COVID-19 in India: Mishandling infected dead bodies spell anxiety
By Cheena Kapoor
NEW DELHI (AA) – Even as India announced a complete lockdown on Tuesday to stem the spread of novel coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, the management of infected dead bodies and their funerals remain a source of concern in the country.