Diary

Alaturka Amerika ABD Haberleri

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Saturday, April 25, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

ANKARA – Following latest developments in coronavirus outbreak in Turkey, worldwide.

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

ANKARA – Following Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Turkey, Muslim world.

IRAQ

BAGHDAD – Monitoring political developments after intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi tasked with forming government.

LIBYA / RUSSIA / TURKEY

TRIPOLI / MOSCOW / ANKARA – Monitoring diplomatic initiatives to resolve Libyan crisis as clashes escalate between internationally recognized Government of National Accord, renegade general Khalifa Haftar around capital Tripoli.

SPORTS

SPECIAL REPORT

PROFILE – Former Celtics star Havlicek's death marks 1 year

By Emre Asikci

ANKARA (AA) – Saturday marked the first death anniversary of Boston Celtics' US basketball legend John Havlicek, who died of the Parkinson's disease in 2019.

SPECIAL REPORT

‘Police action against scribes to silence voices in Kashmir’

By Hilal Mir

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir (AA) – Prominent Kashmiri journalist and author Gowhar Geelani, who has been booked by authorities in the Indian-administered Kashmir for his social media posts said those critical of the government in the region are under the constant radar of security agencies.

SPECIAL REPORT

Pandemic fear fades Ramadan festivity in Sudan

Mohammed Amin

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AA) – Like all over the world, social distancing and lockdown due to coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic have affected festivities of the holy month of Ramadan in Sudan.

SPECIAL REPORT

Can pandemic catalyze diplomacy to end conflicts?

By Iftikhar Gilani

ANKARA (AA) – Governments in Yemen, the Philippines, Thailand, and Colombia and armed groups have heeded to the call of cease-fire by the UN amid the coronavirus pandemic. But the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir is a far cry from peace.

SPECIAL REPORT

‘Divorce pandemic’ may lie ahead after quarantine days

By Handan Kazanci

ISTANBUL (AA) – As people across the world have to live under lockdown to stem the coronavirus pandemic, prolonged isolation could cause many relationships to falter, according to experts on mental health and legal issues.

SPECIAL REPORT

Africa’s COVID-19 response should focus on human capital: Expert

By Felix Tih

ANKARA (AA) – Africa should focus on human capital and the informal sector as an appropriate response to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, an expert said.

SPECIAL REPORT

Indonesians hooking to Turkish movies, dramas to kill boredom

By Pizaro Gozali Idrus

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AA) – As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to remain indoors, Turkish movies and dramas are entertaining families in Indonesia.

SPECIAL REPORT

World Malaria Day: Fight against life-threatening disease

By Burak Dag

ANKARA (AA) – While humanity is struggling with coronavirus outbreak, the world is observing on April 25, Malaria Day, highlighting the importance of fight against another life-threatening disease.

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