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):
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
Pandemic fear fades Ramadan festivity in Sudan
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.