Diary

Alaturka Amerika ABD Haberleri

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Saturday, May 23, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

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

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

ANKARA – Following eve of Eid al-Fitr, holiday marking end of Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, in Turkey and across Muslim world.

LIBYA

TRIPOLI – Following clashes between Libyan army and militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar.

SPECIAL REPORT

Istanbul artist brings rhinos to city to raise awareness of environment

By Handan Kazanci

ISTANBUL (AA) – An Istanbul artist is striving to raise awareness of the environment and extinct animals with a new multidisciplinary show on Africa’s great horned wonders, the rhinos.

SPECIAL REPORT

Turkish preacher rolls up sleeves to help needy

By Ali Murat Alhas

ANKARA (AA) – As Muslims all over the world are getting ready to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of holy fasting month of Ramadan, sadness is visible on the eyes of many who were not allowed to go to mosques due to the pandemic precautions; yet a Turkish preacher longing for Friday prayers has found solace in intensifying his charity activities.

SPECIAL REPORT

Low-profile Eid in Pakistan

By Aamir Latif

KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) – Traditional festivity will be missing on the Eid al-Fitr as Pakistanis are preparing to celebrate one of the two major Muslim festivals in a low profile this year amid a virulent coronavirus pandemic that has already left hundreds of thousands unemployed.

SPECIAL REPORT

Ex-Palestinian female prisoner recalls Eid festivity inside prison

By Salam Abu Sharar

RAMALLAH (AA) – Palestinian female prisoners lodged in Israeli prisons are eagerly awaiting the day of Eid al-Fitr to hear the voices of their dear ones.

SPECIAL REPORT

Eid preparation horde may worsen pandemic in Bangladesh

By Md. Kamruzzaman

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) – People in Bangladesh, especially women, have been massively gathering for the Eid al-Fitr shopping in violation of social distancing rules, which a medical doctor called destructive amid the country’s rising records of coronavirus.

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