ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 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.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to speak to reporters at State Department.
LONDON - Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi to pay visit to London.
VIENNA - Rally to protest India's annexation of Jammu and Kashmir on first anniversary of controversial move.
BEIRUT - Following developments after massive blast, caused by fire at warehouse containing explosives at Port of Beirut.
JAMMU AND KASHMIR
SRINAGAR - Indian-administered Kashmir observes 1st anniversary of Indian move to scrap semi-autonomous status of region amid strict security lockdown.
MUZAFFARABAD - Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan to address Legislative Assembly of Pakistani-administered Kashmir to show solidarity with Kashmiris.
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi to lead Kashmir solidarity rally in capital Islamabad along with several top government officials.
NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate construction of Ram Temple in city of Ayodhya 28 years after demolition of historical Babri Mosque at same spot.
TRIPOLI - Following clashes between Libyan army and militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar.
ANKARA - Round of 16 second leg matches in the UEFA Europa League to be followed.
COPENHAGEN - Turkey's Medipol Basaksehir to take on Denmark's FC Copenhagen in UEFA Europa League Round of 16 second leg match.
Kashmir annexation ejects locals from official machinery
By Iftikhar Gilani
ANKARA (AA) - When India annexed and reduced Jammu and Kashmir to a centrally administered territory exactly a year ago, observers felt the move was aimed at changing the region’s Muslim-majority character.
A year without school in Kashmir
By Nusrat Sidiq
SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir (AA) - In the midst of looming uncertainty and a coronavirus pandemic, schools in Indian-administered Kashmir have remained closed for a year, bringing education of children in the region to a standstill.
‘Annexation of Kashmir ruptures Hindu-Muslim bond in Kashmir’
By Cheena Kapoor
NEW DELHI (AA) – A former Indian Air Force (IAF) officer, representing Kashmiri Pandit (Hindu) community Kapil Kak said that India’s move to dissolve and annex the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir last year on Aug. 5 has increased alienation, despair, and fear in the region.
OPINION - Time to add Myanmar’s most influential genocidal monk Sitagu to ICC List
By Maung Zarni
LONDON (AA) - In November last year, the International Criminal Court (ICC) moved to begin the full investigation into Myanmar’s violent international crimes and other events connected to the exodus of Rohingya from Western Myanmar in decades.