ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency's English Desk plans to cover on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 (coverage may change depending on developing/ breaking stories):
ISTANBUL - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend launch ceremony for Istanbul (F-515) frigate, as well as welding ceremony of third ship in Pakistan MILGEM Corvette Project.
ISTANBUL - Erdogan also due to remotely attend ceremony for Diyarbakir-Silvan Dam and inauguration ceremony for other dams.
ANKARA - Following latest developments in COVID-19 outbreak in Turkey, worldwide.
WASHINGTON - Following early moves and sharp policy changes by President Joe Biden’s administration.
Yemen: Warring groups seethe at UN envoy’s ‘partisan’ role
By Mohammed Alragawi
SANAA / ISTANBUL (AA) - As the world awaits steps by new US President Joe Biden to end the bloodshed in war-ravaged Yemen, UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths has come under fire from both rebel Houthis and President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi’s government.
'Egypt destabilizing Ethiopia, East Africa'
By Seleshi Tessema
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA) - The Egyptian government has been escalating its drawn-out policy of destabilizing and weakening Ethiopia by “providing full support to anti-peace elements” and pitting neighbors against it, a top diplomat said.
Mali: Investigations of French attack draw suspicion
By Aurore Bonny
LOME, Togo (AA) – The public is calling on both the Malian and French governments to investigate a Jan. 3 French airstrike in central Mali, but local organizations contacted by Anadolu Agency fear those probes will not yield any results.
Iran: Activists hail new domestic violence law, expect more steps
By Zehra Nur Duz
ANKARA (AA) – A long-awaited bill to protect women from domestic violence – a measure women’s groups have been seeking for over a decade – has drawn mixed reactions from a cross-section of experts.