ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - Presidential spokesman Kalin to hold press conference on latest political developments in the country and region.
WASHINGTON - Human Rights Watch head Roth and Atlantic Council Center director Hof to discuss suffering of civilians in Middle East conflicts.
LONDON - State Opening of Parliament, which marks the formal start of the parliamentary year, to take place at Westminster.
LONDON - The influential Confederation of British Industry, which represents 190,000 businesses in the U.K., to hold annual dinner event.
LONDON - Sadiq Khan to make his first appearance on the monthly radio show traditionally hosted by the mayor of London.
Narcotic ‘Qat’ too leafy to ban, too costly to ignore
By Seleshi Tessema
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A high-spirited trader, who goes by the name Chere Adugna, chews a green edible leaf in his cheeks and stands sweating below a midday sun over the head of Hawassa – a lakeside city, which is considered the country’s southeastern Qat trade hub.
KARACHI - Pakistan on Wednesday to host the fifth Quadrilateral Coordination Group meeting on the Afghan peace process.
SOUTHEAST ASIA & THE PACIFIC
YANGON - Nationalists set to protest U.S. embassy for using the term “Rohingya” to identify persecuted Muslim minority and to put more pressure on Myanmar government to issue legal statement on issue.
BANGKOK - Thai police gives deadline to controversial “capitalist” Buddhist abbot to surrender.
SEOUL - South Korea marks 36th anniversary of democratization movement, but remains divided over legacy of Gwangju Massacre.