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Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover Monday, May 23, 2016

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover Monday, May 23, 2016 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

TURKEY

ISTANBUL - Nearly 60 state and government leaders, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to attend opening ceremony of World Humanitarian Summit to table global humanitarian aid system at Istanbul Congress Center.

ANKARA - Turkish Statistical Institute, TurkStat, to release consumer confidence index for May.


EUROPE

UK

LONDON - Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to release analysis arguing Britain would slip into recession in the event of Brexit.

SWITZERLAND

GENEVA - The 69th session of the World Health Assembly begins in order to address world health challenges.

AFRICA

KENYA

NAIROBI – Kenyan opposition to resume nationwide protests demanding resignation of electoral authorities.

NAIROBI – Second session of UN Environmental Assembly kicks off in Nairobi, Kenya.

Special Report:

Kenyan youth fight unemployment with digital farming

By Magdalene Mukami

NAIROBI (AA) – Record high unemployment in Kenya – mainly affecting youth, who make up about 35 percent of the population – is a ticking time bomb, warn experts.

NIGERIA

MAIDUGURI – The governor of Nigeria’s Borno state, the heartland of Boko Haram, says he is at Istanbul’s World Humanitarian Summit to seek aid for the resettlement of 2 million people ravaged by the 7-year insurgency and for rebuilding some 100 communities destroyed by the crisis.

THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SPECIAL REPORT

By Anees Bargouthi

Analysis: Israel’s ongoing shift to the right

JERUSALEM (AA) - Avigdor Lieberman’s appointment as Israel’s new defense minister is yet another sign of the Jewish state’s ongoing shift to the hard right, analysts warn. ​

SOUTH ASIA

PAKISTAN

ISLAMABAD - Fate of Taliban leader Mullah Mansoor still unknown as Pakistan decries Saturday's drone strike as a “violation of sovereignty”.


SOUTHEAST ASIA & THE PACIFIC

THE KOREAS

SEOUL – South underlines North's denuclearization steps should be a top priority in response to Pyongyang’s latest offer of military talks.

THAILAND

BANGKOK – At least 17 young girls dead after fire sweeps through school dormitory in country’s north.

CAMBODIA

PHNOM PENH - Talks to take place on reconciliation between Khmer Rouge members and victims.


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