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):
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.
LONDON - Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to release analysis arguing Britain would slip into recession in the event of Brexit.
GENEVA - The 69th session of the World Health Assembly begins in order to address world health challenges.
NAIROBI – Kenyan opposition to resume nationwide protests demanding resignation of electoral authorities.
NAIROBI – Second session of UN Environmental Assembly kicks off in Nairobi, Kenya.
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.
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
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.
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
SEOUL – South underlines North's denuclearization steps should be a top priority in response to Pyongyang’s latest offer of military talks.
BANGKOK – At least 17 young girls dead after fire sweeps through school dormitory in country’s north.
PHNOM PENH - Talks to take place on reconciliation between Khmer Rouge members and victims.