ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ISTANBUL - Following developments in wake of 5.8-magnitude earthquake in metropolis of Istanbul.
ISTANBUL - Vice President Fuat Oktay to chair meeting on National Disaster Response Plan.
ANKARA - Turkish Statistical Institute to release Economic Confidence Index for September.
ANKARA - Central Bank to announce International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity for August.
WASHINGTON - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to address UN General Assembly, hold press conference afterward.
WASHINGTON - Following developments amid House of Representatives impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump.
CAIRO - Spurred by opposition, widespread anti-Sisi protests expected throughout Egypt.
ALGIERS - Algerians await their largest Islamic party’s decision on participation in presidential polls.
TRIPOLI - Following battles close to capital Tripoli between Government of National Accord, Khalifa Haftar-led forces.
GAZA CITY- Palestinians to take part in the 76th Friday of anti-occupation protests in eastern Gaza.
BERLIN - Chancellor Merkel to deliver remarks at Christian Democratic Union (CDU) group meeting in state parliament of eastern state of Thuringia.
BRUSSELS - European Commission to release Economic Sentiment Indicator for September.
ALEPPO / IDLIB - Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war.
ADDIS ABABA - Orthodox Christians to mark Meskel festival, unique religious event where huge crowds gather around large bonfire.
Stage set for landmark Afghan presidential polls
By Shadi Khan Saif
KABUL, Afghanistan (AA) - The race for landmark Afghan presidential polls, scheduled for Saturday, have entered a crucial final stage amid fears of Taliban attacks.
Hard-hatted Zimbabwean women take up 'tough' jobs
By Jeffrey Moyo
MUTOKO, Zimbabwe (AA) - She pushes a concrete-laden wheelbarrow with the agility of a teenager. Yet at 37 years of age, Mirirai Shambare, a holder of a teaching qualification, has never worked in a classroom since she graduated from college about nine years ago.
E.African bloc seeks to spur demand for local textiles
By James Tasamba
KIGALI, Rwanda (AA) - An East African bloc’s decision to promote the wearing of locally made attire and annual exhibits in the member states will help the garments gain popularity, said experts.
Rachel Carson: Mother of environmental movements
By Burak Bir
ANKARA (AA) - Environmentalist, author, and marine biologist Rachel Carson is being commemorated Friday on the 57th anniversary of the publication of her influential book Silent Spring, which spurred the birth of the modern environmental movement.