ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ISTANBUL – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) First Ministerial Conference on Social Development in an Istanbul hotel.
ISTANBUL – Erdogan to attend 8th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process to convene under theme of Peace, Partnership, Prosperity at Dolmabahce Palace.
ISTANBUL – Erdogan to meet with Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani and Marija Pejcinovic Buric, secretary general of Council of Europe, at Dolmabahce presidential working office.
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency Editors Desk to host National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar.
ANKARA – Turkish parliament to start negotiations on 2020 central government budget law.
ANKARA – A Turkish labor union to protest French police violence injuring Anadolu Agency photojournalist Mustafa Yalcin during pension reform demonstrations.
WASHINGTON – House Judiciary Committee to hold its second public hearing in impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over Ukraine dealings.
PARIS – Normandy Four talks to resume; German, French, Russian, Ukrainian leaders to meet in Paris for peace talks on conflict in eastern Ukraine.
BRUSSELS – EU foreign ministers to meet for foreign affairs council in Brussels.
JOHANNESBURG – Candith Mashego-Dlamini, deputy minister of international relations and cooperation, to launch 3rd United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.
PRETORIA – Senzo Mchunu, public service and administration minister, to address International Anti-Corruption Day event.
JUBA – Opposition leader Riek Machar excepted in capital Juba for a face to face meeting with President Salva Kiir to discuss implementation of peace agreement.
BAGHDAD - Following ongoing anti-government protests.
ALEPPO / IDLIB - Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war.
RAMALAH – General strike to be staged in West Bank city of Hebron over Israeli attacks against Ibrahimi Mosque.
ALGIERS – Army Chief of Staff Ahmed Gaid Salah to deliver speech ahead of presidential polls set for Thursday.
TRIPOLI – Following ongoing battles over capital Tripoli.
BEIRUT – Following weeks-long anti-government protests.
ISTANBUL – African Business Councils Advisory Meeting to be held with attendance of Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan.
UK election hit by allegations of Russian interference
By Karim El-Bar
LONDON (AA) – The Conservative and Labour parties have traded blows in recent days over alleged Russian interference in U.K. politics as the country’s general election is set for Thursday.
Welsh library with a secret escaped Nazi bombing
By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal
LONDON (AA) – Nazi German fighter planes mercilessly bombarded many towns and cities, including London, in a non-stop campaign during the worst periods of World War II.
Political rivals in UK gird up for game of thrones
By Karim El-Bar
LONDON (AA) - With the U.K. general election taking place this Thursday, Anadolu Agency takes a look at the leaders of the main parties.
Myanmar has failed to protect Rohingya: Gambia official
By Mustapha K. Darboe
BANJUL, Gambia (AA) – Myanmar has failed in its obligations to protect the rights of its Rohingya Muslim minority under the UN Genocide Convention, said Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou.
ANALYSIS – What is behind rising anger against Iran in Iraq?
By Raed al-Hamid
BAGHDAD (AA) – Following the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Iranian influence has expanded in the country through intervention in the formation of political parties and supporting militia groups.