ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend meeting on social project of 100,000 houses for low-income people. Erdogan to also attend meetings of High Advisory Board meeting, Defense Industry Executive Committee.
ANKARA - Erdogan also due to attend Culture and Art Grand Awards Ceremony at Bestepe National Congress and Culture Center.
ANKARA - Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop to receive Ahmad bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud, chairman of the Shura Assembly of Qatar and accompanying delegation.
RABAT - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to attend 50th anniversary celebrations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and to meet his Moroccan counterpart.
LONDON - British voters to go to polls for early general election.
BRUSSELS - EU heads of state and government gather to discuss main guidelines of EU agenda.
WASHINGTON - House Judiciary Committee to debate articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
THE HAGUE - Following International Court of Justice's hearing on Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar.
MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova to hold news conference.
ALGIERS - Algerians to cast votes to elect new president after 20-year-long rule of Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
TEL AVIV - Following ramifications of parties’ failure to form government as deadline ends.
DOHA - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed to arrive in Doha for official visit.
NIAMEY - Monitoring situation in Niger after terrorist attack killed 70 soldiers.
ANKARA - Turkish Central Bank to hold meeting of Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to announce bank's decision on interest rates.
India's northeast turns into battleground amid anti-CAB protest
By Shuriah Niazi
NEW DELHI (AA) – India’s northeastern states erupted in protest soon after the Lok Sabha or lower house of parliament cleared the contentious 2019 Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which grants citizenship to minorities facing persecution in neighboring countries, but not if they are Muslim.
Refugees in Pakistan-administered Kashmir seek attention
By Iftikhar Gilani
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan-administered Kashmir (AA) - Sitting on the banks of River Neelam, also known as Kishanganga, crisscrossing the city of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, old and frail Ghulam Sarwar’s eyes are fixed on a snowcapped mountain.
Palestinian man commemorates his death memory each year
By Nisma Khaled
GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA) – For the past 32 years, Mohammed Said Abu Samra has been commemorating his death memory, putting his hand at his heart where the bullet is still lodging until this very day.
Turkish-Libyan maritime pact a game changer in E.Med
By Ali Murat
ANKARA (AA) - With a memorandum of understanding inked on Nov. 27, Turkish administration and the UN-recognized government of Libya stand firm in protecting their sovereignty, diplomatic and economic rights in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Rumi - An inspiration to Pakistani poets, writers
By Aamir Latif
KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) - Pakistanis are familiar with Mevlana, widely known as Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi and recognize him as one of the greatest mystic poets.