ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop to meet Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Al Ghanim.
WASHINGTON - Impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues at Senate
WASHINGTON - Special Envoy for Syria James Jeffrey to hold briefing to update on Syria and ongoing campaign to defeat Daesh
DAVOS - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan to hold talks as part of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
DAVOS - German Chancellor Angela Merkel to address World Economic Forum in Davos.
GENEVA - World Health Organization Emergency Committee to discuss outbreak of new virus in China and to decide whether to declare it a public emergency or not.
LONDON - Turkey's National Education Deputy Minister Reha Denemec to attend BETT Education Show.
THE HAGUE - International Court of Justice to deliver preliminary verdict on case filed by Gambia against Myanmar over genocide of Rohingya.
ADDIS ABABA - International Organization for Migration to release findings of research on the protection and legal conditions of migrants.
BETHLEHEM - President Mahmoud Abbas to meet Russian counterpart in Bethlehem city.
JERUSALEM - Fifth World Holocaust Forum to kick off.
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.
WUHAN - Following developments on novel coronavirus pandemic.
TRIPOLI- Following repercussions of Haftar’s forces threats to attack civil planes.
TRIPOLI/MOSCOW/ANKARA - Monitoring developments on diplomatic initiatives carried out to find solution to crisis in Libya following Berlin conference, as well as on cease-fire process.
ALEPPO/IDLIB/RAQQA/HASAKAH - Monitoring developments after cease-fire brokered by Turkey and Russia came into effect in Idlib, which was targeted by Bashar al-Assad regime and allies.
ANKARA - Turkish Statistical Institute to release Consumer Confidence Index for January.
BRUSSELS - European Automobile Manufacturers' Association to reveal new commercial vehicles registrations data for 2019.
MELBOURNE - 2020 Australian Open continues with second round games in men's and women's singles.
Border residents, collateral victims of India-Pakistan tensions
By Iftikhar Gilani
ANKARA (AA) - The tensions between India and Pakistan, resulting in snapping of trade ties has affected 50,000 people directly in India’s border city of Amritsar, according to a study conducted by an Indian research and consulting organization.
Removing Haftar a must for Libyan democracy: Official
By Enes Canli
TRIPOLI (AA) - Removing renegade commander Khalifa Haftar is a must for democracy process and to hold elections in Libya, an official said.
Berlin Libya summit: a mere ‘gentlemen’s agreement’?
By Ali Murat Alhas and Gozde Bayar
ANKARA (AA) - Sunday's Libya-themed conference held in the German capital Berlin brought a glimpse of hope for the war-weary country with a consensus on a ceasefire plan, but aggression by renegade commander Khalifa Haftar's forces and some vague points of the conference still stand as obstacles to peace.
Tragic fate follows Rohingya in India
By Cheena Kapoor
NEW DELHI, India (AA) – Even as recent international attention has rekindled hope among displaced Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, hundreds of them living in India fear another displacement as the fallout of recently enacted controversial citizenship law.
After clashes, Sudan enters new cycle of power struggle
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AA) - The night of Jan. 14 will be remembered by Sudanese for years to come for the blood it spilled in the capital Khartoum.