ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ELAZIG - Following developments in wake of last week's 6.8 magnitude earthquake in eastern province.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump to sign US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal into law.
WASHINGTON - Senate to resume impeachment trial of President Trump.
WASHINGTON / TEL AVIV / JERUSALEM - Following reaction to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan.
LONDON - Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
BERLIN - Annual memorial service at parliament for Holocaust victims. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to deliver speeches.
WUHAN - Following coronavirus outbreak.
ALEPPO / IDLIB / RAQQA / HASAKAH - Monitoring developments in cease-fire brokered by Turkey and Russia for Idlib, province targeted by Assad regime and its allies.
LIBYA / RUSSIA / TURKEY
TRIPOLI / MOSCOW / ANKARA - Monitoring initiatives to resolve Libya crisis as well as cease-fire process.
ANKARA - Turkish Statistical Institute to release Economic Confidence Index for January.
India abandons ritual of eulogizing WWI soldiers
By Cheena Kapoor
New Delhi, India (AA) - Breaking a tradition inherited from the British, India has abandoned the practice of commemorating soldiers killed during World War I.
Amid grim economy, backyard schools trending in Zimbabwe
By Jeffrey Moyo
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AA) - Homemade benches line up under the shade of an avocado tree in the backyard of a Zimbabwe suburb, the home of a makeshift school for numerous students.
Nigeria: Renewed terror attacks hamper aid distribution in volatile northeast
By Olarewaju Kola
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA) - Nearly 7 million civilians around Lake Chad in Africa’s Sahel region may be hard hit following the escalation of Boko Haram terror attacks.
Turkish development aid agency marks 28th anniversary
By Faruk Zorlu
ANKARA (AA) - The Turkish state development aid agency this year is marking its 28th anniversary with the completion of fully 30,000 projects since its establishment.