ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency's English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, April 2, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - Following latest cease-fire agreement for Idlib, northwestern Syria, brokered by Turkey and Russia.
ANKARA - Following latest developments on coronavirus outbreak in Turkey, worldwide.
BRUSSELS - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to attend NATO foreign ministers' meeting via video link.
BRUSSELS - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to hold news conference.
MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova to hold news conference.
LIBYA / RUSSIA / TURKEY
TRIPOLI / MOSCOW / ANKARA - Monitoring diplomatic initiatives to resolve Libyan crisis.
BAGHDAD - Following efforts by Adnan al-Zurfi to form government.
ANKARA - Turkey's Trade Ministry to release provisional export figures for March.
Rhino population rising but still under threat: NGO
By Burak Bir
ANKARA (AA) - Despite a promising rise in Africa’s black rhino population, the species remains critically endangered, as poaching and demand for their horns persist across the continent and worldwide.
Chinese lockdown hits businesses in Rwanda
By James Tasamba
KIGALI, Rwanda (AA) - Compared to other places, African countries have not reported a large number of coronavirus cases or deaths, but an economic crisis is looming large on the continent.
Emerging market economies face challenge countering coronavirus
By Aysu Bicer
ANKARA (AA) - Although most emerging countries are equipped with sound macroeconomic policies and financial tools for dealing with normal economic tremors, they seem to have fallen short from holding off economic turmoil in the face of a pandemic.
‘Caution essential even after coronavirus recedes’
By Jeyhun Aliyev and Burak Dag
ANKARA (AA) - Measures against the coronavirus outbreak should continue after it reaches its peak and even after the infection is brought under control all globally, according to a Turkish physician.
Dad who helped his son beat autism now aids others
By Gozde Bayar
ANKARA (AA) – A nuclear medicine specialist dedicated his life to seeking ways to defeat autism after his son was diagnosed with the neurodevelopmental disorder 18 years ago.
How COVID-19 turned into a major health crisis in Iran
By Syed Zafar Mehdi
TEHRAN (AA) - On Feb. 21, two days after the first two cases of the cataclysmic COVID-19 were reported in Iran, in the city of Qom, 160 kilometers south of Tehran, I got a call from a friend in that city.
Kashmiris fear new laws aim to bring demographic changes
By Hilal Mir
SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir (AA) - Many in Indian-administered Kashmir were angered when the New Delhi announced a law defining criteria for residency and employment, with suspicions mounting that this is the first step in undermining the disputed region's Muslim-majority status.