Here are the main topics Anadolu's English Desk plans to cover on Monday, Aug. 21, 2023

ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu's English Desk plans to cover on Monday, Aug. 21, 2023 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):


BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock to meet Senegalese Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall for talks on bilateral ties, regional issues.


LONDON - Sentencing hearing to take place for nurse Lucy Letby who was found guilty of murdering 7 babies on neonatal unit.


MOSCOW — Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov is expected to make a statement to the press on the latest agenda.


KYIV — Developments and statements in the context of the Russia-Ukraine war are being followed.


ALMATY — The Shanghai Cooperation Organization's Council of National Coordinators to discuss various issues, including reform within the organization.


BEIJING – Following President Xi Jinping's state visit to South Africa where he will co-chair China-Africa Leaders’ Dialogue and also attend BRICS summit in Johannesburg. The summit of Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa begins Tuesday which will be chaired by host President Cyril Ramaphosa.


ISLAMABAD – Monitoring developments after President Arif Alvi revealed that he did not sign amended parliamentary bills on Official Secrets and Army law. Instead, Alvi claimed he was misled by his Presidential Office staff over the issue.


BEIRUT - Al Quds International Institution to hold a press conference during which it will release its 17th annual report on Al Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem.


WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden to travel to fire-ravaged areas of Maui island in Hawaii to meet with wildfire victims, first responders and government officials. Death toll from disaster stands at 114, and at least 1,000 people remain unaccounted for.

WASHINGTON - Desk to monitor statements from Biden administration regarding tenth year of chemical weapons attack that took place in the Ghouta area of Damascus. The attack was attributed to the Bashar al-Assad regime.

NEW YORK - UN Security Council members to meet for briefing followed by consultations on political situation in Syria.


Generational shift in Cambodia: Hun Sen to step down

By Anadolu staff

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Asia’s longest serving leader, last month announced that he will retire in August, after nearly four decades in the power, a development analysts see as a generational shift in the country’s politics.

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