Day: May 1, 2021

Dary

May 1, 2021

Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Saturday, May 1, 2021 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories): 
 TURKEY ANKARA – Monitoring developments on coronavirus pandemic in Turkey, worldwide. 
 MYANMAR YANGON – Monitoring developments in Myanmar after Feb. 1 military coup triggered violent protests. 
 SPECIAL REPORT […]

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UN envoy warns Myanmar risks coming to ‘standstill’

May 1, 2021

The running of Myanmar’s core state functions risks coming to a “standstill” amid the junta’s ongoing mass bloodletting, and undeterred pro-democracy demonstrations, the UN’s special envoy for the country said on Friday. Briefing the Security Council from Thailand, Christine Schraner Burgener said the people’s unified demands for the military to return power to the democratically-elected […]

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Over 300K workers living in Gaza Strip jobless: Group

May 1, 2021

More than 300,000 workers living in the Gaza Strip are unemployed because of the ongoing Israeli blockade and coronavirus measures, a Palestinian group said Friday. The international community ignores the humanitarian situation of more than 2 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, said the head of the Popular Committee to End Gaza’s Siege, Jamal […]

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’US firm Chevron offering lifeline to Myanmar junta’

May 1, 2021

A Myanmar rights group has strongly condemned American multinational energy corporation Chevron’s efforts to lobby the US government to withdraw sanctions on oil and gas businesses owned by Myanmar’s military junta. “By continuing its work in Burma, Chevron is offering a lifeline to the military to continue the transport of troops to kill and detain […]

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Turkey’s Yigit wins bronze at European Badminton Champs

May 1, 2021

Turkish player Neslihan Yigit claimed a bronze medal after losing to Spain’s Carolina Marin at the European Badminton Championships women’s singles on Saturday. “Yiğit loses to World and Olympic Champion Carolina Marin (ESP) in the semifinals at the European Badminton Championships to earn a bronze medal,” the Turkish Olympic Committee said on Twitter. The 27-year-old […]

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Erdogan congratulates Talon on reelection win in Benin

May 1, 2021

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday congratulated Patrice Talon on his reelection win as president of Benin Turkey’s Ambassador to Cotonou Onur Ozceri conveyed Erdogan’s congratulatory message to Benin’s Foreign Minister Aurelien Agbenonci at a ceremony in the capital. Ozceri told Anadolu Agency that there is huge potential in bilateral ties between the two […]

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Turkey condemns bomb attack in Afghanistan

May 1, 2021

Turkey on Saturday condemned a bomb attack in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province bordering the capital Kabul. “We are deeply saddened to receive the news that that a bomb attack at the time of Iftar (fast-breaking meal), has claimed many lives and left several people injured, including high school students in Pul-e Alam, the capital of […]

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Australia: Jail time for defying India travel measures

May 1, 2021

Any Aussie traveler from India who enters Australia will face up to five years in jail and heavy fines for violating a travel ban taking effect on Monday, the government said Saturday. “The government does not make these decisions lightly,” Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said in a statement to the ABC News in announcing […]

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