Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – Dec. 31, 2022

Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments around the world.

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that asked the International Court of Justice to give an advisory opinion on the legal consequences of Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories.

Rapidly deteriorating air quality in the Iranian capital of Tehran and adjacent cities has forced authorities to order the closure of schools Saturday in some provinces, according to media reports.

Patients in Scotland reportedly have been treated outside hospitals as authorities warned that all services are "under extreme pressure" due to the coronavirus and flu, compounded by higher-than-normal levels of staff sickness, according to reports.

More countries introduced coronavirus restrictions on travelers from China with the UK imposing pre-departure COVID-19 tests.

The former President of Botswana, Ian Khama, was issued an arrest warrant on charges of illegal possession of firearms.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree allowing "unfriendly" Western countries to pay debts for fuel in foreign currencies.

A Romanian court ruled that former kickboxer Andrew Tate will remain in custody for 30 days after he and his brother were detained as part of an investigation into alleged human trafficking, according to media reports.

Bangladesh’s main opposition party and some of its allies held simultaneous demonstrations in the capital, Dhaka, from different venues, to press home 10-point demands, including the formation of an election-time neutral government and the stepping down of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

A US House committee released former President Donald Trump's tax returns covering six years from 2015 - 2020.

The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed concern about the situation in the Lachin corridor, a route connecting Armenia to the Caucasus territory of Karabakh.

Aiming for peace around the world, Türkiye's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a busy diplomatic schedule this year as he paid 27 visits to 21 countries.

Türkiye attaches great importance to stronger cooperation with Cuba, particularly in economic matters, Erdogan told his Cuban counterpart.

Türkiye reiterated its support for Montenegro's accession process to the EU.

The Durres Court of Appeals in Albania upheld a decision to extradite to Türkiye the founder of the crypto exchange, Thodex.

A junta court sentenced Myanmar’s former leader Aung San Suu Kyi to seven more years, bringing her jail term in all cases to 33 years.

China promoted its ambassador to the US as the nation’s new foreign minister.

Russia and China will reach a trade turnover of $200 billion earlier than planned, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Türkiye’s foreign minister will visit Brazil this week to attend the inauguration of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Source: Anadolu Agency