Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – Nov. 1, 2022

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

• At least 154 people were killed, including 26 foreigners, in a deadly stampede in South Kornea, according to media reports Monday.

• Turkish security forces launched another counter-terrorism operation in the country's east, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

• The UN, Türkiye and Ukraine have agreed on a movement plan for 16 vessels that are in Turkish waters after Russia withdrew from the Black Sea grain deal.

• New Zealand on Monday announced additional sanctions on Russia over its ongoing war in Ukraine.

• Explosions were heard across multiple regions in Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv, early on Monday.

• The death toll in the Philippines from Tropical Storm Paeng, internationally known as Nalgae, has climbed to 98, authorities said Monday.

• Ukraine on Monday announced emergency power outages across the country after Russia launched a fresh barrage of missile strikes targeting critical infrastructure.

• Türkiye will continue its efforts to find a solution to the global food crisis, as it has done so far, despite Russia's withdrawal from a UN-backed deal, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday.

• Wheat prices gained ground after Russia announced its withdrawal from the Black Sea grain deal, fueling concerns over global supply.

• Türkiye’s signature cultural outreach body the Yunus Emre Institute will open a new branch in Uruguay's capital Montevideo, Ankara's ambassador to the Latin American country announced.

• Russia's suspension of a UN-brokered Black Sea grain export deal is not "beneficial for anyone," Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Monday.

• The death toll from the collapse of a suspension bridge in India’s western Gujarat state has risen to 141, according to an official.

• Russian President Vladimir Putin said ensuring peace and stability in the southern Caucasus region of Karabakh is crucial ahead of a trilateral meeting Monday with the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia, which fought a war over the region in the fall of 2020, according to the country’s presidential press service.

• Russia continues to engage in talks with Türkiye and the UN on the Black Sea grain deal, the Kremlin said Monday after unilaterally suspending the country's participation in the landmark accord.

• Azerbaijan trusts more Russia’s role in the normalization of ties with Armenia, the nation’s president said Monday ahead of a trilateral meeting with the Russian and Armenian leaders in Sochi.

• The United Nations' relief chief said Monday that Russia's suspension of the Black Sea grain deal is "concerning" and called for the supply line to stay open.

• Stressing to Russia the significance of resuming the grain corridor initiative reached this July, which to date has sent over 9.2 million tons of grain to countries in need, the Turkish defense chief on Monday urged Russia to rethink its decision to suspend the deal.

• Moldova declared an employee of the Russian embassy persona non grata, as a fragment of a Russian missile shot down by Ukrainian air defenses landed in a village on the country’s border with Ukraine early Monday.

• Russia announced late Monday that it has suspended traffic along the security corridor established by the Black Sea grain deal, as the UN, Türkiye and Ukraine agreed on a movement plan for 16 vessels that are in Turkish waters.

• The presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan and the prime minister of Armenia reaffirmed their commitment to a comprehensive normalization of relations between Baku and Yerevan and to ensuring peace, stability, security and the sustainable economic development of the South Caucasus, said a joint statement released after trilateral talks Monday in the Russian city of Sochi.

• Ukrainian grain ships anchored outside the Istanbul Strait waiting for inspection "pose navigation risks" following Russia's suspension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, Türkiye told the UN Security Council on Monday.

• The foreign ministers of Türkiye and Russia on Monday discussed over the phone the security corridor established by the Black Sea grain deal, Turkish diplomatic sources said.

Source: Anadolu Agency