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The main topics that The Anadolu Agency's English News Desk will cover Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

03.03.2015
Diary

ANKARA 

Here are the main stories that The Anadolu Agency's English News Desk will cover Tuesday, March 3, 2015:

 

TURKEY

ANKARA -- President Erdogan to meet Turkmenistan counterpart Berdimuhamedow, followed by a joint press conference.

ISTANBUL -- Forbes reveals list of Turkey's wealthiest people.

SPECIAL REPORTS:

Not easy doing business in Ukraine

By Andrew Jay Rosenbaum 

ANKARA (AA) - Businessmen in Kiev say it has become tough to make a living in Ukraine these days.

 

Keyboard warriors: battle for Turkish typists heats up

By Tuncay Kayaoglu

ISTANBUL (AA) - The release of a third keyboard design last week means Turks now have a choice of no less than three to choose from - leading to claims and counter-claims from their inventors.

 

UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON -- Israeli PM Netanyahu to deliver controversial address to joint session of Congress in which he will likely rally opposition to nuclear deal with Iran.

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to testify before Senate Armed Services Committee on 2016 defense budget amid tightening finances at Pentagon.

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright to discuss ways in which State Department is engaging religious actors and institutions. 

NEW YORK -- UN panel discussion on human rights, detention and enforced disappearances in Syria.

 

EUROPE

PORTUGAL

LISBON -- Turkish PM Davutoglu to meet Portuguese President Silva, and PM Coelho, followed by a joint press conference with the latter, after attending first meeting of Turkey-Portugal Intergovernmental Summit. 

 

SWITZERLAND

GENEVA -- EU's foreign policy chief Mogherini and German FM Steinmeier to address UN Human Rights Council and hold press conferences. 

MONTREUX -- Iran nuclear talks resume. 

 

BELGIUM

BRUSSELS -- EU and key partners hold high-level international conference on Ebola to take stock of fight against outbreak, coordinate further action for total eradication of disease and discuss recovery process in most affected countries.

BRUSSELS -- Cab drivers in Brussels go on strike.

 

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

EGYPT

CAIRO -- New hearing session in the trial of ousted President Morsi on charges of spying for Qatar.

CAIRO -- New hearing session in the trial of Al Jazeera reporters.

 

NIGERIA

ABUJA -- Nigeria's electoral commission chairman holds strategic meeting with resident electoral commissioners in 36 states.  

 

SPECIAL REPORTS:

Spy cameras fight poaching in Uganda

By Halima Athumani

KAMPALA (AA) – Dozens of spy cameras – donated by the Japanese government – are helping the Ugandan authorities combat poaching in a country that has long served as a transit hub for the illegal wildlife trade.

"We have managed to capture a lot of movement, of both wildlife and poachers, especially at Murchison Falls National Park," Muhanji Jossy, a spokesman for the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), told the Anadolu Agency.

 

Half million Zimbabweans suffer food scarcity

By John Cassim

HARARE (AA) – Nearly half a million Zimbabweans remain vulnerable to food scarcity despite improvements made in recent years, according to a UN official.

"The country is very dependent on rainfall; this makes it vulnerable," Aubrey Harris, the officer-in-charge at the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), told the Anadolu Agency.

 

SOUTH ASIA

PAKISTAN

KARACHI – India’s foreign minister arrives in Pakistan to resume reconciliatory talks that have been suspended since last year.

NEPAL

KATHMANDU – Nepalese authorities are preparing for a campaign to tackle the spread of an outbreak of swine flu after the first person died from the virus on Sunday. Hundreds have died in neighboring India this year. 

 

SOUTHEAST ASIA-PACIFIC

AUSTRALIA

MELBOURNE -- Abbott announces further 300 troops for Iraq training mission. 
       

CHINA

BEIJING -- 20 members of opera troupe killed as bus goes over cliff.

PHILIPPINES

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- 55,000 civilians displaced by military offensive against Muslim rebels, now in seventh day.

 

HONG KONG

HONG KONG -- Lam rules out 'blank vote' in 2017 chief executive election.

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