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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 8, 2022

Daily briefing on latest developments in Turkiye, and other developments

Ali Murat Alhas   | 08.05.2022
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 8, 2022

ANKARA

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

In an official ceremony at his official residence Elysee Palace, French President Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated on Saturday afternoon for a second five-year term.

All women, children, and the elderly have been evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariupol, a Ukrainian official said Saturday.

A total of 25,100 Russian soldiers have so far been killed in Ukraine, the Ukrainian military said on Saturday.

In its latest military aid package to Ukraine, the US has announced to supply weapons and equipment worth $150 million.

A speech by Britain’s home secretary was disrupted by a group of young activists protesting controversial government plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.

Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier Saudia resumed flights on Saturday to the Turkish city of Istanbul after a two-year suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reintroducing a controversial measure from Afghanistan’s 1995-2001 Taliban rule, the interim Taliban regime on Saturday issued a decree barring women from leaving their homes without wearing the burqa, a garment that covers them from head to toe.

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, also known as Frontex, has been in the middle of pushback scandals in the Aegean Sea in recent years, with the resignation of its head making the headlines most recently.

The UN human rights chief on Saturday expressed deep distress over recent violent clashes between Muslims and Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia, in which at least 30 people have been reportedly killed and more than 100 others injured.

Azerbaijan on Saturday dismissed Russian claims of the existence of biological research laboratories supported financially by foreign countries.

Calm prevailed in Sinjar in northern Iraq on Saturday after PKK terrorists withdrew from the district, according to an Iraqi police officer.

The Turkish armed forces neutralized 11 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria who were preparing to attack areas cleared of terrorists following Turkiye’s military operations, the National Defense Ministry said on Saturday.​​​​​​​

The Turkish Red Crescent on Saturday delivered nearly 2,000 packages of food aid to employees of Kabul airport in the Afghan capital.

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