Anadolu’s Morning Briefing - April 22, 2023
Daily briefing on latest developments around world
Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments around the world.
Muslims across the world began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a religious festival marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Istanbul’s Blue Mosque reopened on the first day of Eid following restoration efforts that began in 2018.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said 413 people have died in the current Sudan conflict, while the UN children's agency said children are paying a high price with at least nine reportedly killed in fighting and more than 50 badly injured.
Nine years of conflict have left two-thirds of Yemen’s 31.5 million people in acute need of humanitarian and protection services. Nearly 13 million require urgent humanitarian health care, the WHO warned.
NATO reiterated that Ukraine’s future in Europe is in the Euro-Atlantic family.
Ukraine's deputy foreign minister said Kyiv will not join the alliance in parts, stressing his country’s commitment to territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said NATO sees Russia as an opponent that encroaches on its security.
Washington and its allies will step up supplying air defense systems to Ukraine, according to US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
The US Supreme Court ruled that the abortion pill, mifepristone, will remain broadly available while an appeals process plays out.
UK Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary Dominic Raab resigned after allegations he bullied staff in different departments.
Libyans are celebrating Eid al-Fitr in the east in areas under the control of the Tripoli-based government amid political divisions.
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