Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – March 11, 2023

Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments around the world. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Trkiye’s presidential and parliamentary elections will be held May 14. The trilateral mechanism meeting between Trkiye, Finland and Sweden will continue after the completion of the NATO accession process of Finland and Sweden, according to the Finnish Foreign Ministry. Georgian lawmakers voted down a bill on “foreign agents” in a second reading after the proposed legislation triggered mass protests in the nation’s capital of Tbilisi. South Africa’s parliament voted in favor of a motion that will downgrade its embassy in Israel into a liaison office, following endless abuses against Palestinians, local media reported. Russia announced a new rotation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) staff at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (NPP). At least eight people, including the suspect, were killed in a shooting at a Jehovah’s Witness center in the northern German city of Hamburg. The US “strongly” condemned the mass shooting that shocked Germany. Uzbekistan’s parliament decided to hold a nationwide referendum April 30 on constitutional amendments. Taiwan announced dates for presidential and parliamentary elections that will take place next year. China launched two satellites, Tianhui-6 A and Tianhui-6, into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi province, northern China. China asked Japan to dispose of its nuclear wastewater in a ‘scientific, transparent and safe manner.’ The EU supports Rohingya refugees with $1.06 million in emergency humanitarian aid after a fire erupted in Bangladesh’s biggest refugee camp, the European Commission announced. Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to resume diplomatic ties after several days of deliberations between top security officials in Beijing. Trkiye commended Saudi Arabia and Iran for agreeing to resume ties. The US economy added 311,000 jobs in February, above market estimates, while the unemployment rate rose to 3.6%, the Labor Department announced. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India and Australia are collaborating on a comprehensive strategic partnership to strengthen economic, trade and security relations. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General Antonio Vitorino and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in Ankara. The officials are in the country to express solidarity after the deadly Feb. 6 earthquakes. The driving force behind the Ukraine war is the “imperial interests” of several “empires” and not just Russia’s, Pope Francis said in an interview. The UN said more than 30 fishermen and farmers have been killed in a terror attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northeast Borno State. US regulators have shut down Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Trkiye’s presidential and parliamentary elections will be held May 14. The trilateral mechanism meeting between Trkiye, Finland and Sweden will continue after the completion of the NATO accession process of Finland and Sweden, according to the Finnish Foreign Ministry. Georgian lawmakers voted down a bill on “foreign agents” in a second reading after the proposed legislation triggered mass protests in the nation’s capital of Tbilisi. South Africa’s parliament voted in favor of a motion that will downgrade its embassy in Israel into a liaison office, following endless abuses against Palestinians, local media reported. Russia announced a new rotation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) staff at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (NPP). At least eight people, including the suspect, were killed in a shooting at a Jehovah’s Witness center in the northern German city of Hamburg. The US “strongly” condemned the mass shooting that shocked Germany. Uzbekistan’s parliament decided to hold a nationwide referendum April 30 on constitutional amendments. Taiwan announced dates for presidential and parliamentary elections that will take place next year. China launched two satellites, Tianhui-6 A and Tianhui-6, into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi province, northern China. China asked Japan to dispose of its nuclear wastewater in a ‘scientific, transparent and safe manner.’ amid its sudden collapse, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced in a statement. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador warned that his government would launch a campaign against the US Republican party in the next election after their lawmakers pushed for American military action on Mexican territory to combat drug cartels. Li Qiang was appointed China’s new prime minister at the 14th National People’s Congress.

Source: Anadolu Agency – English

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