Press agenda on February 19

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover Sunday Feb. 19, 2017 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):

Press agenda on February 19

World Bulletin / News Desk

TURKEY

GAZIANTEP/ADIYAMAN - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend mass inauguration ceremonies.

GERMANY

MUNICH - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to hold official talks on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

MUNICH - Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu to deliver a speech titled "Old crises new Middle East" at the conference.

MUNICH - Saudi Arabian FM Adel al-Jubeir, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman to deliver remarks on the final day of the conference.

BAGHDAD

Iraqi forces launch an offensive on jihadists defending Mosul's west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the city.

WASHINGTON

The sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, an Egyptian-born cleric linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, dies at 78 in a US prison facility after a long battle with diabetes and coronary artery disease.

MOSCOW

A truce between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine will come into force Monday, Moscow and Kiev say, though some separatists are already labelling it unfeasible.

KUALA LUMPUR

Malaysia's only North Korean restaurant promises a glimpse into life in the reclusive state but it has been shuttered since news broke of the assassination of leader Kim Jong-Un's brother, with security guards turning customers away.

MELBOURNE, Florida

First Lady Melania Trump, usually a demure and soft-spoken presence at her husband's side, breaks with form, reciting the Lord's Prayer before issuing a scathing rebuke of his enemies and her critics at a campaign-style stop in Florida.

WASHINGTON

As President Donald Trump warns of a crackdown on US government leaks to media, interest is growing in technology tools that allow sources to share information anonymously.

 

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