10:07, 19 February 2017 Sunday
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):
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.
700 words 0530 GMT by Ammar Karim and Jean-Marc Mojon
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.
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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.
500 words moved by Anais Llobet
Hungary's "On Body and Soul", a love story set in a slaughterhouse, wins the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin film festival, Europe's first major cinema showcase of the year.
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Also moved: Entertainment-film-festival-Germany-prizes,FACTS
-- ASIA --
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.
650 words 0600 GMT by Elizabeth Law. Picture. Video
-- AMERICAS --
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.
600 words moved by Michael Mathes with Stephanie Griffith in Washington. Picture. Video.
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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Venezuela and the United States lock horns again over political prisoners held by Caracas, including over the detention of a jailed opposition leader whose supporters took to the streets of the capital to demand his release.
05:03, 19 February 2017 Sunday
US-Turkey ties to breakdown if America decides to involve PKK/PYD terror group in Raqqah operation, Turkish premier says
17:55, 18 February 2017 Saturday
We would also like to see ages of ministers going down to 18 from 25 years, Turkish president says
16:49, 18 February 2017 Saturday
Members of Turkish Religious Affairs and Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs do not spy on people: Numan Kurtulmus
16:48, 18 February 2017 Saturday
Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover Feb 18, 2017
15:46, 18 February 2017 Saturday
Minister Sir Alan Duncan tells Anadolu Agency in interview: 'Stable Turkey essential for wider stability in region'
12:33, 18 February 2017 Saturday
The PKK is proscribed by Ankara, the United States and the European Union as a terror group.
09:33, 18 February 2017 Saturday
Top Turkish, US generals discuss ongoing operations against ISIL in Syria
09:27, 18 February 2017 Saturday
Locally designed and developed MPT-76 assault rifles will be delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces, says official statement
09:20, 18 February 2017 Saturday
Turkish president stresses country’s efforts to rid region of terrorists, end bloodshed, in interview with Arab television
05:00, 18 February 2017 Saturday
Opposition Deputy Ferhat Encu apprehended Friday as part of counter-terror investigation
04:08, 18 February 2017 Saturday
Terror attack in Viransehir district of Sanliurfa kills 3-year-old child, injures at least 15, says governor
01:02, 18 February 2017 Saturday
Turkish Foreign Ministry considers referendum and results 'illegitimate'
20:38, 17 February 2017 Friday
The new mosque is expected to be finished in two years.
17:33, 17 February 2017 Friday
Deputy prime minister says constitutional change will provide stability
15:55, 17 February 2017 Friday
Mehmet Gormez says Turkish religious organizations have prevented spread of radicalism
12:58, 17 February 2017 Friday
Military heads to discuss possible joint Raqqa operation against ISIL
09:53, 17 February 2017 Friday
Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover Friday Feb. 17, 2017
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