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Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):   

TURKEY

ANTALYA – Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to attend 24th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Council of Ministers Meeting. Cavusoglu also due to hold joint news press conference with the secretary general of ECO. 

GERMANY

BERLIN – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel to host commemorations marking fall of Berlin Wall 30 years ago. International guests include leaders from Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary. 

IRAQ

BAGHDAD – Following Iraqi anti-government protests. 

LEBANON

BEIRUT – Following weekslong anti-government protests. 

SYRIA

ALEPPO/IDLIB – Monitoring developments in Syrian civil war. 

SPECIAL REPORT

Recent hacks pose risk to WhatsApp’s market value

By Gozde Bayar

ANKARA (AA) – WhatsApp will face a loss in s market value if it revealed a weakness in its crypto system in the wake of recent Israeli hacks, a political scientist told Anadolu Agency. 

SPECIAL REPORT 

Prenatal cell phone use may cause behavioral problems

By Sena Guler

ANKARA (AA) – Use of cell phone during pregnancy poses increased risk for behavioral problems in the offspring, a Turkish social media specialist said citing researches. 

SPECIAL REPORT 

Turkey: How to achieve healthy economic growth?

By Gokhan Ergocun and Tuba Sahin

ISTANBUL (AA) – For a healthy economy, all stakeholders should get their share of the pie, a senior official of the Turkish Presidency said. 

SPECIAL REPORT

African Muslims eye aid for education of sight-impaired

By Nilay Kar Onum

ISTANBUL (AA) – African representatives gathering in Istanbul called for support for visually impaired people who face serious challenges to learn their own religion of Islam.  

SPECIAL REPORT

Kashmir’s Public Safety Act denies basic human rights

By Nusrat Sidiq

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir (AA) – Sixty-year-old Mohd Ayoub Pala keenly examines a court order directing the government to allow his son, who is suffering from cancer, to be medically examined.  

SPECIAL REPORT

World Zakat Forum: Optimizing funds to reduce poverty

By Nicky Aulia Widadio

BANDUNG, Indonesia (AA) – Global zakat funds have not been effective to reduce poverty in Muslim-populated countries.
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