Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - May 17, 2022

Daily briefing on latest developments in Turkiye, other developments

2022-05-17 05:53:17


Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments around the world. 

Abdul Joshi, a young Pakistani mountaineer, scaled Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on Earth, to become the country's eighth climber to achieve it.

The first commercial flight in six years left Houthi-held Sanaa Airport for the Jordanian capital, Amman.

Sri Lankan police have arrested hundreds of suspects in connection with last week's violent protest as the government tackles a worsening economic crisis.

Russia reached an agreement with besieged Ukrainian servicemen on the evacuation of the wounded at the Azovstal steel plant in Ukraine's city of Mariupol, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Russian assets of French automaker Renault have become state property, the Industry and Trade Ministry said after France decided to leave Russia due to Moscow's war on Ukraine.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex resigned, said local media.

Making her France's second woman prime minister ever, former Labor Minister Elisabeth Borne was appointed the country's new premier, President Emmanuel Macron's office announced

Guinea-Bissau's President Umaro Sissoco Embalo dissolved the country's parliament over alleged corruption and undermining state organs.

Sweden has decided to formally apply for NATO membership, the country's prime minister announced.

Senior representatives of Sweden and Finland are set to visit Turkiye in the coming days to hold official talks in Ankara to discuss NATO membership applications, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said.

Turkiye would not greenlight NATO membership for countries that impose sanctions on it, said the nation's president.

As Turkiye is a valued member of the NATO alliance, any security concerns it has need to be addressed, the NATO chief said after discussing with Turkiye's foreign minister the membership bids of Sweden and Finland.

Israeli police attacked the funeral procession for a Palestinian youth in occupied East Jerusalem.

President Joe Biden has reauthorized the deployment of US forces to Somalia, the White House announced in a major policy reversal conducted at the Pentagon's request.

Viktor Orban, head of the Fidesz-Hungarian Civic Alliance, was reelected as prime minister by parliament for the fifth time.

A total of 264 Ukrainian soldiers, including 53 seriously wounded personnel, have been evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in the port city of Mariupol, the Ukrainian General Staff said.

In a move to reverse Trump-era restrictions, the Biden administration on Monday announced a series of measures to loosen some policies on Cuba.

At least 36,000 medical workers in Uganda under the Allied Health Professionals Association Alliance went on strike as of Monday evening in protest against unfavorable working conditions, including poor pay.