Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – May 9, 2022


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

The G7 countries on Sunday pledged to ban imports of Russian oil in another sanction against Moscow’s war on Ukraine.

Canada’s prime minister made a surprise visit to Ukraine on Sunday, where he accused Russia’s president of being behind “heinous war crimes.”

The Ukrainian military said Sunday that 25,500 Russian soldiers have been killed since the war began.

At least 225 children have been killed and 413 others injured in the war with Russia, Ukraine’s prosecutor general’s office said Sunday.

Russia has targeted a large number of weapons and military-technical vehicles as well as Ukrainian military personnel at two separate train stations in the city of Kharkiv, located northeast of Ukraine, the country’s military spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, said Saturday.

UN Special Adviser on Libya Stephanie Williams met Sunday with election commission chief Emad El-Sayeh to discuss preparations for the country’s polls.

Syrian President Bashar al Assad met with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during an unannounced one-day visit to Tehran on Sunday, according to local media.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Sunday that it has distributed humanitarian assistance to nearly 66,000 displaced Yemenis in the past six months.

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said the “heinous massacres” committed during the French colonial era in Algeria “can’t be forgotten.”

Turkiye on Sunday condemned a militant attack that killed 11 soldiers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Germany’s center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) scored a clear victory Sunday in regional polls in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein.

A “new era” has started in Northern Ireland with the historic election victory of Sinn Fein, the Irish nationalist party once referred to as the political wing of the Irish Republican Army.

The death toll from a gas explosion at a Cuban hotel has risen to 32, authorities said Sunday.

Heavily armed unidentified militants launched an attack on a prison in northwest Burkina Faso overnight Saturday, and about 60 inmates managed to escape, local media reported Sunday.

At least 48 people were killed by gunmen in three communities in northwestern Nigeria on Friday, according to local authorities.

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