Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – Nov. 17, 2022


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

• US space agency NASA launched the Artemis I moon mission from the modernized Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

• Britain’s annual consumer inflation rate hit a 41-year high in October, above market expectations, mainly due to surging gas and electricity costs, according to newly released data.

• Air raid alerts were declared across Ukraine, including in the capital Kyiv, due to the risk of possible Russian attacks, officials said.

• Kuwait put seven people to death in the first executions in the Gulf country since 2017.

• Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that power supply had been mostly restored after Tuesday’s strikes by Russian forces.

• Poland’s president said there is no indication that Tuesday’s blast near the border was an intentional attack on the country, referring to an explosion Tuesday in the village of Przewodow in eastern Poland.

• The NATO chief said there is no indication that Tuesday’s explosion in Poland resulted from a deliberate attack on alliance territory or that there are preparations for any such attack.

• In a joint declaration, G-20 member states called for Russia’s “complete and unconditional withdrawal from the territory of Ukraine.”

• Thailand has appointed its first Muslim woman governor, a sign of the “improvement of Muslim women in politics,” according to observers.

• A court in Tehran sentenced three more protesters to death in connection with months-long protests over the death of a young woman in police custody, taking the total number of death penalties to five.

• At least five people were killed and more than a dozen injured after a group of armed men opened fire at a crowd in Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan, state media said.

• Kenya’s president rejected attempts by lawmakers to remove a limit on his tenure to give him 20 years in office.

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