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SHARE Monday, October 26, 2020
Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to a new humanitarian ceasefire The United States on Sunday said a new humanitarian ceasefire will take effect on Monday in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, even as fresh fighting erupted between the two sides, Reuters said.
SHARE Sunday, October 25, 2020
The Muslim World denounces French President's remarks against Islam, its prophet The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned continued attacks and incitement against Muslim sentiment and insults of Prophet Muhammad, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported. A statement by the 57-member OIC criticized the "discourse from certain French politicians, which it deems to be harmful to the Muslim-French relations, hate-mongering and only serving partisan political interests".
SHARE Saturday, October 24, 2020
Sudanese political parties reject normalization of relations with Israel Sudanese political parties have rejected the government's decision to normalize relations with Israel, with officials saying they will form an opposition front against the agreement, Al Jazeera reported Saturday.
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What is behind rumors about bitter Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relations? Pakistan Foreign Office Thursday denied a social media report on Saudi Arabia's role in the assessment of Pakistan's Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan. "Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy strong fraternal ties and the two countries have always cooperated with each other on all matters of bilateral, regional and international importance," said the FO spokesperson.
SHARE Friday, October 23, 2020
Sudan becomes 3rd Arab country to normalize relations with Israel Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Sudan the third Arab country to set aside hostilities with Israel in the past two months, Anadolu News Agency reported. Trump's aides have been pressing Sudan to take steps toward normalizing relations with Israel, following similar U.S.-brokered moves in recent weeks by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
SHARE Thursday, October 22, 2020
Russia hosts new round of talks on Nagorno-Karabakh Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held two separate meetings with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts in Moscow on Wednesday to discuss the implementation of a cease-fire in the Upper Karabakh region, Anadolu News Agency reported.
SHARE Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Refugees Stranded in Malacca Strait highlight plight of Rohingyas Indonesian fishermen on Tuesday spotted a boat carrying Rohingya refugees off the country's northwestern coast, sparking calls for urgent rescue efforts, Anadolu Agency has reported.
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Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of shelling despite cease-fire A new cease-fire aimed at stopping the fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh appears to be in jeopardy with Armenian forces and Azerbaijan accusing each other of renewed shelling, according to Radio Free Europe.
SHARE Monday, October 19, 2020
56 US Congressmen urge Egyptian president to release political activists Activists, journalists, lawyers, and prisoners of conscience are warning that they risk death in Egyptian custody due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The warning comes two weeks before US elections in which President Donald Trump, who has formed a close alliance with Al-Sisi, is trailing in polls to Democrat Joe Biden.
SHARE Sunday, October 18, 2020
Armenia & Azerbaijan declare a new ceasefire Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to stop fighting for "humanitarian reasons" after dozens of civilians have died in the latest flare-up over the disputed region, RT reported Saturday. The foreign ministries of the two countries announced the decision late on Saturday, simultaneously releasing similar statements.
SHARE Friday, October 16, 2020
Militants' attack oil company convoy in Balochistan kills Pakistani soldiers At least 20 people, including 13 soldiers, were killed Thursday in two separate terrorist attacks in Pakistan's restive province Balochistan and in North Waziristan tribal district.
SHARE Friday, October 16, 2020
Nagorno-Karaback war missiles hit Iran's East Azarbaijan Missiles fired by opposing sides in the Nagorno-Karabakh war hit a district in Iran's East Azerbaijan province, south of the Azerbaijan-Armenia border, Anadolu News agency quoting the Iranian state media as saying Thursday. Ten missiles landed in two villages in the Khudaferin district, injuring a civilian when rockets hit a house, IRNA News Agency quoted the district's Governor Ali Emiri Rad.
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Saudi Foreign Minister hints at normalization of ties with Israel Saudi foreign minister, Faisal bin Farhan, says normalization with Israel will eventually take place within the framework of a Palestinian-Israeli peace plan, the Anadolu news agency reported Friday.
SHARE Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Azerbaijan strikes inside Armenia as Karabakh fighting escalates Azerbaijan said Wednesday it destroyed missile launchers inside Armenia that were targeting its cities, an escalation that threatens to further draw regional powers Russia and Turkey into the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, the AFP reported. Armenia confirmed that military positions inside the country were hit but denied its forces had been firing into Azerbaijan.
SHARE Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Kashmiris seek China's help to restore special status of Kashmir Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and National Congress president Farooq Abdullah has expressed hope that special status of Kashmir will be restored with the help of China. In an interview with India Today on Sunday, Abdullah said that the Modi government's move to abrogate Article 370 which granted special status to the state of Jammu & Kashmir, had angered China and the Ladakh standoff is a result of that.
SHARE Monday, October 12, 2020
Amid violation accusations Nagorno-Karabakh truce under severe strain A Russian-brokered humanitarian ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh was under severe strain on Sunday a day after it was agreed, with Azerbaijan and Armenia accusing each other of serious violations and crimes against civilians, Reuters reported.
SHARE Monday, October 12, 2020
India accuses China and Pakistan of creating border dispute under a mission Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday that after Pakistan, China is also creating a dispute at the border "as if it was part of a mission". The minister's comments came at a time when tensions are simmering along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan and the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, where Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) have been locked in a border row for over five months.
SHARE Sunday, October 11, 2020
Russia-brokered Nagorno-Karabakh cease-fire fails to hold Hours after a Russian-brokered cease-fire went into effect, Armenia and Azerbaijan on Saturday accused each other of violating the truce. According to the defense ministry of Azerbaijan, Armenian forces carried out attacks on the regions of Aghdara-Tartar and Fuzuli-Jabrayil. Armenia's Defense Ministry denied any truce violations by the Armenian forces.
SHARE Saturday, October 10, 2020
Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to ceasefire: Russian Foreign Minister Armenia and Azerbaijan Friday agreed to a ceasefire to exchange prisoners and bodies of those killed in the fighting between Azeri and Armenian forces over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced after marathon talks in Moscow.
SHARE Thursday, October 8, 2020
Russia has security obligations to Armenia, not Nagorno-Karabakh: Putin In a major setback to Armenia in fight over Nagorno-Karaback, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kremllin said Wednesday that the Armenia-Azerbaijan military conflict was not taking place in the Armenian lands. Russia may stand up for Armenia under its Collective Security Treaty obligations, but these obligations do not cover the unrecognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.