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Azerbaijan Announces Condition for Cessation of Hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh - September 30, 2020
Azerbaijan is ready to stop hostilities in the Karabakh conflict zone if the Armenian armed forces leave the territory, President Ilham Aliev announces. On the 30 of September in Baku, at a meeting with wounded people, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev has announced under what conditions Azerbaijan is ready to stop hostilities. "Armenia must abandon the occupation policy. Instead of that, the Armenian Prime Minister sets conditions for us. He set seven conditions for us. Recently, I have said that we reject those conditions. We have only one condition: the Armenian armed forces must immediately leave our lands, without any conditions and in full composition. Our condition is in force, and if the Armenian government fulfils it, the hostilities will be stopped, blood will stop spilling, and peace will be established in the region. We want peace and want a solution to the conflict," Ilham Aliev said. In turn, Yerevan has announced the possibility of considering the issue of recognizing the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Armenia and Azerbaijan war - September 27, 2020
Its reported that at least 23 people have been killed on Sunday as the two ex-Soviet republics battled over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The region is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but Armenia invaded this land. When it broke away in the early 1990s, tens of thousands died in the fighting. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said on 27th September he was confident of regaining control over the region. Martial law has been declared amid the violence in some parts of Azerbaijan, as well as in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. The conflict in the Caucasus Mountains has remained unresolved for more than three decades, with periodic bouts of fighting. Border clashes in July killed at least 16 people, prompting the largest demonstration in years in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, where there were calls for the region's recapture. Any upsurge in violence could unsettle markets as the South Caucasus is a corridor for pipelines carrying oil and natural gas from the Caspian Sea to world markets.
Armed Violence Displaces More Than 1 Million in Burkina Faso - September 24, 2020
The U.N. refugee agency reports the number of internally displaced people in Burkina Faso now has topped 1 million, with more than 450,000 people, newly displaced this year. This is an astonishing increase since January 2019, when the number of internally displaced people in Burkina Faso stood at 87,000. The U.N. refugee agency calculates one in 20 people, or 5 percent of the country’s entire population, is now displaced — making this West African country the world’s fastest-growing humanitarian and protection crisis.
The Constitutional Amendments in Turkmenistan - September 25, 2020
Turkmenistan's authoritarian leader, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, has signed into law constitutional changes, the details of which remain largely unknown. State-controlled media reported on September 25 that Berdymukhammedov, who initiated the constitutional changes a year ago and has led a commission he established that prepared a bill of amendments, signed the legislation after the People's Council and lawmakers approved it. Turkmen citizens have yet to be informed about the exact changes to the constitution of the tightly controlled, energy-rich country, except that the single-chamber parliament, the Mejlis, will merge with the People's Council and become a two-chamber institution. The People's Council (Halk Maslahaty) was created in 2017 on the basis of the Council of Elders. Berdymukhammedov is the body's chairman. Critics have said that Berdymukhammedov plans to use the constitutional amendments to secure his lifetime presidency and its eventual succession to his son and grandchildren.
Kyrgyzstan: Teachers Reportedly Pressured for Vote - September 18, 2020
Evidence has emerged that teachers in southern Kyrgyzstan are being pressured by their superiors to help mobilize the vote in favor of a party backed by an influential and shadowy power broker. A WhatsApp audio message that has circulated on social media this week features the voice of a person alleged to be the head of the educational department of the Kara-Suu district in Osh region threatening staff with having salaries docked or jobs terminated unless they comply. T-Media, a privately owned news website, has identified the speaker as Gulaym Mashrapova, who is also running for office with the Mekenim Kyrgyzstan party.
Russia must answer questions about human rights violations in Caucasus - September 10, 2020
Russian authorities must answer questions about the reports of extrajudicial executions in Northern Caucasus, pressure on journalists and human rights defenders, and cases of torture and domestic violence, the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations (UN) has stated. This June, 12 human rights organizations of Russia submitted to the UN a report on the non-observance of human rights in the country, especially pointing out to the totalitarian regime in Chechnya, which controls all spheres of life, including private ones. Russia should answer the questions in a few months; and the UN will consider them in 2021. The UN asks the Russian authorities to report on the progress of investigations of human rights violations in the regions of Northern Caucasus. Among them are reports of extrajudicial executions, kidnappings and secret detentions. The UN is also concerned about the tightening of sanctions for participation in protests, and pressure on human rights NGOs, including the fines imposed on the HRC "Memorial".
Iran holds military drill in Sea of Oman and Indian Ocean amid rising tensions - September 10, 2020
Iran’s armed forces on Thursday began a large-scale military exercise in the southern waters of the country amid the unprecedented escalation of tensions with the US. The objective of the drill is to test the country’s offensive and defensive tactical plans to safeguard Iran’s territorial waters amid heightened tensions in the region. Many incidents have been reported in the Persian Gulf region involving vessels of Iran and the US in recent months, at times coming dangerously close to confrontation.
Massive explosion rattles city in Jordan - September 11, 2020
A massive explosion rocked the city of Zarqa, Jordan early Friday due to an electric short circuit at an army munitions depot, according to a government spokesman. 
Fire destroys Greece's Moria camp on Lesbos - September 9, 2020
Fire has destroyed Greece's largest migrant camp, an overcrowded Moria facility on the island of Lesbos. Moria was home to nearly 13,000 people, more than four times the number it can officially hold. One week before the fire occurred in the camp, the first coronavirus case was detected and the camp was quarantined.
Antigovernment Protests in Bulgaria - September 3, 2020
The anti-government protests that started 2 months ago in Bulgaria continue throughout the country. Protesters are calling on Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his government to resign, arguing that corruption in the country has reached its peak and the government has turned into an "oligarch mafia gang". During the recent demonstrations held in front of the new government building in the capital city of Sofia, there was a clash between protesters and security forces.
Kosovo-Serbia "Economic Normalization" Deal - September 4, 2020
At the US-convened summit between the Kosovo and Serbian delegations in Washington at 4th of September, an "economic normalization" agreement between Kosovo and Serbia was signed by Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and US President Donald Trump. Contrary to the development of economic relations between the two countries in the agreement, the most striking decisions were the development of relations with Israel and the transfer of the Israeli Embassies of Kosovo and Serbia to Jerusalem.
Armenia shelled Azerbaijan's villages in conflict zone - September 4, 2020
During the past 24 hours, the positions of the Azerbaijani Army stationed in the villages on the Armenian border and in the Karabakh conflict zone were shelled for 57 times, including from large-caliber machine guns and sniper rifles, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported today. The Azerbaijani positions deployed in the villages of Agdam, Kokhanebi, Asrik Djyrdakhan, and Agbulag of the Tovuz District, and in the village of Zamanly in the Gadabay District came under fire, the MoD has reported. The shelling was also carried out from the territories that Azerbaijan treats as it's occupied by Armenia, says the statement of the Azerbaijani MoD.
Montenegrin election results - September 2, 2020
The Socialist Democratic Party (DPS), which has been ruling the country for 30 years, received the most votes in the general elections in Montenegro, which took place on 30 August and participated in 76.68% of registered voters. However, as the DPS did not send enough MPs to parliament to form the government, the opposition parties are expected to unite and form the government by gaining the majority. Among the reasons why the DPS has received less than expected votes are the high rate of impact of the economy by the coronavirus and the enactment of the Law on Religious Freedom, which has recently caused DPS leader and also  Milo Djukanovic to have problems with the Serbian Church and Serbs living in the country.
Peace Deal with Rebel Groups in Sudan - August 31, 2020
Sudan's transitional government has signed a peace deal with rebel groups in South Sudan's capital Juba. While two rebel fractions refused to sign the deal five other groups signed the deal including JEM and SLA. The deal ending the 17-year conflict in Darfur and southern Sudan means rebel groups will integrate to the transitional government and Sudan military.
Greek soldiers made a military exercise in the Turkish village in Western Thrace! - August 14, 2020
The Greek military units, who carried out armed exercises in the Gökçepınar village of the Mustafçova Municipality in the Xanthi region, where the Turkish minority in Greece densely lived, created anxiety and fear among the villagers.
New Government in North Macedonia - August 21, 2020
The Social Democrats led by Zoran Zaev and the Democratic Union for Integration led by Ali Ahmeti reached a deal on forming a new cabinet. Zoran Zaev will have the post of PM while DUI’s Talat Xhaferi will retain the post of Speaker of Parliament. As a result of the agreement, an Albanian minister will lead the Foreign Ministry for the first time in Northern Macedonia's history.
Armenian soldiers deployed in Syria to help Assad regime - August 17, 2020
Over 100 Armenian soldiers have deployed in Syria to help the Assad regime. Armenian soldiers in Syria are a clear provocation for Turkish national security said, experts.
Beirut Explosion is Risking Lebanons Future - August 15, 2020
On Aug. 4, the explosion of a warehouse in the Lebanese capital filled with nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate took at least 200 lives, also leaving around 6,000 injured and 300,000 people homeless in the massive blast. The explosion has shocked Lebanon's opinion and deep political, economical and social crisis. On Feb. 14, 2005, Hariri was killed in a massive car bomb that targeted his convoy in Beirut. However, Saad Hariri, the son of Refik Hariri and the former Lebanese prime minister said Tuesday that his family has accepted the verdict of a UN tribunal on the assassination of his father.
UN court finds Hezbollah member guilty in Hariri killing - August 18, 2020
A UN-backed tribunal on Tuesday finds the main defendant, Salim Jamil Ayyash, guilty of bombing that killed former Lebanese premier Rafik al-Hariri. Ayyash was a member of the Iran-backed Hezbollah group, and according to prosecutors, he used a cellphone which was critical in the attack. However, the tribunal said there was no evidence that “the Hezbollah leadership” or Syrian regime were involved in the assassination.
7'th Anniversy Year on Assad's Chemiccal Weapons Attack on Ghouta - August 21, 2020
In the early morning hours of August 21, 2013, in the Damascus suburbs of Ghouta, the Assad regime killed more than 1,400 Syrians, many of them children, with the chemical agent sarin. The United States estimates that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons on its own people at least 50 times since the conflict began.  On this day we remember and honor all of the victims of Assad’s chemical weapons attacks. 7 years after the massacre, the international law and justice has not taken any steps to punish Asad regime.
Poverty in Lebanon is Rising after Port Explosion - August 19, 2020
Lebanon is experiencing the impact of multiple growth shocks, including a recent spike in COVID-19 cases and an explosion that killed over 200 people and destroyed Beirut Port, warehouses storing food and other vital resources, and vast residential and business areas. According to an UN report, extreme poverty has registered a threefold increase from 8% in 2019 to 23% in 2020. The headcount poverty rate is expected to jump from 28 per cent in 2019 to 55 per cent in May 2020. t. This brings the total number of poor among the Lebanese population to 1.1 million and 2.7 million for the lower and the upper poverty lines, respectively.
Tensions in Syria are rising after killing Russian general - August 18, 2020
Russian media and Ministry of Defence has reported that Russian Major General Vyacheslav Gladkikh was killed and two others has wouned in an IED explosion near the At-Taym oil field south of Deir Ez-Zor.
Libyan government announce cease-fire - August 21, 2020
The Libyan government announced a cease-fire Friday and ordered the military to stop all combat operations. The Tripoli-seated Government of National Accord said the "cease-fire requires the areas of Sirte and al-Jufra to be demilitarized within security arrangements” and it called for presidential and parliamentary elections in March. İn a similar time, Aguila Saleh, speaker of the pro-Khalifa Haftar Libyan parliament, called on all parties to adhere to an immediate cease-fire.
Alexei Navalny was Evacuated to Germany for Treatment - August 22, 2020
In the morning on Thursday, August 20, the fact of Alexei Navalny's poisoning was reported by his press secretary Kira Yarmysh. The Russian opposition leader Navalny felt bad in his flight from Tomsk to Moscow. The aircraft made an emergency landing in Omsk, and Navalny was taken unconscious to a local hospital. The opposition leader’s close aides had pushed for the Kremlin critic to be transferred to a leading German toxicology center, citing a lack of vital equipment at the Siberian regional hospital and a worry that Russian doctors would be pressured by the authorities to withhold details of the cause of his illness. An air ambulance left Berlin early Friday morning to collect Navalny and bring him to the Charité hospital in the city, but the Omsk hospital’s head doctor Alexander Murakhovsky said Navalny’s condition was unstable and he could not be transferred, triggering a stand-off.  But late Friday evening Russian doctors have given permission for opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be evacuated for medical treatment in Germany.