by Vladimir Rozanskij | ARMENIA-AZERBAIGIAN

A few days after Aliev's plebiscite re-election, Azerbaijani soldiers have opened fire accusing the Armenians of "provocation". Pašinyan responded to the ultimatums, while the prospects for a peace agreement receded. Baku's new claims on the Nakhičevan enclave.

Today's news: in Gaza, a hospital again under attack; In Vietnam first hearing of maxi-trial for "gun attack" in Central Highlands; Indian migrant workers going to Israel will not be entitled to Delhi's social protections; Fourth spill of treated water from Fukushima in February; Istanbul, a fee for foreign visitors to enter Hagia Sophia.

| 17/01/2024
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The Armenian Foreign Minister has expressed satisfaction with the expansion of the Euma mission, which aims to protect the safety of the victims of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Azerbaijan has repeatedly objected to it, considering the presence of the Russian military sufficient. But for its future, Yerevan looks to Brussels much more than to Moscow.

| 12/01/2024

Today's news: Thai officials investigated for corruption, accused of sending migrants to Finland for payment; Clashes again Manipur, where the longest internet blockade of 2023 was recorded; North Korea is stepping up military cooperation with Russia, Seoul says; UN Security Council asks Houthis to stop attacks on ships in the Red Sea, China and Russia abstain.

| 11/01/2024

Today's news: more and more children in Gaza suffer from dizziness due to lack of food. Bangkok blocks the granting of new gun licences for a year. Burmese women fleeing war imprisoned, beaten and forgotten in Indian prisons. Katholikos Karekin II, Patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, against peace talks with Azerbaijan.

| 21/12/2023
by Vladimir Rozanskij

GDP growth of 7% expected thanks to the 'stability' maintained despite the conflicts. The premier is still aiming for a final peace agreement with Azerbaijan after the setback over Nagorno Karabakh: 'Complicated steps, but we are driven with conviction by the defence of our country's interests'. The still extremely precarious situation of the 100,000 refugees who fled the enclave.

| 15/11/2023

Today's headlines: There is great concern over Gaza's hospitals encircled by Israeli forces. Indonesian ulema issue fatwa calling for a boycott of the Jewish state. In Myanmar, fighting has disrupted trade with China. India could send 100,000 workers to Taiwan. Russia is cutting funding for the disabled.

| 11/11/2023
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