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Armenia ready to talk cease-fire amid Azerbaijan clashes

YEREVAN: Officials in Armenia said Friday the country is ready to discuss a cease-fire in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, where heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has continued for six straight days, killing dozens and leaving scores wounded. This week’s fighting is the biggest escalation in years in ...

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Trump COVID positive test rocks White House, campaign

WASHINGTON: The White House tried to reassure Americans on Friday that President Donald Trump was still working from isolation, after his bombshell announcement that he had caught the coronavirus threw the administration and presidential election campaign into uncertainty. Trump, who has played down the threat of the coronavirus pandemic from ...

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‘Humanity waging war on nature’: UN chief warned

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned humanity must stop “waging war on nature” at the United Nations’ first ever summit on the biodiversity crisis on Wednesday. He said one consequence of the imbalance with nature – caused by deforestation, climate change and food production – was the emergence of deadly ...

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France and Turkey at odds as Karabakh fighting divides NATO allies

YEREVAN/BAKU: NATO allies France and Turkey traded angry recriminations as international tensions mounted over the fiercest clashes between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces since the mid-1990s. On the fourth day of fighting, Azerbaijan and the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh accused each other of shelling along the line of contact ...

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As COVID-19 resurges, Johnson pleads with UK: obey the rules

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the British people on Wednesday to obey rules imposed to tackle a rapidly accelerating second wave of the coronavirus outbreak, cautioning that otherwise a tougher lockdown could follow. New cases of COVID-19 are rising by more than 7,000 per day in the United Kingdom ...

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New Japanese PM urges Putin to resolve island dispute

TOKYO: Suga took office two weeks ago, replacing Shinzo Abe who stepped down due to poor health. Abe, during his nearly eight years in office, put a great deal of time and effort into improving ties with Russia in hopes of settling the territorial dispute, but with little progress. The two ...

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Tensions mount as Armenia and Azerbaijan continue fighting

LONDON: Armenian and Azerbaijani forces accused each other of attacks on their territory on Tuesday, as fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh continued for a third straight day following the resumption of violence in the decades-old conflict. The renewed fighting prompted calls from around the world for a ceasefire, before hostilities ...

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Pakistan assures Afghanistan of complete support for peace process

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday assured Afghanistan of Pakistan’s complete support for the Afghan peace process, stating that Islamabad wanted to be “friends not masters”. The foreign minister was speaking at a conference at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad alongside the chairman of Afghanistan’s High ...

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Two million virus deaths ‘likely’ without collective action: WHO

GENEVA: Covid-19 is highly likely to kill more than two million people without relentless global action to combat the disease, the World Health Organization warned. As the one million death toll looms in a pandemic that has shaken the planet, the WHO said the prospect of another million deaths was ...

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