As coronavirus cases spike, South Korea capital region runs out of hospital beds – National

South Korea reported a record daily rise in novel coronavirus cases on Wednesday and the prime minister issued an urgent call for more hospital beds to cope with the country’s worst outbreak since the start of the pandemic. Hospitals were at breaking point with only three critical care beds available in greater Seoul, an […]

Azerbaijani leader promises ‘life will return’ to region ceded by Armenia – National

Azerbaijan’s president vowed Wednesday to rebuild and revive the Kalbajar region, the latest territory that Armenian forces have ceded in a truce that ended six weeks of intense fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. “We will restore Kalbajar, let no one have doubts about that, and life will return there,” President Ilham Aliyev said in an address […]

Over 25,300 Ethiopian refugees fleeing Tigray region have reached Sudan, UN says – National

Ethiopia’s growing conflict has resulted in more than 25,300 refugees fleeing the Tigray region into Sudan, the U.N. refugee agency said Monday, as fighting spilled beyond Ethiopia’s borders and threatened to inflame the Horn of Africa region. More than 5,000 refugees arrived in Sudan’s border provinces of Kassala and al-Qadarif on Sunday, the highest […]

Leader of Ethiopia’s Tigray region says troops fired missiles at neighbouring Eritrea – National

The leader of Ethiopia‘s rebellious Tigray region has confirmed firing missiles at neighbouring Eritrea’s capital and is threatening more, marking a huge escalation as the deadly fighting in northern Ethiopia between Tigray forces and the federal government spills across an international border. Tigray regional President Debretsion Gebremichael, in a phone interview Sunday with The […]

Ethiopia’s Tigray region bombs airports in neighbouring area – Montreal

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia‘s defiant Tigray regional government said Saturday it fired rockets at two airports in the neighbouring Amhara region as a deadly conflict threatens to spread into other parts of Africa’s second-most populous country. The Tigray regional government said in a statement on Tigray TV that such strikes would continue “unless the […]

Ceasefire to take place in Nagorno-Karabakh region, U.S. announces – National

BAKU/WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) — 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 who blame each other for the failure of previous truces. The ceasefire is […]

Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of missile attacks in disputed region – National

The fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh resumed on Monday morning, with both sides accusing each other of launching attacks. Armenian military officials on Monday reported missile strikes hitting Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh. The region lies in Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian […]

Beijing has marginalised India in the region: Indian expert

ISLAMABAD: Indian defence journalist and a former military officer Pravin Sawhney has criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for mishandling the border dispute with China and said that Beijing has marginalised India in the region. Participating in a webinar hosted by the Centre for International Strategic Studies (CISS) on military clashes between Indian and […]