Turkish F-16s in Azerbaijan are not currently involved in fighting but will be used if there is ‘foreign aggression,’ says Baku

Azerbaijan will use Turkish F-16 fighter jets to defend itself from “foreign aggression,” President Ilham Aliyev said on Monday, insisting that the planes were in the country prior to the recent fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. … Read More >Turkish F-16s in Azerbaijan are not currently involved in fighting but will be used if there is ‘foreign aggression,’ says Baku

US, EU Doubling Up on Efforts to Limit Russia’s Development, Russian Foreign Minister Says

The United States and a number of EU countries have been stepping up efforts to prevent Russia from developing further by imposing new sanctions, without providing any factual evidence to explain the anti-Russia sanctions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the Croatian Vecernji List daily. … Read More >US, EU Doubling Up on Efforts to Limit Russia’s Development, Russian Foreign Minister Says

Another Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire fails: Warring parties trade bitter accusations over who violated latest US-brokered truce

Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of violating a Monday truce in Nagorno-Karabakh, with heavy artillery fire. Reports of renewed hostilities came after a fresh attempt to reach a ceasefire was announced in Washington. … Read More >Another Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire fails: Warring parties trade bitter accusations over who violated latest US-brokered truce

Ultimatum day in Belarus: Tikhanovskaya announces strike after Lukashenko refuses to resign, Minsk denies work has stopped

Former Belarusian presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, now exiled in the EU, called a nationwide strike Monday after long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko refused to step down following an ultimatum from the opposition. … Read More >Ultimatum day in Belarus: Tikhanovskaya announces strike after Lukashenko refuses to resign, Minsk denies work has stopped

Belarusian police use stun grenades to disperse protesters during huge opposition march in Minsk, with ‘gunfire’ reported (VIDEOS)

Belarusian police have used stun grenades to disperse protesters heading to President Alexander Lukashenko’s residence in Minsk, after thousands of anti-government demonstrators peacefully marched through the city’s streets. … Read More >Belarusian police use stun grenades to disperse protesters during huge opposition march in Minsk, with ‘gunfire’ reported (VIDEOS)

Third time’s the charm? Armenia & Azerbaijan pledge to resume ceasefire on Monday after weekend talks in Washington

Yerevan and Baku have renewed their commitments under a ceasefire deal agreed on earlier this month in Moscow, but which was plagued with violations from both sides, after separate meetings with US officials in Washington. … Read More >Third time’s the charm? Armenia & Azerbaijan pledge to resume ceasefire on Monday after weekend talks in Washington

‘Any excuse to keep you locked down’: Victoria Premier draws fire by reneging on promise to reopen Melbourne

Contrary to promises, Melbourne, which lives under some of the toughest and longest coronavirus restrictions, will not get a reprieve on Monday, Victoria state head has announced, leaving critics fuming. … Read More >‘Any excuse to keep you locked down’: Victoria Premier draws fire by reneging on promise to reopen Melbourne

‘US doesn’t know who it’s dealing with!’ Erdogan dismisses Washington’s threats over S-400 deployment

Turkey is not a “tribal state” that can be pushed around, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, dismissing the American warnings over its procurement of Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft systems. … Read More >‘US doesn’t know who it’s dealing with!’ Erdogan dismisses Washington’s threats over S-400 deployment

Ethiopia denounces Trump for INCITING WAR by saying Egypt will ‘BLOW UP’ disputed Blue Nile dam project

US President Donald Trump’s comment that Egypt will “blow up” a disputed dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile has sparked an outcry in Addis Ababa, where the government is calling the statement an “incitement to war.” … Read More >Ethiopia denounces Trump for INCITING WAR by saying Egypt will ‘BLOW UP’ disputed Blue Nile dam project