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Infographic: Military arsenals of Armenia and Azerbaijan

The disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region in the South Caucasus is at the heart of a decades-long armed standoff between neighbours Armenia and Azerbaijan, which has reignited in recent days.
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EU prepares for standoff over Turkish sanctions

Athens, Greece European Union leaders face a difficult balancing act over the EU-Turkey relationship.
The EU Council meeting, with the eastern Mediterranean dispute high on the agenda, takes place o…
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In its worst-ever glitch, Tokyo Stock Exchange trading halted

The Tokyo Stock Exchange halted trading for the entire day Thursday, freezing buying and selling in thousands of companies in the worst-ever outage for the worlds third-largest bourse.
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Remembering Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti: Nigeria’s ‘lioness of Lisabi’

On February 18, 1977, approximately 1,000 soldiers stormed a compound in Lagos. It belonged to the famed Afrobeat musician and critic of Nigerias military government, Fela Kuti.
During the raid, Kut…
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Facebook bans ads that seek to delegitimise US elections

Facebook has said it would not allow advertisements on its platforms that suggest voting fraud or invalid results in relation to the coming US elections after President Donald Trump refused to accept…
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Chechnya’s Dance: Reviving tradition after the war

On the edge of Russia, a martial arts expert strives to find a balance between faith and independence.
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Putin was behind my poisoning: Navalny tells German magazine

Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny has told a German magazine that Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind his suspected poisoning in late August and stressed that he was not afraid.
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Arabtec shareholders authorise board to wind up firm: Report

Arabtec Holding shareholders have authorised the board of the Dubai-listed construction company to file for liquidation due to its untenable financial position following the fallout from the coronavi…
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US bans palm oil imports from Malaysian producer FGV

The United States has banned imports of palm oil from Malaysian company FGV Holdings following an investigation into allegations it uses forced labour, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agen…
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COVID-19: UN calls for more support for ‘people’s vaccine’ plan

Antonio Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations, has again called for a quantum leap in support for a global vaccine plan to contain the coronavirus pandemic, as the United Kingdom, Can…
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