UNITED NATIONS. The United Nations has revived efforts to persuade the international community to fulfill the pledges they made last year to help Pakistan rebuild as the UN chief called the 2022 floods a ‘litmus test’ for climate justice. Triggered by torrential monsoon rains, the 2022 floods submerged one third of Pakistan ... .
BEIRUT (AP) — The swift fall of the Armenian-majority enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijani troops and exodus of much of its population has stunned the large Armenian diaspora around the world. Traumatized by genocide a century ago, they now fear the erasure of what they consider a central and beloved part of their historic homeland ... On Sept ... .
The conflict in Sudan has reached a grim new milestone, with the country now holding the highest number of internally displaced people on earth ...Millions of desperate families fleeing conflict are now sheltering wherever they can find safety, including in schools, in camps, with relatives, and in some cases out in the open ... ....
When Vladimir Putin called for a partial mobilization in September 2022 it was a sign to ordinary Russians that – despite all the Kremlin’s denials – this was no longer a “special military operation” but a real war ... Yet there have been persistent rumors that a new mobilization is imminent ... It warned eligible draftees to flee Russia ... OR ... Latest stories.
REFUGEES. Over half of the population has fled, as Armenia accused Azerbaijan of conducting ‘ethnic cleansing’ and urged the world to act. AFP, YEREVAN. Nagorno-Karabakh’s long and bloody dream of independence ended yesterday with a decree declaring that the ethnic Armenian statelet in Azerbaijan would cease to exist at the end of the year ... .
Ukraine said without providing supporting evidence that the attack had killed 34 officers and wounded 105 others. Follow Us ... He also reminded the secretary-general of the persistent attacks that often strike civilian areas, including 40 drone attacks overnight ... Powerful explosion causes fire near airport in Tashkent, Uzbekistan ... .
History and geopolitics begin with the tectonic forces of geography, economics, military power, and so forth, that Paul Kennedy’s The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers (1987) conveys in a sweeping, brilliant manner. His reflection, 35 years after the book’s publication, is in its own way equally magisterial ... [See also ... China is another mystery.
North Korea has adopted a constitutional amendment to enshrine its policy on nuclear force, state media reported on Thursday, as the country's leader pledged to accelerate production of nuclear weapons to deter what he called U.S. provocations ...DPRK are the initials of the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ... .