"Today, the media in both Armenia and Azerbaijan, and also among those niche market publications based abroad that report on the region, amplify the negative and nearly always ignore any positive developments or glimmers of hope," writes Onnik James Krikorian in this op-ed for commonspace.eu. "The masses in both countries have already turned off from such coverage.
Another Russian drone strike has hit port and industrial facilities in the south of Ukraine's Odesa region on the Black Sea, starting fires, Ukrainian authorities have annnounced on Wednesday (2 August).
Regional head Oleh Kiper said that a grain silo had been damaged, but did not give any further details. He said that emergency services were working on the site and did not report any casualties.
Before the drone hit, the Ukrainian air force said that Russian drones were heading towards Izmail, a key Ukrainian port on the Danube river.
National leaders of West Africa's regional ECOWAS group on Sunday (30 July) imposed sanctions on the leaders of a coup that began unfolding in Niger on Wednesday (26 July). They also threatened military action against Niger if the ousted President Mohammed Bazoum is not reinstated within a week.