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Aliyev in Moscow amidst intensified clashes on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border

Aliyev in Moscow amidst intensified clashes on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border

The president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, arrived in Moscow today (20 July) on the invitation of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. This is Aliyev’s second working visit to Russia this year – the first, on 11 January with the Armenian prime minister – and comes amidst clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

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Geneva meeting gives particular focus on non-use of force and international security arrangements

Geneva meeting gives particular focus on non-use of force and international security arrangements

The discussions between Georgia, Russia and other parties in the aftermath of the 2008 Georgia-Russia War resumed in Geneva this week where the 52nd round of the Geneva International Discussions were held. The talks were mediated by the three co-chairs of the process representing the EU, the OSCE and the UN.
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Eastern government recognises Libya's unity government

Eastern government recognises Libya's unity government

The eastern-based government of Libya officially recognised the new Government of National Unity (GNU). A delegation of the GNU, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Hussein Al-Gatrani, arrived in Benghazi, and received the office location from the now-former eastern government. The handover processes will occur on Wednesday and Thursday. 
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Saudi Arabia proposes peace initiative for Yemen

Saudi Arabia proposes peace initiative for Yemen

In line with the regional and international efforts to bring peace to Yemen, Saudi Arabia’ foreign minister, Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud, announced yesterday an initiative to end the war in Yemen. The initiative comes at a tense time for the Saudis as the Houthis upscale their attacks on vital energy and logistics infrastructure in the Kingdom. In Yemen itself, no side is winning in the multiple front lines across Yemen and the ramifications on the populations could not be worse.
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Aliyev addresses Azerbaijani people on the occasion of the Novruz holiday from the city of Shusha

Aliyev addresses Azerbaijani people on the occasion of the Novruz holiday from the city of Shusha

In an emotional address to the nation on the occasion of the start of the traditional Novruz holiday, Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev addressed his countrymen from the city of Shusha in Nagorno-Karabakh, which has recently reverted back to Azerbaijani control following the 44-day Karabakh war.
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Civilians suffer most from escalation in Yemen fighting

Civilians suffer most from escalation in Yemen fighting

The recent military campaign in the Yemeni province of Marib threatens local populations first and foremost. The military operations, which mostly are hit and run operations, threaten to displace at least 385,000 people, said the UN migration agency. Marib is home to about 800,000 IDPs who fled during various stages of the 5 six-year-old conflict.