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U.S. urges diplomacy as Nagorno-Karabakh fighting rages

YEREVAN/BAKU (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to pursue a diplomatic solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as fighting in and around the mountain enclave entered a second month on Tuesday, defying a ceasefire brokered in Washington. Learn More


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Analysis: Trump sanctions could give Biden a bargaining chip in deal talks with Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration’s imposition of new sanctions on Iran may have been intended to forestall a new nuclear deal with Tehran if Joe Biden is elected president, but it could backfire instead by strengthening Biden's hand at the bargaining table. More »


Thai PM Prayuth vows to carry on despite calls to quit

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday dismissed calls from opposition parties to resign at a parliament session he had called to discuss months of protests demanding his departure and reforms to the powerful monarchy. More »


'Perfect storm': How Nigeria's peaceful police protests turned violent

LAGOS (Reuters) - Tears fill Ephraim Osinboyejo's eyes as he recalls the idealism that drove thousands of Nigerians like him into the streets to campaign against police brutality - and the night he saw young activists gunned down. More »


U.N. in New York cancels in-person meetings over coronavirus infections

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United Nations on Tuesday canceled all in-person meetings at its New York headquarters for the rest of the week after five people in Niger's U.N. mission were infected with the novel coronavirus. More »


Gunmen kidnap American citizen in southern Niger

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Six gunmen on motorbikes with AK-47 assault rifles kidnapped an American man from his home on the edge of a rural village in southern Niger in the early hours of Tuesday, multiple sources said. More »


Venezuela's Guaido denounces forced disappearance of party coordinator

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Juan Guaido on Tuesday accused the government of illegally detaining an opposition activist, blaming it for what he called the forced disappearance of Roland Carreno of the Popular Will party. More »


Israel says U.S. will now fund Israeli research projects in West Bank, Golan

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Tuesday the United States is effectively lifting a ban on U.S. funding of Israeli scientific research projects conducted in the West Bank and Golan Heights, areas Israel occupied in a 1967 war. More »


Facebook says suspected Iranian hackers behind U.S. election threats operated in 2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian hackers suspected of emailing threatening messages to U.S. voters last week and spreading false information about compromised election systems ran a disinformation campaign last year targeting the Middle East, Facebook Inc said on Tuesday. More »


Grave-counting satellite images seek to track Yemen's COVID death toll

LONDON (Reuters) - A first-of-its-kind study using satellite images to count fresh graves and analyse burial activity in Yemen has estimated the death toll there from COVID-19 or COVID-related causes is far higher than official government figures suggest. More »


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