Sunday saw the escalation of the simmering Armenian-Azeri conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, with both sides blaming each other for unleashing the hostilities.
Since first being reported in China’s Wuhan city in late 2019, the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has spread around the world, causing the deaths of over a million people. The number of fatalities in India stands at 96,318 as of Tuesday, while the overall caseload is 6,145,292.
The news comes as leading British and US computing chip giants agreed on a $40bn buyout plan widely speculated to draw criticism from Beijing over concerns the two companies may suppress China's tech ambitions, a leading academic told Chinese media on Tuesday.
On 27 September, fighting broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. Dozens of soldiers have reportedly been killed and hundreds wounded on both sides. The international community has called for an immediate ceasefire and negotiations between the two countries.
On 18 September, the US Central Command announced that it had taken a series of measures aimed at ensuring the safety and security of US-led coalition forces in north-eastern Syria. Mark Sleboda, a US military veteran and international affairs and security analyst, has explained who the major addressees of the Pentagon's move are.
World War One claimed the lives of roughly 10 million people, with another over 2 million later on succumbing to the contagious Spanish flu that picked up after the deadly war ended in 1918.
On 28 September, Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone conversation with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, announced his readiness to visit the country after getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
The pandemic continues to spread across the globe, reaching 33,200,000 infected worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. The highest number of confirmed cases has been registered in the United States, followed by Brazil and India.