Yerevan declared martial law and a mobilization of its military on Sunday morning after clashes broke out between Armenian and Azeri forces in the contested region of Nagorno-Karabakh, home to a decades-long conflict between the two Caucasus nations.
Washington beefed up its military presence near Iran earlier this month, deploying a carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf in a move one senior Iranian commander has called “theatrics.” At the same time, the US has been gradually paring down its permanent troop presence in Iraq amid constant attacks on its interests.
Cristiano Ronaldo is considered one of the best players in the history of football. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner had recently reached the milestone of scoring 100 international goals for Portugal.
When Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and his wife of two years, Meghan, stepped down from their senior royal duties and moved to Los Angeles to live a “financially independent” life this year, his father was still reportedly eager to provide them with some funds. He was no less generous when they were still living in the UK.
The Western Cape, a nearly 130,000-square km South African territory, has been unsupportive of the nation's governing political party, the African National Congress, according to past election results. Some activists now believe that the province is ready to “build Africa’s newest country” by seceding.
A position in the US Supreme Court fell vacant on the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on 18 September. US President Donald Trump has now nominated US Court of Appeals judge Amy Coney Barrett as his pick for the vacancy.
During the second popular uprising which began 20 years ago, the Israel Defense Force jailed hundreds of Palestinians, who had been involved or suspected in terrorist activity. Mohammed Salem was one of those who served a long sentence in an Israeli prison but he still says the intifada was "a natural response to Israel's aggression".
The global toll of coronavirus cases has reached 32,749,934, according to the latest situation update from the US-based Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from federal and local authorities, the media and other sources.