Nagorno-Karabakh: Deadly fighting spills into fifth day

Heavy shelling between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has been reported around the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region as fighting raged for a fifth day, with both sides refusing to back down and heed international calls for talks. The fiercest clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in years over the breakaway region were[…]

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Iraq forces fire live rounds at protesters in Baghdad

Security forces in Iraq have opened fire on protesters in Baghdad, killing and wounding several people, according to witnesses, the latest bout of bloodshed amid ongoing protests demanding an overhaul of the country’s political system. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim, reporting from Baghdad, said the clashes on Monday occurred when protesters tried to[…]

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India, Pakistan trade barbs over deadly Kashmir clash

India and Pakistan blamed one another for cross-border shelling in the disputed Kashmir region which killed and injured soldiers and civilians on both sides and made it one of the deadliest days since New Delhi revoked Kashmir’s special status in August. Officials from the two countries accused each other’s militaries of[…]

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SANDF soldiers exchange fire with Mozambique border police

SANDF Soldiers deployed to the Mozambique border have exchanged gunfire with police from the neighbouring state prompting a board of inquiry. Details of the incident are limited to a brief statement issued by SANDF spokesperson Brig-Gen Mafi Mgobozi. “The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) can confirm that a shooting[…]

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Clashes in Khayelitsha following land occupation

Disputes over housing in Khayelitsha spilled over on Sunday when people set alight and vandalised a community centre that contains the local ward councillor’s office. They also vandalised the councillor’s house. GroundUp reported that these acts were in response to the Anti-Land Invasion Unit attempting to stop a land occupation[…]

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No South Africans among detainees in al-Aqsa clashes

As the final ten days of Ramadan commences, Sunday’s clashes that broke out outside Masjid Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem caused much concern closer to home after numerous reports cited two South Africans as part of the detainees. The clashes, which broke out between Israeli Forces and Palestinian visitors to the precinct,[…]

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