Jens Stoltenberg, however, said that NATO countries would continue to support Afghanistan through civilian experts, who will help to advise government ministries by funding the security forces and with support for slow-moving peace talks.
Horrifying videos have surfaced showing organised groups in so-called "mixed" cities attack Palestinian houses and shops as tensions continue to heighten over Sheikh Jarrah and Gaza.
The exchange was facilitated by Russian peacekeepers who have been deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh for five years under the peace deal.
Thousands of supporters of US President Donald Trump, including racist group Proud Boys, clashed with anti-Trump demonstrators in across the US.
Ethiopia is rejecting calls for independent investigations into the deadly fighting in its Tigray region, saying it “doesn’t need a baby-sitter."
The Ethiopian government’s statement comes a day after it issued arrest warrants for 76 military officials said to be affiliated with the Tigray leadership.
Meanwhile, Ethiopia's human rights commission says it is sending investigators to Mai Kadra in the northern Tigray region, where Amnesty International had reported mass killings amid the conflict in the area.
Officials in Baku and Yerevan confirmed shelling with large-calibre weapons and said fighting was ongoing near the border in the Tavush region.
At least 16 people from both sides were killed in three days of fighting that started on Sunday between the ex-Soviet republics, which have been locked for decades in a conflict over Azerbaijan's separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Fighting erupted a day after UN envoy Martin Griffiths told the security council warring sides made "significant progress" in agreeing on a ceasefire amid a burgeoning Covid-19 outbreak.
Saraqeb, near the Turkish border, has been at the centre of intense fighting after the regime took over Maarat al Numan - both cities dot a strategic highway linking Damascus to Aleppo.
Fresh fighting comes days after Yemeni government accused Houthi rebels of breaching ceasefire and refusing to withdraw from port city in line with December agreement.
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