UN humanitarian agency says the risk of large-scale famine in the Arab world’s poorest country “has never been more acute."
Azerbaijan’s defence ministry reports an illegal group of Armenian fighters carried out the ambush in Aghdam, adjacent to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which also fell to Baku before the November peace deal.
The exchange was facilitated by Russian peacekeepers who have been deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh for five years under the peace deal.
Meanwhile, Turkey said the agreement to end the war over Karabakh will have a positive impact on regional stability.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Cavusoglu says Turkey’s role will be the same as Russia’s in monitoring the latest ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The declaration comes a day after President Ashraf Ghani said he would continue the partial truce at least until talks between Afghan officials and the Taliban kick-off, supposedly on March 10.
The Taliban demand for the release of its prisoners from Afghan jails cannot be a pre-condition to direct talks with the hardline group, Ghani told a news briefing in the capital, Kabul.
Sudanese government and a faction of the Sudan Revolutionary Front known as the “Centre Track" reached the deal in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, where talks began earlier this month.
The agreement, initialed Wednesday, will be signed on August 5, Sudan's Foreign Minister Al Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed said. There was no immediate comment from the armed opposition.
"We are one people," says Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, who is in Addis Ababa for a three-day state visit, just a month after a peace deal that ended a 1998-2000 deadly border war between two neighbours.
A previous peace deal between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar in 2015 was shattered by renewed fighting that erupted in mid-2016 amid mutual recriminations.
The disarmament by the roughly 7,000 members of Colombia's biggest rebel group under a 2016 peace accord brings Latin America's oldest civil conflict close to a complete end.
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