Over the course of two weeks, starting on September 19, some 100,000 Armenians fled the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh in an exodus prompted by Azerbaijan’s invasion of the contested region, which had been governed by ethnic Armenians for some three decades. In Perspective, we spoke to Richard Giragosian, the founding director of the Regional Studies Center – an independent think-tank in Yerevan – to discuss Azerbaijan’s recent takeover.
Thomas Kaydor, a political sciences lecturer at the University of Liberia, agreed. “Even if you add up all the votes from the 25 remaining polling stations, George Weah cannot win,” he said. According to Friday's figure, Boakai was 28,000 votes ahead of Weah. Just over 1.6 million ballots have been counted.
Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa decried the Zimbabwe election as a case of "blatant" fraud, disputing the reported victory of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Hun Sen, after almost 40 years in power, is set to win a landslide victory after banning opposition and stifling dissent.
Conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has won his second election in less than two months. He said his party now has a "safe majority" in parliament that will allow it to enact "major reforms."
Thousands of fans celebrated as Barcelona's women's squad returned to the Catalan capital with their second Champions League trophy in three years on Sunday after a thrilling final where they came back from two goals down to beat VfL Wolfsburg 3-2 before a sold-out crowd in Eindhoven.
In Budapest, Sevilla fans were leaving the stadium chanting and showing the number seven with their fingers, symbolising the seventh trophy in Europa League for their team.
In his victory speech, the 69-year-old newly re-elected President Erdogan pledged to unite a country deeply divided. Claiming 52.1 per cent of the run-off vote, Erdogan emerged victorious yet again. His challenger, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, however, accused the President of deploying state machinery to his advantage, including the alleged denial of airtime on state television.
We look at reactions in the Spanish and Brazilian papers after Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jnr condemns racial taunts against him during a recent match. Also: Nigeria inaugurates the continent's largest oil refinery, but at what environmental cost? Finally, a woman who flushed her engagement ring down the toilet is reunited with her jewellery – thirteen years later!
Battling forces in Sudan are locked in a military deadlock and lack the political backing to rule alone, researchers say. Meanwhile, the paramilitary RSF militia announced a new cease-fire starting Wednesday evening.
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