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Armenia and Azerbaijan have been exchanging accusations of ceasefire violations alongside the Armenia-Azerbaijan border and in Artsakh all through the week. Azerbaijani armed forces fired on army and civilian targets close to the Machkalashen village of the Martuni area of Artsakh on November 21, together with a civilian tractor, in accordance with the Artsakh Protection Army. Azerbaijani forces additionally opened fireplace on Armenian army positions alongside Armenia’s jap border on November 20 and 21, in accordance with Armenia’s Protection Ministry. An Armenian soldier obtained a gunshot wound from Azerbaijani fireplace on November 17. The Ministry of Protection of Azerbaijan stated that it had taken “needed measures” in response to “engineering measures to strengthen fight positions” by Artsakh Protection Army on November 17. Azerbaijan’s Protection Ministry accused Armenian forces of firing on Azerbaijani positions alongside the Armenia-Azerbaijan border and close to Artsakh on November 18, 21 and 22. 


The United Nationwide Motion (UNM) has proposed its personal anti-oligarch regulation in response to the draft regulation submitted by the ruling Georgian Dream celebration. The opposition celebration has criticized the regulation proposed by the ruling celebration on the grounds that it might possible go away Georgian Dream founder Bidzina Ivanishvili unaffected. Based on the UNM draft regulation, which was submitted to parliament on Sunday, an oligarch should meet a number of standards, together with finishing up political actions, exerting important affect on the media, proudly owning an organization in a monopolistic sector, having property exceeding 0.35-percent of Georgia’s GDP or proudly owning greater than seven % of Georgia’s land, or being topic to EU or NATO sanctions. On June 9, the European Parliament known as on the EU to think about adopting sanctions in opposition to Ivanishvili. 


Turkey launched airstrikes in northern Syria and Iraq this week, concentrating on Kurdish army items it claims had been chargeable for the November 13 bomb assault in central Istanbul. Two members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had been killed in airstrikes on Tuesday concentrating on a army base. The SDF stated that 11 civilians had been killed and a hospital destroyed by strikes over the weekend concentrating on villages largely populated by displaced civilians. A British human rights group stated that no less than 31 folks, together with SDF troopers, had been killed by 25 airstrikes. Iraqi authorities stated no less than 32 members of the Kurdistan Staff Celebration (PKK) had been killed in 25 air raids. The SDF and PKK have denied involvement in a bomb explosion in Istanbul that killed six folks and injured over 80 others. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has invaded northern Syria thrice since 2016. 

Lillian Avedian is a employees author for the Armenian Weekly. Her writing has additionally been revealed within the Los Angeles Evaluation of Books, Hetq and the Every day Californian. She is pursuing grasp’s levels in journalism and Close to Jap Research at New York College. A human rights journalist and feminist poet, Lillian’s first poetry assortment Journey to Tatev was launched with Women on Key Press in spring of 2021.

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