Turkish Foreign Minister In Azerbaijan Amid Lull In Nagorno-Karabakh Fighting.

Diplomatic efforts to contain the flare-up in the fighting in and around the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh gained momentum on October 6 after a lull overnight following more than a week of intense battles between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces. 

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RSF Urges UN To Address 'Violent Crackdown' On Journalists In Belarus.

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Uzbek Workers Riot At Gas Plant Over Food And Pay

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Thousands Of Workers Riot At Industrial Facility Under Construction In Uzbekistan's South.

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