Armenia and Azerbaijan may be on the brink of another bloody battle over the disputed land of Nagorno-Karabakh, a de-facto state in the mountainous region of the South Caucasus.
The Washington Post
The Satellite Sentinel Project detected three mass graves in Kadugli, Sudan, last week but U.S. officials say it is impossible to confirm because of restricted access to the area.
Armenians who fled Azerbaijan after war broke out with Nagorno-Karabakh 20 years ago are entitled, under Karabakh law, to land in bordering territories as compensation.
The de-facto republic of Nagorno-Karabakh wants international recognition, but its fate depends largely on the strained relationship between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
In Minsk, during the worst economic crisis since the fall of the USSR, youth take to the streets to protest Lukashenko, seeking a revolution through social media. Will the rest of Belarus join them?
South Sudan is set to become an independent nation on Saturday, July 9, but tensions between north and south persist, and the challenges of building a new nation loom large.
Karabakh garnered a strong sense of independence after the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Now, twenty years later, the de facto republic is working to gain international recognition.
The violence in Southern Kordofan escalates despite President Obama offering economic incentives for the country in exchange for peace.
The Sudanese government refused calls by the U.N. Security Council to withdraw from Abyei. Northern forces seized the contested town and territory May 21.
Thousands of Sudanese have fled their homes in the contested north-south border region of Abyei after the government began bombing the area. Most are dehydrated and hungry after days in the bush.
Following northern Sudan's seizure of Abyei weeks before the south is scheduled to separate, rumors are circulating that the north intends to occupy more territory along the border.
The situation in Darfur is increasingly dire, as the Sudanese government is preventing the few remaining aid organizations from delivering essential food and medical supplies to hundreds of thousands.