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Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia Azerbaijan Fresh troubles between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and challenges to Russian influence in the region 

Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the “blockade” of the Lachin corridor have kicked off a global geopolitical race in the region 

Syria-Iran ties Syria’s power dynamic is shifting

On the one hand, there is a strategic “pull” toward a greater possibility of Damascus, Moscow, Tehran and Ankara working together to push US forces out of northeast Syria. On the other side, the power dynamic with Russia may be shifting in Ankara’s favor lately

Sweden hustled into military pact with US

The US and NATO assumed that it would be easy to convince Turkey to let Sweden enter NATO. However, Erdoğan kept shifting the goal post and refined his conditions

UNSC resolution on Syria UNSC unanimously extends cross border aid to Syria’s rebel held areas

Russia reiterated its demand that this mechanism should be allowed only for a limited period of time and called for the end of Western unilateral sanctions on Syria, the main cause of the humanitarian crisis in the country

UNSC on Ben-Gvir storming Al Aqsa UNSC meet on Ben-Gvir’s storming of Al-Aqsa compound ends with calls for maintaining status quo

China and Russia have blamed Israel for provoking violence in the region. Palestinians also slammed the UNSC for failing to take any concrete action despite Israel’s repeated violations of international law

Turkey-Syria relations Russia consolidates in East Mediterranean

Last week’s meeting between Syria and Turkey in Moscow show that Russia’s standing in the West Asian region is far from defined by the Ukraine conflict

Syria-Turkey talks in Moscow Syrian and Turkish defense ministers meet for the first time in over 11 years

Turkey has played a key role in prolonging the war in Syria by aiding anti-government forces and by launching repeated incursions into country under the pretext of targeting the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) forces

Occupation, sanctions, Israeli and Turkish aggression intensify the suffering of the Syrian people

Syria has suggested that “cross border humanitarian aid” to rebel-held areas is discriminatory and a violation of sovereignty, and is demanding that all foreign aid to the country should flow through the government

Iran removed from UN Women Commission Iran calls its removal from UN Women Commission illegal, against UN charter 

The resolution for Iran’s removal from the UN commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) was placed by the US and its allies in the ECOSOC, with various countries, including China, Russia and Venezuela, questioning its legality  

Is Russia really the reason why Mali continues to push France away?

A new burst of anti-colonial feeling has swept through France’s former colonies, where the debates are now centered around breaking with its stranglehold on their economies and ending the military intervention by its troops

Russia-Ukraine grain deal Russia-Ukraine grain deal extended by four months

The deal was set to expire on November 19. Turkey and the UN mediated the grain deal in July following global concern regarding the worsening food crisis, particularly in countries of Asia and Africa

Ukraine used Polish incident to instigate direct war with NATO, claims Russia   

Despite being contradicted by the US and NATO, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky repeated his claim that the missile which killed two farmers in Poland – a NATO member – was fired by Russia