Russia Warns It Will Recapture Lost Land In Ukraine

Russia said Wednesday that it would recapture areas of annexed territory that fell back into Ukrainian control. Moscow’s warning came as Ukraine continued its counter-offensive, leaving thousands of Russian troops running for their lives.

1.5 Million Flee Ukraine As Russia Hits Civilian Areas

The United Nations says more than 1.5 million people have now fled Ukraine into neighboring countries as the country faces mounting attacks by some 200,000 Russian troops. The refugee crisis comes as Russian forces respond to Ukraine’s resistance by targeting “populated areas” in several cities, witnesses say.

Russian Invasion Fears After Biden, Putin Talks

After two hours of talks on the crisis between presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, it was unclear Wednesday whether a feared Russian invasion in Ukraine had been averted.

Sudan Coup Fails; Dozens Detained

Authorities in Sudan, where minority Christians face persecution, say dozens of military officers have been detained for an alleged coup.

War Weary Armenia Vote in Early Poll After Peace Deal

Armenians began voting Sunday in early parliamentary elections amid mounting tensions over their country’s military defeat in fighting against Azerbaijan over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia’s acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, hopes the elections will restore trust in him.

Christians Worried As 14 Die In Sudan Clashes

Christian rights activists are concerned about tensions in Sudan, where at least 14 people were reportedly killed in recent violence in the disputed oil-rich region Abyei.

US President Calls Massacre Of Armenians “Genocide”

More than a century after one of the worst massacres of Christians, U.S. President Joe Biden formally declared the systemic killing and deportation of some 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces “genocide.”

Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan hold talks on reopening regional transportation routes

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in the Kremlin Monday, to discuss the reopening of transportation routes that were shut down amid the decades-long regional conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, the Associated Press reports. The meeting follows the November 10, 2020 peace deal brokered by Russia which ended 44 days of renewed hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Portugal will move embassy to Jerusalem if it is the capital of two states

Portugal’s Foreign Minister Santos Silva has stated his country will move its embassy to Jerusalem if the city becomes the capital of both Israel and a Palestinian state, All Israel News (AIN) reports. Silva made his statement in an interview with the Jerusalem Post Monday, during a two-day official visit to Israel.

Azerbaijan President Pledges To Protect Churches As Armenians Flee Nagorno-Karabakh

The president of Azerbaijan has pledged that Christian churches will be protected when his strongly Muslim nation takes over control of areas in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Ilham Aliyev spoke as thousands of predominantly Christian Armenians fled several areas in the enclave leaving behind torched homes.

‘Lebanon will pay the price if Hezbollah attacks Israel’

“Lebanese citizens should know that Hezbollah is their problem, not Israel, because if Hezbollah acts against the State of Israel, Lebanon will pay the price. I hope it will not happen, and we’re here to be prepared for a moment I hope will not come,” Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Tuesday as he visited a military exercise in the north of the country.

Israeli Cabinet Approves UAE Peace Deal

Israel’s Cabinet has approved an agreement on normalizing relations with the United Arab Emirates, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan have agreed to meet soon.

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