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Armed conflicts and attacks
  • 2021 Armenia–Azerbaijan border crisis
    • Armenia reports that three of its soldiers were killed in clashes with Azerbaijani forces in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Armenia says that Azerbaijan "is deliberately escalating the situation as its forces remain illegally on Armenia's sovereign territory" while Azerbaijan rejects the accusation and blames Armenian forces for opening fire first towards Azerbaijani forces in the district of Kelbajar. (DW)
  • 2021 Taliban offensive
    • U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that UN reports of civilian deaths in Afghanistan are "deeply, deeply troubling" as the Taliban gains vital border crosses and territory. The armed group has said that, in case they return to power, they will treat civilians well, and that they will not allow Afghanistan to be used as base for international terrorism. (Reuters)
Business and economy
  • Argentina announces and is set to pay today $250 million to the Paris Club and $350 million to the International Monetary Fund to avoid default. Economy minister Martín Guzmán asks both entities to restructure the debts to make payment viable. The IMF has expressed its willingness after months of negotiations on a $45.000 million debt acquired by the previous administration. (Ámbito)
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