In a major defeat to the ruling party, the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) won key mayoral races in Taipei, Taoyuan, and Keelung, in addition to a string of other victories, leaving the DPP in control of only five out of the 21 local government offices, according to preliminary results.
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On March 16, the South Korean president discussed denuclearization of North Korea with Kishida during a summit in Tokyo, where the two leaders negotiated ways to improve bilateral relations.
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🔴TV Channels across Japan are Broadcasting the Alert for the Hokkaido Region of Northern Japan urging Citizens to “Get to Shelter” due to a North Korean Ballistic Missile that is expected to land in or near the Region any minute.

⚠️The Ballistic Missile launched from North Korea is almost certainly a Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) due to the amount of time it has been Airborne over the Sea of Japan and what now appears to be the Japanese Islands; however it most likely does not contain a Warhead.


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New escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh: Live updates​

Baku has launched a counter-terrorism operation in the disputed region, citing an alleged Armenian military buildup
New escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh: Live updates

Smoke rises near Stepanakert in the Azerbaijani breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19, 2023. © Sputnik / Ayk Arutyunyan

Azerbaijan launched “counter-terrorism measures of a local nature” in Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday, accusing Armenia of amassing troops in the disputed region. Yerevan has denied fielding any troops in the area, which is de jure considered to be part of Azerbaijan.

Armenia accused its neighbor of starting “another large-scale aggression against the people of Nagorno-Karabakh” and alleged Baku is seeking to subject the region, predominantly populated by ethnic Armenians, to “ethnic cleansing.”
  • 19 September 2023
    18:24 GMT
    The Armenian national security service has warned of mass protests set to be staged across the country. Earlier in the day, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan alleged the country was facing a potential “coup,” as hundreds of protesters gathered in central Yerevan demanding his resignation, as well as urging the government to provide military aid to Nagorno-Karabakh.
  • 17:56 GMT
    Dutch flagship airline KLM has canceled five flights over Azerbaijan amid the ongoing escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh. All of the affected flights were heading from The Netherlands to Asian destinations. One of the planes, bound for Tokyo, returned to Amsterdam mid-flight. Late on Tuesday, the company said it was accessing the situation and promised to provide an update to customers shortly. 20 Sep, 2023 11:29
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Putin comments on Nagorno-Karabakh escalation​

Moscow is doing its utmost to protect civilians in the conflict zone, the Russian president has said
Putin comments on Nagorno-Karabakh escalation

Russian President Vladimir Putin. © Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel

Russian peacekeeping forces are cooperating with all sides of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. His remarks came shortly after Azerbaijan and officials in the breakaway region agreed a ceasefire.
Speaking during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Putin stressed that Russian “peacekeepers are working very actively with all parties involved in this conflict. They are doing everything to protect civilians.”

The Russian leader also expressed hope that the dialogue involving Moscow, Yerevan, Baku, and the authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh would result in de-escalation and a peaceful settlement of the crisis. Putin added that more than 2,000 civilians, including more than 1,000 children, are currently being accommodated at the main base used by Russian peacekeepers in the region.
Azerbaijan is acting ‘in its territory’ in Nagorno-Karabakh – Kremlin
Azerbaijan is acting ‘in its territory’ in Nagorno-Karabakh – Kremlin

The comments come after Azerbaijan launched what it described as a counter-terrorism operation in Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday, accusing Armenia of amassing troops there. Yerevan denied the allegations.

After a day of intense fighting, officials in Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan announced that they had reached a ceasefire with Russian mediation. Under the terms of the agreement, the authorities of the disputed region pledged to lay down arms. Military equipment from the area will be withdrawn and scrapped, in a process coordinated by Russian peacekeepers, it added.

Nagorno-Karabakh has been the subject of bitter tensions since the last days of the Soviet era, when the predominantly ethnic Armenian region attempted to cede from Azerbaijan. The standoff escalated into a major war which ended in a 1994 ceasefire. However, Nagorno-Karabakh has been marred by sporadic fighting ever since, with the most notable flare-up coming in 2020 when Baku took control of a significant chunk of the region’s territory. A Russian-mediated ceasefire ended the hostilities.

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