Middle East

U.N. says Nagorno-Karabakh attacks could be war crimes

Artillery strikes on civilians in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could amount to war crimes, the U.N. human rights chief said on Monday, reiterating a call for Azerbaijan and Armenia to halt attacks on towns, schools and hospitals in the mountain enclave. Separately, Armenia’s prime minister called for an investigation into the… Cyprus Mail …



Iran executes wrestling champion Afkari despite global outcry

Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari was executed on Saturday after being convicted of stabbing a security guard to death during anti-government protests in 2018, state media said, in a case that has sparked international outcry. Afkari was executed “this morning after legal procedures were carried out at the insistence of the… Cyprus Mail …