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Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia wants UN monitors
Armenia's prime minister blames Russia for failing to ensure security after as Azerbaijan took control of disputed Nagorno Karabakh. Nikol Pashinyan says the security arrangements in Nagorno Karabakh were ‘ineffective’. We hear from the Armenian ambassador in UK and the US Senator Gary Peters, who is in the region.
Also on the programme: We hear from the daughter of an acclaimed Uyghur scholar who has been sentenced to life in China; and actor Tom Hanks talks about his fascination with the moon.
(Photo: Members of the International Committee of the Red Cross drive past an Armenian checkpoint from the direction of the border with Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh region. Credit: REUTERS)
Nagorno-Karabakh: aid arrives amidst worsening conditions
The Red Cross has managed to deliver seventy tonnes of aid to Nagorno-Karabakh for the first time since Azerbaijan captured the disputed territory this week. Some have sought refuge in the main city amidst dwindling food, medicine and fuel supplies.
Also on the programme: the head of Sudan's army tells the BBC he's open to talks to try and end five months of fighting; and a new study reveals the effects of long Covid on major organs.
(Vehicles of the International Committee of the Red Cross transporting humanitarian aid for residents of Nagorno-Karabakh drive towards the Armenia-Azerbaijan border along a road on 23 September 2023. Credit: Reuters/Gedenidze)
Conditions in Nagorno-Karabakh worsening
Ethnic Armenian civilians say conditions in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh are becoming critical, as thousands seek shelter in the city. We hear from the ICRC.
Also in the programme: Ukraine may get long-range ATACMS missiles; and Italy's new surrogacy law.
(Picture: A still image taken from a handout video provided by the Russian Defence Ministry press-service shows civilians at the Russian peacekeepers' camp near Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, 21 September 2023)
Ukraine uses western-supplied missiles to hit Crimea
Ukraine has mounted a missile strike on the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea navy in Crimea. A source at the Ukrainian Air Force has told the BBC it used a type of cruise missile supplied by Britain and France.
Russia illegally annexed the southern Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in 2014. So what will Russia's response be to the attack?
Also in the programme: As ethnic Armenian fighters in Nagorno Karabakh hand over their weapons, what assurances can Azerbaijan give them as well as civilians about how life will be under its rule? And Brazil's Supreme Court is posed to vote on whether to legalise abortion, but conservatives are vocal in their opposition.
(Photo shows smoke rising from Russia's Black Sea navy HQ in Crimea. Credit: MASH)
9/11 defendant unfit to stand, US judge rules
A military judge at Guantanamo Bay has ruled that a Yemeni man charged over the 9/11 attacks is mentally unfit to stand trial. His lawyer has long claimed his client was "tortured by the CIA". Also on the programme, anti- government protests are again taking place in the Armenian capital Yerevan, amid anger over Azerbaijan's defeat earlier this week of ethnic- Armenian separatists in the disputed enclave of Nagorno- Karabakh; and Nasa's Osiris-Rex capsule will come screaming into Earth's atmosphere on Sunday at more than 15 times the speed of a rifle bullet.
(File Photo: In this image reviewed by the US military, members of a legal defence team walk at a US military war crimes court at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba June 5, 2008. REUTERS/Brennan Linsley/Pool/File Photo)