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.Yerevan, Armenia
The capture of Armenia's soldiers comes at a delicate time for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan ahead of snap elections next month. (Photo credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • Six Armenian soldiers were captured by Azerbaijan on Thursday
  • The latest border escalation incident after last year's war over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region
  • The Armenian defence ministry said that its forces were carrying out engineering work in a border region

.Iran
The United States killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • We would respond with a reciprocal, decisive and strong blow, Iran Guards' chief said
  • Tensions between Iran and US are high in the run-up to the anniversary of Soleimani's killing
  • The two countries have twice come to the brink of war since June 2019