Hard Numbers: Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh, Terrorists detained in Tehran, Philippines condemns China's coastguard, Assefa races past records
120,000: The leadership of Nagorno-Karabakh announced that 120,000 Armenians will leave Azerbaijan for Armenia, after their fighters were forced to accept a ceasefire last week by the Azerbaijani military. While Azerbaijan has promised to guarantee Armenian rights as the region is integrated, most do not accept this claim.
30: Iranian authorities reported on Sunday that they had defused 30 bombs meant to go off simultaneously in Tehran and detained 28 terrorists linked to Islamic State. Iran’s intelligence ministry claimed that "the perpetrators have a history of being affiliated with Takfiri groups in Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Kurdistan region of Iraq.”
300: The Philippines condemned the Chinese coast guard for installing a 300 metre long “floating barrier” in a disputed area of the South China Sea. The barrier was discovered by Philippine vessels who say it prevents their boats from entering and fishing in the area.
38: Autoworkers’ strikes will ramp up against General Motors and Stellantis, after a first round of pickets made progress with Ford, but not the other big three automakers. The second round will expand strikes to 38 locations across 20 states in all nine regions of the UAW, with a focus on parts distribution centers.2: Ethiopian runner Tigst Assefa crushed the women’s marathon record, taking more than two minutes off the previous record of 2:14.04 set by Kenya's Brigid Kosgei in Chicago in 2019. Assefa, who also won last year's race, won with a time of 2:11:53.