There was good news from Europe tonight, after it was announced that two countries that have been disputing the 'ownership' of land for 32 years, Armenia and Azerbaijan, have, at last, managed to resolve their differences and put an end to the conflict.
The two countries, which sound a bit 'made up' to me, have been at war since 1988 over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, but, as the Armenian army has been decimated to a point where it now has only 12 soldiers in its ranks, the neighbors have decided enough is enough, and have signed an uneasy peace treaty.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have been squabbling over Nagorno-Karabakh for nothing other than 'something to do'.
The Armenians have been wanting Azerbaijan to take control, whilst the Azerbaijanites argue it is Armenia's responsibility to watch over the barren wasteland, but both have now agreed to return all prisoners and 'war booty' stolen from each other's residents by soldiers of the opposing armies. These include horses, carts, pots and pans, cutlery, bed linen, clothing, a large quantity of firewood, and dust.
An expert on the region, Moys Kenwood, had this to say:
"Well, I'm hardly what you'd call an 'expert' on the region, but I have flown over Nagorno-Karabakh on flights back to the UK from Bangkok. Or was that Nizhny Novgorod? I'm not really sure now. Those bloody Russian names!"