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Heavy fighting erupted in late September in the biggest escalation of the decades-old conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan(AP)

Azerbaijan reports attack on its troops in Nagorno-Karabakh

By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Moscow
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 05:30 PM IST
The ministry said the attack took place in the south of Nagorno-Karabakh on Sunday afternoon and was thwarted, leaving all six attackers dead. The Nagorno-Karabakh military dismissed the statement as “misinformation” and a “propaganda provocation”.
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On Saturday, thousands of protesters rallied near the Yerablur military memorial cemetery on the outskirts of the Armenian capital of Yerevan as Pashinyan visited it to honor the soldiers killed in the latest fighting. The nation is observing a three-day mourning period for the dead.(AP (Representative Image))
On Saturday, thousands of protesters rallied near the Yerablur military memorial cemetery on the outskirts of the Armenian capital of Yerevan as Pashinyan visited it to honor the soldiers killed in the latest fighting. The nation is observing a three-day mourning period for the dead.(AP (Representative Image))

Armenia honors Nagorno-Karabakh dead, some call for PM resignation

By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Yerevan, Armenia
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 07:15 PM IST
The loss of lands that had been controlled by ethnic Armenian forces for more than a quarter-century has traumatized Armenians, triggering weeks of protests demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
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Nagorno-Karabakh lies within Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since a separatist war there ended in 1994.(REUTERS)
Nagorno-Karabakh lies within Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since a separatist war there ended in 1994.(REUTERS)

Azerbaijan stages parade to mark Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal

By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 07:11 PM IST
The agreement took force exactly a month ago and put an end to six weeks of fierce fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. It was seen as a major victory in Azerbaijan, but prompted mass protests in Armenia, with opposition supporters demanding the ouster of the country’s Prime Minister over his handling of the conflict.
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Opposition demonstrators hold posters of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan painted in red to represent the blood of those killed during the conflict Armenian soldiers and civilians as they attend a rally to pressure him to resign over a peace deal with neighboring Azerbaijan in Republic Square in Yerevan, Armenia, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.(AP photo)
Opposition demonstrators hold posters of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan painted in red to represent the blood of those killed during the conflict Armenian soldiers and civilians as they attend a rally to pressure him to resign over a peace deal with neighboring Azerbaijan in Republic Square in Yerevan, Armenia, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.(AP photo)

Tens of thousands rally in Armenia demanding PM’s resignation

By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Armenia
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 09:44 AM IST
Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched across the Armenian capital Saturday to push for the resignation of the ex-Soviet nation’s prime minister over his handling of the conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, a journalist looks at a ruined Tigranakert, Armenian city dating back to the Hellenistic period, in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.(AP)
FILE - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, a journalist looks at a ruined Tigranakert, Armenian city dating back to the Hellenistic period, in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.(AP)

Azerbaijani army enters territory ceded by Armenian forces

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 02:20 PM IST
The truce, brokered by Russia last week, stipulated that Armenia hand over control of some areas its holds outside Nagorno-Karabakh’s borders to Azerbaijan. The first one, Aghdam, is to be turned over on Friday.
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Erdogan’s government would determine the number of troops to be sent and it wasn’t immediately clear how many the country planned to deploy.(Reuters File Photo)
Erdogan’s government would determine the number of troops to be sent and it wasn’t immediately clear how many the country planned to deploy.(Reuters File Photo)

Turkish parliament approves peacekeepers for Azerbaijan

By Associated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Ankara
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 05:57 AM IST
In a show of hands, legislators voted in favor of a one-year mandate allowing the government to send troops to Azerbaijan, where they would observe possible violations of the truce from a joint Turkish-Russian monitoring center.
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Armenian Prime minister Nikol Pashinyan is pictured during an interview in Yerevan, Armenia.(Reuters)
Armenian Prime minister Nikol Pashinyan is pictured during an interview in Yerevan, Armenia.(Reuters)

Armenia says prevented assassination attempt on Prime minister

By Reuters | Posted by Mallika Soni | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 09:30 AM IST
Armenian PM Pashinyan had come under pressure with thousands of demonstrators protesting since Tuesday and demanding that he resign over a ceasefire that secured territorial advances for Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh after six weeks of fighting.
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Armenia and Azerbaijan have been locked in a conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh for decades(REUTERS)
Armenia and Azerbaijan have been locked in a conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh for decades(REUTERS)

Thousands in Armenia protest Nagorno-Karabakh truce terms

By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Yerevan
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 08:47 PM IST
The truce between the two ex-Soviet nations, brokered by Moscow and announced early Tuesday. The agreement was celebrated in Azerbaijan, but it angered Armenians, who immediately took to the streets demanding that the pact be invalidated.
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The pact effectively sidelines the US and France, enabling Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan to dominate talks on the terms of any future settlement between Armenia and Azerbaijan.(AP Phoro)
The pact effectively sidelines the US and France, enabling Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan to dominate talks on the terms of any future settlement between Armenia and Azerbaijan.(AP Phoro)

Putin brokers deal to end Karabakh war, brings Turkey into Russian Caucasus

By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 03:51 PM IST
The peace accord also gives Recep Tayyip Erdogan potential land access across southern Armenia to Azerbaijan and the resources-rich republics of central Asia for the first time, even as Turkey rejects diplomatic relations with its Armenian neighbour and keeps their joint border closed.
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The incident occurred near the border with the Azerbaijan exclave of Nakhchivan.(File photo for representation)
The incident occurred near the border with the Azerbaijan exclave of Nakhchivan.(File photo for representation)

Russian military helicopter shot down in Armenia, 2 killed

By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Yerevan, Armenia
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 10:40 PM IST
Russia said Monday that one of its military helicopters was shot down in Armenia, near the border with Azerbaijan, killing two servicemen.
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At least 1,000 people have died in nearly six weeks of fighting in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous enclave internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but populated and controlled by ethnic Armenians(REUTERS)
At least 1,000 people have died in nearly six weeks of fighting in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous enclave internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but populated and controlled by ethnic Armenians(REUTERS)

Azerbaijan announces capture of Karabakh city, Armenia denies it

By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Baku, Azerbaijan
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 05:41 PM IST
Shusha, which Armenians call Shushi, is of cultural and strategic importance to both sides and is located 15 km (9 miles) south of the enclave’s largest city Stepanakert.
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The flare-up of the conflict has left more than a thousand dead, with world powers so far unable to persuade either side to stop fighting(REUTERS)
The flare-up of the conflict has left more than a thousand dead, with world powers so far unable to persuade either side to stop fighting(REUTERS)

Armenia PM asks Putin to start talks on providing security amid Karabakh war

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Yerevan, Armenia
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 05:39 PM IST
Russia has previously said that its defence pact with Armenia does not extend to the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Armenian soldiers undergo training at a firing range before their departure for the front line in the course of a military conflict with the armed forces of Azerbaijan over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh (Hayk Baghdasaryan/Photolure via REUTERS)
Armenian soldiers undergo training at a firing range before their departure for the front line in the course of a military conflict with the armed forces of Azerbaijan over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh (Hayk Baghdasaryan/Photolure via REUTERS)

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating US-brokered truce

By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral | Baku/Yerevan
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 01:47 PM IST
After the failure of two Russian-brokered ceasefires, the US-brokered truce came into force at 8am local time. However, within minutes, the two countries accused each other of violating the truce.
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Armenia and Azerbaijan said Tuesday their foreign ministers would meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Friday to discuss efforts to end the heaviest fighting in and around the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh since the 1990s.(REUTERS)
Armenia and Azerbaijan said Tuesday their foreign ministers would meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Friday to discuss efforts to end the heaviest fighting in and around the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh since the 1990s.(REUTERS)

Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron want Armenia, Azerbaijan to relaunch talks: Report

By Reuters| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Moscow/Paris
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2020 09:31 AM IST
The two leaders along with the US as a part of the so-called Minsk group agreed that the two South Caucasian countries should relaunch the negotiation process
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Men including members of the Emergency and Rescue Service of the Nagorno-Karabakh region inspect a rocket case after recent shelling during the military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Stepanakert.(REUTERS)
Men including members of the Emergency and Rescue Service of the Nagorno-Karabakh region inspect a rocket case after recent shelling during the military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Stepanakert.(REUTERS)

Nagorno-Karabakh feud: Death toll among military reaches 633

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Yerevan/Baku
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 03:41 PM IST
The worst outbreak of violence in the South Caucasus since Armenia and Azerbaijan went to war over the mountain enclave in the 1990s risks causing a humanitarian disaster.
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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is pictured during an interview with Reuters in Yerevan (Hayk Baghdasaryan/Photolure via REUTERS)
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is pictured during an interview with Reuters in Yerevan (Hayk Baghdasaryan/Photolure via REUTERS)

Reserve right to attack military facility in Azerbaijan, warns Armenia

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Yerevan
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 02:59 PM IST
The warning from the Armenian defense ministry came after it accused the Azerbaijani military on Wednesday of attacking military equipment stationed on the Armenian territory.
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A search and rescue dog searches for survivers at the blast site hit by a rocket during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)
A search and rescue dog searches for survivers at the blast site hit by a rocket during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating ceasefire

By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral | Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 02:53 PM IST
Both countries have, however, denied the other’s accusation of violating the ceasefire. A ‘humanitarian’ ceasefire was brokered between the two by Russia on Saturday.
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A man carries a chandelier away from the ruins at the blast site hit by a rocket during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)
A man carries a chandelier away from the ruins at the blast site hit by a rocket during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

20 hospitalised as Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of rocket attack in its second-largest city

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Ganja, Azerbaijan
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 07:59 AM IST
The shelling, which reportedly left seven dead and 34 others injured took place amid the ceasefire, which the two sides to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict had earlier agreed in Moscow.
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Damaged cars are seen on a street during the military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Stepanakert (REUTERS/Stringer)
Damaged cars are seen on a street during the military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Stepanakert (REUTERS/Stringer)

Pro-Armenia demonstrations in Los Angeles; slogans raised against Azerbaijan, Turkey

By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 07:42 AM IST
Protests took place in front of the Turkish consulate in Los Angeles, as demonstrators waved Armenian flags, chanted and toted signs that said “peace for Armenians,” among other messages.
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A woman walks past a house damaged by recent shelling during a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan.(REUTERS)
A woman walks past a house damaged by recent shelling during a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan.(REUTERS)

Nagorno-Karabakh row: Kremlin-backed ceasefire enters into force despite shelling from both sides

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 02:54 PM IST
The Moscow ceasefire talks were the first diplomatic contact between the two sides since fighting over the mountainous enclave erupted on Sept. 27, killing hundreds of people.
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.(Reuters)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.(Reuters)

Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to ceasefire, says Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Moscow, Russia
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 08:54 AM IST
The talks were the first diplomatic contact between the enemies since fighting over the breakaway enclave erupted on Sept. 27, killing hundreds of people. The ceasefire begins at 12 p.m.
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Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev(via REUTERS)
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev(via REUTERS)

Azerbaijan’s Aliyev says ready for talks, but asks Armenia to not claim Nagorno-Karabakh

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Baku
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 07:34 PM IST
Aliyev, speaking during a televised address to the nation, said there could be no talks if Armenia continued to insist that Nagorno-Karabakh was part of Armenian territory.
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Russian president Vladimir Putin (Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)
Russian president Vladimir Putin (Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)

Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes: Russia offers to host cease-fire talks

By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral | Moscow
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 02:48 PM IST
Kremlin said the initiative from Russian president Valdimir Putin came following a series of calls with Armenian PM Nikol Pashinian and Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev. Fighting between the two countries broke out on September 27 over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin(Reuters photo)
Russian President Vladimir Putin(Reuters photo)

Putin invites Armenia, Azerbaijan foreign ministers for peace talks

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh | Shusha, Azerbaijan
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 03:58 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin invited the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan to visit Moscow for peace talks Friday and said fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh should be halted for humanitarian reasons.
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A person carries a carpet as he walks past buildings in a residential area in Ganja, Azerbaijan, damaged by shelling by Armenian forces, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.(AP)
A person carries a carpet as he walks past buildings in a residential area in Ganja, Azerbaijan, damaged by shelling by Armenian forces, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.(AP)

Armenia and Azerbaijan clash as Iran works on peace plan

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Yerevan
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 10:22 PM IST
Iran, which borders both countries, said it was working on a peace plan for the decades-old conflict, which reignited last month and has killed scores of people on both sides.
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Aftermath of shelling during a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in Stepanakert. David Ghahramanyan/NKR InfoCenter/PAN Photo/Handout via REUTERS
Aftermath of shelling during a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in Stepanakert. David Ghahramanyan/NKR InfoCenter/PAN Photo/Handout via REUTERS

Armenia-Azerbaijan clash: Four explosions heard outside Stepanakert in Nagorno-Karabakh

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Yerevan
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 10:58 AM IST
On Sunday, four civilians were killed and 10 were wounded after Stepanakert and the settlement of Susa were shelled. Local residents have taken to hiding in the basements of their houses.
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Aftermath of recent shelling during a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan October 4, 2020.(via REUTERS)
Aftermath of recent shelling during a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan October 4, 2020.(via REUTERS)

Azerbaijan’s No. 2 city targeted in fighting with Armenia

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Baku
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 07:20 PM IST
Azerbaijani officials said Sunday that Armenian forces attacked Ganja, the country’s second largest city. Hikmet Hajiyev, an aide to the Azerbaijani president, tweeted a video depicting damaged buildings, and called it the result of “Armenia’s massive missile attacks against dense residential areas” in Ganja.
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Until now, the main fighting has been between Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, an ethnic Armenian enclave inside Azerbaijan, but it now threatens to spill over into a direct war with Armenia itself.(AFP)
Until now, the main fighting has been between Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, an ethnic Armenian enclave inside Azerbaijan, but it now threatens to spill over into a direct war with Armenia itself.(AFP)

Azerbaijan says Armenia attacks city, threatens retaliation

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Baku/Yerevan
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 07:17 PM IST
The developments marked a sharp escalation of the war in the South Caucasus that broke out one week ago.
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Servicemen of Armenia's Emergencies Ministry stand outside the ministry's building which is said was damaged by Azeri shelling in the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh's main city of Stepanakert on October 2, 2020, during the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region.(AFP)
Servicemen of Armenia's Emergencies Ministry stand outside the ministry's building which is said was damaged by Azeri shelling in the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh's main city of Stepanakert on October 2, 2020, during the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region.(AFP)

Clashes escalate as Armenian-backed forces say they hit base in Azeri City

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 05:33 PM IST
Azeri President Ilham Aliyev’s office said the missiles that hit Ganca came from neighboring Armenia, an allegation the Armenian Defense Ministry denied.
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Protestors wave flags and hold signs outside of an EU summit meeting in Brussels to demonstrate in support of Armenia and against the war in the Nagorno-Karabakh region (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
Protestors wave flags and hold signs outside of an EU summit meeting in Brussels to demonstrate in support of Armenia and against the war in the Nagorno-Karabakh region (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

Armenia says ready to work with mediators for ceasefire over Nagorno-Karabakh

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Karan Manral | Yerevan
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 02:29 PM IST
Russia, France and the United States had jointly appealed the two sides--Armenia and Azerbaijan--to return to negotiations to resolve the long standing dispute.
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