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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.