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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

Moscow | By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
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”.
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

Yerevan, Armenia | By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
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.
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

Moscow | By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
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.
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

Moscow | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
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.
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

Ankara | By Associated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C
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.
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

Yerevan | By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
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.
Service members of the Russian peacekeeping troops stand next to a tank near the border with Armenia, following the signing of a deal to end the military conflict between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces, in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.(Reuters)
Service members of the Russian peacekeeping troops stand next to a tank near the border with Armenia, following the signing of a deal to end the military conflict between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces, in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.(Reuters)

Russia deploys peacekeepers to secure Azeri-Armenia truce

Moscow | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 11:45 PM IST
The agreement ended military action and restored relative calm to the breakaway territory, internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but populated and, until recently, fully controlled by ethnic Armenians.
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.
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

Baku, Azerbaijan | By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
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.
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

Yerevan, Armenia | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
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.
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

Baku/Yerevan | By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral
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.
The collapse of two Russia brokered ceasefires had already dimmed the prospect of a quick end to fighting that broke out on Sept. 27 over Nagorno-Karabakh(AP)
The collapse of two Russia brokered ceasefires had already dimmed the prospect of a quick end to fighting that broke out on Sept. 27 over Nagorno-Karabakh(AP)

New clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh after Washington talks

Nagorno-Karabakh | By Reuters| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:00 PM IST
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met separately with the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on Friday in a new attempt to end nearly a month of bloodshed that Russian President Vladimir Putin said may have killed 5,000 people
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

Yerevan/Baku | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
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.
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

Yerevan | By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral
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.
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

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral
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.
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

Ganja, Azerbaijan | By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral
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.
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

Los Angeles | By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral
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.
Search and rescue teams work on the blast site hit by a rocket during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan October 11, 2020.(Reuters photo)
Search and rescue teams work on the blast site hit by a rocket during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan October 11, 2020.(Reuters photo)

Heavy shelling and civilian casualties dash hopes for Karabakh ceasefire

Stepanakert, Azerbaijan | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 03:17 PM IST
Azerbaijan’s foreign ministry said that overnight shelling by Armenian forces on the country’s second largest city, Ganja, had left seven people dead and 33 wounded including children, less than 24 hours after the halt to fighting was supposed to take effect.
The agreed halt to fighting that has raged for two weeks entered into force at noon on Saturday and was approved by Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers in marathon Russia-brokered talks in Moscow.(Reuters)
The agreed halt to fighting that has raged for two weeks entered into force at noon on Saturday and was approved by Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers in marathon Russia-brokered talks in Moscow.(Reuters)

Armenian shelling on city overnight leaves seven dead: Azerbaijan

Baku | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 01:56 PM IST
A “new nightly missile attack by Armenian forces on (a) residential area of Ganja,” left seven dead and 33 wounded including children, Azerbaijan’s foreign ministry wrote on Twitter.
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

Moscow | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
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.
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

Moscow, Russia | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
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.
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

Baku | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
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.
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

Moscow | By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral
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.
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

Yerevan | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
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.
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

Yerevan | By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral
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.
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

Baku | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
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.
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

Baku/Yerevan | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
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.
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.
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

Yerevan | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Karan Manral
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.
People attend a meeting to recruit military volunteers after Armenian authorities declared martial law and mobilised its male population following clashes with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region (Melik Baghdasaryan/Photolure via REUTERS)
People attend a meeting to recruit military volunteers after Armenian authorities declared martial law and mobilised its male population following clashes with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region (Melik Baghdasaryan/Photolure via REUTERS)

At least 21 reported killed as Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes enter second day

Yerevan/Baku | By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 03:40 PM IST
The two former Soviet republics are clashing over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Both countries have frequently clashed over the territory.
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