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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

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh | Stepanakert, Azerbaijan
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.
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A man walks next to an apartment building that was allegedly damaged by recent shelling during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in the Tartar border district of Azerbaijan September 29, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
A man walks next to an apartment building that was allegedly damaged by recent shelling during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in the Tartar border district of Azerbaijan September 29, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

Azerbaijan and Armenia reject peace talks as Karabakh conflict zone widens

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Baku/Yerevan
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 05:10 AM IST
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, speaking to Russian state TV, flatly ruled out any possibility of talks. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told the same channel that talks could not take place while fighting continued.
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A still image from a video released by the Armenian Defence Ministry shows what is said to be Azerbaijani armoured vehicles, one of which is destroyed by Armenian armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.(via REUTERS)
A still image from a video released by the Armenian Defence Ministry shows what is said to be Azerbaijani armoured vehicles, one of which is destroyed by Armenian armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.(via REUTERS)

Armenian, Azerbaijani separatists clash: European Union calls for ‘immediate return to negotiations’ over Karabakh

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Arpan Rai | Brussels
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 11:26 PM IST
The worst clashes since 2016 broke out on Sunday between arch-foes Azerbaijan and Armenia, which have been locked for decades in a territorial dispute over the Armenia-backed breakaway region.
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