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[FILES] The longstanding dispute for the control of Nagorno-Karabakh -- the Armenian-populated region inside Azerbaijan -- escalated in September last year. [File: Artem Mikryukov/Reuters]

‘We will shed blood’: Armenians vow to fight land transfer to Azerbaijan

Angry at their government agreeing to cede territory to arch-foe Azerbaijan, dozens of Armenian protesters have blocked major highways and vowed to fight the transfer of land they say is rightfully theirs.
3 months ago
A general view of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier/File Photo

Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of ‘media campaign’ at UN top court

Azerbaijan and Armenia again crossed swords before the UN's top court on Monday, with Baku accusing Yerevan of using the high profile hearings to wage a "public media campaign" against its bitter
3 months ago
Armenian refugees wait in a square of Goris city centre on September 29, 2023 before being evacuated in various Armenian cities, as the exodus from the Nagorno-Karabakh ethnic Armenian enclave following its fall to Azerbaijani forces continued unabated. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD / AFP)

Azerbaijan says soldier killed by sniper on Armenia border

Azerbaijan's defence ministry said on Saturday its forces were taking "retaliatory measures" after one of its soldiers was killed by an Armenian army sniper on the border between the two countries.
10 months ago
An elderly woman fills bags with potatoes in the village of Khnatsakh, on the Armenian side of the border with Azerbaijan, on September 27, 2023. - Armenia on September 26, 2023, said 28,120 refugees have so far arrived from Nagorno-Karabakh, a majority ethnic Armenian breakaway enclave defeated in a lightning offensive by Azerbaijan last week. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD / AFP)

Nearly half of Karabakh population flees Azerbaijan’s control

Armenia said Wednesday that nearly half of Nagorno-Karabakh’s population has fled the enclave since Azerbaijan crushed the rebels’ decades-long fight for an independent state last week. [ad] Yerevan’s attempts to absorb the
10 months ago
Members of the Syrian Kurdish internal security services known as “Asayish” and Syrian government forces man a checkpoint in the al-Tay neighborhood of Syria’s northeastern city of Qamishli on April 27, 2021. (Delil Souleiman/AFP)

25 dead as Damascus loyalists clash with Kurdish-led forces: monitor

Fighters loyal to the Syrian government have clashed with Kurdish-led forces in a mainly Arab district of eastern Syria, leaving 25 people dead in two days, a war monitor said Tuesday.
10 months ago
(FILES) Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan gives an interview to AFP in Yerevan on July 21, 2023. - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said, on September 19, 2023, Azerbaijan started a "ground operation" in Armenian-populated Nagorno-Karabakh but his army was not involved in fighting and the situation on the border was "stable". "Azerbaijan has begun a ground operation aimed at ethnic cleaning of Karabakh Armenians," Pashinyan said in a TV address. "I declare that Armenia is not involved in armed actions and does not have an army in Karabakh," he said, adding: "For the moment, the situation is stable along Armenia's entire border (with Azerbaijan)." (Photo by Karen MINASYAN / AFP)

US delegation in Armenia to show support over Karabakh

A US congressional delegation was meeting Armenia’s leaders on Saturday to express support in the wake of protests rocking the small Caucasus nation after Azerbaijan reclaimed control over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh. [ad] The
10 months ago
Azerbeijan president Ilham Aliyev PHOTO:AFP

Azerbaijan launches military operation against Karabakh

Azerbaijan on Tuesday launched a military operation against the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region and demanded the total withdrawal of Armenian forces from the disputed mountainous territory as a precondition for peace. [ad] Fears
10 months ago
This handout photograph released by the Uzbek Presidential press service on September 14, 2023, shows the heads of states of participating countries if the Fifth Consultative Meeting of Central Asian Heads of State in Dushanbe. (From L): Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan's President Sadyr Japarov, Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rakhmon, Turkmenistan's President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. (Photo by Handout / Uzbek Presidential Press Service / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / UZBEK PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / UZBEK PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS /

Azerbaijan says six killed in Karabakh mine blasts

Four policemen and two civilians were killed in separate mine blasts Tuesday in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan said, blaming “sabotage groups” amid spiraling tensions with neighbouring Armenia. [ad] Fears of
10 months ago
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov holds a press conference with members of press correspondents to the United Nations (ACANU) in Geneva on September 13, 2023 as tensions spiralled between arch-rivals Azerbaijan and Armenia over Azerbaijan's separatist Armenian-populated region of Nagorno-Karabakh. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Azerbaijan ready to allow ‘regular’ aid access to Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan said Wednesday it was prepared to allow the Red Cross to bring humanitarian aid into the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh on a “regular basis”, accusing Armenian separatists of blocking access. [ad]
10 months ago
Police officers detain an opposition supporter who along with others attempted to block streets in the capital Yerevan on May 17, 2022. - Since mid-April, opposition parties have been staging rallies demanding Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's resignation over his handling of a territorial dispute with Azerbaijan. Arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan fought two wars -- in 2020 and in the 1990s -- over the long-contested region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Six-weeks of fighting in autumn 2020 claimed more than 6,500 lives and ended with a Russian-brokered ceasefire agreement. Under the deal, Armenia ceded swathes of territory it had controlled for decades, and Russia deployed some 2,000 peacekeepers to oversee the truce. (Photo by Karen MINASYAN / AFP)

Armenia and Azerbaijan trade fire along border

Armenia and Azerbaijan on Thursday blamed each other for an exchange of fire along their restive border, which killed one person and wounded four, days ahead of EU-hosted peace talks. [ad] The
1 year ago
Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca (L), European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (C) and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis (R) arrive for the signing of an Agreement on Strategic Partnership in the Field of Green Energy Development and Transmission between the governments of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary, at the presidential Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest on December 17, 2022. (Photo by Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP)

EU, Azerbaijan launch Black Sea electricity link

Azerbaijan agreed Saturday to supply the European Union with electricity via a subsea cable, inking a deal in Bucharest as the bloc diversifies energy supply away from Russia ...
2 years ago
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