Azerbaijan hands over fifteen Armenian prisoners in exchange for map showing landmines

Azerbaijan said on Saturday it had handed over 15 Armenian prisoners in exchange for a map detailing the location of landmines in Agdam, a region relinquished by ethnic Armenian forces as a part of a deal to end a six-week war last year. A Russian-brokered ceasefire halted fighting that saw the Azeri army drive ethnic… Read More Azerbaijan hands over fifteen Armenian prisoners in exchange for map showing landmines

Two Azeri journalists, local official dead following landmine explosion near disputed Karabakh region

Two journalists and a local official were killed on Friday in a landmine explosion in Azerbaijan’s Kalbajar district on territory that was vacated by ethnic Armenian forces in November, the general prosecutor’s office said. A cameraman for state-controlled AzTV and a correspondent for the Azerbaijan State News Agency were killed when their vehicle hit an… Read More Two Azeri journalists, local official dead following landmine explosion near disputed Karabakh region

Azeri forces capture six Armenian soldiers amid border dispute

Azerbaijan captured six Armenian servicemen in the early hours of Thursday morning, the defence ministries of both countries said, the latest twist in a simmering border dispute. The Azeri defence ministry accused the Armenian soldiers of trying to cross into Azeri territory. Armenia’s defence ministry said its soldiers had been carrying out engineering work in… Read More Azeri forces capture six Armenian soldiers amid border dispute

Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan warns of attempted coup as army demands his resignation

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan condemned what he said was an attempted coup after the army demanded he quit on Thursday, and told a rally of thousands of supporters that only the people could decide his future. The army’s demand, in a written statement, plunged the impoverished former Soviet republic of less than 3 million… Read More Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan warns of attempted coup as army demands his resignation

Armenia and Azerbaijan begin exchange of prisoners following Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Armenia and Azerbaijan have begun exchanging groups of prisoners of war, part of an “all for all” swap mediated by Russia after a bloody conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave, Russia’s defence ministry said on Tuesday. The six-week conflict between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces over the region and its surrounding areas was brought to a… Read More Armenia and Azerbaijan begin exchange of prisoners following Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Armenian security forces foil assassination attempt on PM Nikol Pashinyan

Armenia prevented an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the seizure of power by a group of former officials, the National Security Service (NSS) said on Saturday. Pashinyan had come under pressure with thousands of demonstrators protesting since Tuesday and demanding he resign over a ceasefire that secured territorial advances for Azerbaijan in… Read More Armenian security forces foil assassination attempt on PM Nikol Pashinyan

Armenians set houses on fire before handover of village to Azerbaijan

Still wearing the camouflage fatigues in which he had fought against Azeri forces a week earlier, Arsen, an ethnic Armenian, lit a fire on Saturday under his sister’s dining room table in the small village of Charektar. As the flames took hold with the help of strips of cardboard, he used a wooden chair to… Read More Armenians set houses on fire before handover of village to Azerbaijan

Russia deploys peacekeeping troops to Nagorno-Karabkah following ceasefire agreement

Russian peacekeeping troops deployed to the war-ravaged enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh in the early hours of Tuesday as part of a ceasefire deal President Vladimir Putin said should pave the way for a lasting political settlement of the conflict there. The deal, agreed by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia, ushered in a full ceasefire from midnight Moscow… Read More Russia deploys peacekeeping troops to Nagorno-Karabkah following ceasefire agreement