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

Armenian police arrest opposition leader, others over protest against Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire deal

Armenian police arrested an opposition leader and several others who tried to stage a rally on Wednesday demanding Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan resign over a ceasefire deal that ended fighting with Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. The protesters briefly chanted “Nikol is a traitor!” before they were detained in the capital Yerevan, but others started gathering to… Read More Armenian police arrest opposition leader, others over protest against Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire deal

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

U.S. announces new ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

The United States on Sunday said a new humanitarian ceasefire will take effect on Monday in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, even as fresh fighting erupted between the two sides who blame each other for the failure of previous truces. The ceasefire is due to take effect at 8… Read More U.S. announces new ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

New clashes impedes ceasefire agreement in Nagorno-Karabakh region

A ceasefire in the mountain territory of Nagorno-Karabakh was under severe strain on Tuesday after new clashes between Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces in their deadliest fighting since the 1990s. The ceasefire, agreed on Saturday, has had little impact on fighting that began on September 27, despite concerns it could spark a wider conflict involving… Read More New clashes impedes ceasefire agreement in Nagorno-Karabakh region