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

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

Armenia, Azerbaijan meet in Geneva to discuss resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met international mediators in Geneva on Friday in the latest round of talks to resolve conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, where hundreds have been killed in more than a month of fighting. The ministers are meeting envoys from France, Russia and the United States, co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group… Read More Armenia, Azerbaijan meet in Geneva to discuss resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Civilians dead as Azerbaijan, Armenia trade accusations on shelling in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of killing civilians by shelling cities in and around Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday, in an escalation of a month-long conflict over the mountain enclave that has defied three ceasefires. Azerbaijan said 21 people were killed when Armenian shells hit the town of Barda, northeast of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenian-backed officials in Nagorno-Karabakh… Read More Civilians dead as Azerbaijan, Armenia trade accusations on shelling in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region