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"Soviet authorities, as well as the Azerbaijani leadership showed inability to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Baku, as well as the then-leadership of Azerbaijan were silent about what happened 30 years ago in Nagorno-Karabakh. They did not take any pragmatic steps to prevent the conflict," ...
Two years ago, Azerbaijani troops entered the village of Talish, less than a kilometer from the line of contact separating Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in Nagorno-Karabakh. In the fighting that ensued, Armenian forces managed to beat back the advance, but the village of about 540 residents - all ...

Bako Sahakyan "represents" the Nagorno-Karabakh region (as well as seven surrounding regions), which is internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan that Armenian armed forces invaded during the 1988-94 Karabakh War. The putative "statehood" of Nagorno-Karabakh's separatist regime is ...
The de facto president of Nagorno Karabakh, Bako Sahakyan, has made an unprecedented visit to Washington to try to boost American support for the unrecognized state. Azerbaijan, which claims Karabakh as its own, called the trip a "serious blow" to US-Azerbaijan relations and threatened to retaliate.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on March 14 called on the international community to exert pressure on Armenia to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "We want all sovereign rights of Azerbaijan to be protected," Yıldırım told state-owned Azerbaijan Television (AZ TV) in the Azeri capital ...
The U.S. position regarding Nagorno-Karabakh remains unchanged: the United States does not recognize the de-facto regime in Nagorno-Karabakh, nor does any other country, including Armenia. The U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan told this Trend on March 13 commenting on the visit of Bako Sahakyan, ...

Dedicated to clearing landmines across the world, The HALO Trust has been operating in Nagorno- Karabakh since 2000. In 2015, HALO employed its first, female de-mining team; there are now 11 women, with more undergoing training this year. Defying traditional gender roles, they are able to provide ...
During this time the Azerbaijani armed forces fired around 3,000 shots toward the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR) military positions, and from different-caliber shooting weapons, the Artsakh Ministry of Defense (MOD) informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. The Defense Army ...
Deputy Foreign Minister of the Artsakh Republic Aleksanyan noted, “Nagorno Karabakh is not merely a name of a conflict, it is a place where people live. These people were destined to fight for their right to live.” As proof of Artsakh's determination to build a strong democratic state, Aleksanyan emphasized ...
But I have the impression that especially on Nagorno-Karabakh the international community has switched its ambition from achieving a comprehensive solution and long lasting peace to simply avoiding war. That is not sustainable and has to be reversed. The OSCE PA can play a role but only when ...
Some positive dynamics has been observed in the Nagorno-Karabakh negotiation process recent months, but also counter-productive statements have resonated, writes Gulshan Pashayeva. Dr Gulshan Pashayeva is deputy director of the Centre for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of ...
MUNICH, Germany -- A minor kerfuffle broke out between Armenia's president and an Azerbaijani diplomat during a panel discussion at a high-profile security conference in Germany on February 17 as the two men traded accusations over Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. The sharp ...
Although high expectations were placed on the last meeting of the Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs and the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in Krakow, no serious development was achieved during the talks. The only noteworthy point was the discussion over expanding the Office of Andrzej Kasprzyk, the Personal ...
Conscripts stand against a wall in the yard of their military base in the Martuni region of Nagorno Karabakh. Conscription is mandatory in Armenia; all 18-year-old males have to complete two years of military service before they can continue their studies or work. Many are sent to the Karabakh region and ...
For three decades the border between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan has echoed with the crack of gunfire: the ceaseless noise of the oldest 'frozen conflict' in the former USSR. Yet for those living in Nagorno-Karabakh since the ceasefire of 1994 was signed, this border has seemed to drift further and ...
The employees of Great Britain's HALO Trust organization were injured in a landmine explosion in Azerbaijan's occupied territory. There are killed and injured in the explosion, a representative of HALO Trust in Khankendi told news.am, APA reports. According to Shamshyan.com website, three people ...

It is necessary to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as early as possible, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said at the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition dedicated to the 26th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide. The event was held at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on February 28.
On February 20, 1988, the extraordinary session of People's Deputies of the Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Region appealed to the Supreme Soviet Councils of Armenian and Azerbaijani Soviet Socialist Republics to consider the issue of transferring the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (Region) ...
Three people working for a land-mine clearing charity have been killed after their vehicle hit a mine in Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, officials said. A spokeswoman for the de facto health ministry in Nagorno-Karabakh, Maya Azatian, told RFE/RL that two other people who were in ...
“Egypt wants the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to be settled in accordance with the will of the Azerbaijani people,” said Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry as he met with Azerbaijan's Minister of Economy Shahin Mustafayev in Cairo. They discussed prospects for the development ...
The Egyptian foreign minister noted that he supports peaceful settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Egypt wants the conflict be settled in accordance with international law and the wishes of the Azerbaijani people, Shoukry said. At the meeting, the sides also exchanged views on ...
A fierce war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. As a result of the war, Armenian armed forces occupied some 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory which includes Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts (Lachin, Kalbajar, Aghdam, Fuzuli, ...
The analyst stressed it is the key argument behind the sacred struggle of Nagorno-Karabakh. According to Kolerov, despite the challenges, 'the scientific, historical and public feelings do not follow the trail of hardships, but rather the apparent historical justice'. He also cited the statistical figures, according to ...
“I've said many times that justice requires to accept that Nagorno Karabakh will never return to be part of Azerbaijan. Recently I even talked about the fact that actually Azerbaijan was declared an independent state after the collapse of the Soviet Union and nobody paid proper attention to the fact that at that ...
But I have the impression that especially on Nagorno-Karabakh the international community has switched its ambition from achieving a comprehensive solution and long lasting peace to simply avoiding war. That is not sustainable and has to be reversed. The OSCE PA can play a role but only when ...
Some positive dynamics has been observed in the Nagorno-Karabakh negotiation process recent months, but also counter-productive statements have resonated, writes Gulshan Pashayeva. Dr Gulshan Pashayeva is deputy director of the Centre for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of ...
Although high expectations were placed on the last meeting of the Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs and the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in Krakow, no serious development was achieved during the talks. The only noteworthy point was the discussion over expanding the Office of Andrzej Kasprzyk, the Personal ...
Conscripts stand against a wall in the yard of their military base in the Martuni region of Nagorno Karabakh. Conscription is mandatory in Armenia; all 18-year-old males have to complete two years of military service before they can continue their studies or work. Many are sent to the Karabakh region and ...
The Azerbaijani State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing People holds regular meetings and discussions with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Eldar Samadov, deputy head of the working group of the State Commission, said in an interview with Trend. “The issue ...
Azerbaijan informed the German side about the companies that illegally operate in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region. In turn, Buechele noted that he will study this issue and will inform the Azerbaijani side about this. The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when ...
... including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs have called on the sides to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to take additional steps to reduce tensions on the frontline. They made the remarks in the OSCE Minsk Group's statement issued on February 11, after the co-chairs' visit to the region. The co-chairs - Igor Popov of ...
Mammadyarov briefed his interlocutor on the negotiation process on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the fair position of Azerbaijan, as well as Armenia's looting and destruction of material, cultural, and religious heritage of the Azerbaijani people in the occupied ...
The attempted provocation by the Armenian Armed Forces on the Azerbaijan-Armenia state border on Feb. 11 testifies again to Armenia's policy to impede the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, Hikmat Hajiyev told Trend Feb. 12. "Practice ...
The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group has called on the sides to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to take additional steps to reduce tensions. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stephane Visconti of France, and Andrew Schofer of the United States of America, ...
“Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains a very serious challenge. Resumption of high level dialogue in Vienna, St. Petersburg and Geneva is an important development. We would like to see the parties following up on the agreement to intensify negotiations and reduce tensions on the line of conflict.
Three travelers from Lithuania and Latvia decided to go to Nagorno-Karabakh and see the place most people often hear about in the context of conflict, 15min reports. Stanislav Gorbunov, Alexander Alimov and Ivar Utanan from Travelblog.com explored this poorly-known place for tourists and created a ...
Three travelers from Lithuania and Latvia decided to go to Nagorno-Karabakh and see the place most people often hear about in the context of conflict, 15min reports. Stanislav Gorbunov, Alexander Alimov and Ivar Utanan from Travelblog.com explored this poorly-known place for tourists and created a ...
American co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Andrew Schofer and US ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta have visited a newly-built block for IDPs in Masazir settlement, Absheron region. Deputy chair of the State Committee for Refugees and IDPs Fuad Huseynov highlighted what the Azerbaijani ...
For three decades the border between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan has echoed with the crack of gunfire: the ceaseless noise of the oldest 'frozen conflict' in the former USSR. Yet for those living in Nagorno-Karabakh since the ceasefire of 1994 was signed, this border has seemed to drift further and ...
Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR) Minister of Defense and Defense Army Commander Levon Mnatsakanyan on Sunday received a group of MPs from Armenia, and who are in Artsakh on a working visit. Mnatsakanyan presented the situation at the Line of Contact between the ...
Kazakh businessman Kairat Boranbayev did not finance the reconstruction of a mosque in Shusha city, the press service of the Kazakh embassy in Azerbaijan told Trend. "According to the available information, Kairat Boranbayev never visited Nagorno-Karabakh, and didn't plan financing any projects there ...
OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Igor Popov (Russia), Andrew Schofer (USA) and Stefan Visconti (France) will visit the occupied territories of Azerbaijan as part of their scheduled trip to the region. The Minsk Group co-chairs will visit Nagorno-Karabakh after holding meetings with the Armenian leadership in ...
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has lasted for more than 25 years and is known as one of the most protracted and bloody conflicts throughout the world. Since the beginning of the Armenia's occupational policy against Azerbaijan, as a result of which 20% of the territory of ...
YEREVAN — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is to deploy seven more ceasefire monitors in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone under an Armenian-Azerbaijani agreement finalized last week, a senior Russian negotiator said on Friday. The Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ...
Poland will continue efforts to promote a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Polish Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued on the Krakow meeting. “The Foreign Ministry welcomes the outcome of the Krakow meeting of the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Edward ...
The recent interview of Iranian Shargh newspaper with the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Foreign Minister Masis Mailyan has not just showed Stepanakert's plans and cooperation vectors with Tehran, its vision of the regional and global politics, but also sparked mass media outcry in Artsakh ...
This second visit again includes consultations with the Azerbaijani leadership. I plan to discuss issues that fall within my mandate which concerns conflicts in the region, including of course the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict but also more broadly on regional security and cooperation. I am certainly interested in ...
“The people of Nagorno-Karabakh have the right to choose their destiny just like other peoples,” Dominique de Buman said during an official visit to Armenia on Tuesday. Addressing the Armenian parliament, he also called for a peaceful resolution of the Karabakh conflict. Dominique de Buman also ...


 

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