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The Caucasus, or Caucasia, is a region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and mainly occupied by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and south western Russia. [Wikipedia]

Baku warns Armenia against 'illegal' force deployments

BAKU, AzerbaijanAzerbaijan on Sunday warned Armenia not to deploy new troops to its territories. In a Foreign Ministry statement, Baku said that deploying its forces in internationally recognized territories of...

Armenian president rejects army chief’s dismissal

YERIVAN, Armenia Armenian President Armen Sargsyan on Saturday rejected a prime ministerial order to sack the army’s chief of General Staff. “The sole purpose of the President is to protect the...

Azerbaijan marks 29th anniversary of Khojaly massacre

BAKU, Azerbaijan The Azerbaijani capital Baku on Friday commemorated the anniversary of the Khojaly massacre, in which hundreds of Azerbaijani citizens were killed by Armenian forces 29 years ago. On Feb....

‘Armenia has never been in such a pathetic situation’

BAKU, Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan’s president criticized Armenia on Thursday, saying internal conflicts occur almost daily in the country and the principles of democracy are ignored.  “Armenia has never been in such a...

EU urges calm amid political tension in Armenia

BRUSSELS The EU Thursday urged all political actors in Armenia to avoid further escalation of tensions. “The European Union is following developments in Armenia very closely. We ask all actors for...

Putin, Pashinyan discuss political crisis in Armenia

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the political crisis in Armenia with the country's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the Kremlin said on Thursday. Putin urged Armenia to maintain order and peace...
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NATO urges democracy in Armenia

ANKARA NATO encouraged democracy in Armenia on Thursday amid growing tension between the military and prime minister. “We are closely monitoring developments in our partner country Armenia. It’s important to avoid...

Armenian military maintains call for premier to resign

YEREVAN, Armenia The Armenian military on Thursday maintained its call for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign, saying the call was not made under any pressure. In a statement, the General...

Turkey: Scholarships for Azerbaijani martyrs' children

ANKARA  Turkey's Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) is offering private scholarships to the children of Azerbaijanis martyred in clashes with Armenia, a Turkish official announced Sunday. YTB chairman...

Karabakh war: Fallen Azerbaijani hero remembered

BAKU, Azerbaijan  Azerbaijani defense officials have shared the story of a decorated army officer martyred during the recent clashes to liberate Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Upper Karabakh, from Armenia. On Dec....

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Turkey to cement cultural ties with Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda Turkey will establish a cultural institute in Uganda to promote cultural ties, the Turkish ambassador to Uganda said on Friday. After a meeting with...

Indonesia's Mt. Merapi volcano spewing lava

JAKARTA, Indonesia Mt. Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia released incandescent lava 81 times in a span of just 12 hours on Friday with a maximum...

Somalia: Casualties feared as car bomb hits Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia Several people are feared dead or injured after a car bomb blast has targeted a busy restaurant near Mogadishu seaport on Friday evening,...

Turkey reports over 11,300 new coronavirus infections

ANKARA Turkey on Friday reported 11,302 new coronavirus cases, including 698 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry. The total number of cases in the country...

Second US lawmaker sues Trump over Capitol riot

WASHINGTON Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell on Friday become the second lawmaker to sue former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in inciting the fatal...