Thousands rally for Pashinyan as Armenia PM slams ‘coup attempt’

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has accused top military officers of attempting a coup after the army demanded his resignation, prompting a rally of thousands of supporters. The army’s demand, in a written statement on Thursday, came in response to his handling of the country’s conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, which ended in November last year […]

Nikol Pashinyan: From street protester to embattled Armenian PM

Pashinyan has faced calls to quit from critics angered by his handling of last year’s Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan finds himself at the centre of a political crisis after the army demanded he resign, a move he said looked like an attempted military coup. Here are some highlights from the 45-year-old’s rise […]

Protests rock Armenia as PM slams ‘coup’ attempt: Live updates

DEVELOPING STORY Nikol Pashinyan is under mounting pressure to resign over his handling of the recent conflict with Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has accused top military officers of attempting a coup after they demanded he step down, adding fuel to months-long protests calling for his resignation. Anti-government sentiment swelled last November […]

Armenia PM warns of coup attempt after army seeks his resignation

Tensions between Nikol Pashinyan and the military are rising as a new protest movement against the PM gains momentum. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has warned of an “attempted coup” against him as he fired a top army official in response to the military’s call for his resignation. Pashinyan has faced protests and calls to […]

Armenia protests: PM Pashinyan faces fresh calls to quit

Nikol Pashinyan is facing renewed calls for his resignation as his opponents condemn his handling of the recent conflict with Azerbaijan. Months-long calls for Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign escalated again on Tuesday, as thousands of protesters staged the third demonstration in a week demanding he quit over his handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh […]

The key to lasting peace in the Caucasus is reconciliation

On January 30, the trilateral working group comprised of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, which was formed in the wake of last year’s devastating 44-day conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh to oversee the re-establishment of transport links between the warring nations, held its first meeting in Moscow. The meeting, co-chaired by the deputy prime ministers of each country, […]

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia, Azerbaijan ‘violated laws of war’

Azerbaijan and Armenia violated international humanitarian law in recent fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, Amnesty International has said, as the rights group accused both sides of indiscriminately killing civilians. In a report published on Thursday, it said there was “clear evidence” Armenian and Azeri troops had repeatedly attacked residential areas far from the front lines in last […]

Azerbaijani prisoner released by Armenia alleges torture

Baku, Azerbaijan – Dilgam Asgarov’s mother is buried in Kalbajar district, the region in Azerbaijan where he was born. As a young man, still grieving and in pain, he used to visit her grave frequently. But in the early 1990s, when Armenia-backed forces captured the area as part of a bloody war with Azerbaijan over […]

Conspiracy theories in Armenia have put NGO work in danger

Two weeks after the war in Nagorno-Karabakh started, the phone rang at “Article 3” Human Rights Club founded by our NGO For Equal Rights. I picked up and heard a panicked voice on the other end. It was Elya, an internally-displaced woman from Nagorno-Karabakh, who had just hitchhiked from the war zone to the Armenian […]

Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan says one dead in Armenian attack

Azerbaijan defence ministry says one soldier has been killed and another injured in an ambush in Khojavend. Azerbaijan’s defence ministry says its army units were attacked by “an illegal Armenian armed group” in Nagorno-Karabakh, killing one Azerbaijani serviceman and wounding another. The ministry said the attack took place in the Khojavend region on Sunday afternoon […]

Armenia’s leader backs early vote next year after mass protests

The opposition is calling for PM Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation over his handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has backed the prospect of early parliamentary elections next year, after huge protests over his handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. Pashinyan wrote on Facebook on Friday that he was inviting […]

Nagorno-Karabakh: How did Azerbaijan triumph over Armenia?

Azerbaijan’s 44 day offensive abruptly reshaped a decades-long, WWI-like trench war over Nagorno-Karabakh, an impoverished, breakaway region that is inside Azerbaijan’s borders but run by ethnic Armenians. Since the mid-1990s, when the battle over Nagorno-Karabakh killed more than 30,000 people and displaced up to a million, the conflict has long been written off as one […]

Hundreds protest in Armenia after PM ignores deadline to resign

Pashinyan’s opponents want him out over what they say was his disastrous handling of the recent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Opposition demonstrators have blocked the streets of Armenia’s capital to mark the start of a protest campaign after Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan ignored their call to step down over a ceasefire deal struck with Azerbaijan. Chanting “Nikol, […]

Azerbaijan says 2,783 soldiers killed in Nagorno-Karabakh clashes

For the first time, Baku announces military death toll from six weeks of fighting over region. Azerbaijan has said that 2,783 of its soldiers were killed during its conflict with ethnic Armenian forces over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, and that more than 100 of its troops were still missing. Azerbaijan had until Thursday not disclosed any […]

Putin hails Armenian PM’s ‘courage’ in signing Karabakh deal

Russian president calls Pashinyan’s decisions surrounding the ending of the conflict ‘necessary’ but ‘painful’. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hailed Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s “courage” in agreeing to a peace deal over Nagorno-Karabakh that triggered a backlash against the leader at home. Armenia signed a Russian-brokered accord with Azerbaijan on November 9 after […]

Azerbaijan fully reclaims lands around Nagorno-Karabakh

Soldiers have hoisted the Azerbaijani flag in the final district given up by Armenia under a peace deal that ended weeks of fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. A convoy of Azerbaijani military trucks entered the Lachin district overnight, taking over the last of three regions around Karabakh handed over by Armenia under the Russian-brokered […]

Azeris call for France to lose Nagorno-Karabakh mediation role

The move comes as an attempt to punish the French Senate for adopting a resolution backing the region’s independence. Azerbaijan’s parliament called on Thursday for France to be stripped of its mediation role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to punish the French Senate for adopting a resolution backing the region’s independence. The French resolution adopted on […]

Baku to probe alleged war crimes by Azerbaijan and Armenia

During clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh, Azeri and Armenian soldiers were accused of executions, defiling bodies. Baku is investigating alleged war crimes committed by Armenian and Azerbaijani forces during six weeks of fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, the country’s prosecutor general said on Wednesday. Azerbaijan and Armenia have traded accusations of war crimes in fierce fighting […]

Armenian economy minister tenders resignation amid protests #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Tigran Khachatryan’s move comes as the government is under pressure to quit, after agreeing to end the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Armenian economy minister Tigran Khachatryan has tendered his resignation, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following criticism of the government over a peace agreement that secured advances for Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh after six weeks of fighting. The […]

The EU suffered a major loss in Nagorno-Karabakh #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Earlier this month Russian President Vladimir Putin huddled with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and in a few hours hammered out a peace agreement to stop the month-long Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. The peace deal is incredibly short, explicit and to the point. Armenia was spared a total defeat. Azerbaijan […]

Armenian defence minister tenders resignation: Report #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Davit Tonoyan’s reported resignation comes after foreign minister quit and as the PM is under pressure over the Nagorno-Karabakh deal. Armenian Defence Minister Davit Tonoyan has tendered his resignation, an Armenian newspaper reported on Friday. The Aravot daily reported the development; Tonoyan has held the position since May 2018. His resignation comes after Foreign Minister […]