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, […]

Pirates kill 1, kidnap 15 crew on Turkish ship off West Africa

Vessel was sailing from Lagos to Cape Town when it was attacked northwest of Sao Tome and Principe. Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one, and Turkey’s military was planning a rescue operation on Sunday. Turkey’s Maritime Directorate said the crew initially locked themselves in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UAE’s MBZ was known as ‘the boss’ at Banque Havilland

Financier David Rowland, who used Britain’s Prince Andrew as an unofficial door opener, has another close relationship with a member of royalty. This one lives in the Middle East, and executives at Rowland’s Banque Havilland referred to him as “the Boss.” A trove of emails, documents and legal filings reviewed by Bloomberg News, as well as interviews […]

Azerbaijan celebrates Nagorno-Karabakh victory, Erdogan attends

More than 3,000 soldiers took part in the military parade as Turkish president reaffirms alliance and condemns Armenia. A military parade was held on Thursday in the Azerbaijani capital in celebration of the peace deal with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh that saw Azerbaijan reclaim much of the breakaway region along with surrounding areas. The agreement took […]

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 […]

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 […]

Turkey seeks approval to deploy peacekeepers in Azerbaijan #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Russia, which is deploying troops to Nagorno-Karabakh to oversee the peace deal, previously said Turkish troops would not be joining them. Turkey’s government has submitted a motion to parliament, seeking its approval to deploy peacekeepers to monitor a ceasefire agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the state-run news agency reported. Turkey, which threw its weight behind […]