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Former state minister of Nagorno-Karabakh arrested by Azerbaijan – The Guardian

 

Selected Articles – Michael Novakhov’s favorite articles on Inoreader – The News And Times
NPR News: 09-27-2023 11AM EDT
NPR News: 09-27-2023 11AM EDT
 
Former state minister of Nagorno-Karabakh arrested by Azerbaijan – The Guardian
Former state minister of Nagorno-Karabakh arrested by Azerbaijan  The Guardian
 

Сontinuous illegal presence of Armenian military forces in Azerbaijan couldn’t go on endlessly – official
There is no way that this continued illegal presence of Armenian armed forces in the sovereign territory of Azerbaijan, as well as fake “state structures” could continue to exist, Representative of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan for Special Assignments Elchin Amirbayov told BBC, Azernews reports.
 
Azerbaijan Arrests Former Artsakh State Minister Ruben Vardanyan … – Asbarez Armenian News
Azerbaijan Arrests Former Artsakh State Minister Ruben Vardanyan …  Asbarez Armenian News
 
BBC reports from Nagorno-Karabakh border amid panic – BBC
BBC reports from Nagorno-Karabakh border amid panic  BBC
 

Hakan Fidan mulls regional issues with Armenian FM
A telephone conversation took place between the foreign ministers of Türkiye and Armenia, Hakan Fidan and Ararat Mirzoyan
 

Booby traps being neutralized in Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
The Azerbaijani army’s engineer-sapper units are taking measures on clearing the territory of mines and unexploded ordnance in the Karabakh region
 
Azerbaijan arrests former Karabakh leader as Armenian exodus grows – The Independent
Azerbaijan arrests former Karabakh leader as Armenian exodus grows  The Independent
 

 

Death toll rises in blast that killed dozens of Armenian refugees
LONDON — At least 68 people were killed and 105 are still missing from an explosion that tore through a makeshift gas station being used by ethnic Armenians on Monday night as thousands sought to flee the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, according to local authorities.The newly revised death toll followed a statement earlier from Armenia’s health…
 
Armenian Exodus Passes 50000 as US Presses Azerbaijan on Safety – Bloomberg
Armenian Exodus Passes 50000 as US Presses Azerbaijan on Safety  Bloomberg
 

 
NPR News: 09-27-2023 10AM EDT
NPR News: 09-27-2023 10AM EDT
 
‘Where are France, America and Charles Michel?’ Armenians rage … – POLITICO Europe
‘Where are France, America and Charles Michel?’ Armenians rage …  POLITICO Europe
 

President Ilham Aliyev receives US delegation
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received U.S President’s special representative, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Samantha Power, U.S Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Yuri Kim and US State Department’s Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations…
 
Azerbaijan says it has detained Ruben Vardanyan, the former head of Nagorno-Karabakh’s separatist government – ABC News
Azerbaijan says it has detained Ruben Vardanyan, the former head of Nagorno-Karabakh’s separatist government  ABC News
 
President Ilham Aliyev receives US delegation – AzerNews.Az
President Ilham Aliyev receives US delegation  AzerNews.Az
 

Former Nagorno-Karabakh leader arrested as half of population flee to Armenia
The former head of Nagorno-Karabakh’s separatist government was arrested as he tried to cross into Armenia on Wednesday, Azerbaijani authorities said.Ruben Vardanyan was one of more than 50,000 people to cross into Armenia from the separatist region, almost half of its 120,000 population, since Azerbaijan lifted its nine-month blockade on the enclave…
 
Former Nagorno-Karabakh leader arrested as half of population flee … – The National
Former Nagorno-Karabakh leader arrested as half of population flee …  The National
 
Former Nagorno-Karabakh State Minister Ruben Vardanyan detained by Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan has detained Nagorno-Karabakh’s former state minister, Ruben Vardanyan, as he attempted to cross the Lachin checkpoint into Armenia.  Vardanyan, a Russian-Armenian businessperson and billionaire, was detained on Wednesday, as announced by Azerbaijan’s State Border Service. The announcement stated that Vardanyan had illegally entered Azerbaijan,…
 
Задержан бывший лидер де-факто правительства Карабаха
Азербайджанская сторона задержала бывшего лидера Карабаха Рубена Варданяна. Как пишет BBC, бывшего лидера сепаратистского правительства арестовали, когда он покидал Карабах и пытался перебраться в Армению через Лачинский коридор. Жена Варданяна обратилась за поддержкой, чтобы обеспечить его безопасное освобождение. «Рубен поддерживал народ Арсаха во…
 

Azerbaijan Arrests Former Artsakh State Minister Ruben Vardanyan
Former Artsakh State Minister Ruben Vardanyan was reportedly apprehended by Azerbaijani border guards at the Lachin corridor on Wednesday, his wife, Veronica Zonabend said in a statement. “My husband, Ruben Vardanyan, the philanthropist, businessman and former minister of state of Artsakh, has been arrested and is being held captive by the Azerbaijani…
 
El Presidente de Azerbaiyán recibió a la Representante Especial … – AZERTAC Espanol
El Presidente de Azerbaiyán recibió a la Representante Especial …  AZERTAC Espanol
 
Azerbaijan says 192 of its troops were killed in last week’s offensive … – Daily Journal
Azerbaijan says 192 of its troops were killed in last week’s offensive …  Daily Journal
 
Is the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict over? – GZERO Media
Is the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict over?  GZERO Media
 

В Карабахском регионе Азербайджана обезврежены мины-ловушки – ВИДЕО
В Карабахском регионе Азербайджана обезврежены мины-ловушки – ВИДЕО Инженерно-сапёрные подразделения Азербайджанской Армии принимают меры по очистке от мин и неразорвавшихся боеприпасов территории в Карабахском регионе. Значительное…
 

Booby traps are being neutralized in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan – VIDEO
Booby traps are being neutralized in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan – VIDEO The Azerbaijan Army’s engineer-sapper units are taking measures on clearing the territory of mines and unexploded ordnance in the Karabakh region….
 
Top US diplomat, Azerbaijani president discuss situation in Karabakh – Anadolu Agency | English
Top US diplomat, Azerbaijani president discuss situation in Karabakh  Anadolu Agency | English
 

US Targets Iran Drone Procurement Network, Accuses it of Aiding Russia
The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a network it said was helping procure sensitive parts for Iran’s drone program, and accused Tehran of supplying Russia with drones to support Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.   The network has facilitated shipments and financial transactions in support of the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards…
 
Israel says it foiled Iranian plot to target, spy on senior Israeli politicians – The San Diego Union-Tribune
Israel says it foiled Iranian plot to target, spy on senior Israeli politicians  The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
US calls for international observers as population of Nagorno-Karabakh flees
The US has called for an international mission to be deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh as the region’s population flees en masse. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reportedly made the call in a phone conversation with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday. According to State Department spokesman Matthew Miller, Aliyev agreed to an observation…
 

President Ilham Aliyev receives US delegation
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received US President’s special representative, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Samantha Power, Principal Deputy Assistant US Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Yuri Kim and US State Department’s Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations…
 

President Ilham Aliyev receives US delegation
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received US President’s special representative, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Samantha Power, Principal Deputy Assistant US Secretary of State for E
 
Ex-FBI agent linked to Russian oligarch admits to concealing … – SaltWire NS
Ex-FBI agent linked to Russian oligarch admits to concealing …  SaltWire NS
 
Israel’s Massive Supply of Sophisticated Weapons to Azerbaijan … Israeli Weapons Fuel Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict and Grease Palms of Corrupt Elite … Armenian Officials Hacked With Israeli Spyware. The Suspect: Azerbaijan
 Israel’s Massive Supply of Sophisticated Weapons to AzerbaijanOn March 5, the Israeli Haaretz newspaper published an astounding article titled, “92 Flights from Israeli Base Reveal Arms Exports to Azerbaijan.” The article reported that on March 2, Azerbaijan’s Silk Way Airlines’ cargo plane landed in Israel’s Ovda military airport. Two hours later,…
 
As Menendez’s Star Rose, Fears of Corruption Cast a Persistent … – The New York Times
As Menendez’s Star Rose, Fears of Corruption Cast a Persistent …  The New York Times
 
Kostin in Washington discusses cooperation with FBI in combating crimes against cultural heritage – Ukrinform
Kostin in Washington discusses cooperation with FBI in combating crimes against cultural heritage  Ukrinform
 
FBI and European partners seize major malware network in blow to global cybercrime – WWNY
FBI and European partners seize major malware network in blow to global cybercrime  WWNY
 

47 thousand 115 people forcibly displaced from Nagorno Karabakh … Are you happy now, Mr. Netanyahu, the King of Israel? Is this what you wanted? Is your bottom line good from the sale of the Israeli high precision weapons to Azerbaijan? Did it help you in your peace efforts with Saudis? Mazel Tov!
As long as your Chabad rabbis (your money changers) claim that ziz iz NOT – NOT!!! what happened to the Jews, you can sleep soundly. Selected Articles – The News And Times47 thousand 115 people forcibly displaced from Nagorno Karabakh crossed the border of Armenia. BaghdasaryanAs of 8 o’clock in the morning, 42 thousand 502 people forcibly displaced…
 
FBI and European partners seize major malware network in blow to global cybercrime – KTRE
FBI and European partners seize major malware network in blow to global cybercrime  KTRE
 
Trump RICO judge issues order to protect jurors from being doxxed and threatened during trial – Law & Crime
Trump RICO judge issues order to protect jurors from being doxxed and threatened during trial  Law & Crime
 
The Still Ongoing Investigation into Where that Robert Menendez … – Emptywheel
The Still Ongoing Investigation into Where that Robert Menendez …  Emptywheel
 
95% of FBI agents aren’t trained on facial recognition tech but still use it anyway – Boing Boing
95% of FBI agents aren’t trained on facial recognition tech but still use it anyway  Boing Boing
 
Ex-FBI agent linked to Russian oligarch admits to concealing payments
WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – A former senior FBI agent pleaded guilty on Friday to a charge that he concealed $225,000 in cash payments from a former Albanian intelligence officer and…
 
Ex-FBI counterintelligence chief pleads guilty to concealing cash … – CNN
Charles McGonigal, who led the FBI’s counterintelligence division in New York, arrives at court in Manhattan on February 9, 2023.
 

Armenia applies to European Court of Human Rights over capture of Ruben Vardanyan by Azerbaijan
Armenia applies to European Court of Human Rights over capture of Ruben Vardanyan by Azerbaijanposted at 13:58:53 UTC via armenpress.am 16:40, 27 September 2023YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 27, ARMENPRESS. The Government of Armenia has applied to the European Court of Human Rights over the capture of Ruben Vardanyan by Azeri authorities in the illegal checkpoint…
 

Former Nagorno-Karabakh State Minister Ruben Vardanyan detained by Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan has detained Nagorno-Karabakh’s former state minister, Ruben Vardanyan, as he attempted to cross the Lachin checkpoint into Armenia.  Vardanyan, a Russian-Armenian businessperson and billionaire, was detained on Wednesday, as announced by Azerbaijan’s State Border Service. The announcement stated that Vardanyan had illegally entered Azerbaijan,…
 
Former Nagorno-Karabakh State Minister Ruben Vardanyan … – OC Media
Former Nagorno-Karabakh State Minister Ruben Vardanyan …  OC Media
 

Travis King in US custody after being expelled by North Korea – BBC News
US soldier Travis King, who fled to North Korea in July, is in American custody after being expelled by Pyongyang, officials say. According to US media reports, Private King was transferred to US custody in China. The 23-year-old reconnaissance specialist illegally crossed into North Korea in July. His condition and the details of his confinement…
 

Armenia applies to European Court of Human Rights over capture of Ruben Vardanyan by Azerbaijan
16:40, 27 September 2023 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 27, ARMENPRESS. The Government of Armenia has applied to the European Court of Human Rights over the capture of Ruben Vardanyan by Azeri authorities in the illegal checkpoint in Lachin Corridor. Hasmik Samvelyan, the spokesperson of the Office of the Representative of Armenia on International Legal Matters,…
 
Azerbaijan arrests the former head of separatist government after … – The Washington Post
Azerbaijan arrests the former head of separatist government after …  The Washington Post
 

Боевая техника, оружие и боеприпасы, конфискованные в Карабахском регионе – СПИСОК
Боевая техника, оружие и боеприпасы, конфискованные в Карабахском регионе – СПИСОК Информация о боевой технике, оружии и боеприпасах, конфискованных после завершения локальных антитеррористических мероприятий в Карабахском…
 

Military equipment, weapons and ammunition seized in the Karabakh region – LIST
Military equipment, weapons and ammunition seized in the Karabakh region – LIST Information on military equipment, weapons and ammunition seized after the completion of local anti-terror measures conducted in Azerbaijan’s…
 

Knesset can’t allow court ‘to lead us into void,’ says minister ahead of key hearing
Ministers Shlomo Karhi and Idit Silman paint High Court hearing on government recusal law as an attack on democracy
 

Ukrainian troops continue their offensive south of Bakhmut, 115 occupiers killed over day
Units of Ukrainian troops continue the offensive operation south of Bakhmut. In particular, over the past day, successes have been achieved in the areas of Klischiyivka, Otradovka and Shumy, said Illia Yevlash, head of the press service of the Eastern Grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
 
Trump Asked His Lawyers for Ways to Suppress His ‘Perfect Call’ – Rolling Stone
Trump Asked His Lawyers for Ways to Suppress His ‘Perfect Call’  Rolling Stone
 
PM hails EU Monitoring Mission as “symbol” of close cooperation … – Agenda.ge
PM hails EU Monitoring Mission as “symbol” of close cooperation …  Agenda.ge
 

Agency Chairman: Armenians of Karabakh will be able to use gov’t services
The Armenian residents of Karabakh will be able to benefit from government services when the time comes, the Chairman of the State Agency for the Provision of Services to Citizens and Social Innovation under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ul
 
Russia accuses Ukraine’s Western allies of helping attack its Black … – Arab News
Russia accuses Ukraine’s Western allies of helping attack its Black …  Arab News
 
How Putin’s war machine has been derailed after top brass are blown up & cut down by snipers leaving i… – The US Sun
How Putin’s war machine has been derailed after top brass are blown up & cut down by snipers leaving i…  The US Sun
 

Amazon faces lawsuit in landmark monopoly case
A federal lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission and 17 state attorneys general accuses retail giant Amazon of strong-arming businesses and harming consumers. CBS News’ Jo Ling Kent has the details.
 

Эти деньги их усиливают, – Подоляк объяснил, почему США выгодно поддерживать Украину
В Сенате США предложили одобрить проект временного бюджета на 45 дней. В проекте предусмотрено выделение более 6 миллиардов долларов на помощь Украине. Об уменьшении помощи Украине не говорится, Штаты продолжат поддерживать наше государство в полном объеме. Полный текст новости
 

 
Russians Ready for ‘Direct Conflict’ with NATO, Putin Ally Claims – Newsweek
Russians Ready for ‘Direct Conflict’ with NATO, Putin Ally Claims  Newsweek
 

Wagner Fighting in Ukraine Under MoD-Linked PMCs, Russia Says Canada Speaker Scapegoated in Nazi Row
Russia’s ministry of defence is recruiting former Wagner Group members for its own affiliated private military companies (PMCs), according to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). It cites a Russian military blogger, who claimed former Wagner personnel that left the organisation with founding member Andrey Troshev after Yevgeny Prigozhin’s ill-fated…
 

Azerbaijan arrests former top Karabakh official as Armenian exodus grows
By Felix LightGORIS, Armenia (Reuters) – A former head of the breakaway ethnic Armenian government in Nagorno-Karabakh was arrested by Azerbaijan on Wednesday as he tried to escape into Armenia as part of an exodus of tens of thousands of people that has triggered a humanitarian crisis.Ruben Vardanyan, a billionaire banker and philanthropist, headed…
 

Geórgia pretende recuperar pacificamente territórios ocupados pela Rússia
“O grande desafio que a Geórgia enfrenta atualmente é a desocupação dos territórios ocupados pela Rússia. Os problemas com a Abcásia e a Ossétia só serão resolvidos por meios pacíficos”, escreveu o chefe do Governo georgiano nas redes sociais no 30.º aniversário da queda da capital da Abcásia, Sukhumi, para os separatistas. Garibashvili, juntamente…
 

Լեռնային Ղարաբաղից բռնի տեղահանված 47 հազար 115 անձ է հատել ՀՀ սահմանը․ Բաղդասարյան
Առավոտյան ժամը 8-ի դրությամբ Լեռնային Ղարաբաղից բռնի տեղահանված 42 հազար 502 անձ է հատել Հայաստանի սահմանը, որից 22 հազար 800 արդեն հաշվառվել են, իսկ կեսօրի դրությամբ սահմանը հատածների թիվը 5 հազարով ավելացավ՝ դառնալով շուրջ 47 հազար 115, այսօր հայտարարեց Հայաստանի վարչապետի մամուլի քարտուղար Նազելի Բաղդասարյանը։ Կոռնիձոր կայանը հատելուց հետո քաղաքացիները…
 

Ruben Vardanyan arrested, held captive by Azerbaijan, says wife
14:28, 27 September 2023 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 27, ARMENPRESS. Aurora Humanitarian Initiative co-founder and former State Minister of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) Ruben Vardanyan has been arrested by Azerbaijani authorities, his wife said in a statement on September 27. Ruben Vardanyan’s wife Veronika Zonabend’s statement is presented below. “My husband,…
 

42,500 forcibly displaced persons cross into Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh
12:27, 27 September 2023 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 27, ARMENPRESS. 42,500 forcibly displaced persons have crossed into Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh, the government of Armenia said citing data as of 08:00, September 27. 22,800 of the 42,500 have already been registered. The registration process continues.  “4,002 persons were provided with accommodation…
 

More Than 47,000 Arrive In Armenia From Karabakh As U.S., EU Pledge Aid To Refugees
Ukrainian soldiers ride on top of an armored personnel carrier in Kostyantynivka, Donetsk region, on September 25. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy vowed new Ukrainian action against Russia following a missile strike last week against Russia’s Black Sea Fleet headquarters that Kyiv said killed nearly three dozen officers,…
 

US, Germany Call for Observers in Nagorno-Karabakh
The United States and Germany added to calls for international observers to be allowed into the Nagorno-Karabakh region, as Azerbaijan said Wednesday that 192 of its soldiers were killed in an operation to retake the area from ethnic Armenian separatists. The U.S. State Department said Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Azerbaijan President…
 

Armenia calls for a UN mission to be sent to Nagorno-Karabakh
By Euronews with AP Azerbaijan regained control of its breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in a deadly two-day military offensive. On Thursday, it held initial talks with representatives of its ethnic Armenian population to discuss reintegration. Speaking to the United Nations Security Council, Azeri Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov reaffirmed Azerbaijan’s…
 

A Stunningly Sudden End to a Long, Bloody Conflict in the Caucasus
After decades of wars and tense stalemates, almost no one saw it coming: Azerbaijan seized Nagorno-Karabakh from Armenian control seemingly overnight.
 
Armenia-Azerbaijan: Increasing Instability Likely Following Nagorno-Karabakh Capitulation
The recent capitulation of Nagorno-Karabakh’s ethnic-Armenian leadership to Azerbaijani authorities raises the likelihood of domestic instability within Armenia and renewed military conflict between Yerevan and Baku. Armenian President Nikol Pashinyan’s profoundly unpopular decision not to intervene in Nagorno-Karabakh will trigger sustained unrest…
 

Menendez indictment prompts calls in US Congress for Egypt aid rethink
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) delivers remarks, after he and his wife Nadine Menendez were indicted on bribery offenses in connection with their corrupt relationship with three New Jersey businessmen, in Union City, New Jersey, U.S., September 25, 2023. REUTERS/Mike Segar Acquire Licensing RightsWASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Charges that Senator…
 

Scoop: Azerbaijan seeks to mediate between Turkey and Israel
Share on facebook (opens in new window)Share on twitter (opens in new window)Share on linkedin (opens in new window)Share on email (opens in new window)Aliyev (L) with Erdoğan in 2018. Photo: Adem Altan/AFP via GettyTurkey and Israel both played key roles in Azerbaijan’s recent victory over Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh. Now, several weeks after the ceasefire,…
 

Turkey gloats at Menendez indictment but will it get F-16 jets?
The announcement of federal corruption charges against Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., on Friday leading up to him stepping down as the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), was met by snarky reactions in Turkish news outlets and social media, a response to the lawmaker’s strong and persistent criticism of Turkey.Menendez, a well-known…
 

 
Increasing Instability Likely in South Caucasus following Nagorno … – Crisis24
Increasing Instability Likely in South Caucasus following Nagorno …  Crisis24
 
US Pledges Over $11.5M in Humanitarian Aid for South Caucasus – Mirage News
US Pledges Over $11.5M in Humanitarian Aid for South Caucasus  Mirage News
 
Exasperated residents flee Nagorno-Karabakh after Azerbaijan seizes control of breakaway region – ABC News
Exasperated residents flee Nagorno-Karabakh after Azerbaijan seizes control of breakaway region  ABC News
 

Once Russia’s president, Dmitry Medvedev is now relegated to social media tirades
Serving as president of Russia between 2008 and 2012, Dmitry Medvedev was always a placeholder for Vladimir Putin. Still, his presidency illustrated Putin’s high trust that Medvedev could serve competently. In 2023, however, Dmitry Medvedev is a sad shadow of his former presidential self. President Medvedev sought to balance Putin’s power structure…
 

Number of Artsakh Residents Arriving in Armenia Surpasses 28,000
The caravan of vehicles from Artsakh enter Armenia As of 8 p.m. local time on Tuesday, the number of displaced Artsakh residents crossing into Armenia had reached 28,120, government officials reported. Artsakh residents displaced after last week’s large-scale attack by Azerbaijan began leaving their homes and heading to Armenia over the weekend, most…
 

US Pledges Over $11.5M in Humanitarian Aid for South Caucasus
Today in Kornidzor, Armenia, Administrator Samantha Power announced more than $11.5 million in urgently needed humanitarian assistance to help communities in the South Caucasus region, including those affected by the ongoing crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh. This funding from the United States includes $1 million through USAID and $10.5 million…
 

Erdogan says Menendez resignation from Senate committee boosts Turkey’s bid to acquire F-16s
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey’s chances of acquiring F-16 fighter jets from the U.S. have been boosted by Sen. Bob Menendez stepping down as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations CommitteeByANDREW WILKS Associated PressSeptember 26, 2023, 7:50 AMISTANBUL — Turkey’s chances of acquiring F-16 fighter jets from the U.S. have been…
 
Erdogan says Menendez resignation from Senate committee boosts Turkey’s bid to acquire F-16s – ABC News
Erdogan says Menendez resignation from Senate committee boosts Turkey’s bid to acquire F-16s  ABC News
 

Stronghold abandoned by Armenians in territory of Khojaly region – VIDEO
Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense has released footage from a stronghold abandoned by the Armenians in the territory of the Khojaly region, Report informs citing the Ministry.
 

Erdogan may visit Israel
Türkiye and Israel cooperate in many fields, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told journalists on the plane when he returned from an official visit to Azerbaijan, Report informs.
 

GeneralSVR: #Patrushev vs. #Kadyrov: During his speech, Patrushev addressed Putin on a first-name basis, using expressions in relation to the president such as “you must be an idiot” and “what a cretin you have to be to allow this.”
 Generalsvr_en@generalsvr_en#Patrushev vs. #Kadyrov. The time of unrest is coming Last night, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev insisted on holding an urgent online meeting with the participation of Russian President Vladimir #Putin. In addition to Patrushev and Putin, three more representatives of the leadership of the…
 

 

 

Armen Grigoryan and Hikmet Hajiyev meet in Brussels: European Council informs what they discussed
A meeting was held in Brussels between the Armenia’s Secretary of Security Council Armen Grigoryan and Advisor to Azerbaijan’s President on Foreign Policy Hikmet Hajiyev. The meeting was attended by the diplomatic advisors of the French President Emmanuel Macron and the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, as well as the EU Special Representative for the…
 
Yerevan, Baku Resume EU-Brokered Talks in Brussels
High-level government representatives from Armenia and Azerbaijan met in Brussels on Tuesday to further discuss the normalization of relations between the two countries, as tens of thousands of Armenians fled Artsakh after Azerbaijan launched a large-scale attack there last week, killing and injuring hundreds and displacing thousands of civilians….
 

Samvel Babayan: Former presidents of Karabakh must stand trial
Arkadi Ghukasyan, Bako Sahakyan, Arayik Harutyunyan, Samvel Shahramanyan։ these four people must be brought to justice and stand trial, they brought Artsakh to destruction with their 22 deputies, former Secretary of the Council of Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh, hero of Artsakh Samvel Babayan said in an interview to Public Television. “Besides, they announced…
 

125 dead in blast as Armenian refugees flee disputed enclave
LONDON — At least 125 people were killed in an explosion on Monday night at a makeshift gas station being used by ethnic Armenian refugees as thousands sought to flee the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, according to local authorities, as senior U.S. officials visited Armenia to signal concern over the humanitarian crisis affecting the region’s…
 

68 people confirmed dead in fuel depot explosion, 105 missing – Artsakh Ombudsman
Sixty-eight people have been confirmed dead as a result of the fuel depot blast near Stepanakert, Artsakh’s Human Rights Defender informs. Only 21 bodies have been identified. The number of wounded citizens is 290, of which 168 were transported to Armenia’s medical institutions today by helicopters of the Republic of Armenia and the Russian peacekeepers…
 

Armenians leaving “in a free manner”: Azerbaijan official – DW – 09/26/2023
09/26/2023September 26, 2023Azerbaijan is not forcing anyone to leave Nargono-Karabakh, says Hikmet Hajiyev, Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of Azerbaijan. Speaking to DW, he insisted that it was the “personal and individual decision” of people, to leave.
 

Erdogan: Iran ‘views positively’ a land corridor linking Turkey to Azerbaijan
ANKARA — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Iran is now warming up to a joint Turkish-Azeri plans to set up a transport corridor connecting Turkey to Azerbaijan via Armenia.Speaking on his way back from the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan, Erdogan reiterated his country’s resolve to set up the corridor through which Ankara is…
 

Analysis: What caused Armenia’s de-facto defeat | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News
Ethnic Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh have agreed to fully disarm, ending two days of fighting in the disputed region. Azerbaijani forces on Tuesday launched what they called anti-terrorist operations in the area, which is home to thousands of ethnic Armenians. On Wednesday, the Armenian side announced it had accepted the terms of a ceasefire….
 
Israeli minister in first public visit to Saudi: govt
Israel’s Tourism Minister Haim Katz arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the first such high-level public visit to the kingdom amid talks to secure bilateral ties. “Katz is the first Israeli minister to head an official delegation in Saudi Arabia,” his ministry said in a statement, adding he would attend a United Nations World Tourism Organization…
 
Q&A | The Economics of Caspian Gas – Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA | CGEP %
The Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) aims to increase and diversify Europe’s energy supply by bringing gas resources from the Caspian Sea to European markets. Continuing her series analyzing energy issues in post-Soviet states, including in Uzbekistan, Moldova, and Kazakhstan, the author answers key questions about the economics of Caspian gas in this…
 

Nagorno-Karabakh: crisis in the Caucasus could destabilise the whole of Eurasia
In the past few days there has been a steady stream of ethnic Armenians fleeing the contested region of Narogno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan launched a 24-hour assault on the Armenian enclave, which is surrounded by Azerbaijani territory, on September 19 and, following a ceasefire brokered the following day, refugees have been allowed to leave via the narrow…
 

Azerbaijan will not use force to create land corridor via Armenia -official
Hikmet Hajiyev, foreign policy adviser to Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and Vaqif Sadiqov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Belgium and Luxembourg and Head of Mission to EU talk to reporters in Brussels, Belgium September 26, 2023. REUTERS/Bart Biesemans Acquire Licensing RightsBRUSSELS, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Azerbaijan has no intention…
 

Armenia, EU discuss possible cooperation directions as part of Common Security and Defense Policy, Nagorno-Karabakh
21:07, 26 September 2023 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 26, ARMENPRESS. Secretary of the Security Council Armen Grigoryan on September 26 met with Charles Fries, the Deputy Secretary General for Common Security and Defense Policy and Crisis Response of the European External Action Service. Grigoryan and Fries discussed the humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh…
 

Azerbaijani President, US State Secretary hold phone talk
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has made a phone call to President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Azernews reports. To be updated.. — Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz Tags: Ilham Aliyev Anthony Blinken
 

Today’s talks with Armenia Security Council secretary were quite constructive, says Azerbaijan presidential aide
Today’s talks were quite constructive. This was stated by Hikmet Hajiyev, the assistant to the President of Azerbaijan, following his meeting Tuesday with the secretary of the Security Council of Armenia, Armen Grigoryan, Reuters reports. Now there are more opportunities to move towards the normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations, added the…
 

Nagorno-Karabakh crisis forces western rethink on Azerbaijan
As the dramatic images emerge of thousands of Karabakh Armenians forced away from their homes in a mass exodus, some in the west are beginning to rethink their relationship with Azerbaijan.Through a mixture of skilled diplomacy and lobbying, the resource-rich country has for years promoted itself in the UK and EU as a reliable security partner and vital…
 

How Armenophobia Fuels Azerbaijan’s Foreign Policy
Azerbaijan launched a large-scale offensive in blockaded Nagorno-Karabakh on Sept. 19, 2023. What Azerbaijan framed as an “anti-terrorist operation” was its final attempt to establish full and unconditional control over the contested territory at the heart of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh or Artsakh, an Armenian-populated…
 

Azerbaijan seeks ‘war crime’ suspects in sea of Karabakh refugees
Lachin Corridor (Azerbaijan) (AFP) – Azerbaijani border guards on Tuesday sought out “war crime” suspects among the Armenian refugees flooding out of Nagorno-Karabakh after Baku claimed control of the separatist statelet in a lightning offensive last week. Thousands of Armenians are fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh in the wake of Azerbaijan’s offensive…
 

Exclusive Interview With Exiled Iranian Prince Reza Pahlavi
VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES – 2002: Iran’s exiled Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi. (Photo by Diana … [+] Walker/Getty Images)Getty Images Earlier this month I interviewed exiled Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi to discuss what’s happening in Iran. You can watch the 25 minute video here. We cover a lot of topics mostly to do with economics. The first thing I asked…
 

I hope next decade will bring “much-dreamt” EU, NATO umbrella above Georgian sky – Georgian Parliament Speaker
Georgian Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili on Tuesday expressed hope that the next decade would bring the “much-dreamt” European Union and NATO umbrella above the Georgian sky. In his address at the Euro-Atlantic Resilience Centre in Bucharest, Papuashvili highlighted Georgia as a “reliable and responsible” EU and NATO partner, noting the country…
 

Brussels hosts meeting between Azerbaijani presidential assistant and Armenia’s Security Council secretary
Under the auspices of President Michel, his Diplomatic Advisers Simon Mordue and Magdalena Grono hosted a meeting between Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan – Head of the Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmet Ha
 

Sen. Bob Mendendez Refuses Calls to Step Down, Says He’ll Fight Federal Bribery Charges
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19,000 forcibly displaced persons enter Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh
17:09, 26 September 2023 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 26, ARMENPRESS. 19,000 forcibly displaced persons have entered Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh as of September 26, Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Khachatryan said at a press conference.  2,500 of them, who applied to the government for accommodation, have been provided accommodation. The accommodation process…
 

The view from Baku: Is peace possible after another clash over Karabakh?
Baku, Azerbaijan – After Azerbaijan’s one-day military operation in Karabakh last week, thousands of ethnic Armenians who dominated the region are fleeing, citing concerns about their rights and safety. After declaring victory over the long-troubled mountainous area, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev promised to protect them, describing them as “our…
 

Karabakh exodus turns into horror as gas station blast takes heavy toll
Thousands more Armenian refugees fled Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday (26 September) as officials in Azerbaijan’s war-scarred separatist statelet raised the death toll from a fuel blast to 20. Nearly 300 are injured, some severely burned. The number of deaths from Monday’s disaster threatened to grow much higher because dozens were being treated in critical…
 

Those injured in Karabakh gasoline depot explosion are transferred to Yerevan burn center (PHOTOS)
Those injured in the explosion of a gasoline depot in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) have been transferred from Sisian, Armenia to the National Burn Center in capital Yerevan. At this moment, six ambulances have come to the aforesaid center and the injured are being placed in the hospital. Those at this medical center are waiting for the other ambulances…
 

At least 20 dead in gas station blast as Nagorno-Karabakh residents flee to Armenia
Separatist authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh said at least 20 people were killed and nearly 300 others injured by an explosion at a gas station as people seeking to flee to Armenia lined up for fuel.(Image credit: Siranush Sargsyan’s Twitter account via AP)
 

Ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno Karabakh after military takeover
Armenians flee Nagorno Karabakh as fears grow of an ethnic bloodbath following Azerbaijan’s military takeover. Also: a deal to end the Hollywood writers’ strike after almost 150 days, and Lego’s plastic bottle recycling plan: why people won’t be lining up for blocks.
 

Ethnic cleansing fears as Armenians leave disputed region
A growing stream of ethnic Armenian refugees are fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh following Azerbaijan’s seizure of the disputed region last week. Amidst fears of ethnic cleansing, more than 3,000 people have so far crossed into Armenia from the enclave, which is home to a majority of some 120,000 ethnic Armenians. Also in the programme: American…
 

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia wants UN monitors
Armenia’s prime minister blames Russia for failing to ensure security after as Azerbaijan took control of disputed Nagorno Karabakh. Nikol Pashinyan says the security arrangements in Nagorno Karabakh were ‘ineffective’. We hear from the Armenian ambassador in UK and the US Senator Gary Peters, who is in the region. Also on the programme: We hear…
 

Nagorno-Karabakh: aid arrives amidst worsening conditions
The Red Cross has managed to deliver seventy tonnes of aid to Nagorno-Karabakh for the first time since Azerbaijan captured the disputed territory this week. Some have sought refuge in the main city amidst dwindling food, medicine and fuel supplies. Also on the programme: the head of Sudan’s army tells the BBC he’s open to talks to try and end…
 

Nagorno-Karabakh: anti-government protests are held in Armenia after defeat
Demonstrators are demanding a humanitarian corridor to be opened for Karabakh Armenians. Also: The Indian parliament passes a bill that will reserve a third of seats in the lower house and state assemblies for women, and 7 years after blasting off – a rocket prepares to deliver what scientists hope will be the secrets of how life began on Earth.
 

The EU and Azerbaijan: Time to Talk Tough
The events of the last week are triggering a debate on the need for a deep reset of Europe’s policy toward Azerbaijan. It’s all about Karabakh, but it’s even bigger than that. On September 19, Azerbaijan used military force to retake the Armenian-populated territory of Nagorny Karabakh, crossing a red line drawn for it by both the European Union and…
 

Michael Rubin: Aliyev is turning into Saddam Hussein
In late September Michael Rubin, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, wrote an article Nagorno-Karabakh: A Year of U.S. Failure in the South Caucasus.Michael Rubin worked previously at the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense where he was staff adviser for Iran and Iraq (2002–04) and served as Political Adviser for Coalition Provisional…
 
The Essential Security Challenge in the South Caucasus
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Armen Abazyan appointed Director of National Security Service of Armenia
16:17, 8 November 2020 YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 8, ARMENPRESS. President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian signed a decree on appointing Armen Abazyan Director of the National Security Service. The President signed the respective decree based on the Prime Minister’s proposal. The decree is posted at the official website of the President. Earlier today Prime…
 

Senator Menendez Held a Mirror, but Netanyahu Refused to Look – Israel News – Haaretz.com
Haaretz | Israel NewsAnalysis | When one of Israel’s best friends in Congress warns that a far-right government will harm bipartisan support for the country, a responsible leader should listen. Benjamin Netanyahu doesn’t fit the descriptionGet email notification for articles from Alon Pinkas FollowOct 3, 2022Get email notification for articles from…
 

Pro-Israel Senator Menendez warns Bibi against partnering with far-right
Sen. Robert Menendez, the New Jersey Democrat who is a stalwart of the mainstream pro-Israel lobby in the Senate, told Benjamin Netanyahu that his partnership with an extremist leader could shatter support for Israel in the United States.Menendez raised what he said were “concerns” about Itamar Ben-Gvir with the former — and hopeful — Israeli prime…
 

What Counts As An Official Act? Why Corruption Is Hard To Convict
Damian Williams, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks during a press conference after announcing that U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was indicted on corruption charges charges at the SDNY office on September…
 

Azerbaijan’s Security Service chief invites Armenia to closer cooperation
The chief of the State Security Service, Colonel-General Ali Naghiyev, made a speech at the international conference on “Increasing national and global efforts to clarify the fate of missing persons”, Azernews reports. “I invite the official Yerevan to closer cooperation in matters related to captives and hostages,” Naghiyev said at the conference….
 

Official: Armenia’s revanchist forces must accept new realities formed in region
By Sabina Mammadli The revanchist forces in Armenia and the foreign circles patronizing them must accept the new realities that have formed in the region, Chief of the State Security Service (SSS) of Azerbaijan, Col-Gen Ali Naghiyev said, Azernews reports. He made the remarks in an article published in the Azerbaijan newspaper. Ali Naghiyev…
 

Aliyev again speaks about ‘Zangezur corridor’
The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, has again announced the so called Zangezur corridor. He made the statement after the meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Nakhichevan. “The construction of the railway connecting Azerbaijan with Nakhichevan and Turkey is progressing successfully. Most likely, the works in the territory…
 
US working with partners to create international mission for Nagorno Karabakh – Miller
The US is concerned about the situation in Nagorno Karabakh, US Department of State Spokesman Matthew Miller said at a daily briefing today. “The most important now is that the ceasefire be maintained, that there is no further military action. Secondly, the humanitarian needs of the Nagorno Karabakh people must be addressed. Third, it’s important…
 

Аll states are obliged to respect sovereignty and independence of Armenia, Rubinyan tells Russian MFA
The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the countries with friendly relations generally offer condolences and support to the states in a difficult situation, and do not blame them, and this is only the moral side of the issue. NA Vice President Ruben Rubinyan said in an interview with Public TV Company Monday, referring to the statement of the Russian…
 
Erdogan Makes Veiled Threat to Yerevan After Meeting Aliyev in Nakhichevan
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey issued a veiled threat to Yerevan on Monday after he met with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev in Nakhichevan, where the two hinted at advancing the so-called land corridor through Armenia. Aliyev and Erdogan chose Nakhichevan as the venue for their meeting a week after Azerbaijani forces launched a…
 

 
Calling Pashinyan’s Remarks ‘Unacceptable Attacks,’ Moscow Warns Yerevan
An address by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who further accused Russia of faltering in its responsibilities toward Armenia, has angered Moscow, which on Monday said the Armenian leader, with his “unacceptable attacks,” was seeking to ruin Russian-Armenian relations and is looking to the West for support. In a statement issued on Monday, the Russian…
 

‘I will never go back’: death stalks the exodus from Nagorno-Karabakh
The day the shelling began, Genadi Hyusunts had just taken his four-day-old son home from the hospital.Within hours, he had to hustle his wife, the newborn child and his six other children to the shelter in his native Martakert, which sits in Nagorno-Karabakh on the frontline of a three-decade conflict with Azerbaijan.There, his breastfeeding wife and…
 

Polish PM Tells Ukraine’s Zelenskiy ‘Never To Insult Poles Again’
Armenians take part in an anti-government protest in central Yerevan on September 24. Thousands of ethnic Armenians continue to clog roads leading to Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh, where new reports say a powerful explosion at a fuel depot has led to multiple deaths and injuries, with local health officials struggling to deal…
 

Thousands flee as Armenia warns of ethnic cleansing risk
By By Kathryn Armstrong & Nataliya Zotova for BBC Refugees load their cars as they leave the Red Cross registration center, in Goris, on September 25, 2023. Photo: AFP / Alain Jocard More than 6,500 people have so far crossed into Armenia from the enclave, which is home to a majority of some 120,000 ethnic Armenians. They left after…
 

Ilham Aliyev and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are making press statements
Following the ceremony of signing documents, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of the Republic of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan have made press statements. First, the head of state made his statement. Statement by President Ilham Aliyev – My dear brother. Distinguished guests. Welcome to Nakhchivan. I am sincerely…
 
Armenia ‘Disappointed’ at Russia Blaming Yerevan for Lachin Crisis
Official Yerevan on Thursday hit back at Moscow’s assertion that the actions of the Armenian government, and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, are to be blamed for Azerbaijan’s blockade of the Lachin Corridor and the resulting humanitarian crisis in Artsakh. Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova told a press briefing on Thursday that…
 

Armenian PM and Russian Minister of Internal Affairs discuss joint programs
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev Monday. The Prime Minister’s Office informed that Nikol Pashinyan emphasized the close cooperation and consistent work between the Ministries of Internal Affairs of the two countries in the fight against crime and in other fields. Kolokoltsev touched…
 

President of Türkiye: ‘We expect Armenia to accept hand of peace extended to it and be sincere’
“Following the recent victory, new windows of opportunity have been opened for a comprehensive normalization of the situation in the region. I believe this opportunity must be appreciated,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a press statement
 

USAID Administrator conveys Biden’s letter to PM Pashinyan
19:46, 25 September 2023 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 25, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met on Monday with the delegation led by USAID Administrator Samantha Power, which included U.S. State Department Acting Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Yuri Kim. PM Pashinyan welcomed Power’s visit in this difficult period for Armenia,…
 

Nagorno-Karabakh representatives and Azeri authorities reach agreement on transfer of wounded, critically-ill to Armenia
20:25, 25 September 2023 STEPANAKERT, SEPTEMBER 25, ARMENPRESS. A Russian-mediated meeting took place on September 25 between representatives of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan. The meeting took place in Ivanyan (Khojaly) at the base of Russian peacekeepers, the Nagorno-Karabakh InfoCenter reported. A number of humanitarian issues were discussed,…
 

Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh victory highlights limits of Russia’s power
Azerbaijan’s military victory in the extended 35-year conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh is a notable geopolitical setback for Russia, traditionally Armenia’s partner and ally.Moscow’s post-Soviet strategy has often been to stoke conflicts to weaken its near neighbours, creating crises in Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. But on this…
 

There must be international presence in Nagorno-Karabakh, says USAID Administrator
21:05, 25 September 2023 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 25, ARMENPRESS. There must be an international presence in Nagorno-Karabakh to assess whether Azerbaijan is implementing its commitments, USAID Administrator Samantha Power said at a press conference in Yerevan. “We call on Azerbaijan to adhere to the ceasefire and take concrete steps to protect the…
 

Urgently sever ties with Russia or calculate risks? Discussions in Yerevan
Changes in Armenia’s foreign policy course After the September military actions in Nagorno-Karabakh, expert circles in Armenia are increasingly talking about the uselessness of the Russian presence in the region. Analysts focus on the inactivity of Russian peacekeepers stationed on the territory of the unrecognized NKR. There are statements that…
 
United States will continue to stand beside Armenia: Biden to Pashinyan
The Administrator of the US International Development Agency, Samantha Power, conveyed the letter of US President Joe Biden to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The letter reads: Dear Mr. Prime Minister, I send my best wishes to you and the people of Armenia as you celebrate your Independence Day. This year, as we mark this proud occasion, we are…
 

Official: Explosion of gasoline tank near Stepanakert leaves several dozen injured
The explosion of a gasoline tank near Stepanakert has left several dozen injured with various burns, the press secretary of the Minister of Health of Artsakh told NEWS.am. “At the moment, we do not have information about the casualties and the injured. At the moment, we have several dozen wounded with various burns. Right now, that’s all, if there…
 

Aliyev again speaks about ‘Zangezur corridor’
The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, has again announced the so called Zangezur corridor. He made the statement after the meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Nakhichevan. “The construction of the railway connecting Azerbaijan with Nakhichevan and Turkey is progressing successfully. Most likely, the works in the territory…
 

Speech Delivered by Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly
Mr. President, Secretary-General, Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends, It is an honor to address the United Nations General Assembly once again. I represent Georgia, a strong nation that values freedom, cherishes its rich heritage and embraces progress amid an ever-changing geopolitical landscape. As you are aware, my country experienced a full-scale…
 
Shocking images of civilians fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh – 3,000 years of Armenian life being extinguished
Shocking images of Armenians fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh as the murderous Azerbaijani army takes control of the mountainous enclave have emerged on social media today. Images show the queues of cars, all heading in one direction, attempting to leave Stepanakert, the capital of ethnically and historically Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh, for the Republic of…
 

Thousands of ethnic Armenians flee disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory after Azerbaijan regains control
Armenians are hard-wired to fear genocide – and many fear the worst Diana Magnay Moscow correspondent @DiMagnaySky Seeing the images of Karabakh Armenians fleeing, suitcases in hand, makes for sombre viewing. This region has seen mass exodus before, but there is a degree of finality to this latest episode. The local Armenian authorities in…
 

Davit Galstyan is released
Davit Galstyan, who owns a company that imports, sells weapons, has been released, his lawyer Armen Harutyunyan told NEWS.am. He said that the court rejected the motion to extend Galstyan’s detention.Davit Galstyan was under arrest for several months. Former Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan is also under arrest within the same case. Armenia News…
 

What will happen to peacekeepers in Karabakh? Opinion from Baku
What will happen to peacekeepers in Karabakh After the counter-terrorist operation of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces in Karabakh on September 19-20, the country fully ensured its territorial integrity. But at the same time the question of relevance of the presence of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in the region has arisen due to the absence of…
 

Russia Calls Pashinian’s Criticism Of Moscow Over Situation In Nagorno-Karabakh ‘Unacceptable’
Kosovar police officers secure a road leading to the monastery in the village of Banjska on September 24. Authorities in Kosovo say the situation around a Serbian Orthodox monastery complex in the mostly Serb-populated north of the country was calm on September 25, which President Vjosa Osmani has declared a day of mourning,…
 

Moscow Rebuffs Armenian PM’s Claims of Betrayal
Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Monday that it rejects Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s accusation that his country was abandoned by Moscow after Azerbaijan last week launched a military operation in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Pashinyan on Sunday blasted the Russian-Armenian strategic partnership as “insufficient,” signaling…
 

Second Baku-Stepanakert meeting: What have parties agreed on?
With the mediation of the Russian side, on September 25, the representatives of Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan met in Ivanyan, the place of permanent deployment of Russian peacekeepers, Artsakh InfoCenter reports. “A number of humanitarian issues were discussed, including the process of searching and rescuing those killed and missing after…
 

Aliyev talks about ‘reintegration’ amid Karabakh Armenians’ exodus
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stood out by his hypocrisy during the meeting with his “big brother,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Nakhichevan on Monday. Aliyev announced “successful reintegration” amid the mass departure of the indigenous Armenian population from Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), which has been handed over to Azerbaijan….
 

What is Nakhchivan? And after Nagorno-Karabakh, is this the next crisis for Azerbaijan and Armenia
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 1of4In this handout photo released by Turkish Presidency, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, right, welcomes Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. Thousands of Armenians streamed out of Nagorno-Karabakh after the Azerbaijani military…
 

President:’ I am sure that the process of integration of the Armenian population of Karabakh into Azerbaijani society will be successful’
“A few days ago, a meeting was held between representatives of ethnic Armenians of Karabakh and representatives of state bodies of Azerbaijan in the city of Yevlakh. The second meeting is being held today,” President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in a p
 

Kremlin dismisses Armenian suggestion that Russia is quitting South Caucasus
Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan attends a meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on the sidelines of the Eurasian Economic Union summit in Moscow, Russia May 25, 2023. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsMOSCOW, Sept 5 (Reuters) – The Kremlin on Tuesday…
 

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Over 3/4 of respondents in Azerbaijan in favor of signing peace treaty with Armenia
76.4% of respondents in Azerbaijan support the signing of a peace treaty with Armenia, according to the Social Research Center’s opinion poll among citizens, Report informs. 22.8% of the respondents took the opposite position and said that they do not support the peace treaty. 0.8% found it difficult to come up with any opinion on the issue. The…
 

President: People living in the Karabakh region are citizens of Azerbaijan regardless of their ethnicity
People living in the Karabakh region are citizens of Azerbaijan regardless of their ethnicity, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in a press statement together with President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Report informs via AZERTAC that the head of state said that their safety, security and rights would be ensured by the state of Azerbaijan….
 

The fall of Nagorno-Karabakh
After 32 years, the de facto independence of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh is reaching its end. The tense and often-violated ceasefire that had governed the region since the end of the 2020 Second Karabakh War was overwhelmingly violated by Azerbaijan around 1pm local time on Tuesday. Azerbaijani military units, which had been gathering near the…
 

 

 

106 dead bodies found in Karabakh since September 21
Search operations for servicemen and civilians who died and for those who are considered missing since the military operations have been ongoing in the entire territory of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) since September 21, reports the Artsakh State Service for Emergency Situations. On September 21, a dead body of a civilian was found in Stepanakert, capital…
 

Samantha Power, Yuri Kim arrive in Armenia
Samantha Power, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), arrived Monday in Armenia to affirm US. support for Armenia’s sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and democracy, and to address humanitarian needs stemming from the recent violence in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian News-NEWS.am has learned from…
 

Azerbaijan has reclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh. What does that mean for the tens of thousands living there?
The same day that Azerbaijan celebrated the surrender of separatist Armenian fighters in Nagorno-Karabakh, many in the breakaway region’s capital spent the evening throwing stacks of paper onto a fire. “One of the main things that people were doing in Stepanakert was burning all the possible documentation…
 

As result of landmine explosion 2 servicemen martyred, 1 injured
On September 24, at 17:35, a KamAZ-banded military vehicle belonging to the Azerbaijan Army hit an anti-tank landmine, Azernews reports, the press service of the Defense Ministry. Defense Ministry said that as a result of the explosion the military servicemen of the Azerbaijan Army Akram Shadmanov Yunis oghlu and Tural Seyidov Islam oghlu were…
 
Statement by First Deputy Permanent Representative Dmitry Polyanskiy at UNSC briefing on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh
Mme.President, We thank Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Mr.Miroslav Jenča for the briefing on the situation regarding Nagorno-Karabakh. We note the participation in this meeting of Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan. On 19 September the armed confrontation in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated dramatically. The humanitarian situation…
 

Iran Says No One Takes Israel’s Threats Seriously – Iran Front Page
Amirabdollahian’s remarks came on Sunday, two days after Netanyahu called for a “credible nuclear threat” against Iran in an address to the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly. However, the hawkish premier’s office later clarified that he misread the line and meant to say a “credible military threat.” Amirabdollahian…
 
2906 forcibly displaced persons from Nagorno-Karabakh have arrived in Armenia
As of Monday morning, 2906 forcibly displaced persons from Nagorno-Karabakh have arrived in Armenia. 2,100 of them have already been registered, the needs assessment for 794 is in process. Out of 2,100 registered, about 1,000 people went to their preferred laces of residence, and the government provided the other 1,100 with accommodation. The…
 

After Azerbaijan Claims Full Control Over Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia PM Signals Foreign Policy Shift Away From Russia
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Sunday signalled a major foreign policy shift away from Russia, following Moscow’s refusal to enter the latest conflict with Azerbaijani over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.Pashinyan told the nation in a televised address that his former Soviet republic’s current foreign security alliances were “ineffective”…
 

Nagorno-Karabakh: refugees pour into Armenia after military offensive
Almost 3,000 ethnic Armenians have crossed into Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh in the wake of last week’s Azerbaijani military offensive in the disputed region, which left hundreds of people dead, wounded or missing.By 5am local time on Monday, more than 2,900 refugees had arrived in Armenia, according to an Armenian government statement cited by Russia’s…
 

Perpetrators of terrorist act that killed 4 policemen, 2 civilians in Khojavand detained
The perpetrators of the terrorist act that killed 4 police officers in Khojavand were detained, Report informs, citing the State Security Service (SSS). On September 20, 2023, the relevant people who were suspected of committing terrorist acts resulted in the death of two civilians and four policemen by planting mines on the newly constructed tunnel…
 

US calls for Azerbaijan to halt Karabakh attack, Russia urges return to ceasefire
Washington called on Azerbaijan to halt the military action it launched into Armenian-controlled Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday, while Russia urged both sides in the conflict to stop the bloodshed in the mountainous and disputed region. After months of rising tensions in the Armenian-controlled Nagorno-Karabakh in the South Caucasus, Azerbaijan sent…
 

 

Nagorno-Karabakh refugees arrive in Armenia – DW – 09/25/2023
Published 09/25/2023Published September 25, 2023last updated 09/25/2023last updated September 25, 2023Fearing revenge from Azerbaijan, ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh began leaving en masse. More than a thousand refugees have already arrived in Armenia.Armenia on Monday prepared to receive more ethnic Armenians fleeing from neighboring Azerbaijan’s…
 

Azerbaijan claims full control of breakaway region and holds initial talks with ethnic Armenians
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 1of32Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, center, listens during a United Nations Security Council meeting on the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Thursday Sept. 21, 2023 at U.N. headquarters.Bebeto Matthews/APShow MoreShow Less 2of32Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun…
 

Azerbaijan may have won the war, but a bigger test begins
It was hard to imagine any of Russia’s neighbors deciding this was a good time to start a war, given the bloody spectacle of Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” in Ukraine. Yet Azerbaijan did exactly that on Tuesday, launching a “local anti-terrorist operation’’ against the separatist enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. And it may already have won….
 

 

Erdoğan to meet Azerbaijan’s Aliyev as thousands flee Karabakh
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan is to meet his ally Azeri President Ilham Aliyev on Monday (25 September), as thousands of ethnic Armenians began an exodus from Nagorno-Karabakh after Azerbaijan defeated the breakaway region’s fighters last week. Erdoğan will pay a one-day visit to Azerbaijan’s autonomous Nahichivan exclave – a strip of Azeri territory…
 

Armenia committed to agreements, including in terms of opening of roads
08:19, 25 September 2023 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 25, ARMENPRESS. Armenia never agreed and will never agree to any extraterritorial corridor logic, the Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures Gnel Sanosyan told ARMENPRESS in response to a query. ARMENPRESS: Mr. Sanosyan, recently Turkish and Azerbaijani officials have been more frequently…
 

ISW: Putin gives Sergei Shoigu deadline of one month to improve situation on frontlines
A Kremlin insider source claimed that Putin reportedly gave Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu a deadline of one month until early October 2023 to improve the situation on the frontlines, stop Ukrainian counteroffensives, and have Russian forces regain the initiative to launch an offensive operation against a larger city, said US Institute for…
 

Ararat Mirzoyan discussed issues of security and stability in South Caucasus with Minister of External Affairs of India
On September 24, in New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of India. According to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, issues of security and stability in the South Caucasus were discussed. Ararat Mirzoyan stressed that…
 
Exclusive: Iran’s top diplomat leaves US after Washington visit falls through
Iran/DiplomacyAmwaj.mediaIran’s foreign minister has left the United States after unsuccessfully seeking to visit Washington DC over the weekend, Amwaj.media has learned. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian had spent most of last week in New York, where he attended the United Nations General Assembly. If the endeavor to travel to the US capital had been successful,…
 

Bilateral ties, Security of South Caucasus: EAM Jaishankar meets Armenian counterpart
On the sidelines of 78th United Nations General Assembly, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar met the Armenian foreign minister Ararat Mirzoyan in New York on Sunday, September 24, as the two leaders affirmed a strong bilateral partnership. The meeting comes amid thousands of Nagorno-Karabakhs’s ethnic Armenians who have started crossing over…
 

As ethnic Armenians flee Karabakh, Turkey’s Erdogan to meet Azerbaijan’s Aliyev
STEPANAKERT, Azerbaijan, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will meet Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday as ethnic Armenians fled the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh after a lightening military operation that has changed the contours of the South Caucasus.The Armenians of Karabakh, a territory internationally recognised…
 
As ethnic Armenians flee Karabakh, Turkey’s Erdogan to meet Azerbaijan’s Aliyev
STEPANAKERT, Azerbaijan (Reuters) -Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will meet Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday as ethnic Armenians fled the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh after a lightening military operation that has changed the contours of the South Caucasus.The Armenians of Karabakh, a territory internationally recognised as part…
 

Moscow-Tehran co-op reaching new highs — Russian defense chief
Moscow-Tehran cooperation is reaching new highs, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said, Report informs referring to TASS. “We are determined to implement the entire set of our planned activities despite opposition from the US and its Western allies. The pressure of sanctions on Russia and Iran is proving to be futile, while Russia-Iran cooperation…
 

Official: Armenia’s revanchist forces must accept new realities formed in region
By Sabina Mammadli The revanchist forces in Armenia and the foreign circles patronizing them must accept the new realities that have formed in the region, Chief of the State Security Service (SSS) of Azerbaijan, Col-Gen Ali Naghiyev said, Azernews reports. He made the remarks in an article published in the Azerbaijan newspaper. Ali Naghiyev…
 

Azerbaijan’s Security Service chief invites Armenia to closer cooperation
The chief of the State Security Service, Colonel-General Ali Naghiyev, made a speech at the international conference on “Increasing national and global efforts to clarify the fate of missing persons”, Azernews reports. “I invite the official Yerevan to closer cooperation in matters related to captives and hostages,” Naghiyev said at the conference….
 

Head of Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan fiefdom resigns after 27 years
The leader of Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan exclave has resigned, ceding control over a fiefdom he has ruled for almost three decades. Known for running the most repressive corner of authoritarian Azerbaijan, 62-year-old Vasif Talibov cited health issues, though rumors had been circulating for weeks that the central government in Baku wanted greater control. …
 
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