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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan resigns over Nagorno-Karabakh criticism

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who was swept to power in pro-democracy protests in 2018, has triggered an early election to try to overcome criticism over his handling of last year’s conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. His resignation came a day after US President Joe Biden said that massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915 […]

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Armenian President rejects prime ministerial order demanding dismissal of army chief

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian refused to sign a prime ministerial order to dismiss the army’s chief of staff, escalating tensions. Divisions widened when Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan defied a call by the military to resign, accusing it of an attempted coup and ordering the chief of the general staff, Onik Gasparyan, to be fired. On […]

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Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan warns of military coup after army asked him to resign

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has warned of an “attempted military coup”, after the nation’s armed forces asked him and his cabinet to resign. The army “must obey the people and elected authorities,” he told thousands of supporters in the capital Yerevan. “The army is not a political institution and attempts to involve it in […]

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Violence in Nagorno-Karabakh region have killed 4 Azeri soldiers, wounded 6 Armenian

Fresh violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh region have resulted in the killing of four Azeri servicemen in recent weeks, Azerbaijan’s defence ministry said on Sunday, in its first report of casualties since the ceasefire accord. Armenia said six of their servicemen had been injured in what it described as an Azeri military offensive on Saturday. The […]

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Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Azerbaijan takes over territory controlled by Armenian separatists after 30 years

Azerbaijan’s army claims to have entered the district of Aghdam, the first of three to be handed back by Armenia as part of a Russian-brokered peace deal to end the fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. “Units of the Azerbaijan Army entered the Aghdam region on November 20,” Azerbaijan’s defence ministry said of the district, which […]

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Azerbaijan, Armenia agree to refrain from deliberately targeting civilians over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to refrain from deliberately targeting civilians in a conflict over the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, where hundreds have been killed in more than a month of fighting. The agreement, which falls short of what would have been a fourth ceasefire, was reached during talks in Geneva between the countries’ foreign ministers […]

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Armenia and Azerbaijan violate ceasefire once again hours after it was agreed

On Sunday, Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of violating a new humanitarian ceasefire in fighting over the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, hours after it was agreed. The truce came into force on Saturday midnight, week after old Russian-brokered ceasefire failed to halt the fighting. At least 750 people have been killed since fighting […]

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Missile strike in Azerbaijan’s city of Ganja has killed at least 13, injured over 40

At least thirteen civilians were killed and more than 40 were wounded in an attack on Azerbaijan’s second city of Ganja. A missile attack levelled a row of homes on Saturday, killing and badly injuring people in their sleep in a sharp escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Armenia denied it was behind the attack and […]

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Armenia has suffered numerous casualties: PM Pashinyan admits amid battle for Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has admitted that his forces have suffered significant casualties in the battle with Azerbaijan for the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. In a televised address to the nation on Wednesday, Mr Pashinyan said Armenia had suffered “numerous casualties”. “I bow to all our victims, martyrs, their families, their parents and especially […]

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Armenian–Azerbaijani clashes continue even after truce deal

Fresh shelling was reported in Nagorno-Karabakh, just hours after a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan came into force. Armenia’s defence ministry said Azeri forces had launched an attack five minutes after the truce had been due to come into effect, with ethnic Armenian forces responding. Azeri forces were also bombarding a town, the defence ministry […]

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Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia intensify as both accuse each other of attacking civilian areas

Azerbaijan and Armenia have accused each other of attacking civilian areas and said the death toll was rising from the deadliest fighting in the South Caucasus region for more than 25 years. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg added his voice to calls for an immediate end to the clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountain enclave that belongs […]

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Armenia allege Turkish F-16 jet shot down Armenian SU-25 over Nagorno-Karabakh region

Armenia alleged a Turkish jet of shooting down one of its fighter jets in a major escalation of the conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The Armenian foreign ministry said the pilot of the Soviet-made SU-25 died after being hit by the Turkish F-16 in Armenian air space. Turkey, which is backing Azerbaijan in the […]