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Soldier wounded amid heightened Armenia-Azerbaijan tensions

Nov. 10, 2022 11:33 AM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia ’s Defence Ministry reported Thursday that an Armenian soldier was wounded and in critical condition after being shot by Azerbaijani forces on the eastern section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. Both sides accused each other of opening fire on...

Iran says gunman behind shrine attack was from Tajikistan

Nov. 07, 2022 13:49 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's official news agency said Monday that the gunman who killed 13 people at a major Shiite shrine last month was a citizen of Tajikistan. The militant Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the Oct. 26 attack on Shah Cheragh in...

No breakthrough in Armenia, Azerbaijan peace talks in Russia

Oct. 31, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday to try to broker a settlement to a longstanding conflict between the two ex-Soviet neighbors, but announced no breakthrough. The peace talks took place as Putin’s military...

Putin to host leaders of adversaries Armenia and Azerbaijan

Oct. 28, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will host the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to help broker a settlement to a longstanding conflict between the two ex-Soviet neighbors, the Kremlin said Friday. The negotiations reflect an attempt by the Kremlin to shore up its...

Analysis: Iran pushes militarily abroad amid unrest at home

Oct. 20, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As protests rage at home, Iran's theocratic government is flexing its military muscle abroad: Tehran has supplied drones to Russia that killed Ukrainian civilians, run drills in a border region with Azerbaijan and bombed Kurdish positions in Iraq. ...

EU to send 40 experts on Armenia, Azerbaijan border mission

Oct. 17, 2022 05:26 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed Monday to send up to 40 experts to Armenia to help watch over its border with Azerbaijan in an effort to help restore peace and build confidence between the longtime foes. The monitoring mission will be deployed for up to two months, Its...

Kyrgyzstan cancels Russian-led military drill on its land

Oct. 09, 2022 08:28 AM EDT

The Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan on Sunday unilaterally cancelled joint military drills between the six nations comprising the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), less than a day before they were due to start on its territory. The Kyrgyz defense ministry...

Macron at Europe's center stage with new summit initiative

Oct. 07, 2022 06:18 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Smile flashing, giving a thumbs-up, Emmanuel Macron appears at Europe’s center stage again — literally. The photo of over 40 European leaders surrounding the French president Thursday ensured a symbolic image of unity of the continent faced with Russia’s...

Armenia, Azerbaijan hold talks in efforts to ease tensions

Oct. 07, 2022 03:36 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia have held talks in Prague in efforts to ease tensions between the two longtime adversaries. Armenia agreed to “facilitate a civilian EU mission alongside the border with Azerbaijan,” according to a joint statement released...

Leaders of Turkey, Armenia hold face-to-face meeting

Oct. 06, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The leaders of historic foes Turkey and Armenia on Thursday held their first face-to-face meeting since the two countries agreed to improve relations. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met in Prague on the sidelines of a summit...