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Azerbaijan slams French Senate's vote on Nagorno-Karabakh

Nov. 26, 2020 9:57 AM EST

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijani officials have criticized a resolution adopted by the French Senate that urges the French government to recognize the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent republic. The resolution, adopted on Wednesday, is symbolic and does not mean the French...

French Senate pushes Paris to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh

Nov. 25, 2020 1:10 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The French Senate voted Wednesday to urge the government to recognize the disputed Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent republic. The symbolic resolution does not mean the French government will recognize a sovereign Nagorno-Karabakh, but sends a message of support to...

In this photo provided on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, by the Azerbaijan's Presidential Press Office, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev gestures as he addresses the nation in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani army has entered the Kalbajar region, one more territory ceded by Armenian forces in a truce that ended deadly fighting over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. (Azerbaijani Presidential Press Office via AP)

Azerbaijani leader vows to revive region ceded by Armenia

Nov. 25, 2020 12:11 PM EST

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan's president vowed Wednesday to rebuild and revive the Kalbajar region, the latest territory that Armenian forces have ceded in a truce that ended six weeks of intense fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. “We will restore Kalbajar, let no one have doubts about that, and...

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 file photo, a view of a vast expanse of jagged concrete and houses reduced to shells in Aghdam, after the Azerbaijani forces handed control that had been occupied by Armenian forces for a quarter-century, Aghdam, Azerbaijan. With Azerbaijan regaining control of land it lost to Armenian forces a quarter-century ago, civilians who fled the fighting decades ago are wondering if they can go back home now. But as Azerbaijani forces discovered when the first area was turned over Friday, Nov. 20 much of the recovered land is uninhabitable. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, file)

Azerbaijanis who fled war look to return home, if it exists

Nov. 22, 2020 8:32 AM EST

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — As Azerbaijan regains control of land it lost to Armenian forces a quarter-century ago, civilians who fled the fighting decades ago wonder if they can go back home now — and if there's still a home to go back to. An estimated 600,000 Azerbaijanis were displaced in the 1990s...

A woman carries her purchases and chicken at the market in Stepanakert, the capital of the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Ethnic Armenians return to a normal life after a Russia-brokered cease-fire was signed between Armenia and Azerbaijan. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Azerbaijani leader: Cease-fire may improve Armenia relations

Nov. 21, 2020 11:59 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Azerbaijan said Saturday he hopes the ceasefire that ended a six-week war with Armenia this month will lead to improving relations between the countries. President Ilham Aliyev made the statement as a high-level Russian delegation visited Azerbaijani's capital, Baku. The...

Azerbaijanis celebrate entry of troops in Nagorno-Karabakh's Aghdam region in Baku, Azerbaijan, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Units of the Azerbaijani army on Friday morning entered the Aghdam region, a territory ceded by Armenian forces in a cease-fire agreement that ended six weeks of heavy fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said. (AP Photo/Aziz Karimov)

Azerbaijani leader hails handover of region ceded by Armenia

Nov. 20, 2020 10:44 AM EST

AGHDAM, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijani forces entered the war-ravaged ghost town of Aghdam on Friday, regaining a once-beloved city over a quarter of a century after being driven out by Armenian forces. Aghdam and the surrounding region of the same name are the first of several territories adjacent to...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick takes the field before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Patriots' Belichick wades into Armenian conflict

Nov. 18, 2020 8:08 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Wednesday called on the U.S. government to take action against Turkey and Azerbaijan for “unprovoked and violent attacks against Armenians.” In his media availability, Belichick said: “We’ve seen when...

Armenia raises Nagorno-Karabakh conflict troop toll to 2,425

Nov. 18, 2020 2:07 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's prime minister presented a 15-point “road map” Wednesday aimed at “ensuring democratic stability” in what appeared to be a bid to resolve a political crisis over a truce he signed with Azerbaijan to halt the fighting over the separatist region...

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks following a cabinet meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Turkey is re-introducing a series of restrictions, including partial weekend lockdowns, in a bid to slow the surge of COVID-19 cases in the country. (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)

Turkish parliament approves peacekeepers for Azerbaijan

Nov. 17, 2020 3:48 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s parliament on Tuesday granted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government permission to deploy peacekeepers to Azerbaijan to monitor a cease-fire deal between Azerbaijan and Armenia that aims to end the conflict in the region. In a show of hands, legislators...

Ethnic Armenians refugees greet each other as they return to Stepanakert, the capital of the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Russian peacekeepers have started to move into the region, a total of 1,960 of them are to be sent in under a five-year mandate. Russia's Defense Ministry reported that the peacekeepers accompanied about 1,200 people returning to Nagorno-Karabakh from Armenia since Saturday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Armenians return to Nagorno-Karabakh after cease-fire

Nov. 17, 2020 2:58 PM EST

STEPANAKERT, Nagorno-Karabakh (AP) — Joyous scenes of smiles and hugs could be seen Tuesday on the main square of Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, as ethnic Armenians returned to their homeland a week after a cease-fire between Armenia and Azerbaijan halted the fighting that had raged over the...