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Iran says drone attack targets defense facility in Isfahan

Jan. 29, 2023 01:35 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bomb-carrying drones targeted an Iranian defense factory in the central city of Isfahan overnight, authorities said early Sunday, causing some damage at the plant amid heightened regional and international tensions engulfing the Islamic Republic. ...

Fatal shooting at Azerbaijan Embassy in Iran raises tensions

Jan. 27, 2023 13:22 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A gunman stormed the Azerbaijan Embassy in Iran's capital Friday, killing its security chief and wounding two guards in an attack that spiked long-simmering tensions between the two neighboring countries. Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry said it...

Azerbaijan says it will evacuate embassy in Iran after attack; accuses Iran of not taking threats against post seriously

Jan. 27, 2023 05:23 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Azerbaijan says it will evacuate embassy in Iran after attack; accuses Iran of not taking threats against post seriously.

EU greenlights Armenia mission to ease border tensions

Jan. 23, 2023 08:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed on Monday to dispatch a civilian mission to Armenia to help boost security around its border and improve relations with neighboring Azerbaijan, amid tensions over a transport corridor to the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The...

EXPLAINER: Tensions high over isolated Azerbaijan region

Jan. 22, 2023 02:41 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Two years after Azerbaijan and Armenia ended a war that killed about 6,800 soldiers and displaced around 90,000 civilians, tensions between the countries are again high in a dispute over a six-kilometer (nearly four-mile) road known as the Lachin Corridor. The...

Armenian activists protest over Karabakh road link standoff

Dec. 28, 2022 13:09 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Hundreds of opposition supporters rallied in the Armenian capital on Wednesday, urging the government to act to unblock a vital road to the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, after weeks of rising tension over Azerbaijani protests which choked off basic supplies to the...

UN official warns against new Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Dec. 21, 2022 01:07 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official urged the international community Tuesday to prevent Armenia and Azerbaijan from resuming their conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region as the two countries accused each other of violating a Russian-brokered peace agreement. ...

Deal reached for new non-Russian power source for Europe

Dec. 17, 2022 07:00 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The leaders of Hungary, Romania, Georgia and Azerbaijan finalized an agreement Saturday on an undersea electricity connector that could become a new power source for the European Union amid a crunch on energy supplies caused by the war in Ukraine. The...

Hungary, Romania to sign electricity deal with Azerbaijan

Dec. 12, 2022 05:18 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The leaders of Hungary, Romania, Georgia and Azerbaijan plan to meet in Romania's capital Saturday to conclude an agreement on an undersea electricity connector that could become a new power source for the European Union amid a crunch on energy supplies caused by the war...

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...