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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, attends a talks with Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, second left, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, left, in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Putin hosted the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan for talks after six weeks of fierce fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh that ended with a Russia-brokered peace deal in November. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Armenian, Azerbaijani leaders in Russia for talks

Jan. 11, 2021 11:38 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday hosted his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan to discuss reopening transport routes in the region that have been paralyzed for nearly three decades amid a conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. The talks came two months after a Russia-brokered truce...

Armenian Catholicos Karekin II wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus, left, blesses a believer after the Christmas Mass in the Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Yerevan, Armenia, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Armenia's prime minister, who is under harsh criticism from the country's dominant Orthodox Christian church in connection with the recent war with Azerbaijan, stayed away from Christmas services on Wednesday. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. (Grigor Yepremyan/PAN Photo via AP)

Beleaguered Armenian PM stays away from church on Christmas

Jan. 6, 2021 10:36 AM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia’s prime minister, who is under harsh criticism from the country’s dominant Orthodox Christian church in connection with the recent war with Azerbaijan, stayed away from Christmas services on Wednesday. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was self-isolating due to...

Azerbaijan reports attack on its troops in Nagorno-Karabakh

Dec. 28, 2020 5:57 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Monday its army units have been attacked by “an illegal Armenian armed group" in Nagorno-Karabakh, killing one Azerbaijani serviceman and wounding another. The ministry said the attack took place in the south of Nagorno-Karabakh on Sunday afternoon...

A woman wearing a state Armenian flag stands in front of a riot police line during a rally to pressure Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign over a peace deal with neighboring Azerbaijan on Republic Square in Yerevan, Armenia, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Armenian opposition politicians and their supporters have been protesting for weeks, demanding the prime minister's resignation over his handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. (Vahram Baghdasaryan, Photolure via AP)

Armenia's prime minister offers to discuss early election

Dec. 25, 2020 3:02 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's prime minister said Friday he was ready to discuss the possibility of holding an early parliamentary election, but rejected opposition demands to step down over his handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. Opposition supporters have rallied for weeks,...

A woman wearing a state Armenian flag stands in front of a riot police line during a rally to pressure Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign over a peace deal with neighboring Azerbaijan on Republic Square in Yerevan, Armenia, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Armenian opposition politicians and their supporters have been protesting for weeks, demanding the prime minister's resignation over his handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. (Vahram Baghdasaryan, Photolure via AP)

Dozens detained in Armenia during anti-government protests

Dec. 24, 2020 10:55 AM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in the Armenian capital detained dozens of people on Thursday during protests against the country's prime minister, who is being pressured to resign over his handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. Opposition politicians and their supporters have been...

Opposition demonstrators react while listening to a speaker during a rally to pressure Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign over a peace deal with neighboring Azerbaijan in Yerevan, Armenia, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Opposition supporters in Armenia on Tuesday ramped up the pressure on the prime minister to resign over his handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan, setting up a protest tent camp on the capital's main square.(Hrant Khachatryan/PAN Photo via AP)

Thousands protest in Armenia, demand PM's resignation

Dec. 22, 2020 1:11 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Opposition supporters in Armenia on Tuesday ramped up pressure on the prime minister to resign over his handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan, setting up a protest tent camp on the capital's main square. Opposition politicians and their supporters have been...

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan comforts a woman during a march of remembrance of the heroes killed in a war over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, in Yerevan, Armenia, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Both opponents and supporters of Armenia's prime minister rallied Saturday as the nation paid tribute to the thousands who died in fighting with Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Critics demanded that the leader resign and tried to pelt him with eggs. (Tigran Mehrabyan/PAN Photo via AP)

Armenia honors Nagorno-Karabakh dead; some demand PM resign

Dec. 19, 2020 11:00 AM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Both opponents and supporters of Armenia's prime minister rallied Saturday as the nation paid tribute to the thousands who died in fighting with Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Critics demanded that the leader resign and tried to pelt him with eggs. The Azerbaijani...

Russian military officer killed by mine in Nagorno-Karabakh

Dec. 18, 2020 2:26 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian military officer has been killed by an explosion while working to clear mines leftover from six weeks of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, officials said Friday. The Russian Defense Ministry said the mine-clearing expert died Thursday on...

Ethnic Armenian soldiers walk along the road near the border between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. Azerbaijan's president says forces have taken control of the strategically key city of Shushi in Nagorno-Karabakh, but a Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman said on Facebook that

Nagorno-Karabakh officials: Azeris capture Armenian soldiers

Dec. 16, 2020 2:04 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Separatist authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday accused Azerbaijan of capturing dozens of ethnic Armenian servicemen, in violation of a peace deal that ended six weeks of ferocious fighting over the region. Arayik Harutyunyan, the president of Nagorno-Karabakh, said several...

Azerbaijan, Armenia exchange prisoners as part of peace deal

Dec. 14, 2020 3:55 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Azerbaijan and Armenia exchanged prisoners Monday, a move stipulated in the peace deal between the two ex-Soviet nations that ended recent fighting over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijani authorities said an all-for-all exchange of prisoners and hostages have been...