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Armenia's prime minister says quick border demarcation needed to avoid new conflict with Azerbaijan

Mar. 19, 2024 09:01 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's prime minister said Tuesday that the Caucasus nation needs to quickly define the border with neighboring Azerbaijan to avoid a new round of hostilities. Last year, Azerbaijan waged a lightning military campaign to reclaim the Karabakh region,...

Germany hosts the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan for peace talks

Feb. 28, 2024 09:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany sought to move forward talks on a peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan on Wednesday, welcoming the two countries' foreign ministers to Berlin. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock hosted her counterparts, Armenia's Ararat Mirzoyan and Azerbaijan's...

Armenia and, Azerbaijan trade accusations over border skirmish that leaves 4 soldiers dead

Feb. 13, 2024 08:46 AM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan on Tuesday traded accusations over a border skirmish that left at least four Armenian soldiers dead and escalated tensions between the two Caucasus neighbors. Armenia's Foreign Ministry denounced what it described as a...

Azerbaijan's Aliyev officially wins by a landslide in an election that monitors say was restrictive

Feb. 09, 2024 07:53 AM EST

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan has officially won another term in office with 92.12% of the vote, the country’s Central Election Commission said Friday. Election monitors, however, have expressed concern about the vote. The Organization for Security...

European monitors says Azerbaijan's election took place in a restrictive environment

Feb. 08, 2024 09:50 AM EST

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Thursday that Azerbaijan’s presidential election took place in a restrictive environment with no real political competition. With just over 93% of the ballots counted, incumbent President Ilham...

Azerbaijan's Aliyev appears headed to a landslide win in election called after retaking Karabakh

Feb. 07, 2024 19:51 PM EST

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Incumbent President Ilham Aliyev appeared to be headed to an expected landslide victory in Azerbaijan's presidential election Wednesday in an early vote he called following his government’s swift reclaiming of a region formerly controlled by ethnic Armenian separatists....

Palestinian ambassador to UN calls on Non-Aligned Movement to pressure Israel to enforce cease-fire

Jan. 15, 2024 14:21 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Palestinian ambassador to the U.N. called on the members of the Non-Aligned Movement in Kampala, Uganda, to put pressure on Israel to implement a cease-fire in Gaza after 100 days of war with militant Palestinian group Hamas. Rayid Mansour addressed in...