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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...

Azerbaijan names a former oil exec to lead climate talks. Activists have concerns

Jan. 05, 2024 12:31 PM EST

Azerbaijan's ecology minister has been named to lead the United Nations' annual climate talks later this year, prompting concern from some climate activists over his former ties to the state oil company in a major oil-producing nation. Mukhtar Babayev's appointment was announced on X...

Baku to the future: After stalemate, UN climate talks will be in Azerbaijan in 2024

Dec. 10, 2023 11:00 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For years, climate change has been a factor — not the only one — in wars and conflicts. Now for the first time, it's part of a peace deal. A long-time stand-off that had turned the choice for next year's United Nations climate talks into a...

Armenia and Azerbaijan announce deal to exchange POWs and work toward peace treaty

Dec. 07, 2023 18:13 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed Thursday to exchange prisoners of war and work toward signing a peace treaty in what the European Union hailed as a major step toward peace in the long-troubled region. The two countries said in a joint statement they “share...

Azerbaijan to hold snap presidential election in early February, shortly before Russia's vote

Dec. 07, 2023 10:43 AM EST

President Ilham Aliyev has ordered Azerbaijan’s Central Election Commission to prepare for an early presidential election on Feb. 7, shortly ahead of Russia’s presidential election on March 17. The order was published on the presidential website but did not explain why Aliyev had...