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Next UN climate talks are critical to plot aid for poorer nations, says incoming president

Apr. 19, 2024 13:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who will run United Nations climate talks this November views the negotiations as a key link in international efforts to curb global warming. The conference in Baku, Azerbaijan, must build on last year's successful agreement to transition away from fossil...

A former Russian tycoon who once led separatist region launches a hunger strike in Azerbaijan jail

Apr. 19, 2024 10:44 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A former Russian tycoon jailed in Azerbaijan on charges stemming from his time as a top separatist figure in the Karabakh region has gone on a hunger strike, his family said Friday. Ruben Vardanyan started the fast two weeks ago to press demands for a speedy...

Armenian victims group asks International Criminal Court to investigate genocide claim

Apr. 18, 2024 13:55 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A human rights organization representing ethnic Armenians submitted evidence to the International Criminal Court on Thursday, arguing that Azerbaijan is committing an ongoing genocide against them. Azerbaijan’s government didn't immediately comment...

Russia begins withdrawing peacekeeping forces from Karabakh, now under full Azerbaijan control

Apr. 17, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian forces are being withdrawn from Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region, where they have been stationed as peacekeepers since the end of a war in 2020, officials of both countries said Wednesday. In a conference call with journalists, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov...

Armenia insists top UN court has jurisdiction to hear case accusing Azerbaijan of racial hatred

Apr. 16, 2024 07:30 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Armenia insisted Tuesday that the top United Nations court has jurisdiction to hear its case accusing Azerbaijan of breaching an international convention that aims to stamp out racial discrimination. At a preliminary hearing Monday, Azerbaijan had...

Azerbaijan urges top UN court to toss out Armenian case alleging racial discrimination

Apr. 15, 2024 06:34 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers for Azerbaijan on Monday urged the top United Nations court to throw out a case filed by Armenia linked to the long-running dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, arguing that judges do not have jurisdiction. Armenia filed the case at the...

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...