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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....

Preliminary results of presidential election in Azerbaijan show an expected victory for incumbent Ilham Aliyev

Feb. 07, 2024 15:11 PM EST
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Preliminary results of presidential election in Azerbaijan show an expected victory for incumbent Ilham Aliyev.

UN climate chief's blunt message: Fewer loopholes, way more cash to really halt climate change

Feb. 02, 2024 08:36 AM EST

To keep Earth from overheating too much, the nations of the world need to put fewer loopholes in climate agreements and far more money — trillions of dollars a year — into financial help for poor nations, the United Nations climate chief said Friday. In an unusual and blunt...

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...

Armenia and Azerbaijan exchange POWs in line with agreement announced last week

Dec. 13, 2023 12:59 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan on Wednesday exchanged prisoners of war, in line with an agreement announced last week that also promised the two countries would work towards a peace treaty and was hailed by the European Union as a major step toward peace in the tumultuous region....

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...