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Military helicopter crash in Azerbaijan kills 14

Nov. 30, 2021 08:19 AM EST

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A military helicopter crashed in Azerbaijan during a training flight on Tuesday, killing 14 people and wounding two more, Azerbaijani authorities said. The helicopter of Azerbaijan's State Border Guard service crashed on Tuesday morning during a...

Asian leaders at economic summit vow to help Afghanistan

Nov. 28, 2021 14:13 PM EST

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The leaders of several Asian countries called for boosting their economic ties and pledged to provide assistance to Afghanistan during a summit in Turkmenistan on Sunday. The countries, which are part of the 10-member Economic Cooperation...

Putin: Talks with Armenia, Azerbaijan leaders 'constructive'

Nov. 26, 2021 13:07 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said the talks he hosted in southern Russia Friday with the leaders of regional rivals Armenia and Azerbaijan were “constructive” and produced a series of agreements on key issues. The meeting with Armenian Prime...

Armenian PM: Hotline with Azerbaijan set up after clashes

Nov. 23, 2021 15:30 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia has reached an agreement with Azerbaijan to establish a hotline between their defense chiefs after last week's deadly clashes on their border, the Armenian prime minister said Tuesday. Nikol Pashinyan said during an online news conference...

Armenia says soldier killed by Azerbaijani shelling

Nov. 22, 2021 13:05 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenian says one of its soldiers was killed by Azerbaijani shelling on Monday amid simmering tensions on the border between the two ex-Soviet neighbors. Armenia and Azerbaijan have been locked in a decades-old dispute over the separatist region...

Azerbaijan loses 7 troops in border clashes with Armenia

Nov. 17, 2021 03:18 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Seven Azerbaijani service members were killed and 10 more were wounded in clashes with Armenia on the border between the two ex-Soviet nations, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Wednesday. Armenian officials reported one casualty and said 13 of their...

Casualties reported in clashes on Armenia-Azerbaijan border

Nov. 16, 2021 18:21 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan reported military clashes on their shared border Tuesday and blamed each other for starting the conflict amid tensions between the two ex-Soviet nations that have simmered since a six-week war last year over Nagorno-Karabakh. ...

Russia resumes flights with more countries amid COVID surge

Nov. 16, 2021 09:20 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Tuesday that it will resume allowing air travel to Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mongolia starting Dec. 1. The government coronavirus task force said Russia will also lift the remaining restrictions on flights to Cuba, Mexico...

Azerbaijan celebrates Nagorno-Karabakh victory anniversary

Nov. 08, 2021 15:32 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Tens of thousands marched across Azerbaijan's capital on Monday to mark the one-year anniversary of the country's victory in the six-week battle over Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev declared Nov. 8 as Victory Day to mark the capture...

Iran provincial governor slapped in a rare security breach

Oct. 23, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The new governor of a northwestern Iranian province was slapped in the face by an angry man during his inauguration Saturday, an unusual breach of security in the Islamic Republic during a ceremony attended by the country's interior minister. ...