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Armenia urges UN court to order Azerbaijan to end road block

Jan. 30, 2023 11:01 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Armenia pleaded with judges of the United Nations' highest court on Monday to order Azerbaijan to break up a road blockade that is isolating the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, calling the action part of an act of “ethnic cleansing.” ...

Fatal shooting at Azerbaijan Embassy in Iran raises tensions

Jan. 27, 2023 13:22 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A gunman stormed the Azerbaijan Embassy in Iran's capital Friday, killing its security chief and wounding two guards in an attack that spiked long-simmering tensions between the two neighboring countries. Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry said it...

Armenia cancels military drills, widening rift with Moscow

Jan. 10, 2023 10:54 AM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The prime minister of Armenia said Tuesday that his country has refused to host military drills planned by a Russia-dominated security pact, an announcement that reflected the Armenian government's growing tensions with Moscow. Nikol Pashinyan has repeatedly...

Armenian activists protest over Karabakh road link standoff

Dec. 28, 2022 13:09 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Hundreds of opposition supporters rallied in the Armenian capital on Wednesday, urging the government to act to unblock a vital road to the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, after weeks of rising tension over Azerbaijani protests which choked off basic supplies to the...

UN official warns against new Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Dec. 21, 2022 01:07 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official urged the international community Tuesday to prevent Armenia and Azerbaijan from resuming their conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region as the two countries accused each other of violating a Russian-brokered peace agreement. ...

Deal reached for new non-Russian power source for Europe

Dec. 17, 2022 07:00 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The leaders of Hungary, Romania, Georgia and Azerbaijan finalized an agreement Saturday on an undersea electricity connector that could become a new power source for the European Union amid a crunch on energy supplies caused by the war in Ukraine. The...

Hungary, Romania to sign electricity deal with Azerbaijan

Dec. 12, 2022 05:18 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The leaders of Hungary, Romania, Georgia and Azerbaijan plan to meet in Romania's capital Saturday to conclude an agreement on an undersea electricity connector that could become a new power source for the European Union amid a crunch on energy supplies caused by the war...

Soldier wounded amid heightened Armenia-Azerbaijan tensions

Nov. 10, 2022 11:33 AM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia ’s Defence Ministry reported Thursday that an Armenian soldier was wounded and in critical condition after being shot by Azerbaijani forces on the eastern section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. Both sides accused each other of opening fire on...