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Two killed in Karabakh after Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to respect ceasefire

Yerevan - An Azerbaijani soldier and an ethnic Armenian fighter for the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region's army died in fresh clashes on Tuesday, hours after Baku and Yerevan agreed to respect a ceasefire in the disputed territory.

Armenia says may recognise Karabakh as independent state

Yerevan - Armenia said Thursday it may consider formally recognising the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region, in a move that would increase tensions with Azerbaijan just a month after clashes over the disputed territory claimed 110 lives.

Bus blast kills one in Armenian capital: govt

Yerevan - An explosion on a bus killed one passenger and wounded six in the Armenian capital Yerevan on Monday evening, the ex-Soviet nation's emergencies ministry said.

George Clooney in Yerevan for Armenian genocide commemorations

Yerevan - Hollywood star and rights advocate George Clooney on Sunday joined emotional ceremonies in Yerevan marking the 101st anniversary of the World War I-era Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.

Russia slams Turkey's 'unacceptable' stance on Karabakh clashes

Yerevan - Russia on Friday denounced Turkey's position on the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorny Karabakh region after a Russian-mediated ceasefire ended the worst clashes in decades in the breakaway enclave.

Armenia rally over Karabakh unrest draws thousands

Yerevan - A rally to protest recent violence in the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh drew several thousand people Sunday to the Armenian capital Yerevan.

Armenia, Azerbaijan trade accusations during ceasefire

Yerevan - Armenia and Azerbaijan on Saturday traded accusations over the shelling of each other's territory in violation of a days-old ceasefire aimed at halting a flareup of violence over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

Dozens dead in Nagorny Karabakh clashes

Yerevan - Fierce clashes left at least 30 Azerbaijani and Armenian soldiers dead on Saturday, prompting Russia and the West to call for an immediate ceasefire after a bloody escalation over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

Azerbaijan, Armenia forces clash as Putin urges ceasefire

Yerevan - Azerbaijan said Saturday at least 12 of its soldiers were killed and a helicopter downed by Armenian forces, in a major escalation of violence over the Nagorny Karabakh region, prompting Russia and the West to urge an immediate ceasefire.

Armenian president creates coalition with anti-Turkish party

Yerevan - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Wednesday invited a fiercely anti-Turkish party to join his government, in a controversial power-sharing deal highlighting a stalemate in efforts to normalise ties with arch-foe Ankara.

Azerbaijani tanks shell breakaway region killing one: rebels

Yerevan - Azerbaijani tanks on Wednesday shelled positions in the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region for the first time in more than 20 years, the rebel defence ministry said, as Armenia arrested a former army officer accused of spying for its archfoe.

Thousands protest in Armenia after disputed referendum

Yerevan - Some 4,000 people rallied in Armenia's capital Yerevan on Monday to protest against constitutional reforms to curb presidential powers adopted in a controversial referendum."Take to the streets, be part of a revolution!

Armenia holds referendum on divisive constitutional reforms

Yerevan - Armenians on Sunday voted in a referendum on constitutional reforms which the opposition claims are aimed at keeping the ex-Soviet nation's President Serzh Sarkisian in power.

Azerbaijani snipers kill two Karabakh troops: separatists

Yerevan - Azerbaijani sharpshooters have shot dead two ethnic Armenian soldiers of the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh's army, separatists said Friday, in the latest clash over the disputed enclave.

Armenia MPs back referendum on divisive reforms amid protests

Yerevan - Armenian MPs on Monday backed holding a referendum on proposed constitutional reforms that could lead to long-serving President Serzh Sarkisian extending his term in power, sparking protests by hundreds of opposition activists.

Armenia, Azerbaijan trade accusations, truce under threat

Yerevan - Armenia on Saturday threatened arch-foe Azerbaijan with "retaliatory" artillery and rocket strikes, and accused Baku of breaching the shaky truce that ended their bloody war over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region two decades ago.

Azerbaijan kills 3 women in shelling of Armenia: Yerevan

Yerevan - Azerbaijani forces on Thursday shelled Armenia, killing three civilian women, officials in Yerevan said, as tensions mounted in the Caucasus neighbours' decades-long conflict over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

Court jails Russian soldier accused of killing Armenian family

Gyumri - A Russian military court on Wednesday sentenced a soldier accused of killing a family of seven in Armenia, including two children, to 10 years in jail for deserting his base in the ex-Soviet state.

Demonstrators regroup after Armenian police break up protest

Yerevan - Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on a central square in the Armenian capital on Monday pledging to carry on protests over energy price hikes after police cleared a key artery they had blocked for weeks.

Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters

Yerevan - Armenian authorities launched a criminal investigation Friday into police officers involved in a brutal crackdown on demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes.
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