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Fury in Armenia as Azerbaijan displays war trophies

Yerevan - Armenia on Tuesday accused its historic rival Azerbaijan of fomenting ethnic hatred by displaying helmets of Armenian soldiers killed during the war between the neighbouring countries last year.

Canada blocks arms exports to ally Turkey

Ottawa - Canada on Monday blocked military arms exports to NATO ally Turkey after a probe found Canadian drone technology had been misdirected for use in conflicts.

Armenia PM to resign ahead of snap election to defuse crisis

Yerevan - Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced Sunday he will resign next month but stay in office until parliamentary elections due on June 20, in an effort to curb the political crisis gripping Armenia.

Turkish ex-police chiefs jailed for journalist murder

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Friday handed life sentences to two former police chiefs and two top ex-security officers over the gangland-style killing of a high-profile Turkish-Armenian journalist who promoted cross-cultural ties.

Turkish ex-police chiefs jailed for journalist murder

Istanbul - Turkish judges on Friday handed life sentences to two former police chiefs and two top ex-security officers over the 2007 killing of a Turkish-Armenian journalist, local media reported.

Armenia PM announces snap polls to defuse crisis

Yerevan - Armenia's embattled Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced snap polls Thursday in a bid to defuse a political crisis that has shaken the country since last year's military defeat to Azerbaijan.

Anger and fear in village split by Armenia's new frontline

Sarukhan - Stepan Movsisyan has been told his house remains in Armenia but half of his cow shed now falls under Azerbaijan's control after a war last year dramatically shifted the boundaries between the ex-Soviet foes.

Scarred by war, Armenian veterans look warily to the future

Yerevan - Nver Gasparyan, who was injured during the fighting for control of the mountainous Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh last year, is haunted by memories of the war that ended in national humiliation for Armenia.

Karabakh displaced grapple with new life after war

Yerevan - Relatives, friends and neighbours from the town of Hadrut gathered at a military cemetery overlooking Armenia's capital Yerevan to bury Arman Sarkisian, two days after his parents identified him.

Armenian opposition leader probed for inciting violence

Yerevan - Armenian investigators said Wednesday that opposition leader Vazgen Manukyan had been charged with making calls to overthrow the constitutional order after he urged the army to rebel against the current leader.

Armenia struggles through crisis as war wounds fester

Yerevan - Anger caught in Mari Hovhannisyan's throat as she demanded Armenia's leadership resign, more than three months on from a disastrous war that saw swathes of territory lost to Azerbaijan.

Armenia PM says ready for early elections to end crisis

Yerevan - Armenia's embattled Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told thousands of rallying supporters on Monday that he was ready to hold early elections to bring the country out of a political crisis.

Armenia crisis grows as president blocks bid to fire army chief

Yerevan - Armenian President Armen Sarkisian said Saturday he had refused to sign a prime ministerial order to dismiss the army's chief of staff, deepening an entrenched national political crisis.

Thousands march in Armenia to demand PM's resignation

Yerevan - Several thousand opposition supporters marched through the capital of Armenia on Friday to demand Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's resignation over his handling of last year's war with Azerbaijan which many see as a national humiliation.

Armenia opposition supporters camp outside parliament

Yerevan - Several hundred opposition supporters were camped out in tents outside Armenia's parliament on Friday demanding Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's resignation over his handling of last year's war with Azerbaijan.

Thousands rally in Armenia after PM warns of 'coup attempt'

Yerevan - Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan defied calls to resign and accused the military of an attempted coup on Thursday, as divisions over his handling of last year's war with Azerbaijan brought thousands to the streets.

In Spain, virtuoso violinist pays tribute to war-torn Lebanon childhood

Madrid - In the garage where he sought shelter from bombs in his native Lebanon, Ara Malikian discovered the power of music.

Amnesty seeks probe into civilian deaths in Karabakh conflict

Moscow - Amnesty International said Thursday Azerbaijan and Armenia must immediately probe the use of "inaccurate and indiscriminate weapons" in heavily populated civilian areas during the recent fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory.

Armenian leader says Karabakh conflict unresolved

Russia - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh was still not resolved as he met the leader of his country's arch foe Azerbaijan in Moscow on Monday.

Armenia opposition stages protests, strike over Karabakh

Yerevan - Thousands of protesters rallied in Armenia's capital on Tuesday demanding Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan resign over a controversial peace deal with Azerbaijan as the opposition launched a nationwide strike.

Armenian protesters force PM to curtail mourning trip

Yerevan - Demonstrators in Armenia blocked roads on Monday and forced Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to cut short an official visit, as anger in the country grows over a contentious peace deal with Azerbijan.

Tensions in Armenia as thousands mourn Karabakh victims

Yerevan - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Saturday led thousands in a march in memory of those killed in a six-week war with Azerbaijan as the Caucasus country began three days of mourning.

Azerbaijan reveals post-truce deaths in Karabakh

Bakou - Azerbaijan announced on Sunday that four of its troops had been killed in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region since a peace deal with Armenian separatists was agreed in early November.

Azerbaijan reveals post-truce deaths in Karabakh

Bakou - Azerbaijan announced on Sunday that four of its troops had been killed in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region since a peace deal with Armenian separatists was agreed in early November.

Karabakh ceasefire breached, says Russian army

Moscow - The Russian army on Saturday reported a violation of the ceasefire that ended the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia in November in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

In Baku, Erdogan hails Azerbaijan's 'glorious' win over Armenia

Bakou - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on a visit to Azerbaijan Thursday that Baku's struggle with Armenia was not over, as he hailed his close ally's "glorious victory" in a bloody conflict with Yerevan.

Armenia opposition launches 'disobedience' drive to unseat PM

Yerevan - Armenian protesters on Tuesday blocked streets in the capital Yerevan, launching a "civil disobedience" campaign to force Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to quit over a controversial peace agreement with Azerbaijan.

UN chief urges Karabakh talks under international format

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for renewed negotiations over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region under a long-established international process after a ceasefire halted recent fighting there.

Photos and flags: Azerbaijani soldiers tour retaken district

Last - In the darkness of a cold night shrouded by heavy fog, a military convoy carrying Azerbaijani flags slowly crossed the deserted centre of the town of Lachin southwest of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Azerbaijani forces raise flag in last district handed back by Armenia

Last - Azerbaijani soldiers on Tuesday hoisted their country's flag in the final district given up by Armenia under a peace deal that ended weeks of fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
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