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Warring sides in face-to-face talks over Karabakh

Yerevan - The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan on Friday sat down for talks in Geneva as mediators pressed ahead with a new effort to negotiate a ceasefire over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Armenian separatists say Azerbaijan closing in on key town

Yerevan - The leader of Armenian separatists in Nagorno-Karabakh said on Thursday Azerbaijani forces were closing in on the town of Shusha, whose capture would mark a turning point after a month of fighting.

Karabakh says Azerbaijan forces closing in on key town of Shusha

Yerevan - The leader of Armenian separatists in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region said Thursday that Azerbaijani forces had advanced to within a few kilometres of the key town of Shusha.

Karabakh city hit by heaviest shelling in month of fighting: official

Yerevan - Azerbaijan on Thursday launched its heaviest missile strikes in a month of fighting on the largest city in its Armenian-populated breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, separatist officials said.

Azerbaijan says 21 dead in Armenia missile attack

- Azerbaijan accused Armenia of killing 21 people and wounding dozens in a missile strike near Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday, the deadliest reported attack on civilians in a month of fighting over the disputed region.

Coronavirus thrives in Karabakh's bomb shelters

Stepanakert - Close quarters, poor ventilation and no masks: in the cellars of Stepanakert, the capital of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh province, residents who have not fled fierce fighting may be safe from shelling, but not coronavirus.

Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of deadly missile strike on civilians

Bakou - Azerbaijan accused Armenia of a missile attack that killed four civilians Tuesday, as Washington urged the two sides to abide by a ceasefire aimed at halting weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Third attempt at Karabakh ceasefire quickly collapses

Stepanakert - A third attempt at halting weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh collapsed quickly on Monday with Armenia and Azerbaijan trading accusations of violating the US-brokered ceasefire within minutes.

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree anew to ceasefire: US

Washington - Armenia and Azerbaijan have again agreed to respect a "humanitarian ceasefire" in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict effective Monday, the US State Department announced, after previous attempts to stem the bloodshed in the disputed region failed.

France recalls envoy after Erdogan jibe at Macron

Istanbul - France on Saturday said it was recalling its envoy to Turkey for consultations after comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggesting French counterpart Emmanuel Macron needed a mental health check-up that Paris condemned as unacceptable.

Erdogan tells Macron to undergo 'mental checks'

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday slammed his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, over his policies toward Muslims, saying that he needed "mental checks.

Coronavirus thrives in Karabakh's bomb shelters

Stepanakert - Close quarters, poor ventilation and no masks: in the cellars of Stepanakert, the capital of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh province, residents who have not fled fierce fighting may be safe from shelling, but not coronavirus.

Turkey's Armenians 'cannot breathe' as Karabakh rhetoric rages

Istanbul - Turkey's support of Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenian separatists in Nagorno-Karabakh is loud and intensely partisan, and the tiny Armenian community in Turkey is feeling under pressure.

Putin says Karabakh deaths soaring as diplomats scramble

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that weeks of fighting over the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh province had left close to 5,000 people dead as world leaders scrambled to broker a truce.

Red Cross Karabakh head urges rivals to spare civilians

Barda - The head of a Red Cross mission monitoring the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict called on Thursday for all parties to stop shelling civilians and respect international law in fighting that has killed nearly 1,000 people.

Russia hosts new talks in search of Karabakh truce

Moscow - Russia hosted the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan for separate talks this week as world powers seek to step up hitherto failed efforts to agree a lasting truce to halt fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Mayor of desolated Karabakh village vows to 'rebuild everything'

- Dressed in military fatigues, the mayor of Martakert leans on his desk topped with coils of cables and two landline telephones in a makeshift basement office, his Kalashnikov rifle resting behind him.

Virus secondary as civilians try to survive Karabakh battle

- Two ripe squashes sit under a chair in a basement sheltering Azerbaijanis from the shells falling along the Nagorno-Karabakh frontline.

UN Security Council discusses Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

New York - United Nations Security Council members called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to respect a new ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh during a meeting on the disputed region Monday.

Tension and defiance in trenches of Karabakh

Stepanakert - Scorched grass, some trees on the horizon and coils of barbed wire are visible from a small slit in the wall protecting a trench on the frontline of Nagorno-Karabakh.

New fighting over Karabakh despite ceasefire

Stepanakert - A new ceasefire agreed between Armenia and Azerbaijan to halt fighting over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh was again failing to hold on Monday as both sides accused each other of fresh attacks.

At Stepanakert cemetery, mothers weep for sons lost in Karabakh fighting

Stepanakert - Kneeling beside Tigran Petrosyan's body draped in the flag of Nagorno-Karabakh, his mother pressed her cheek to his face one last time."My son, how are you... my son, how are you," she repeated, her voice shaking and her eyes filled with tears.

'Reclaimed ruins': Azerbaijan shows off Karabakh conquests

Fizuli - They conquered withered vineyards and left behind burnt carcases of tanks to plant an Azerbaijani flag atop a barren hill on the edge of Nagorno-Karabakh -- overlooking nothing at all.

Azerbaijani drone strikes pick off Karabakh artillery

The red mulberry trees meant to conceal them were not enough: Azerbaijani night-time drone strikes destroyed seven artillery guns in a field in Karmir Shuka, in southeast Nagorno Karabakh.

Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of violating humanitarian truce

Stepanakert - Armenia on Sunday accused Azerbaijan of violating a fresh humanitarian truce aimed at halting weeks of fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region that has claimed hundreds of lives.

Missile strikes on Azerbaijan cities after separatist capital shelled

Ganja - A missile strike levelled several homes in Azerbaijan's second city of Ganja on Saturday, with one resident telling AFP he saw seven victims pulled out of the rubble.

Grief and pride: Azerbaijani family mourns lost soldier

- "Oh my son!" the kneeling mother sang in mournful prayer over the grave of an Azerbaijani soldier as shells exploded just beyond the horizon along the frontline of Nagorno-Karabakh."He left his mother alone.

Pompeo hopes Armenia to 'defend' itself against Azerbaijan

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced hope Thursday that Armenia would "defend" itself against Azerbaijan, appearing to show sympathy to one side over the fierce clashes.

Karabakh city shelled following brief ceasefire calm

Stepanakert - The capital of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region in Azerbaijan was shelled on Thursday, Armenian separatists in the province said, ending a lull in bombardments brought on by a ceasefire.

Karabakh city shelled following brief ceasefire calm

Stepanakert - The capital of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region in Azerbaijan was shelled on Thursday, Armenian separatists in the province said, ending a lull in bombardments brought on by a ceasefire.
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