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French Foreign Minister To Visit Baku For Talks On Nagorno-Karabakh

France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, the co-chairman of the OSCE’s Minsk group on Nagorno-Karabkah, has accepted an invitation from Azerbaijan to visit Baku in the near future. More

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (right) and his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sarkisian (left) agreed to respect a Nagorno-Karabakh cease-fire on May 16.

Two Die In Karabakh Despite Cease-Fire

An Azerbaijani soldier and an ethnic Armenian separatist fighter were reportedly killed in Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region on May 17 in the fiercest fighting since a deadly battle killed dozens of people six weeks earlier. More

Baku and Yerevan have been locked in conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh since the waning years of the Soviet Union.

Armenian, Azerbaijani Leaders Renew Cease-Fire In Nagorno-Karabakh

The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan have renewed their commitment to a cease-fire in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region and to a peaceful settlement of the conflict. More

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian (right) shakes hands with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, during a meeting in Chisinau in October 2009.

Armenia, Azerbaijan Leaders Meet In Vienna

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian began a meeting in Vienna on May 16 to discuss a possible settlement over Azerbaijan’s breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. More

Survey: Azerbaijan Is Worst Place To Be Gay In Europe

Azerbaijan has been ranked the worst place to live in Europe for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) citizens, after meeting only 5 percent of a leading rights organization’s criteria for legal equality. More

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Audio Slide Show Bigger Than Dominoes: Abkhazia Pins Hopes On Soccer Cup For Outsiders

Shunned by FIFA and dogged by infighting, would-be states and other groupings with uncertain status are holding a soccer "world cup" in breakaway Abkhazia. A colorful opening ceremony on May 28 kicks off what may be the biggest international event in the isolated Black Sea region since a dominoes championship in 2011.

Armenia Looks To IT To Lift Economy

Landlocked Armenia has a struggling economy and high unemployment rate, but the country's growth as an IT center gives hope for change.

'Open Secret': Experts Cast Doubt On Yerevan's Claims Over Nagorno-Karabakh

Many details about the Armenia-backed separatist force in Azerbaijan's territory of Nagorno-Karabakh are murky. The extent of Yerevan's support for separatists who control the territory within Azerbaijan is also a contentious issue. But political, economic, and military ties suggest there is, at least, a relationship of "bilateral synergy."

Explainer: Why The Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis Matters

Reasons to hope that the Nagorno-Karabakh cease-fire announced on April 5 holds include pipelines and military alliances.

De Waal: Kremlin 'Not Primary Actor' Behind Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Noted Western expert on the Caucasus Thomas de Waal says tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh make the dispute one of the most menacing unresolved conflicts from the Soviet collapse, but he rejects the idea that Moscow is behind recent fighting.
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