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Armenian Defense Minister Says Nagorno-Karabakh Agreements Being Implemented

Armenia’s Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian said on May 26 that his country’s armed forces and ethnic Armenian separatist fighters in Azerbaijan’s breakaway Nnagorno-Karabakh region have been fulfilling agreements recently reached by the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan. More

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

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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 will kick off what may be the biggest international event in the isolated Black Sea region since a dominoes championship in 2011.
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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.
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'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."
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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.
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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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