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The Caucasus, or Caucasia, is a region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and mainly occupied by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and south western Russia. [Wikipedia]

Azerbaijani president marks Nowruz in liberated Shusha

ANKARA  Azerbaijan's president on Saturday lit the Nowruz fire in Shusha, the symbol city of Karabakh liberated last year from the Armenian occupation. Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation during his visit...

Mine blast kills 2 Azerbaijani family members

BAKU, Azerbaijan  A mine explosion in the recently liberated Upper Karabakh region killed two members of an Azerbaijani family and injured three others, an official statement said on Tuesday. The mine...

Putin speaks with Azerbaijani, Armenian leaders

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin separately spoke over the phone with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Friday and discussed the latest developments in the...

Azerbaijan founder commented 66 years after death

Mammad Amin Resulzadeh, the founder of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan that its independence was declared on May 28, 1918, is being commemorated on the 66th anniversary of his...

Armenian president rejects army chief’s dismissal again

YEREVAN, Armenia Armenian President Armen Sargsyan on Tuesday rejected a prime ministerial order to sack the army's chief of general staff for the second time.  The Armenian Presidency said in a...

Armenia may shift to semi-presidential system: premier

YEREVAN, Armenia Armenia may shift to a semi-presidential system of government, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said Monday.  Pashinyan proposed holding a referendum in the former Soviet republic in late 2021 to...

Baku warns Armenia against 'illegal' force deployments

BAKU, AzerbaijanAzerbaijan on Sunday warned Armenia not to deploy new troops to its territories. In a Foreign Ministry statement, Baku said that deploying its forces in internationally recognized territories of...

Armenian president rejects army chief’s dismissal

YERIVAN, Armenia Armenian President Armen Sargsyan on Saturday rejected a prime ministerial order to sack the army’s chief of General Staff. “The sole purpose of the President is to protect the...

Azerbaijan marks 29th anniversary of Khojaly massacre

BAKU, Azerbaijan The Azerbaijani capital Baku on Friday commemorated the anniversary of the Khojaly massacre, in which hundreds of Azerbaijani citizens were killed by Armenian forces 29 years ago. On Feb....

‘Armenia has never been in such a pathetic situation’

BAKU, Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan’s president criticized Armenia on Thursday, saying internal conflicts occur almost daily in the country and the principles of democracy are ignored.  “Armenia has never been in such a...

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Colombia's coronavirus-related deaths surpass 100,000

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Magnitude 5.3 quake rattles southwestern Turkey

ANKARA  A magnitude-5.3 earthquake struck Turkey’s southwestern province of Mugla, the country's disaster agency said early Tuesday.  The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the...

Turkey rescues 51 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea

IZMIR, Turkey  Turkey on Monday rescued 51 asylum seekers in the Aegean Sea who were illegally pushed back by the Greek Coast Guard into Turkish...

Turkish president, European Commission head discuss Turkey-EU ties

ANKARA/ BRUSSELS Just days from what could be a pivotal EU summit, Turkey’s president and the head of the European Commission on Monday discussed EU-Turkey...